Travis, Nancy 1961-

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Travis, Nancy 1961-


Full name, Nancy Ann Travis; born September 21, 1961, in (or near) New York, NY; married Robert N. Fried (a studio executive and producer), 1994; children: Benjamin, Jeremy. Education: New York University, B.A.


Agent—Leanne Coronel, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress, voice performer, and producer. Circle in the Square, New York City, apprentice at Professional Theatre School; Naked Angels (theatre company), founding member, 1987. Appeared in television commercials, including advertisements for Excedrin pain reliever, Eggo Nutri-Grain waffles, and Canada Dry ginger ale.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Sylvia Bennington, 3 Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987.

Lyria (some sources cite Lyra) Williams, Eight Men Out, Orion, 1988.

Karen Lutnick, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1988.

Corinne Landreaux, Air America, TriStar, 1990.

Kathleen Avila, Internal Affairs, Paramount, 1990.

Riva, Loose Cannons, TriStar, 1990.

Sylvia Bennington, Three Men and a Little Lady, Buena Vista, 1990.

Cassie Slocombe, Passed Away, Buena Vista, 1992.

Joan Barry, Chaplin (also known as Charlot), TriStar, 1992.

Harriet Michaels, So I Married an Axe Murderer, TriStar, 1993.

Rita Baker, The Vanishing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Robin Hunter, Greedy, Universal, 1994.

Lucille, Destiny Turns On the Radio, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Kate, Lieberman in Love, Chanticleer Films, 1995.

Carol Johnson, Fluke, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

Lorraine Franklin, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996.

Carol, Auggie Rose (also known as Beyond Suspicion), New City Releasing, 2000.

Lydia Rodman, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (also known as The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants), Warner Bros., 2005.

Cat, The Jane Austen Book Club, Sony Pictures Classics, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Kim Cooper, Almost Perfect, CBS, 1995-97.

Julie Better, Work with Me, CBS, 1999.

Chris Connor, Becker, CBS, 2002-2004.

Susan Pearson, The Bill Engvall Show, TBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jessica Gray, Harem, ABC, 1986.

Professor Joyce Reardon, Rose Red (also known as Stephen King's "Rose Red"), ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ann, Malice in Wonderland (also known as The Rumor Mill), CBS, 1985.

Leah Bundy, I'll Be Home for Christmas, NBC, 1988.

T. J. Harlow, Body Language, HBO, 1995.

Jenny Pryce, Running Mates, TNT, 2000.

April Brenner, The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Judy, "High School Narc," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1985.

Night of About 14 CBS Stars, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Movie Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Serenade for Dead Lovers," Worlds Beyond, 1986.

Laura, "My Own Place," Tales from the Darkside, 1987.

Bette Allison, "The Frightening Frammis," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

Voices of Beatrice, Bernice, and Beverly, "About Face," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1994.

Voices of Beatrice, Bernice, and Beverly, "Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1995.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1999.

Voice of Bernice, "Grandma-ma's Flatulent Adventure," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Herself, "Lowenstein's Lament," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Voice of Spencer, "Rage's Burning Wheel," The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (animated; also known as Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures), TNT, 1996.

Diane Esheo, "Ricochet," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Voice of Grandma-ma Sophia, "Crime, Punishment, War, Peace, and the Idiot," Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (animated), USA Network, 1997.

Voice of Darci Mason, "Obsession," Superman (animated; also known as Superman: The Animated Series), The WB, 1998.

Voice of cat, "Queen of Denial," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Television Appearances; Other:

Susan Morton (some sources cite Susan Allen), My Last Love (also known as To Live For), ABC, 1999.

Windsor, Talk Show Diaries (pilot), UPN, 2005.

Television Work:

Producer, My Last Love (also known as To Live For), ABC, 1999.

Co-executive producer, Work with Me (series), CBS, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

(Off-Broadway debut) Betty Shapiro, Its Hard to Be a Jew, American Jewish Theatre, 1984.

(Broadway debut) Laurie, I'm Not Rappaport, Booth Theatre, between 1985 and 1988.

A. C., The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1987-88.

Appeared in Aven-U Boys and King of Connecticut, both Naked Angels productions, and My Children, MyAfrica, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; also appeared at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Madison, NJ, 1981.

Major Tours:

Understudy for Nora, Brighton Beach Memoirs, 1980.



Interview, January, 1990, p. 34.

People Weekly, April 8, 1996, p. 15; September 2, 1996, p. 44.

Premiere, August, 1990, pp. 46-47.