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Frances Fisher : Mrs. Von Hoffman
Born in Milford On-Sea, England, Frances Fisher’s itinerant childhood in the UK, Columbia, Canada, France, Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Iowa and Texas undoubtedly provided fodder for her thespian career.

Fisher started her career on the stage and has starred in over 30 theatrical productions, including Fool For Love, Desire Under the Elms, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, Hay Fever, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Three More Sleepless Nights (Drama League Award). Her most recent theatre: The Cherry Orchard at The Taper with Annette Bening, Alfred Molina and Sarah Paulson and a two-hander opposite Paul Ben Victor in Sexy Laundry.

Fisher's diverse film career spans cool independents to blockbusters to Academy Award winners, including: “Tough Guys Don’t Dance,” “Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?,” “Babyfever,” “Patty Hearst,” “Female Perversions,” Oscar-winning “Unforgiven,” “True Crime,” “The Big Tease,” “The Rising Place,” “Blue Car,” “Mrs. Harris,” “The Kingdom,” “House of Sand & Fog,” “Wild America,” “Laws of Attraction,” “In The Valley Of Elah,” “Jolene” (Jessica Chastain's first film), “The Perfect Game,” “Golf in the Kingdom,” “Sedona” and “The Lincoln Lawyer.” She is perhaps best known for her memorable performance as Kate Winslet’s mother in “Titanic,” which garnered Fisher a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble Cast, while the film went on to receive 11 Academy Awards. In addition to her thriving theater and film career, Fisher played notable real-people television roles: Lucille Ball in “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter,” Audrey Hepburn's mother in “The Audrey Hepburn Story” (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Emmy Rossum and Sarah Hyland in the three stages of Ms. Hepburn's life) and Jackie O's mother, Janet Bouvier in “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis” (played by Joanne Whalley). Fisher had recurring roles on a number of series, including “The Shield,” “Eureka” and “Torchwood” and has guest starred in “Law & Order, “Roseanne,” “The Mentalist, “Two and a Half Men,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Private Practice” and “CSI.” To this day, she is stopped on the street, as fans remember her as Deborah Saxon on the beloved soap opera “The Edge of Night” and, later, Suzette Saxon on “The Guiding Light.” Those jobs were her bread and butter as a budding actress in New York. After her Eon contract was completed, she focused again solely on regional and off-off-Broadway theatre, while doing scene work for Lee Strasberg as a member of The Actors Studio, in addition to studying with the great Stella Adler.

Today, Fisher continues to play screen mom to some very interesting talent: She was seen in the #1 Box office hit, “The Roommate,” playing Leighton Meester's mother; she played Ryan Philippe's mother in Brad Furman's critically acclaimed Lakeshore feature “Lincoln Lawyer,” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Alessandro Nivola's mother in David Rosenthal's “Janie Jones,” co-starring Abigail Breslin. Fisher guested on AdultSwim in the British Version of Rob Corddry's comedy “Children's Hospital,” playing the British version of Megan Mullally's character, "The Head,” Travis Fine's “Any Day Now,” which won seven Audience Awards, award-winning “The Silent Thief” (mom to Scout Taylor-Compton and Cody Longo). She also starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “The Seven Year Hitch” and a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation of “The Makeover,” with Julia Styles, Camryn Manheim, playing mom to David Walton.

Most recently, Fisher co-starred with Saoirse Ronan and William Hurt in Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi book adapted for the screen, “The Host,” guest-starred in an arc on Kiefer Sutherland's hit TV series, ”Touch” and guest-starred recently on ABC’s “Castle.”

Upcoming films include “Pandora's Box,” co-starring with Joe Mantegna; “Red Wing,” with Luke Perry and Bill Paxton; Catherine Harwicke's “Plush,” with Emily Browning; Ash Christian's “Adventures of Sweet Yellow,” Henry Jaglom's “The ‘M’ Word” and “Retribution.” Fisher recently wrapped “You're Not You,” co-starring as Hilary Swank's mother, with Josh Duhamel, Emmy Rossum and Ed Begley, Jr.

Currently Fisher is starring in ABC's compelling new sci fi series, “Resurrection,” which premiered in 2014 to outstanding ratings, in which she plays a grieving mother whose child drowned decades ago and returns home as the same 9 year old boy. The series will be returning this fall.