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Meg Foster

Biography

Actress who also became popular for her part in the miniseries from the Scarlet Notice. She experienced her 1st part as Christine Cagney around the 1st time of year of Cagney & Lacey. She was nominated for any Genie Award on her behalf function in the 1982 film Solution to Heaven. She once was wedded to Stephen McHattie. In 2000, she made an appearance in an bout of Xena: Warrior Princess, which starred Lucy Lawless.

Quick Facts


Full Name Meg Foster
Date Of Birth May 10, 1948
Place Of Birth Reading, PA
Height 1.69 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
Nationality American
Spouse Stephen McHattie
Children Christopher Starr
Parents David Foster, Nancy Foster
Siblings Nina Foster, Ian Foster, Gray Foster, Jan Foster
Nominations Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress
Movies They Live, 31, The Lords of Salem, Masters of the Universe, The Emerald Forest, The Osterman Weekend, Blind Fury, Stepfather II, Ticket to Heaven, A Different Story, Best of the Best II, Shrunken Heads, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, Welcome to Arrow Beach, Thumb Tripping, Leviathan, To Catch a Killer, Dead On: Relentless II, Future Kick, Project Shadowchaser, Oblivion 2: Backlash, Immortal Combat, Adam at 6 A.M., Relentless, Jezebel's Kiss, Space Marines, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Scarlet Letter, Back Stab, Oblivion, The Wind, Diplomatic Immunity, Tripwire, Three Days in August, Sunshine, Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral, Spoiler, James Dean, The Minus Man, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Deep Family Secrets, Undercover Heat, Carny, 25 Hill, Sebastian, The Killers Within, Things in Their Season, Sunshine Christmas, Desperate Intruder, The Death of Me Yet, Go Straight to Hell
TV Shows Ravenswood, Cagney & Lacey, The Scarlet Letter, Sunshine
Star Sign Taurus

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 She stated that she based her character Evil-Lyn in Masters of the Universe (1987) on that of Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the film, she is a pantomime villainess but obviously deeply in love with Skeletor. As the storyline progresses, she gradually comes to realise that he does not truly care for her and she finally abandons him to his fate, her withdrawal of her forces leading to his eventual defeat. In Foster's opinion, the character progresses from out and out evildoer to scorned woman to tragic heroine.
2 Had a relationship with Ron Starr, they had a son named Christopher Starr. She and son Christopher starred together in The Osterman Weekend (1983) directed by Sam Peckinpah, who directed Ron in Ride the High Country (1962).
3 She was replaced with Sharon Gless on Cagney & Lacey (1981) after 6 episodes. CBS reportedly wanted somebody more "feminine".
4 Foster has worked extensively in the theatre since studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Her stage credits include "King Lear", "Barabbas", "Three Sisters" and "Extremities", among others.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Promise Him Anything 1975 TV Movie Marjorie
Things in Their Season 1974 TV Movie Judy Pines
The Six Million Dollar Man 1974 TV Series Minonee
Barnaby Jones 1973-1974 TV Series Gina Nelson / Glenda / Doris Talbot
Welcome to Arrow Beach 1974 Robbin Stanley
The F.B.I. 1972-1974 TV Series Paula Taylor / Marcy Brown
Medical Center 1972-1974 TV Series Cassie / Carol McKinnon
Sunshine 1973 TV Movie Nora
Cannon 1973 TV Series Linda Morrow
The Wide World of Mystery 1973 TV Series
Circle of Fear 1972-1973 TV Series Penny Wiseman / Julie Barnes
Mannix 1972 TV Series Sheila Lynley
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series Carey Evers
Thumb Tripping 1972 Shay
Young Dr. Kildare 1972 TV Series Rebecca
Mod Squad 1970-1971 TV Series Carolyn Delgado / Cora
The Death of Me Yet 1971 TV Movie Alice
The Todd Killings 1971
Dan August 1971 TV Series Em Jackson
Bonanza 1971 TV Series Mrs. Evangeline Woodtree
Men at Law 1971 TV Series Barbara Millett
The Interns 1970 TV Series Sharon
Adam at Six A.M. 1970 Joyce
Here Come the Brides 1970 TV Series Callie Marsh
NET Playhouse 1969 TV Series Praxithia
Twin Peaks 2017 TV Series post-production
There's No Such Thing as Vampires 2017 post-production Sister Frank
Any Bullet Will Do 2016 post-production Ma Whitman
Irwindale 2016 Short completed Anauel
Investigation 13 2014 post-production Layla Parrish
Haunted: 333 post-production Momma McDonald
S2K filming Hidai
Pretty Little Liars 2013-2016 TV Series Carla Grunwald
Three Days in August 2016 Maggie
Baskets 2016 TV Series Thelma
31 2016 Venus Virgo
The Originals 2015 TV Series Josephine LaRue
A Place Called Hollywood 2015 Beverly Bonds
Ravenswood 2013-2014 TV Series Carla Grunwald
The Mentalist 2013 TV Series Judith Saynay
Hjem 2013 TV Series Mina
The Lords of Salem 2012 Margaret Morgan
Sebastian 2011 Gloria
25 Hill 2011 Audrey Gibbs
Coming Up Easy 2004 Mom
Being with Eddie 2003 Short Elinor
Xena: Warrior Princess 2000 TV Series Hera
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1998-1999 TV Series Hera
The Minus Man 1999 Irene
Sliders 1999 TV Series Col. Margaret Burke
Lost Valley 1998 Mary-ann Compton
Spoiler 1998 Woman #1
The Man in the Iron Mask 1998/II Queen Anne d'Autriche
The Killers Within 1997 Laura Seaton
Deep Family Secrets 1997 TV Movie Ellen
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 TV Series Athena
Space Marines 1996 Cmdr. Lasser
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1996 TV Series Onaya
Oblivion 2: Backlash 1996 Stell Barr
Murder, She Wrote 1985-1996 TV Series Laura Kerwin / Del Scott
Undercover Heat 1995 Video Mrs. V
ER 1995 TV Series Mrs. Rose
Lady in Waiting 1994 Carrie
Fortune Hunter 1994 TV Series Georgia Appleton
Immortal Combat 1994 Quinn
Shrunken Heads 1994 Big Moe
Oblivion 1994 Stell Barr
Hidden Fears 1993 Maureen Dietz
Best of the Best II 1993 Sue MacCauley
Quantum Leap 1992 TV Series Laura Fuller
Reasonable Doubts 1992 TV Series Anna Dare
Shadowchaser 1992 Video Sarah
Dead On: Relentless II 1992 Video Carol Dietz
To Catch a Killer 1992 TV Movie Attorney Carlson
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 1990-1991 TV Series D.A. Deb Grant
Future Kick 1991 Nancy
Diplomatic Immunity 1991/I Gerta Hermann
Shannon's Deal 1991 TV Series Eva Melville
Jezebel's Kiss 1990 Amanda Faberson
Back Stab 1990 Sara Rudnick
The Young Riders 1990 TV Series Mary Lou
Tripwire 1989 Julia
Stepfather II 1989 Carol Grayland
Relentless 1989 Carol Dietz
Blind Fury 1989 Lynn Devereaux
The Hitchhiker 1989 TV Series Deirdre
Midnight Caller 1989 TV Series Annie Driscoll
Leviathan 1989 Ms. Martin
Betrayal of Silence 1988 TV Movie Julie
They Live 1988 Holly
Riding Fast 1988 Sara
Miami Vice 1987-1988 TV Series D.A. Alice Carson
The Cosby Show 1988 TV Series Dyan
Desperate 1987 TV Movie Dorymae
Masters of the Universe 1987 Evil-Lyn
The Wind 1986 Video Sian Anderson
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Jenny (segment "Dreams for Sale")
The Emerald Forest 1985 Jean Markham
Best Kept Secrets 1984 TV Movie Shari Mitchell
The Osterman Weekend 1983 Ali Tanner
Desperate Intruder 1983 TV Movie Joanna Walcott
Cagney & Lacey 1982 TV Series Det. Chris Cagney
Ticket to Heaven 1981 Ingrid
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1980 TV Movie Katrina Van Tassel
Carny 1980 Gerta
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones 1980 TV Movie Jean Richie
Dan August: Murder, My Friend 1980 TV Movie Em Jackson
The Scarlet Letter 1979 TV Mini-Series Hester Prynne
A Different Story 1978 Stella Cooke
Sunshine Christmas 1977 TV Movie Nora
Police Story 1977 TV Series Nancy
Washington: Behind Closed Doors 1977 TV Mini-Series Jennie Jamison
Hawaii Five-O 1973-1976 TV Series Anne Waring / Nina
James Dean 1976 TV Movie Dizzy Sheridan
Baretta 1975 TV Series Stella / Lola
Three for the Road 1975 TV Series Patti Hardy
Bronk 1975 TV Series Margaret Lewis
The Streets of San Francisco 1975 TV Series Nancy Elizabeth Mellon
Sunshine 1975 TV Series Nora

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series 2013 TV Series Herself
They Live: Woman of Mystery with Meg Foster 2012 Video short Herself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' 2004 Video documentary Herself
The Making of 'They Live' 1988 TV Short Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Evil-Lyn
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 3 1996 Video Shay
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series Amanda Faberson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by a Foreign Actress Ticket to Heaven (1981)


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#Quote
1 [1978, interview in "Close Up"] Working is an important part of my life and identity. To be a fulfilled person, I would have to be doing something in addition to raising a child and running a house. Unless I'm feeling good about myself, I wouldn't be able to create the right environment for my family.
2 The role I'd like to play is the role I'm doing next. I take it day by day.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays duplicitous villains or traitorous double agents
2 Husky yet smooth voice
3 Strikingly pale blue eyes

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