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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
1She 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.
2Had 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).
3She was replaced with Sharon Gless on Cagney & Lacey (1981) after 6 episodes. CBS reportedly wanted somebody more "feminine".
4Foster 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 Anything1975TV MovieMarjorie
Things in Their Season1974TV MovieJudy Pines
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesMinonee
Barnaby Jones1973-1974TV SeriesGina Nelson / Glenda / Doris Talbot
Welcome to Arrow Beach1974Robbin Stanley
The F.B.I.1972-1974TV SeriesPaula Taylor / Marcy Brown
Medical Center1972-1974TV SeriesCassie / Carol McKinnon
Sunshine1973TV MovieNora
Cannon1973TV SeriesLinda Morrow
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV Series
Circle of Fear1972-1973TV SeriesPenny Wiseman / Julie Barnes
Mannix1972TV SeriesSheila Lynley
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesCarey Evers
Thumb Tripping1972Shay
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesRebecca
Mod Squad1970-1971TV SeriesCarolyn Delgado / Cora
The Death of Me Yet1971TV MovieAlice
The Todd Killings1971
Dan August1971TV SeriesEm Jackson
Bonanza1971TV SeriesMrs. Evangeline Woodtree
Men at Law1971TV SeriesBarbara Millett
The Interns1970TV SeriesSharon
Adam at Six A.M.1970Joyce
Here Come the Brides1970TV SeriesCallie Marsh
NET Playhouse1969TV SeriesPraxithia
Twin Peaks2017TV Series post-production
There's No Such Thing as Vampires2017post-productionSister Frank
Any Bullet Will Do2016post-productionMa Whitman
Irwindale2016Short completedAnauel
Investigation 132014post-productionLayla Parrish
Haunted: 333post-productionMomma McDonald
S2KfilmingHidai
Pretty Little Liars2013-2016TV SeriesCarla Grunwald
Three Days in August2016Maggie
Baskets2016TV SeriesThelma
312016Venus Virgo
The Originals2015TV SeriesJosephine LaRue
A Place Called Hollywood2015Beverly Bonds
Ravenswood2013-2014TV SeriesCarla Grunwald
The Mentalist2013TV SeriesJudith Saynay
Hjem2013TV SeriesMina
The Lords of Salem2012Margaret Morgan
Sebastian2011Gloria
25 Hill2011Audrey Gibbs
Coming Up Easy2004Mom
Being with Eddie2003ShortElinor
Xena: Warrior Princess2000TV SeriesHera
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys1998-1999TV SeriesHera
The Minus Man1999Irene
Sliders1999TV SeriesCol. Margaret Burke
Lost Valley1998Mary-ann Compton
Spoiler1998Woman #1
The Man in the Iron Mask1998/IIQueen Anne d'Autriche
The Killers Within1997Laura Seaton
Deep Family Secrets1997TV MovieEllen
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesAthena
Space Marines1996Cmdr. Lasser
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1996TV SeriesOnaya
Oblivion 2: Backlash1996Stell Barr
Murder, She Wrote1985-1996TV SeriesLaura Kerwin / Del Scott
Undercover Heat1995VideoMrs. V
ER1995TV SeriesMrs. Rose
Lady in Waiting1994Carrie
Fortune Hunter1994TV SeriesGeorgia Appleton
Immortal Combat1994Quinn
Shrunken Heads1994Big Moe
Oblivion1994Stell Barr
Hidden Fears1993Maureen Dietz
Best of the Best II1993Sue MacCauley
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesLaura Fuller
Reasonable Doubts1992TV SeriesAnna Dare
Shadowchaser1992VideoSarah
Dead On: Relentless II1992VideoCarol Dietz
To Catch a Killer1992TV MovieAttorney Carlson
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1990-1991TV SeriesD.A. Deb Grant
Future Kick1991Nancy
Diplomatic Immunity1991/IGerta Hermann
Shannon's Deal1991TV SeriesEva Melville
Jezebel's Kiss1990Amanda Faberson
Back Stab1990Sara Rudnick
The Young Riders1990TV SeriesMary Lou
Tripwire1989Julia
Stepfather II1989Carol Grayland
Relentless1989Carol Dietz
Blind Fury1989Lynn Devereaux
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesDeirdre
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesAnnie Driscoll
Leviathan1989Ms. Martin
Betrayal of Silence1988TV MovieJulie
They Live1988Holly
Riding Fast1988Sara
Miami Vice1987-1988TV SeriesD.A. Alice Carson
The Cosby Show1988TV SeriesDyan
Desperate1987TV MovieDorymae
Masters of the Universe1987Evil-Lyn
The Wind1986VideoSian Anderson
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesJenny (segment "Dreams for Sale")
The Emerald Forest1985Jean Markham
Best Kept Secrets1984TV MovieShari Mitchell
The Osterman Weekend1983Ali Tanner
Desperate Intruder1983TV MovieJoanna Walcott
Cagney & Lacey1982TV SeriesDet. Chris Cagney
Ticket to Heaven1981Ingrid
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow1980TV MovieKatrina Van Tassel
Carny1980Gerta
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones1980TV MovieJean Richie
Dan August: Murder, My Friend1980TV MovieEm Jackson
The Scarlet Letter1979TV Mini-SeriesHester Prynne
A Different Story1978Stella Cooke
Sunshine Christmas1977TV MovieNora
Police Story1977TV SeriesNancy
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977TV Mini-SeriesJennie Jamison
Hawaii Five-O1973-1976TV SeriesAnne Waring / Nina
James Dean1976TV MovieDizzy Sheridan
Baretta1975TV SeriesStella / Lola
Three for the Road1975TV SeriesPatti Hardy
Bronk1975TV SeriesMargaret Lewis
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesNancy Elizabeth Mellon
Sunshine1975TV SeriesNora

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2013TV SeriesHerself
They Live: Woman of Mystery with Meg Foster2012Video shortHerself
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend'2004Video documentaryHerself
The Making of 'They Live'1988TV ShortHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesEvil-Lyn
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 31996VideoShay
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesAmanda Faberson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by a Foreign ActressTicket 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.
2The role I'd like to play is the role I'm doing next. I take it day by day.

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

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