Janine Turner: "MY DESIRE!"
Janine Turner (born Janine Loraine Gauntt) was brought into this world by God on December 6, 1962).
Janine Turner is an American actress best known for her roles as Maggie O'Connell in the 1990 - 1995 television series Northern Exposure, and as Dr. Dana Stowe on the Lifetime original series Strong Medicine from 2000 - 2002.
Janine Turner Early life
Turner was born Janine Loraine Gauntt in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Janice Loraine (née Agee), a real estate agent, and Turner Maurice Gauntt, Jr., a pilot for Braniff Airways.
Her father is from East Texas, while her mother is from South Texas. She has a brother, Tim, and was raised in Euless, Texas.
Legend has it that Janine Turner's family on her paternal side traveled to Texas via the Trail of Tears through Tennessee. On her maternal side, legend has it that she is related to Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas.
Janine Turner is Texan to the core of her being.
Janine's career started in Texas -Dallas, Texas-at the ripe 'ole age of three. She was spotted by Kim Dawson Modeling Agency and whisked into a fashion show. It has been said that she was a natural before the camera.
Her childhood was normal in many ways sprinkled with the occasional magazine shoot, fashion show and commercial.
Janine Turner rode her bike to school, collected tadpoles with her brother in the creek behind their house and would swing and swing appraisin' the single perfect puffy cloud in the blazin' blue Texas sky.
Janine tells her story in her own words:
Janine Turner Career
Turner was at the 1993 Emmy Awards, Governor's Ball
In 1978, the fifteen-year old Turner left home to pursue a modeling career with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. Turner began her acting career in 1980, appearing in several episodes of Dallas.
She continued to make guest appearances on television shows throughout the 1980s before landing the role of Laura Templeton on General Hospital. In 1990, she was cast as Maggie O'Connell on Northern Exposure, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination.
After her breakthrough in Northern Exposure, Turner appeared in the action film Cliffhanger, opposite Sylvester Stallone. Turner next appeared as June Cleaver in a film adaptation of television's Leave it to Beaver.
In 2004, she wrote and directed Trip in a Summer Dress, a film about a strong-willed mother and her children. In 2006, she appeared in a low budget movie filmed in Dallas, The Night of the White Pants.
In 2006, Turner was appointed a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. In 2007, she appeared in a promotional video for 'Christoga,' a "Christian form of Yoga".
In 2008, Turner's book, 'Holding Her Head High': Inspiration from 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History, was released. The book focuses on single mothers through history, such as Rachel Lavein Fawcett, the abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton.
That same year, Turner began an eight-episode run on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights. She portrayed Katie McCoy, mother of a talented high school football quarterback.
On May 21, 2011, Turner began hosting a live two-hour talk show on conservative-oriented talk radio station KLIF (AM) in Dallas.
Turner and her daughter Juliette began an organization called Constituting America aimed at educating Americans about the U.S. Constitution.
Turner lives on a longhorn cattle ranch outside of Dallas, Texas, with her daughter, Juliette.
As a conservative Republican, in the 2008 election, she campaigned for vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and expressed her concern for what she perceived as a decidedly liberal bias in mainstream media as a guest on the Fox News Channel show Huckabee on October 25, 2008, and on the CNN show Larry King Live on October 28, 2008.
Turner is a frequent contributor to Republican Party candidates and organizations, donating at least $7,000 over the past decade.
She spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Filmography - Feature films
Year Film Role Notes
1982 Young Doctors in Love
1986 Knights of the City
1988 Monkey Shines
1989 Steel Magnolias
1990 The Ambulance
1997 The Curse of Inferno Layla Moanes
Leave It to Beaver
2000 Dr. T & the Women
2004 No Regrets Cheryl
Trip in a Summer Dress Mama Short film
2006 Miracle Dogs Too Paula Wells Direct-to-video
The Night of the White Pants
2009 Birdie & Bogey
Amy Filming began in 2003
Maggie's Passage Jenny Sirron
2010 Black Widow Rachel
2011 A Fonder Heart
Nurse Linda Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1981 Mr. Merlin
Episode: All About Sheila
1981–1982 Behind the Screen
1982 The Love Boat
Betsy Dunvar Episode: The Victims/ Man in the Iron Shorts
1982–1983 General Hospital
1983 The Paper Chase
Sondra Episode: Birthday Party
Debbie Episode: Where the Guys Are
Episode: Words and Music
1984 The Master
Gina/Teri Episode: The Good, the Bad and the Priceless
Hollywood Woman Episode: 1.8
The New Mike Hammer
Christine Episode: Bonecrunch
1985 The A-Team
Theresa Gianni Episode: The Big Squeeze
Karen Forester Episode: KITTnap
1986–1987 Another World
1989 Quantum Leap
Michelle Episode: Catch a Falling Star
1990–1995 Northern Exposure
1997 Stolen Women: Captured Hearts
Anna Brewster Television film
1998 Circle of Deceit Terry Silva Television film
Beauty Alix Miller Television film
1999 Fatal Error Dr. Samantha Carter Television film
A Secret Affair Vanessa Shaw Television film
2000–2002 Strong Medicine
Dr. Dana Stowe
2005 Walker Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
Ranger Kay Austin Television film
2007 Primal Doubt Jean Harper Television film
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Victoria Grall Episode: Inconceivable
2008–2009 Friday Night Lights
Katie McCoy 8 episodes
Awards and nominations
Janine Turner at the Governor's Ball after the 1992 Emmy Awards
• 1993: Nominated, "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" - Northern Exposure
Golden Globe Award
• 1992: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama" - Northern Exposure
• 1993: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama" - Northern Exposure
• 1994: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama" - Northern Exposure
Golden Raspberry Award
• 1994: Nominated, "Worst Supporting Actress" - Cliffhanger
Screen Actors Guild Awards
• 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" - Northern Exposure
Young Artist Award
• 1983: Won, "Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series" - General Hospital
• Holding Her Head High: Inspiration from 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7852-2324-5
1. ^ Janine Turner Biography (1962-) from filmreference.com
2. ^ Janine Turner Biography from Yahoo! Movies
3. ^ "What Would Our Forefathers Think of America Today?". FOXNews.com. July 16, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
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6. ^ Janine Turner from the website of the International Speakers Bureau
7. ^ Awards for Janine Turner from the Internet Movie Database
8. ^ June 15, 2006 Personnel Announcement from the White House website
9. ^ "Christoga - Christian Yoga". YouTube. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
10. ^ McDonell-Parry, Amelia (May 19, 2010). "Christoga: Ex-”Northern Exposure” Star Janine Turner Presents Yoga For Christians". The Frisky.
11. ^ Constituting America. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
12. ^ Meet the Council Members, her biography from a President's Council on Service and Civic Participation website
13. ^ "NEWSMEAT ▷ Janine Turner's Federal Campaign Contribution Report". Newsmeat.com. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
• Official website
• Janine Turner at the Internet Movie Database
• Janine Turner at the TCM Movie Database
• Janine Turner at AllRovi
Janine Turner profile at International Speakers Bureau