Archer on the red carpet at the 1989 Academy Awards
|Born|| August 24, 1947 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||William Davis (m. 1969–77) |
Terry Jastrow (m. 1979)
Anne Archer (born August 24, 1947) is an American actress who has performed in feature films, television, and stage and was named Miss Golden Globe in 1971. She has appeared in a wide range of films such as Paradise Alley, Short Cuts, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Man of the House and Fatal Attraction, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
Archer's first TV appearance was in 1970 on the series Men at Law. Her first feature film was The Honkers (1972). Archer was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role as Beth Gallagher in Adrian Lyne's 1987 blockbuster Fatal Attraction. She played a deceived, then violently protective mother of a six-year old daughter, and wife of stalked philanderer Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), whose weekend tryst with mentally unstable book editor Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) results in more than he bargained for. Her other prominent movie roles include Patriot Games (1993) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). In 2001 Archer portrayed 'Mrs. Robinson' at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End production of The Graduate. She has made several appearances on television, including Hawaii Five-0, Beautiful Screamer, Little House on the Prairie, Falcon Crest, Boston Public, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Privileged and Ghost Whisperer playing Melinda's mother.
Archer was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors Marjorie Lord and John Archer. Archer married William Davis in 1969 though the couple divorced in the mid-1970s. She then married Terry Jastrow in 1979. Archer has two sons, one from each marriage.
Archer, who was originally a Christian Scientist, and her husband Terry Jastrow have been members of the Church of Scientology since 1975. Between 1982 and 1986 Archer was a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics, the literacy training organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology.
|1972||The Honkers||Deborah Moon|
|1972||Cancel My Reservation||Crazy Hollister|
|1973||The All-American Boy||Drenna Valentine|
|1978||Good Guys Wear Black||Margaret|
|1980||Hero at Large||J. Marsh|
|1980||Raise the Titanic||Dana Archibald|
|1982||Waltz Across Texas||Gail Weston|
|1984||The Naked Face||Ann Blake|
|1985||Too Scared to Scream||Kate Bridges|
|1986||The Check Is in the Mail..||Peggy Jackson|
|1987||Fatal Attraction||Beth Gallagher|
|1990||Love at Large||Miss Dolan|
|1990||Eminent Domain||Mira Borski|
|1992||Patriot Games||Cathy Ryan|
|1993||Body of Evidence||Joanne Braslow|
|1993||Family Prayers||Rita Jacobs|
|1993||Short Cuts||Claire Kane|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Cathy Muller Ryan|
|1994||There Goes My Baby||Narrator (voice)|
|1998||Nico the Unicorn||Julie Hastings|
|2000||Whispers: An Elephant's Tale||Gentle Heart (voice)|
|2000||Rules of Engagement||Mrs. Mourain|
|2000||The Art of War||Eleanor Hooks|
|2002||The Gray in Between||Ursula|
|2003||Uncle Nino||Marie Micelli|
|2005||Man of the House||Prof. Molly McCarthy|
|2005||The Iris Effect||Sarah Hathaway|
|2006||End Game||The First Lady|
|2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Vonda Volkom|
|1970||Men at Law||Annette Porter||Episode: "Shadows of Doubt"|
|1970||Hawaii Five-0||Jane Michaels||Episode: "Beautiful Screamer"|
|1971||The F.B.I.||Lynne Ashton||Episode: "Downfall"|
|1971||Mod Squad||Jennifer||Episode: "Color of Laughter, Color of Tears"|
|1971||Ironside||Myra St. John||Episode: "Murder Impromptu"|
|1971||Alias Smith and Jones||Ellen Lewis||Episode: "Shootout at Diablo Station"|
|1971||Love, American Style||Louise||Episode: "Love and the Fountain of Youth"|
|1972||The Sixth Sense||Elizabeth Danbury||Episode: "Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?"|
|1973||Mannix||Anne Avery||Episode: "A Problem of Innocence"|
|1973||Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice||Carol Sanders||12 episodes|
|1973||The Blue Knight||Laila||TV movie|
|1974||The Mark of Zorro||Teresa||TV movie|
|1974||Harry O||Sharon Dempsey||Episode: "Guardian at the Gates"|
|1975||The Log of the Black Pearl||Lila Bristol||TV movie|
|1975||Little House on the Prairie||Kate Thorvald||Episode: "Doctor's Lady"|
|1975||Petrocelli||Sherril Brewster||Episode: "Shadow of Fear"|
|1975||Switch||Laurie||Episode: "The Old Diamond Game" |
Episode: "The Cold War Con"
|1976||Switch||Laurie||Episode: "Big Deal in Paradise"|
|1976||McCloud||Wilhelmina Kirk||Episode: "Our Man in the Harem"|
|1976||Petrocelli||Episode: "Shadow of a Doubt"|
|1976||Harry O||Felicia Applequist||Episode: "The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong"|
|1976||A Matter of Wife... And Death||Carol||TV movie|
|1976||The Dark Side of Innocence||Nora Hancock Mulligan||TV movie|
|1977||Seventh Avenue||Myrna Gold||TV miniseries|
|1978||The Pirates||Jordana Mason||TV movie|
|1983||The Family Tree||Annie Benjamin Nichols||TV series|
|1984||The Sky's No Limit||Dr. Susan Keith Browning||TV movie|
|1985||Falcon Crest||Cassandra Wilder||22 episodes|
|1987||A Different Affair||TV movie|
|1988||Leap of Faith||Debby Franke Ogg||TV movie|
|1992||The Last of His Tribe||Henriette Kroeber||TV movie|
|1992||Nails||Mary Niles||TV movie|
|1994||Jane's House||Mary Parker||TV movie|
|1994||Leslie's Folly||Leslie||TV short|
|1994||Because Mommy Works||Abby||TV movie|
|1995||The Man in the Attic||Krista Heldmann||TV movie|
|1995||Present Tense, Past Perfect||Kate||TV short|
|1996||Jake's Women||Maggie||TV movie|
|1998||Indiscretion of an American Wife||Julia Burton||TV movie|
|1998||My Husband's Secret Life||Theresa 'Sissy' Sullivan||TV movie|
|1999||Camino de Santiago||Isabelle Derek||TV miniseries|
|2000||Beggars and Choosers||Episode: "Moles, Meatloaf, and Myrna Loy"|
|2002||Night of the Wolf||Claire McNichol||TV movie|
|2003||Boston Public||Patricia Emerson||3 episodes|
|2004||The L Word||Lenore Pieszecki||3 episodes|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Beth Gordon||Episode: "Melinda's First Ghost" |
Episode: "The Vanishing"
|2006||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Barbara Reynolds||3 episodes|
|2007||Judicial Indiscretion||Monica Barrett||TV movie|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Beth Gordon||Episode: "The Underneath"|
|2008||Ghost Whisperer||Beth Gordon||Episode: "Pater Familias"|
|2008||Family Practice||Helena Kinglare||TV movie|
|2008-2009||Privileged||Laurel Limoges||18 episodes|
- Anne Archer Official Website-Film Credits
- Thise, Mark (2008). Hollywood Winners & Losers A to Z. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 5. ISBN 0-87910-351-5. "She is the international spokeswoman for Applied Scholastic International, a front group for the Church of Scientology."
- "Biography of Anne Archer". All American Talent and Celebrity Network (www.allamericanspeakers.com). 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- Wright, Lawrence (February 14, 2011). "The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
- Ebner, Mark; Andrew Breitbart (2004). Hollywood, Interrupted. John Wiley and Sons. p. 128. ISBN 0-471-45051-0.
- Shaw, William (2008-02-17). "The science of celebrity". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 26.
- Morton, Andrew (2008). Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 243, 317. ISBN 0-312-35986-1.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anne Archer.|
- Official website
- Anne Archer at the Internet Movie Database
- Artists for Human Rights website
- Anne Archer at AllRovi
- Anne Archer at the TCM Movie Database
- Anne Archer Biography (1947-) at filmreference.com