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Becky Ann Baker - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1953    
Place of Birth: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States
Nationality: N/A
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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 after she entered her middle-aged years, 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 m... Read More
2012
Guest starred on HBO's "Girls" as Hannah's (Lena Dunham) mother
2007
Guest starred on three episodes of "All My Children" (ABC)
2007
Landed minor role in "Spider-Man 3" as Mrs. Stacy
2005
Appeared in the Steven Spielberg alien invasion movie "War of the Worlds"
2004
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"
1997
Cast in the blockbuster "Men in Black"


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