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Foote, Hallie 1953–

Foote, Hallie 1953–

(Barbara Hallie-Foote)


Full name, Barbara Hallie Foote; born 1953, in New York, New York; daughter of Horton (a writer, director, and actor) and Lillian (maiden name, Vallish) Foote; married Devon Abner.

Career: Actress and producer.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, performance, Village Voice, 1993, for The Roads to Home; Drama Desk Award, outstanding featured actress in a play, 1995, for Talking Pictures, Night Seasons, and Laura Dennis; Drama League Award, 2001, for The Last of the Thorntons; Drama League Award, 2002, for The Carpetbagger's Children; Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding featured actress, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 2006, both for The Trip to Bountiful.


Film Appearances:

Waitress, C.H.U.D., New World, 1984.

Elizabeth Robedaux, On Valentine's Day (also known as Story of a Marriage and 1918), Cinecom International, 1986.

Elizabeth Vaughn, Courtship, 1987.

Lucy, Walking to the Waterline, Porchlight Entertainment, 1999.

Woman, Friends with Money, Sony Pictures Classics, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Julia Davis, Separate But Equal, ABC, 1991.

Hannah Miller, Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Barbara Hallie-Foote) Nellie, Orphan Train, 1979.

Mary Margaret Dutton, The Little Match Girl, HBO, 1987.

Margaret Tolliver, The Habitation of Dragons, TNT, 1992.

Agnes, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Agnes Wood, "Roanoke," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Elizabeth Vaughn Robedaux, Story of a Marriage, PBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Baby Blues," Miami Vice, 1986.

Sylvia Moffett, "Murder on Madison Avenue," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Margaret Johnson, "For Whom the Ball Tolls," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Marjorie Durban, "Pride," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Caroline Hutchinson, "The Peach Orchard," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1995.

Lady Mary, "The Prince of Slides," Sliders, Fox, 1996.

Judith Roth, Relativity, ABC, 1996.

Olivia Mills, "On My Honor," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1997.

Margaret Chapman, "Shangri-La," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Also appeared as Eliza, Strange World, ABC.

Television Work; Movies:

Co-executive producer, Lily Dale (also known as Hallmark Hall of Fame: "Lily Dale"), Showtime, 1996.

Stage Appearances:

Annie, The Roads to Home, Manhattan Punchline Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Sophia, A Little Family Business, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, then Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, both 1982.

Title role, The Widow Claire, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City, 1986.

Annie Gayle Long, The Roads to Home, Lamb's Little Theater, New York City, 1992.

Myra Toliver, Talking Pictures, Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 1994.

Laura Lee, Night Seasons, Signature Theatre Company, 1994.

Velma Dennis, Laura Dennis, Signature Theatre, 1995.

Persia, 900 Oneonta, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Rita, When They Speak of Rita, Primary Stages, New York City, 2000.

The Last of the Thorntons, Signature Theatre Company, 2000–2001.

Sissie, The Carpetbagger's Children, Guthrie Lab, Minneapolis, MN, 2001, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2002, also Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, and Alley Theatre, Houston, TX.

Jessie Mae Watts, The Trip to Bountiful, Hartford Stage, 2003, then Broadway Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 2005–2006.

The Day Emily Married, 59E50 Theatre A, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in The Death of Papp, Playmakers Repertory and Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT; God's Pictures, Indiana Repertory.



Backstage, November 25, 1994, p. 13.

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