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Coleen Beck, Kevin Kline's sexually voracious neighbor, is played with comic tenderness by MARY STEENBURGEN. Steenburgen previously garnered the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her memorable performance in Melvin and Howard.

Steenburgen, a native of Arkansas, began her career at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse before beginning her Hollywood film career. A chance meeting with Jack Nicholson in a casting office led to a screen test and her motion picture debut opposite the actor (and director) in Goin' South.

Among her subsequent film roles are What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Philadelphia, Nixon, Ragtime, Time After Time, Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Miss Firecracker, Dead of Winter, Parenthood, The Butcher's Wife, Powder, The Grass Harp, Clifford, One Magic Christmas, Cross Creek and Romantic Comedy. Her recent credits include Anasazi Moon, Absolute Zero and Wish You Were Dead. She will next be seen in I Am Sam and John Sayles' Sunshine State.

On television, Steenburgen has appeared in the mini-series "Noah's Ark" and "Gulliver's Travels," a production of "Tender is the Night" and the drama "About Sarah." She garnered an Emmy nomination for her work in "The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank.


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