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ANNE ARCHER (Professor Molly McCarthy) was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' wife in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. Archer is also well known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's Short Cuts and for playing CIA agent Jack Ryan's beleaguered wife, Cathy, in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, both based on Tom Clancy best-sellers. She most recently starred opposite Courteney Cox in the independent feature November.

Born into a show business family, the second generation industry veteran followed in the footsteps of her parents, actress Marjorie Lord (TV's ‘Make Room for Daddy”) and actor John Archer (White Heat). She studied theatre arts at Claremont College before debuting on the motion picture screen opposite Jon Voight in The All-American Boy. She landed her first screen lead in Lifeguard, winning critical acclaim as Sam Elliott's old flame.

Throughout her motion picture career, Archer has starred opposite some of Hollywood's most dynamic and respected leading men including Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin, Tom Berenger in the romantic comedy Love At Large, Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain, Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley, Wesley Snipes in The Art of War and Tommy Lee Jones in Rules of Engagement.

With husband Terry Jastrow (an Emmy-winning sports producer), she next wrote, produced, and starred in Waltz Across Texas, a modern romance set in the Texas oil fields. She worked with Jastrow again as co-host and co-producer on the 1998 ABC program "The World Fashion Premiere from Paris,” a two-hour special with Isabella Rossellini. The show spotlighted the haute-couture shows of the most famous designers in the world.

Archer has essayed dramatic roles as complex and disparate characters in cable productions of equally distinct genres. She starred with Michael Murphy in the contemporary romantic drama "Indiscretion of An American Wife” for Lifetime and opposite William Petersen in "Past Tense, Future Perfect,” based on a bittersweet story by Richard Dreyfuss, who also directed. She portrayed Dennis Hopper's sexy former wife in "Nails,” also for Showtime, and again starred with Jon Voight in HBO's period piece "The Last of His Tribe.” Her television performances have also included Neil Simon's "Jake's Women” opposite Alan Alda, her recent, acclaimed three-episode arc on the FOX-TV series ”Boston Public” and Showtime's series "The L Word” with Jennifer Beals, Mia Kirshner and Pam Grier.

Her stage work includes the recent world premiere of "The Poison Tree” at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, the Williamson Theatre Festival production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses” and the starring role of Mrs. Robinson in the London West End production of "The Graduate,” for which she received rave reviews. Archer's New York stage debut was as Maude Mix in the celebrated off- Broadway production of John Ford Noonan's "A Coupla' White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.”

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