A DOG'S JOURNEY
Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominee MARG HELGENBERGER
(Hannah) most recently starred in the Women's Project Theatre off-Broadway
production of What We're Up Against. She also guest-starred on the CBS series
Under the Dome.
In fall 2016, Helgenberger starred in the Arena Stage production of The
Little Foxes in Washington, D.C. In spring 2014, she starred in the Barrington
Stage Company's production of The Other Place. Prior, she co-starred alongside
Josh Holloway in the CBS drama series Intelligence.
In 2013, she ended her 12th season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, for
which she earned two Emmy Award nominations. On the critically acclaimed show,
executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, her character, Catherine Willows, is a
single mother working as a crime-scene analyst on the graveyard shift in Las
Helgenberger starred alongside Kevin Costner in Mr. Brooks, MGM's
psychological thriller about a man who occasionally falls under the spell of his
murderous alter ego.
She co-starred alongside Julia Roberts in Universal's smash hit Erin
Brockovich, as a woman dying of cancer due to a contaminated water source.
Helgenberger also starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved
murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
Helgenberger appeared in two original telepictures for Showtime. In the
controversial Thanks of a Grateful Nation, she played the sister of a man
(Steven Weber) who suffers a terminal brain tumor after returning from the Gulf
War. She then co-starred with Ann-Margret in Happy Face Murders as a detective
investigating a very unsettling and confusing case of murder.
Helgenberger's breakout role as K.C. on China Beach won her an Emmy Award in
1990. In 1997, she guest-starred on a four-episode arc on ER playing George
Clooney's love interest. Her other television credits include Murder Live, with
David Morse and Teri Garr; Stephen King's highly rated miniseries The
Tommyknockers; a Tom Hanks-directed episode of Showtime's Fallen Angels; and the
Oscar-nominated short film Partners, directed by Peter Weller; as well as The
Gold Coast, opposite David Caruso.
On the feature film side, Helgenberger starred in Species, opposite Ben
Kingsley, Michael Madsen and Forest Whitaker, and in Species II. Other film
credits include In Good Company, alongside Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson;
Fire Down Below, with Steven Seagal; The Last Time I Committed Suicide, with
Keanu Reeves; My Fellow Americans, with Jack Lemmon and James Garner; The Cowboy
Way, with Woody Harrelson; Bad Boys, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence;
Always, with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss; and Crooked Hearts, with Peter
Berg and Noah Wyle.
Growing up in North Bend, Nebraska, Helgenberger acted in school plays, but
it was not until she attended Northwestern University that she thought of acting
as a career. While there, she appeared on stage as Kate in The Taming of the
Shrew and as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, to name a few. After
graduating college, she was cast on the ABC TV daytime drama Ryan's Hope. While
in New York, she also did work with the children's theatre company TADA!
Helgenberger lives in Los Angeles.
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