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Lesley Ann Warren ACTOR


Lesley Ann Warren was born on August 16th, 1946 in New York City, New York.  As a child she took ballet lessons and was already exposed to the show business industry as her mother was a former nightclub singer. 
Warren's education began at New York's Professional Children's School and later on she furthered her education at the Actors Studio under the direction of Lee Strasberg.  Warren then began working on stage in a number of musical productions before she got her chance to appear on Broadway in, "110 in the Shade" followed by a number of other stage performances and then earned the Theatre Award for her performance in, "Drat! The Cat!" (1965).
Critics began to take notice of her and she was cast in a television musical production of, "Cinderella" (1965) starring Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm and Jo Van Fleet, followed by being cast in, "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) starring with Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Gladys Cooper, Geraldine Page, Hermione Baddeley and John Davidson and "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" (1968) starring alongside Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, John Davidson, Janet Blair, Wally Cox, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Richard Deacon.  To avoid being type cast as a sweet innocent female actress she tried to get away from that image and challenge herself to more dramatic roles.
Some of her work in the mid 60's were roles on "Cat Ballou" (1965) starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Reginald Denny, Arthur Hunnicutt and singers Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye, "Mission: Impossible" (1966) and television movies such as, "Love, Hate, Love" (1971), "The Legend of Valentino" (1975) starring Franco Nero, Suzanne Pleshette, Judd Hirsch, Yvette Mimieux, Milton Berle and Harold J. Stone, Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue" (1977) co-starring Marc Singer, Polly Bergen, Raymond Burr, Michael Constantine, Scott Jacoby, Lloyd Haynes, Alex Rocco, Peter Marshall and David Dukes, "Pearl" (1978) featuring an ensemble cast including Dennis Weaver, Tiana Alexandra, Robert Wagner, Angie Dickinson, Gregg Henry, Max Gail, Richard Anderson, Marion Ross, Audra Lindley, Char Fontane and Adam Arkin and "Portrait of a Stripper" (1979) also starring Edward Herrmann, Vic Tayback and Allan Miller.   
Along with reaching her goal of proving to audiences she could be a versatile actress on television, she was cast in a number of films such as, "Victor Victoria" (1982) starring with Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Alex Karras and John Rhys-Davies, "Choose Me" (1984) co-starring Genevieve Bujold and Keith Carradine, "Songwriter" (1984) also starring Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon and Rip Torn, "A Night in Heaven" (1983) co-starring Christopher Atkins, Robert Logan, Carrie Snodgress, Deney Terrio and Andy Garcia and "Pure Country" (1992) starring with Country Music Superstar George Strait, Rory Calhoun, Isabel Glasser and Kyle Chandler.
Throughout her career she also made a number of guest appearances on such series as, "Dr. Kildare" (1961), "Will & Grace" (1998), "Desperate Housewives" (2004) and her latest work, "In Plane Sight" (2008-2011).  She also appeared in a Aerosmith music video, "Janie's Got a Gun" in 1989. 

Lesley Ann Warren continues to take on new and challenging roles today in the industry and is married to her second husband, Ronald Taft whom she wed in January 2000.  She was married once before to Jon Peters who was a make up artist and they had one son together, Christopher Peters.
She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Emmy Award and five times for Golden Globe Award for which she has won one, in the 1977 miniseries, "Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue". 

2008-2011 In Plain Sight 
2011 Working Class 
2005-2011 Desperate Housewives 
2010 Peep World 
2010 A Little Help 
2010 Forehead Tittaes
2010 Stiffs
2009 Bound by a Secret 
2008 The Diagnosis 
2001-2006 Will & Grace
2006 10th & Wolf 
2006 Miracle Dogs Too 
2005 Deepwater 
2005 When Do We Eat? 
2002-2005 Crossing Jordan 
2005 Constellation 
2005 The Shore 
2004 My Tiny Universe 
2004 Less Than Perfect 
2003 Recipe for Disaster 
2003 The Practice
2003 Touched by an Angel 
2002 Secretary 
2002 St. Sass 
2001 Wolf Girl
2001 The Quickie 
2001 Delivering Milo 
2001 The Myersons
2001 Losing Grace
2000 Twice in a Lifetime
2000 Trixie
2000 Ropewalk 
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1999 Twin Falls Idaho 
1999 The Limey
1999 Jesse
1999 Love Kills
1998 Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish
1998 All of It 
1997 Natural Enemy
1997 Going All the Way
1996 The First Man 
1995 Murderous Intent 
1995 Bird of Prey
1995 Joseph
1994 Color of Night 
1993 A Mother's Revenge 
1992 Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story
1992 Pure Country
1992 In Sickness and in Health 
1991 Life Stinks
1991 A Seduction in Travis County
1990 Lola
1990 Family of Spies
1990 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts
1990 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
1989 Worth Winning
1988 Baja Oklahoma
1988 Cop
1987 Faerie Tale Theatre
1987 Burglar
1986 A Fight for Jenny
1986 Apology 
1985 Clue 
1985 Evergreen
1984 Songwriter 
1984 Choose Me 
1983 A Night in Heaven 
1982 Portrait of a Showgirl 
1982 Victor Victoria 
1981 Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr 
1980 Beulah Land 
1979 Portrait of a Stripper 
1978 Pearl 
1978 Betrayal 
1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue 
1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
1976 Jigsaw John 
1976 Snip 
1975 The Legend of Valentino
1975 Harry O
1975 Doctors' Hospital 
1975 S.W.A.T
1975 Columbo
1975 Superman
1973 Saga of Sonora 
1973 The Letters 
1973 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe 
1972 Pickup on 101 
1972 Assignment: Munich 
1971 Police Surgeon 
1971 Cat Ballou 
1970-1971 Mission: Impossible 
1971 Love Hate Love 
1969 Love, American Style
1969 Seven in Darkness 
1969 The Mod Squad
1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
1967 The Happiest Millionaire 
1966 Run for Your Life 
1966 Gunsmoke 
1966 Dr. Kildare 
1965 For the People
1965 Cinderella

Matinee Classics - Portrait of a Showgirl starring Leslie Ann Warren, Rita Moreno, Dianne Kay, and Tony Curtis

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