Patricia Kalember

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Patricia Kalember
Patricia Kathryn Kalember

(1956-12-30) December 30, 1956 (age 66)
EducationIndiana University at Bloomington (BA), Temple University (MFA)
Years active1981present
Mark Torres
(m. 1980;div. 1983)

(m. 1986)

Patricia Kathryn Kalember (born December 30, 1956) [1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters (1991–1996). Kalember also had the leading roles in the number of television films, co-starred in the feature films, including Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), A Far Off Place (1993), Signs (2002), The Company Men (2010), and Limitless (2011), and recurring roles in thirtysomething (1989–1991) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004–2010).


Life and career

Kalember was born in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Vivian Daisy (née Wright) and Robert James Kalember. [2] She was raised in Westport, Connecticut, and Louisville, Kentucky. She received her BA in Theater from Indiana University and a MFA from Temple University. [3] Kalember has been married to British actor Daniel Gerroll since 1986. They have three children. [4] She was previously married to Mark Torres, an actor. [4]

Kalember made her television debut in 1981, on the daytime soap opera Texas . She later was a regular cast member on Loving . She was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the play The Foreigner (1986). In 1986, she had the leading role in the short-lived CBS drama series, Kay O'Brien . She also starred alongside Tim Matheson in the short-lived ABC sitcom Just in Time (1988). From 1989 to 1991, she appeared in a recurring role on thirtysomething.

Kalember may be best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters, alongside Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward, and Julianne Phillips, [5] from 1991 to 1996. She later had the leading roles in a number of made-for-television films. Kalember had roles in such films as Cat's Eye (1985), Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992), and A Far Off Place (1993).

She played the role of Margaret Craig McNamara in the HBO biographical film Path to War (2002) and appeared as Mel Gibson's character's wife in the science-fiction thriller, Signs that same year. She had guest roles on such television series as Touched by an Angel , Gossip Girl , The Good Wife , Blue Bloods , and Orange Is the New Black . Kalember played two different characters in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ; in 2001, she appeared in an episode of the second season, and from 2004 to 2010, she played Judge Karen Taten. Kalember co-starred in such films as The Girl in the Park , The Company Men , Rabbit Hole , and Limitless .



1985 Cat's Eye Marcia
1988 Little Girl Lost Andrea NewmanTelevision film
1989 Fletch Lives Amanda Ray Ross
1990KaleidoscopeAlexandraTelevision film
1990 Jacob's Ladder Sarah
1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Barbara
1993 A Far Off Place Elizabeth Parker
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Linda KarneyTelevision film
1995The Unspoken TruthMargaret TrainorTelevision film
1995Degree of GuiltJudge Caroline MastersTelevision film
1996Angel Flight DownTeresa BagshawTelevision film
1997Home Before DarkDolores James
1998When Husbands CheatTess McCallTelevision film
1999 Jump Mother
1999 Final Run Connie Phipps-SingerTelevision film
2000Killing CinderellaCinderella
2000Labor PainsDelia
2000 A Time for Dancing Sandra Michaels
2002 Path to War Margaret Craig McNamara
2002 Signs Colleen Hess
2003 Straight from the Heart Laurie WoodsTelevision film
2004Fatal Lessons: The Good TeacherSamantha StephensTelevision film
2007Ben's PlanShelly Stephens
2007 The Girl in the Park Amanda
2010 The Company Men Cynthia McClary
2010 Rabbit Hole Peg
2010 Kalamity Terry Klepack
2011 Limitless Mrs. Atwood
2012 Girl Most Likely Virginia
2015 Run All Night Rose Maguire
2016 Custody Wendy Fisher
2020Morning Into NightDelilahShort film


1981 Texas MeredithEpisode: "1.339"
1983–1984 Loving Merrill VochekSeries regular
1985BrassLori CartwrightTV pilot
1985 The Equalizer Carlene RandallEpisode: "Pilot"
1986 Kay O'Brien Dr. Kay 'Kayo' O'BrienSeries regular, 13 episodes
1987 The Equalizer Dr. Stephanie DavisEpisode: "Coal Black Soul"
1988 Just in Time Joanna FarrellSeries regular, 6 episodes
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Maria AceroEpisode: "Date Rape"
1989–1991 thirtysomething Susannah HartRecurring role, 15 episodes
1991–1996 Sisters Georgiana 'Georgie' Reed WhitsigSeries regular, 127 episodes
1997 Early Edition Dr. PriceEpisode: "Love Is Blind"
1997 Michael Hayes Dr. Claire SolomonEpisode: "The Doctor's Tale"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leslie DeSantisEpisode: "Folly"
2002 Touched by an Angel Janice LowryEpisode: "Secreets and Lies"
2004–2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge TatenRecurring role, 10 episodes
2008 Gossip Girl Mrs. BoardmanEpisode: "There Might be Blood"
2010 The Good Wife Julie BowersEpisode: "Painkiller"
2011Weekends at BellevueLucindaTV pilot
2011 Blue Bloods Dr. KellerRecurring role, 3 episodes
2012 White Collar Ms. HollomanEpisode: "Judgment Day"
20132018 Orange Is the New Black Marka NicholsRecurring role, 4 episodes
20142019 Madam Secretary Senator Kate Fletcher4 episodes
2014 Olive Kitteridge Joyce HBO miniseries; Episode: "Incoming Tide"
2015 Allegiance NCS Director2 episodes
20152020 Power Kate Egan
2015 Veep SarahEpisode: “Mommy Meyer”
20172018 The Tick Joan11 episodes
2018 The Blacklist Anna HopkinsEpisode: "The Invisible Hand (No. 63)"
2019 Elementary Erika VanderweyEpisode: "The Latest Model"
2022 Power Book IV: Force Kate Egan2 episodes

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