Janine Turner

Janine Turner, actress, born in Lincoln, NE.

Janine Turner, actress, born in Lincoln, NE.

Janine Loraine Gauntt Turner was born on December 6, 1962, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The younger of two children born to Texans Turner and Janice Gauntt, Janine she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and trained in acting, dance and modeling.

Her first big break happened when she was cast in the role of Laura Templeton on TV’s popular daytime soap General Hospital.  Her film debut in Young Doctors in Love, featured her along with other stars in parody of their soap characters.

Janine most important role was the spunky, crop-haired Alaskan air taxi pilot Maggie O’Connell opposite Rob Morrow on the eccentric prime-time series Northern Exposure (1990) for which she was nominated for three Golden Globe and an Emmy. Since then, she has appeared in film and television, and spends time writing, directing, and singing.

 

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