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CANDICE BERGEN (Sharon) is "a beautiful actress who projects intelligence, humor, vulnerability, and self-reliance-all more or less simultaneously," wrote critic Vincent Canby in the New York Times. Candice proved this every week for 10 years as 'Murphy' on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy MURPHY BROWN, for which she received five Emmy awards and two Golden Globe awards. This summer Candice will go into production on the much anticipated revival, which will air on CBS in the fall. Candice had earlier received extraordinary critical and audience responses for her performance as a college student caught up in turmoil of a campus revolt in GETTING STRAIGHT, as the personification of the clean cut all-American dream girl of the '40's in Mike Nichol's CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, and as the newly liberated wife in STARTING OVER for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her most recent film appearance was the romantic comedy "Home Again" with Reese Witherspoon.

The daughter of Frances and the late Edgar Bergen, Candice attended the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, the Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., as well as school in Switzerland, and at the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in art history and creative writing. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Candice would frequently commute to New York for modeling assignments, and was still attending college when she made her motion picture debut as 'Lakey' in THE GROUP.

Combining her acting career with an insatiable desire to see the world, Candice traveled to Formosa to star opposite Steve McQueen and Sir Richard Attenborough in Robert Wise's THE SAND PEBBLES; to Greece to appear in THE DAY THE FISH CAME OUT; and to France to star with Yves Montand in Claude LeLouche's VIVRE POUR VIVRE. She also starred in T.R. BASKIN, THE ADVENTURERS, SOLDIER BLUE, THE MAGUS, THE HUNTING PARTY, 11 HARROW HOUSE, "THE WIND AND THE LION, "BITE THE BULLET, THE DOMINO PRINCIPAL, A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN, and OLIVER'S STORY.

Additional film credits include the role of Margaret Bourke-White in Richard Attenborough's GANDHI, co-starring with Jacqueline Bisset in the George Cukor directed RICH AND FAMOUS, opposite Burt Reynolds in STICK, SWEET HOME ALABAMA with Reese Witherspoon, MISS CONGENIALITY with Sandra Bullock, BRIDE WARS, SEX & THE CITY, and a role in the remake of THE WOMAN, directed by MURPHY BROWN creator Diane English. Her next role will be in BOOK CLUB.

Candice made her Broadway debut starring as 'Darlene' in the critically acclaimed Hurly Burly directed by long-time friend Mike Nichols, which also starred William Hurt, Judith Ivey and Ron Silver. After nearly thirty years, Candice returned to Broadway in the 2012 critically acclaimed production of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, alongside John Larroquette, James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury. Candice most recently appeared on Broadway in November 2014 opposite Alan Alda in Love Letters.

In addition to MURPHY BROWN, Candice's other television credits include the role of smart, sexy, dignified, lawyer Shirley Schmidt on the David E. Kelly dramedy BOSTON LEGAL which garnered her two Emmy nominations and both a Golden Globe and SAG nomination.

Candice later went on to portray Dr. Lisa Cuddy's mother in a multi-episode arc on FOX's critically acclaimed series HOUSE M.D. Candice also starred in the TV movies for CBS- MAYFLOWER MADAM, MURDER: BY REASON OF INSANITY and MARY & TIM. She was also seen in the highly rated ABC mini-series HOLLYWOOD WIVES based on the best-selling novel by Jackie Collins. In addition, Candice had two shows on The Oxygen Network: EXHALE and CANDICE CHECKS IT OUT.

Last year Candice started a company called Bergen Bags, which is a personal customization business in which she paints images and monograms on beloved handbags. All of the proceeds go to charity.

Over the years, Ms. Bergen has achieved great success in the worlds of photography and journalism. She has produced magazine articles and photographic essays filled with intelligence and wit, observing the world with a keen eye for detail and humor. She has written a cover story for New York magazine about working with Lina Wertmuller on A NIGHT FULL OF RAIN, articles about the Masia Tribe of Kenya and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and for Playboy, an account of her four-week trip to Red China entitled "Can a Cultural Worker from Beverly Hills Find Happiness in the People's Republic of China?" She also wrote the cover story on Charlie Chaplin's return to the United States for Life magazine.

Her articles on her first film, THR GROUP; the mayhem of roller derbies; a social history of Bel Air; profiles of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, Oscar Levant, Paul Newman and Lee Marvin; and the presidential primaries in 1968 have appeared in Esquire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal.

Candice's autobiography, "Knock Wood", which she worked on for five years, was released in April 1984 to critical acclaim and enjoyed several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It's sequel, "A Fine Romance", was published in April, 2015 and became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Candice resides in New York with her husband Marshall Rose.


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