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Becky Ann Baker - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1953    
Place of Birth: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States
Nationality: United States
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An accomplished character actress with a strong work ethic, Becky Ann Baker found plentiful opportunities on stage, screen and television, and regularly went back and forth between these mediums. Beginning with the Broadway production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1978-82), the Kentucky native graced a number of popular stage shows, including "Titanic" (1997-98) and "The Vagina Monologues" (1999-2003). It did not take long for Baker to develop a reputation as a dependable supporting player and she was cast in movies that ran the gamut from blockbusters like "Men in Black" (1997) and "Spider-Man 3" (2007) to such small scale indie projects as "Death of a President" (2006) and "Spinning Into Butter" (2009). Television work also figured prominently on Baker's résumé and the actress was a particular favorite of casting directors looking for suburban moms, a role she played with aplomb on the cult comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) as loveable Jean Weir. She later did effective variations on previous matriarchs for programs like "Smash" (NBC,... Read More
Guest starred on HBO's "Girls" as Hannah's (Lena Dunham) mother
Guest starred on three episodes of "All My Children" (ABC)
Landed minor role in "Spider-Man 3" as Mrs. Stacy
Appeared in the Steven Spielberg alien invasion movie "War of the Worlds"
Portrayed Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in 1975, in Broadway revival of "Assassins"
1999 - 2000
Played the sweet, soft-spoken mother to Linda Cardellini and John Francis Daley on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks"
Made Broadway debut in original production of "Titanic"