Anne Archer Biography

(Actress and Scientologist Best Known for Her Role as ‘Beth Gallagher’ in the Film ‘Fatal Attraction’)

Birthday: August 24, 1947 (Virgo)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Anne Archer is an American actress best known for her role as Beth Gallagher in the 1987 movie ‘Fatal Attraction,’ for which she earned an Academy Award nomination. She is also known for her performances in the plays ‘The Graduate’ and ‘The Trial of Jane Fonda’. Born in Los Angeles, California, to actor parents, she became interested in acting at a young age. Before making her motion picture debut in ‘The All-American Boy,’ Archer studied theater arts at the Claremont College. She then went on to act in many TV programs and movies, stunning the audiences every time with her brilliant performances. Behind the screen, the talented actress is recognized as the mother of the renowned financial executive Thomas William Davis, who she had with her ex-husband William Davis. Archer also has a son from her second marriage to TV producer Terry Jastrow.
Quick Facts

Age: 76 Years, 76 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Terry Jastrow (m. 1979), William Davis (m. 1969–1977)

father: John Archer

mother: Marjorie Lord

children: Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow, Tommy Davis

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females

Notable Alumni: Pitzer College

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Pitzer College

Anne Archer made her first TV appearance in 1970 in an episode of the series ‘Men at Law’. Two years later, she made her film debut in the comedy film ‘The Honkers’. In 1973, she featured in the drama series ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice’ as Carol Sanders. That year, the actress also starred in Charles Eastman's drama film ‘The All-American Boy’ alongside Jon Voight and E. J. Peaker. This was followed by her performance in the short film ‘The Mark of Zorro’.
In 1975 and 1976, Archer made appearances in the action detective series ‘Switch’. During this time, she also had guest roles in the dramas ‘Little House on the Prairie’, ‘McCloud’ and ‘Petrocelli’. After featuring in a few episodes of the series ‘Seventh Avenue’, she was cast as Annie in the movie ‘Paradise Alley’. The sports drama flick focuses on the life of three brothers who become engaged in professional wrestling.
Anne Archer began the 1980s with roles in the films ‘Hero at Large’ and ‘Raise the Titanic’, both of which were released in 1980. In 1983, she played Annie Benjamin Nichols in the sitcom ‘The Family Tree’. Two years later, she was cast as Cassandra Wilder in the soap opera ‘Falcon Crest’. The actress ended the decade with her breakthrough performance in ‘Fatal Attraction’, a psychological thriller that earned her an Academy Award nomination.
The year 1992 saw Archer appear in the film ‘Patriot Games’ as well as the short films ‘The Last of His Tribe’ and ‘Nails’. A year later, she earned further stardom when she played Claire Kane in the comedy-drama ‘Short Cuts’. This was followed by roles in the movies ‘Jane's House’ and ‘Clear and Present Danger’. Then in 1999, the talented artiste made guest appearances in a few episodes of ‘Camino de Santiago’.
In the mid-2000s, Anne Archer acted in the films ‘November’ and ‘Man of the House’. In 2008, she joined the cast of the comedy drama ‘Privileged’. In 2017, she was seen as Mother Monica in the thriller flick ‘Trafficked’.
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Family & Personal Life
Anne Archer was born on August 24, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to actors Marjorie Lord and John Archer. She has a brother named Gregg Archer/Gregg Bowman. She also has a half-sister, Lisa Archer, as well as a half-brother, John Archer, Jr.
Archer married William Davis in 1969. The couple a son, Thomas William Davis, before parting ways in 1977. The actress then married TV producer Terry Jastrow in 1979. Together, they have a son named Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow, who was born in October 1984.


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1994 Short Cuts (1993) Winner

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