Anne Archer

Born: 24 August 1947 (74 years old)
Gender: Female



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Anne Archer is an American actess best known for her role opposite Michael Douglas in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award.

Archer is also well-known for her Golden Globe-winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's Short Cuts, and for playing Harrison Ford's beleaguered wife in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

Throughout her motion picture career, she has starred opposite some of Hollywood's most dynamic and respected leading men, including Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin, Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain, Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley and Tommy Lee Jones in Man of the House.

On television, she appeared in one season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, starring opposite Danny DeVito. She also appeared in The L Word and had a recurring role in Ghost Whisperer, as the mother of Jennifer Love Hewitt, from 2006-2008.

From 2008-2009 she starred as Laurel Limoges, founder of an international cosmetics empire, in the television dramedy series Privileged.

Archer is the fourth generation in her family to be born and raised in Los Angeles.

When not acting, she devotes her time to the organisation she founded in 2006, Artists for Human Rights (AFHR), which has the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raising awareness of human rights around the world.

Archer is a member of the Church of Scientology, first encountering the religion in the late 1970s at an acting school run by devout follower Milton Katselas, the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Her husband and fellow Scientologist, Terry Jastrow, also took courses at the Katselas school.

Between 1982 and 1986 Archer was a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics, the literacy training organisation sponsored by the Church of Scientology.

Her son Tommy Davis is the head of the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles, California.

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