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Patricia Charbonneau

Patricia Charbonneau (born April 19, 1959) is an American actress, probably best known for playing the part of Cay Rivvers in Desert Hearts, her first film role. Charbonneau was born in Valley Stream, New York on Long Island. She graduated in 1977 from Valley Stream Central High School, which she had attended with fellow actors Steve Buscemi and Steve Hytner, as well as writer Ed Renehan. She later attended Boston University. Charbonneau began on the New York stage in a production of Revengers...A Tragedea, at Playwrights Horizons. She then went to Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there she originated the role of Lea in My Sister in this House, a part that she played off-Broadway as well. Charbonneau had not worked in films at all when Donna Deitch cast her in Desert Hearts in 1985. In the following year she appeared in Michael Mann's Manhunter (based on the novel Red Dragon) and then played Anna, the lead, in Call Me (1988), which also featured fellow Valley Streamer Steve Buscemi. Her television appearances have included Crime Story, The Equalizer, Wiseguy, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She then stopped acting but recently came out of retirement to film a role in the upcoming thriller 100 Feet starring Famke Janssen. In 1995, she featured with Michael Dorn in the Legend Entertainment adventure game Mission Critical. Since March 2007, Charbonneau has been a faculty member of the Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts[1] in West Taghkanic, New York, where she teaches an acting workshop for children and teens. Patricia is sister to novelist Eileen Charbonneau. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patricia Charbonneau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Apr 19, 1959 In Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
24
First Appeared:
In the series The Equalizer 1985-09-18
Latest Project:
Movie 100 Feet 2008-07-22
Known For
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of Walker, Texas Ranger
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of I racconti della cripta
Filmography
Movie 100 Feet Frances 2008-07-22
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie One Special Night Lori 1999-11-28
Movie Kiss the Sky Franny 1998-10-26
Series Kindred: The Embraced Unknown 1996-04-02
Movie Portraits of a Killer Carolyn Price 1996-05-21
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1994-01-19
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie The Owl 1991-01-01
Movie Captive Karen 1991-10-11
Movie Brain Dead Dana Martin 1990-01-16
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series I racconti della cripta Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Call Me Anna 1988-05-20
Movie Disaster at Silo 7 Kathy Fitzgerald 1988-11-27
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Series Crime Story Inger Thorson 1986-09-18
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie C.A.T. Squad Nikki Blake 1986-07-27
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Desert Hearts Cay Rivvers 1985-10-01
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20