Balsam, Talia 1961–

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Balsam, Talia 1961–


Born January 1, 1960, in New York, NY; daughter of Martin Balsam (an actor) and Joyce Van Patten (an actress); married George Clooney (an actor, producer, and writer), December 15, 1989 (divorced, September, 1993); married John Slattery (an actor), December 30, 1998. Education: Attended boarding school in Tucson, AZ.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1992, for Jake's Women.


Television Appearances; Series:

Julie Lonner, a recurring role, L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998–99.

Maria Malone, a recurring role, Without a Trace, CBS, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn, NBC, 1977.

Allison, The Initiation of Sarah, ABC, 1978.

Grace Geary, Stickin' Together (also known as Wonderland Cove), ABC, 1978.

Rona Sims, The Survival of Dana (also known as On the Edge: The Survival of Dana), CBS, 1979.

Noranne Wing, Ohms, CBS, 1980.

Sandy Scheuer, Kent State, NBC, 1981.

Marta Karolyi, Nadia, syndicated, 1984.

Jean Irene O'Neill, Calamity Jane, CBS, 1984.

Margie, Consenting Adult, ABC, 1985.

Liz Trent, Sins of the Mother, CBS, 1991.

Charlene Warner, The Companion, USA Network, 1994.

Sheila, Shame II: The Secret, Lifetime, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Verna, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land (also known as Golden Hills), PBS, 1988.

Anne Murphy, R. L. Stine's"Ghosts of Fear Street," ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Doreen, The Millionaire, CBS, 1978.

Eve, Crazy Times, ABC, 1981.

Princess Nicole, Fit for a King, NBC, 1982.

Linda Taylor, The Ladies, NBC, 1987.

Ruth, Commander in Chief, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Is There a Lawyer in the House?," Rosetti and Ryan, 1977.

Nancy Croft, "Hollywood: Parts 1, 2, and 3," Happy Days, 1977.

Nancy Croft, "Richie's Girl Exposes the Cunninghams," Happy Days, 1978.

Cathy Consuelos, "Like Father, Like Daughter," Taxi, ABC, 1978.

Cathy Consuelos, "Father of the Bride," Taxi, ABC, 1978.

Rita, "Black Market Baby," Dallas, 1978.

Beverly Klein-Munoz, "Murray's Daughter," Archie Bunker's Place, 1980.

Sharon Jenkins, When the Whistle Blows, ABC, 1980.

Sally, "Some Like It Hot-Wired," Hill Street Blues, 1982.

Miranda "Randi" Mitchell, "Punky Finds a Home: Parts 2 & 3," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1983.

Carrie Newman, "Tender Is the Night," Family Ties, 1983.

Diane, "Affirmative Action," Cagney & Lacey 1983.

Emily Jackson, "On Face Value," Magnum, PI., 1984.

Debbie Delancey, "Footnote to Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Gail, "The Social Climber," Tales from the Darkside, 1987.

Vickie Adams, "Pushin' Too Hard," Tour of Duty, 1988.

Paige, "Michael's Campaign," thirtysomething, 1989.

Paige, "Pulling Away," thirtysomething, 1990.

Julie Pritzer, "Murder-According to Maggie," Murder, She Wrote, 1990.

Ms. Melanie Karlsen, "Ghost of Grandpa Past," Life Goes On, ABC, 1990.

Rita Falco, "Psychosomatic," Stat, 1991.

"Come Along with Me," Jake and the Fatman, 1991.

Turner, "Consultation," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1992.

Dora, "Being There," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Debbie, "The Unplanned Child," Mad About You, NBC, 1993.

Tonya Gilpin, "Call Me Incontestable," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.

Jeannie Guthrie, "A Dog Day Afternoon," Almost Perfect, 1995.

Jeannie Guthrie, "You Like Me, You Really Like Me," Almost Perfect, 1995.

Dr. Joanne Glassberg, "In the Name of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Jeannie Guthrie, "The Ex-files," Almost Perfect, 1995.

Teri Marks, "Remand," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1996.

Dr. Robbin English, "The Cat," Early Edition, CBS, 1997.

Monica Sikes, "Old Acquaintance," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Monica Sikes, "Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Laura, "A Nun's Story," Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1998.

Diana Wilson, "Smooth Sailing," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Sheila Kent, "Angels and Blimps," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Mrs. Mason, "Hostile Makeover," The $treet, Fox, 2000.

Mrs. Beckman, "In Confidence," Third Watch, NBC, 2003.

Gail, "Week 2," K Street, HBO, 2003.

Gail, "Week 4," K Street, HBO, 2003.

Gail, "Week 9," K Street, HBO, 2003.

Gail, "Week 10," K Street, HBO, 2003.

Victoria Carson, "Wrongful Life," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Ann Rosario, Sunnyside, American International Pictures, 1979.

Liz Dolson, Mass Appeal, Universal, 1984.

Lori Bancroft, Crawlspace, Empire, 1986.

Judy Cusimano, In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Sharon Raymond, The Kindred, F-M Entertainment, 1987.

Jenny Fox, P.I. Private Investigations (also known as Private Investigations), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987.

Private Angela Lejune, The Supernaturals, Republic Entertainment International, 1987.

Catherine Walker, Trust Me, Cinecom International, 1989.

Susie the whore, The Walter Ego, 1991.

Emma, Killer Instinct (also known as Homicidal Impulse), Concorde, 1991.

Jean Alexander, Coldblooded (also known as The Reluctant Hitman), IRS Releasing, 1995.

Mary, Camp Stories, Artistic License, 1997.

Greenhorn checker Linda, Valerie Flake, Dream Entertainment, 1999.

Suzanne, Emmett's Mark (also known as Killing Emmett Young), Screen Media Films, 2002.

Dr. Linda Boyle, Into the Fire, Slowhand Cinema Releasing, 2005.

Jackie Telesco, Little Manhattan, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Lucy Stark, All the King's Men, Columbia, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Taking Away of Little Willie, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1979.

Sally's Gone, She Left Her Name, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1980.

Sheila, Jake's Women, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1992.


Audio Books:

Now You See Her, by Linda Howard, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1999.