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Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger

There's a whole lot going on in the small but steamy world of cable-TV soap operas, otherwise known as daytime serials, and after a week immersed in this fast-paced world, it's a relief to step back and consider the year's most prominent new show premises.

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While performing in a summer 1981 NU campus production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, where she played Kate, Helgenberger was spotted by a scout for the TV soap opera Ryan's Hope. Soon after completing college, Helgenberger landed her first professional role on the long-running ABC Daytime soap opera in March 1982, playing amateur cop Siobhan Ryan Novak DuBujak, a role previously played by Ann Gillespie. After nearly four years, Helgenberger left the show in January 1986 to pursue new opportunities. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

During her time on the show, Helgenberger acted in the feature film Erin Brockovich and portrayed Patsy Ramsey on the miniseries about the mysterious murder of six-year-old beauty-pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town. She also starred as Dennis Quaid's wife and Scarlett Johansson's mother in writer-director Paul Weitz's romantic drama comedy In Good Company (2004). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Fleeman, Mike (December 2, 2008). "Marg Helgenberger and husband separate after 19 years". People Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2008. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)CSI fans are thrilled to see their old favorites back on the small screen. More than 21 years after the hit show premiered, a spinoff is here with fan favorites Gil Grissom (William Petersen), Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), David Hodges (Wallace Langham), and Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) reuniting to follow the evidence. But fans of CSI: Vegas are hoping to see the return of more familiar faces from the original, namely Marg Helgenberger. (Source: www.countryliving.com)

Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films. Helgenberger earned a degree in drama at Northwestern University. A talent scout recruited her from there to work on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975) where she appeared over the course of the next four years. Throughout the 1990s Helgenberger took on numerous roles in made-for-TV movies and as a guest star on many TV series. In particular she appeared in many movies made specifically for the Lifetime cable network and also for Showtime. She won critical acclaim for In Sickness and in Health (1992), Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998) and Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000). In TV series she won an Emmy for her portrayal of a hard-bitten prostitute who catered to Vietnam War soldiers, in the series China Beach (1988). She also was George Clooney's love interest in a multi-episode arc of the monumentally successful TV series ER (1994). In feature films, Helgenberger has appeared in Tootsie (1982), Steven Spielberg's Always (1989), Species (1995) and In Good Company (2004). Her greatest claim to fame on the silver screen may be when she played opposite Julia Roberts as a chemical exposure victim in the popular movie Erin Brockovich (2000). Helgenberger is most known for her TV role as a crime scene investigator in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). She shared in CSI's 2005 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. In her personal life, Helgenberger is the daughter of a cancer survivor and is very active in supporting research for breast cancer. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Her other television credits include “Spenser for Hire,” “Matlock” and “thirtysomething.” She made her feature film debut in “After Midnight” in 1989. Her other film credits include Steven Spielberg’s “Always,” “A Guy Named Joe,” “In Good Company,” and “Mr. Brooks.” She also appeared for four years as Siobhan Ryan Novak in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope.” (Source: arts.unl.edu Helgenberger earned a degree in drama at Northwestern University. A talent scout recruited her from there to work on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975) where she appeared over the course of the next four years. (Source:www.amazon.com))

She began starring in the CBS series, “All Rise,” last year, which looks at the personal and professional lives of the judges, lawyers, clerks, bailiffs and cops who work at an L.A. County courthouse. (Source: news.unl.edu)As a result of her mother’s 27-year battle against breast cancer, Helgenberger has hosted an annual benefit annually in Omaha since 1999. (Source: arts.unl.edu)

Marg Helgenberger is an established dramatic actress whose prominence has been steadily increasing. Her work has been noted on stage, film and TV. Most of her career has been spent in dramatic roles on television, but she has also had a noteworthy presence in feature films. Helgenberger earned a degree in drama at Northwestern University. A talent scout recruited her from there to work on the soap opera Ryan's Hope where she appeared over the course of the next four years. (Source: underthedome.fandom.com)

The original "CSI" changed television forever. It revamped the police procedural, introducing a forensic science component that had been missing from crime dramas up until then. Up until that point, law enforcement shows focused more on the down-and-dirty, street-level aspect of fighting crime. Plots saw police officers and detectives hitting the streets, using their gumption more than technology to solve cases. But in 2000, science was moving forward. Years earlier, the OJ Simpson trial made the general public more aware of how DNA evidence worked, and people were ready to accept a technobabble-heavy show. (Source: www.looper.com)

 

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Her greatest claim to fame on the silver screen may be when she played opposite Julia Roberts as a chemical exposure victim in the popular movie Erin Brockovich (2000). (Source: www.amazon.com)

Helgenberger is most known for her TV role as a crime scene investigator in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). She shared in CSI's 2005 Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. (Source: www.amazon.com Marg Helgenberger is a film and television actress known for her roles as Catherine Willows in the CBS drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and as K.C. Koloski in the ABC drama "China Beach," which earned her the 1990 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She earned two Emmy Award and two Golden Globe nominations for her work on CSI. In 2005, she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Star and CSI received the Screen Actors Guild’s Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. (Source:arts.unl.edu))

She is known for her roles as Catherine Willows in the CBS drama, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and as K.C. Koloski in the ABC drama, “China Beach,” which earned her the 1990 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She earned two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations for her work on CSI. In 2005, she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Television Star and CSI received the Screen Actors Guild’s Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2012, Helgenberger received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Source: news.unl.edu)

Helgenberger co-starred in the role of Catherine Willows, a former show girl employed as a blood-spatter analyst on the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Her performance as the female lead has earned her two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. In 2005, her fellow cast members and she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. When CSI first started filming, Helgenberger visited the Clark County Coroner's Office to learn about her role, even viewing autopsies in progress. Helgenberger got the chance to act with her husband, Alan Rosenberg, when he guest-starred on CSI, season five ("Weeping Willows") and season seven ("Leaving Las Vegas"). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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