Russell, Theresa 1957- (Theresa Paup, Theresa Roeg)

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Russell, Theresa 1957- (Theresa Paup, Theresa Roeg)


Original name, Theresa Lynn Paup; born March 20, 1957, in San Diego, CA; daughter of Jerry Russell Paup and Carole (maiden name, Mall) Platt; married Nicolas Jack Roeg (a director), February 12, 1986 (divorced); children: Stratten Jack, Maximillian. Education: Attended high school in Burbank, CA; studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Evolution Entertainment, 901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038


Actress. Began modeling at age twelve.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Star of Tomorrow Award, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1986; Mystfest Award, best actress, 1988, Newcomer of the Year Award, both for Track 29.


Film Appearances:

Cecilia Brady, The Last Tycoon, Paramount, 1976.

Jenny Mercer, Straight Time, Warner Brothers, 1978.

Milena Flaherty, Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession (also known as Bad Timing), 1980.

Tracy, Eureka, United Artists, 1983.

Sophie, The Razor's Edge, Columbia, 1984.

The actress, Insignificance, Island Alive, 1985.

King Zog, "Un ballo in maschera," Aria, Virgin Vision, 1987.

Catharine, Black Widow (also known as Bulleseye), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Linda Henry, Track 29, Island, 1988.

Jenny Hudson, Physical Evidence, Columbia, 1989.

Lottie Mason, Impulse, Warner Brothers, 1990.

Liz, Whore (also known as If You're Afraid to Say ItJust See It), Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Gabriela, Kafka, Miramax, 1992.

Marie Davenport, Cold Heaven, Hemdale, 1992.

The storyteller, Being Human, Warner Bros., 1993.

Mary Ann Curran/Alex Canis, The Flight of the Dove (also known as The Spy Within), New Horizon, 1994.

Lady Harriet Coal, The Grotesque (also known as Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets and Grave Indiscretion), Live Entertainment, 1995.

Morgan Le Fay, A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (also known as Arbalete et rock'n roll), Filmline International, 1995.

Hotel Paradise (also known as Erotic Tales II), Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion, 1995.

Kate, Public Enemies (also known as Public Enemy #1 and Public Enemy No. 1), Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Margo Anthony, Once You Meet a Stranger, Warner Bros., 1996.

Catherine Morgan, The Proposition, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Sandra Van Ryan, Wild Things (also known as wildthings), Columbia, 1998.

Emily Russo, Running Woman, Concorde, 1998.

The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name), 1999.

Stella, Luckytown Blues (also known as Lucky Town and Luckytown), A Plus Entertainment, 2000.

Dori Wilson, Now and Forever (also known as Now & Forever), Illumaire Entertainment, 2000.

Lina Moebius, The Believer, Fireworks Pictures, 2001.

Helen Schmidt, The House Next Door, Trinity Home Entertainment, 2002.

Lois Vargas, Passionada, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002.

Herself, Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), 2002.

Jackie O'Connor, Save It For Later (also known as Water Under the Bridge), Lightyear Entertainment, 2003.

Dora Baker, The Box, MTI Home Video, 2003.

Herself, Morality and the Code: A How-To Manual for Hollywood (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Herself, Prohibition Opens the Floodgates (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Herself, Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films (documentary short), 2006.

Welcome to the Big House (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero (documentary short), Warner Home Video, 2006.

Emma Marko, Spider-Man 3, Columbia, 2007.

Mrs. Williams, Chinaman's Chance, Plus Entertainment, 2007.

Nicole, Dark World, 2007.

Aunt Kay, Jolene, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Hazel Walker, Glory Days (also known as Demontown), The WB, 2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Maureen Dean, Blind Ambition (also known as The John Dean Story), CBS, 1979.

Rose, A Woman's Guide to Adultery, ITV, 1993.

Charlene, Empire Falls, HBO, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Debbie/Jo, Thicker Than Water, Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Jackie Daniels, Trade Off, 1995.

Trixie Grillo, Earth vs. the Spider, Cinemax, 2001.

Dr. Nancy Burnham, Project Viper, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Sarah Graham, Love Comes Softly, Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Joanna Bartlett, Blind Injustice, Lifetime, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Sandra After Dark, With Your Hostess, Sandra Bernhard, HBO, 1992.

Hollywood Women, 1994.

Complicated Women, TCM, 2003.

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1989.

Reesa Tussel, "To Be or Not to Be Evil," G vs E (also known as Good vs Evil), USA Network, 1999.

Sarah Williams/Ellen Holiday, "Jackpot: Parts 1 & 2," Nash Bridges, CBS, 2000.

Regina Reid, "On Fire," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2006.

Jordan Wakefield, "Lions and Tigers and Bears," American Heiress, 2007.

Television Work; Specials:

Complicated Women, TCM, 2003.

Radio Appearances:

Phyllis Nirdlinger, Double Indemnity, BBC Radio, 1993.



American Film, April, 1989, p. 34.

Interview, November 5, 1985, p. 70.

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