Turner, Janine 1962–

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Turner, Janine 1962–


Original name, Janine Loraine Gauntt; born December 6, 1962, in Lincoln, NE; daughter of Turner M. (anairline pilot) and Janice (a real estate agent) Gauntt; children: (with Jerry Jones, Jr.) Juliette Loraine Gauntt.Education: Studied acting with Marcia Haufreicht at LeeStrasberg's Actors Studio and with Mira Rostova; studied ballet with the Fort Worth Ballet; attended Pepperdine University. Avocational Interests: Horses.

Addresses: Agent—Linda McAlister Talent, 100 Oak Ln., Waxahachie, TX 95167.

Career: Actress, producer, and director. Wilhelmina Agency, New York City, model, c. 1978; appeared in television commercials, including Wylers Lemonade, 1978, RoomMate Room Scents air fresheners, 1987, Chevrolet autos, 1995, and Restasis eye medication, 2004–05; appeared in print ads for Restasis Chronic Dry Eye medication, 2004–05; hosted infomercial for Go Smile, 2006; appeared in infomercial for Total Gym, 2007, 2008; Common Ground Theatre, member. Won beauty pageants as a child. President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, member, 2006.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award, best young actress in a daytime series, 1983, for General Hospital; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in adrama, 1992, 1993, 1994, Emmy Award nomination, best actress in a drama, 1993, all for Northern Exposure; Women at Work Award, 1992, from the National Commission on Working Women.


Film Appearances:

Cameo, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.

Brooke Delamo, Knights of the City (also known as Cry of the City), New World, 1985.

Shevaun Tillman, Tai–Pan (also known as JamesClavell's "Tai–Pan"), de Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Linda Aikman, Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear), Orion, 1988.

Nancy Beth "Miss Merry Christmas" Marmillion, SteelMagnolias, TriStar, 1989.

Cheryl, The Ambulance (also known as Into Thin Air), Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Jessie Deighan, Cliffhanger (also known as Cliff-hanger—Ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993.

June Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997.

Layla Moanes, The Curse of Inferno (also known as The Stick Up), 1997.

Dorothy Chambliss, Dr. T and the Women, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Amy, Birdie and Bogey, 2004.

The actress playing Cheryl, No Regrets, Marvista Entertainment, 2004.

Mama, Trip in a Summer Dress (short), 2004.

Barbara Hagan, The Night of the White Pants, 2006.

Paula, Miracle Dogs Too, Tag Entertainment, 2006.

Film Work:

Director, executive producer, and editor, Trip in a Summer Dress (short), 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Janie–Claire Willow, Behind the Screen, CBS, 1981–82.

Laura Templeton, General Hospital, ABC, 1982–83.

Patricia Kirkland, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1986–87.

Mary–Margaret "Maggie" O'Connell, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1990–95.

Dr. Dana Stowe, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000–2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Anna Brewster–Morgan, Stolen Women, CapturedHearts (also known as Stolen Women), CBS, 1997.

Terry Silva, Circle of Deceit, ABC, 1997.

Layla Moanes, The Curse of Inferno (also known as The Stick Up), Showtime, 1997.

Alix Miller, Beauty, CBS, 1998.

Samantha Carter, Fatal Error (also known as Reaper),TBS, 1999.

Vanessa Stewart, A Secret Affair (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's"A Secret Affair"), CBS, 1999.

Kay Austin, Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2005.

Jean Harper, Primal Doubt, Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1991.

Grand marshal, The Cotton Bowl Parade, CBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

Presenter, The American Television Awards, ABC, 1993.

Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Stallone on the Edge: The Making of"Cliffhanger,"1993.

Presenter, Walt Disney Company Presents the AmericanTeacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Presenter, The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1994.

Host, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995.

Host, TNN Live with Willie Nelson, TNN, 1997.

The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997.

Presenter, Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2000.

InStyle Celebrity Moms, NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Dana Stowe, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(Television debut) No More Mr. Nice Guy: Part 2," Dallas, CBS, 1980.

"The Venezuelan Connection," Dallas, CBS, 1980.

"End of the Road: Part 1," Dallas, CBS, 1981.

"All About Sheila," Mr. Merlin, 1981.

"The Victims/The Man in the Iron Shorts/Heavens to Betsy," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.

Debbie, "Where the Guys Are," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1983.

"Words and Music," Boone, NBC, 1983.

Gina/Teri, "The Good, the Bad, and the Priceless," TheMaster (also known as Master Ninja), NBC, 1984.

Hollywood woman, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1984.

Christine, coach's daughter, "Bonecrunch," MickeySpillane's Mike Hammer (also known as Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1984.

Karen, "KITTnapp," Knight Rider, NBC, 1985.

Theresa, "The Big Squeeze," The A–Team, NBC, 1985.

Michelle, "Catch a Falling Star—May 21, 1979," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as Letterman and The Late Show), NBC, 1997.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2001.

Life Today with James Robison, 2008.

Victoria Grail, "Inconceivable," Law & Order: SpecialVictims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2008.

Also appeared as herself, "Janine Turner," Celebrity Profile, E! Entertainment Television.

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Circle of Deceit, ABC, 1998.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.



Trip in a Summer Dress (short), 2004.


Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers WhoChampioned Their Children and Changed History, Thomas Nelson, 2008.



Newsmakers 1993, Issue 4, 1993.


Los Angeles Magazine, February, 1993, p. 18.

People Weekly, May 13, 1991, pp. 55–56; May 12, 1997, p. 37; August 2, 2004, p. 112.

Texas Monthly, November, 2000, p. 26.


Janine Turner Website, http://www.janineturner.com, September 30, 2008.


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