Hofmann, Isabella 1958- (Isabella Hoffman, Isabelle Hoffman)

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Hofmann, Isabella 1958- (Isabella Hoffman, Isabelle Hoffman)


Born December 11, 1958, in Chicago, IL; married Steven Memel (an actor and musician), 1988 (divorced, 1995); children: (with actor Daniel Baldwin) Atticus. Education: Attended University of Wisconsin—White-water; Columbia College, Chicago, IL, B.A., 1981. Avocational Interests: Sports, including scuba diving.


Actress. Second City (improvisational group), Chicago, IL, member of company, beginning 1981; also appeared in regional theatre productions. Appeared in the television public service announcement series The More You Know.

Awards, Honors:

Bronze Wrangler Award (with others), best fictional television drama, Western Heritage Awards, 1988, for Independence.


Television Appearances; Series:

Kate McCarron, a recurring role, Dear John (also known as Dear John USA), NBC, between 1988 and 1992.

Molly Rich, The Boys, CBS, 1993.

Megan Russert, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide), NBC, 1994-97.

Dr. Renee Dunseith, a recurring role, Providence, NBC, 2001-2002.

Meredith Cavanaugh, a recurring role, JAG, CBS, 2002-2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Barbara Chrisman, Sole Survivor (also known as Dean Koontz's "Sole Survivor"), Fox, 2000.

Lauren Smith, Pandemic, Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bridie, Independence, NBC, 1987.

Ronnie Doniger, The Town Bully (also known as A Friendly, Quiet Little Town), ABC, 1988.

Kate Lydon, … And Then She Was Gone (also known as In a Stranger's Hand, Lost and Found, and Troubleshooter), NBC, 1991.

Anne, Saturday's, 1991.

Avon Rose, She Fought Alone (also known as Scared by Love), NBC, 1995.

Susan Stanton, Twisted Desire, NBC, 1996.

Gwen Connors, Dying to Belong, NBC, 1997.

Tess Crane, Unwed Father, ABC, 1997.

Harper, The Advanced Guard (also known as The Colony), Sci-Fi Channel, 1998.

Janice Rifkin, Atomic Dog, USA Network, 1998.

Joanne Stoller, The Promise, NBC, 1999.

Megan Russert, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000.

Nikki Barrington, Touched by a Killer, Lifetime, 2001.

Anita, NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323, ABC, 2004.

Rosemary LaBianca, Helter Skelter, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Detective Megan Russert (in archive footage), Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street," 1998.

(In archive footage) The Baldwin Brothers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Isabelle Hoffman) Suzanne McGraw, "The Way We Weren't," Head of the Class, 1986.

Suzanne McGraw, "As Time Goes By," Head of the Class, 1986.

Melinda Stuart, "The Power Brokers: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Townsend, "Constitution: Parts 1 & 2," Night Court, 1988.

Erika Salven, "Temptation," Beauty and the Beast, 1988.

Karen Morrison, "As God Is My Co-Defendant," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Tatyana, "Everybody Lies," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Tatyana, "Holy Deadlock," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Cheryl Connolly, "Dances with Sharks," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Abby Malker, "Lock and Key," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Abby Malker, "Life Upside-Down," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Abby Malker, "Protective Measures," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

AIDS clinic doctor, "Let the Games Begin," ER, NBC, 1996.

Sara Perkins, "Forget-Me-Not," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Martha Levinson, "Separation Anxiety," Party of Five, Fox, 1998.

Martha Levinson, "Naming Names," Party of Five, Fox, 1998.

Martha Levinson, "Stand by Me," Party of Five, Fox, 1999.

Sarah McNulty, "Fighting Back," Sons of Thunder, CBS, 1999.

Cecile Malone, "The Mountainmen: Parts 1 & 2," Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 1999.

Kate Littlefield, "Gideon's Crossover," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Kate Littlefield, "What Child Is This?" The Practice, ABC, 2001.

"Deal with the Devil," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), 2001.

Regan Tam, "Safe," Firefly (also known as Firefly: The Series), Fox, 2002.

Dr. Wachtel, "Guns & Hoses," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Charlotte Bayes, "Churchgoing People," Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

Elaine Mulraney, "Nobody's Perfect," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003.

Katherine Dane, "The Long Run," Judging Amy, CBS, 2005.

Maureen O'Connell, "Implants, Transplants, and Cuban Aunts," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2005.

Dr. Mara Pelone, "Family Affair," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2005.

Dr. Beverly Kendrick, "Secrets and Lies," Point Pleasant, Fox, 2005.

Marilyn, "Left Hand of the Goddess," The L Word, Showtime, 2006.

Agent Terrell, "Manhunt," The Unit, CBS, 2006.

Kimberly Nelson, "Shoot to Kill," Close to Home, CBS, 2006.

(As Isabella Hoffman) Barbara, "The Lefty Call," Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO, 2007.

(As Isabella Hoffman) Carolyn Joseph, "Rescue Me," Boston Legal, ABC, 2008.

Also appeared as Anna in an episode of Jack's Place, ABC.

Film Appearances:

Barbara, Real Men, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987.

Annie, Tripwire, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Marie, Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994.

(As Isabella Hoffman) Beth, The Amazing Panda Adventure (also known as The Amazing Panda Rescue and Little Panda), Warner Bros., 1995.

Miss Genovia Hildegard, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Buena Vista, 2004.

Gwenivere Lebauve, Little Chenier, Radio London Films, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Orwell that Ends Well, Village Gate Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 1984.

Yelena, Uncle Vanya, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1989-90.



TV Guide, November 25, 1989, p. 25-26.

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