Tess Harper

Tess Harper

Tess Harper  American Actress


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Tess Harper is a 67 year old American Actress. Born Tessie Jean Washam on 15th August, 1950 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, USA, she is famous for Tender Mercies. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Tess Harper has been in 3 on-screen matchups, including Beau Bridges in A Stranger to Love (1996), Gary Oldman in Criminal Law (1988) and John Ritter in A Child's Wish (1997).

Tess Harper is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Arkansas, 21st-century American actresses and 20th-century American actresses.


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First Name Tess
Last Name Harper
Full Name at Birth Tessie Jean Washam
Age 67 years
Birthday 15th August, 1950
Birthplace Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Leo
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Tender Mercies
Year(s) Active 1983–present

Tess Harper (born August 15, 1950) is an American actress. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role, opposite Robert Duvall in 1983s Tender Mercies. For her role in the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Flashpoint (1984), Ishtar (1987), Far North (1988) and No Country for Old Men (2007).

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The Long Shadow2018Mama DorisMovie
Aussie Girl2017DortheaTV Show
Surprise2015LindaShort Film
The Perfect Guy2015Mrs. McCarthyMovie
Boys on Film 13: Trick & Treat2015Linda (segment "Surprise")Movie
Frank2014Frank's MomMovie
True Detective2014Mrs. KellyTV Show
Hello, My Name Is Frank2014Aunt FlossieMovie
Sunlight Jr.2013KathleenMovie
Straight A's2013MotherMovie
Nikki & Nora: The N&N Files2013Mary DelaneyTV Show
The Christmas Heart2012ElizabethTV Movie
A Christmas Wish2011Trudy WillisTV Movie
Revenge2011Carole MillerTV Show
Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment2010Sandy StierTV Show
Fatal Secrets2009NaomiMovie
Breaking Bad2008Mrs. PinkmanTV Show
Crash2008Wendy OlinvilleTV Show
In Plain Sight2008A.U.S.A. RollyTV Show
Kiss the Bride2007BarbaraMovie
No Country for Old Men2007Loretta BellMovie
Saving Sarah Cain2007Miriam EshMovie
Judy's Got a Gun2007Susan LemenTV Movie
Private Practice2007Augusta KingTV Show
Broken Bridges2006Dixie Rose DeltonMovie
Jesus, Mary and Joey2006Liz O'CallahanMovie
Karla2006Molly CzehowiczMovie
Brothers & Sisters2006Beth RidgeTV Show
Criminal Minds2005Dinah TroyTV Show
Ghost Whisperer2005Ellen WilkinsTV Show
Grey's Anatomy2005Pam NelsonTV Show
Angel in the Family2004Mrs. Nelly TomkinsTV Movie
Jack & Bobby2004Former Vice President Karen Carmichael, Karen CarmichaelTV Show
Lonely Place2004Short Film
Cold Case2003Sharon Lertola '09TV Show
One Tree Hill2003May ScottTV Show
Studio City2003Linda LittleShort Film
Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder2002Older Laura Ingalls Wilder (voice)TV Movie
Without a Trace2002Mrs. SpadeTV Show
No Prom for Cindy2002Cindy's MomMovie
The Rising Place2001Rebecca HodgeMovie
The Division2001Polly DankoTV Show
The In Crowd2000Dr. Amanda GilesMovie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000Julia BarrettTV Show
Judging Amy1999Barbara NissmanTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Mrs. HallanderTV Show
The Jackal1997The First LadyMovie
A Child's Wish1997Joanna ChandlerTV Movie
The Secret1997Tina DecapprioTV Movie
Cracker: Mind Over Murder1997Lea Ann GarnerTV Show
Gun1997VirginiaTV Show
A Stranger to Love1996Linda GrantTV Movie
The Road to Galveston1996Julia ArcherTV Movie
Early Edition1996Lois HobsonTV Show
Dirty Laundry1996Beth GreeneMovie
Death in Small Doses1995Asst. D.A. Jerri SimsTV Movie
Legend1995Heron Twin #2TV Show
Christy1994Fairlight SpencerTV Movie
Christy1994Fairlight SpencerTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Betsy BaxterTV Show
Grace Under Fire1993JoanTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993Katie MalloyTV Show
My New Gun1992Kimmy HayesMovie
The Turning1992Martha HarnishMovie
In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion1992Vickie SingerTV Movie
Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story1992Verna HeathTV Movie
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys1991CherylMovie
Pretty Hattie's Baby1991MayaMovie
The Man in the Moon1991Abigail TrantMovie
The Hidden Room1991DedeTV Show
Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?1990Sara LeeMovie
Her Alibi1989Sally BlackwoodMovie
Unconquered1989Mary FlowersTV Movie
Incident at Dark River1989Betty McFallTV Movie
Criminal Law1988Det. StillwellMovie
Far North1988RitaMovie
Little Girl Lost1988Clara BradyTV Movie
Daddy1987Ann BurnetteTV Movie
thirtysomething1987Nancy's Sister DeborahTV Show
Crimes of the Heart1986Chick BoyleMovie
L.A. Law1986Patricia M. PittmanTV Show
Reckless Disregard1986Meredith CraigTV Movie
A Summer to Remember1985Jeannie WylerTV Movie
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Sarah (segment "Quarantine")TV Show
Promises to Keep1985Gwen PalmerTV Movie
Celebrity1984Susan FrenchTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Irene RutledgeTV Show
Amityville 3-D1983Nancy BaxterMovie
Silkwood1983Linda DawsonMovie
Tender Mercies1983Rosa LeeMovie
Chiefs1983Carrie LeeTV Show
Kentucky Woman1983Lorna WhateleyTV Movie
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land1983Janet BriggsTV Movie
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ieLOVEueTOJun 20, 2011

I like so LOVE the movie 'The Man in The Moon' and the episode where she was the mother of a missing child in the programme SVU

Kitty PirangiJun 20, 2011

Tess Harper is like my favourite old school actress

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