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Veronica Cartwright

Veronica was born in Bristol, England and emigrated to the United States as a young girl with her parents and sister Angela. She began her career modeling and doing print ads, she became the Kellogg's Girl doing commercials for Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Sugar Smacks and Rice Krispies.

At the age of nine Veronica appeared in IN LOVE AND WAR, playing Robert Wagner's sister, following that as a semi-regular on the CBS series, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, as Violet Rutherford, famed for giving Beaver his first kiss. Other shows followed such as THE ELEVENTH HOUR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS and the classic episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE called I Sing the Body Electric as young Anne. There were many guest appearances on various shows and then the NBC serial, DANIEL BOONE," where she played Jemima Boone from 1964 to 1966.

Her film career began in the classic films THE CHILDREN'S HOUR directed by William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS and SPENCER'S MOUNTAIN.

She made her transition into adult roles in such films as INSERTS with Richard Dryfuss and GOIN' SOUTH, the first of three films in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson. Veronica appeared in two science fiction classics in the 1970's, Philip Kaufman's remake of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Ridley Scott's masterpiece thriller, ALIEN.

Veronica starred as Betty Grissom in the epic dramatization of NASA's space program based on Tom Wolfe's novel, THE RIGHT STUFF, also directed by Kaufman. She made an indelible impression on movie-goers in 1987 with her standout performance in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.  Among Veronica's other film credits are MAN TROUBLE, CANDYMAN II, SPARKLER, KINSEY and ODD WAY HOME. She has appeared in over 50 movies.

Veronica has appeared in over 100 television movies and series, including THE RAT PACK, THE LOTTERY, MY BROTHERS KEEPER, DEAD IN THE WATER, and RFK: HIS LIFE AND TIMES in which she played Ethel Kennedy. She also had a memorable recurring television role as the zealous prosecutor, Margaret Flanagan on L.A. LAW.

Veronica has been nominated four times for an Emmy Award with one win. At age 15 she won a Emmy for Best Actress in a television movie called TELL ME NOT IN MOURNFUL NUMBERS. She was nominated again in 1997 for her guest starring role of Mrs. Huston in two widely acclaimed episodes of ER. In 1998 and 1999 the Television Academy nominated her twice for her pivotal role of Cassandra Spender on Fox's THE X FILES.

Her many theatre credits from New York to Los Angeles include ELECTRA, TALLY'S FOLLY, THE BAT and THE MASTER BUILDER, all of which she received brilliant reviews. Her performances in THE HANDS OF ITS ENEMY, THE TRIPLET COLLECTION and HOMESTEADERS, each brought her DramaLogue Awards for Best Actress.

Veronica has guest starred on television in CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI CYBER, BOSCH, RESURRECTION, GREYS ANATOMY, WILL & GRACE, and many other hit television shows.

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