Kathleen Turner is an American actress. She is also known for her distinctive, gritty voice. The 66-year-old actress was born on June 19, 1954. She was also nominated for the Academy Awards and Two Tony awards. Kathleen has showcased her work in different movies like Body Heat, The Man with Two Brains, Crimes of Passion, Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor, The Accidental Tourist, and the War of the Roses, Serial Mom.
There are other movies too where she has been seen working like Undercover Blues, The Virgin Suicides, Baby Geniuses, and Beautiful. She was also seen in the famous sitcom called Friends as Chandler Bing’s drag queen father Charles Bing. Her voice has got its recognition as she has used her voice in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Monster House. In the whole time of her career, she has also worked in theatre. Also, she gave acting classes at New York University.
More about Kathleen Turner
The Actress was born in the year 1954 in Springfield, Missouri. She is the daughter of Patsy (née Magee) and Allen Richard Turner. Allen Richard is a U.S. Foreign Service officer. Kathleen’s father was bought up in China. His father (Kathleen’s grandfather) used to serve as a Methodist missionary.
She has three other siblings and is the only one who is born in the United States. There is one sister named Susan and two other brothers. She was born and bought up in a strict Christian family where performance was restricted and prohibited. It was more of Turner’s mother who supported her with her performances. She was married to Jay Weiss. The marriage took place in the year 1984. The marriage didn’t go well for both of them which lead to the divorce in the year 2007. She has one child.
Turner grew in different countries like Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, and London, England. Also, she completed her high school at The American School in London. She completed her graduation in 1972. Her acting career started in high school only that was a stepping stone for her. Kathleen Turner’s father died due to coronary thrombosis just before a week of her graduation. After this, she went to Southwest Missouri State University and studied theatre there. Her talent in acting was discovered by director Herbert Blau in the play The House of Blue Leaves. He called her to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. There she took out her degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in the year 1977. During that period, she did perform under many directors and did many plays.
Recent Buzz about Kathleen
After so many years of her career, Kathleen Turner recently gets into the buzz again. After joining the cast of “The Kominsky Method” she reunites with Michael Douglas on the show. The buzz was created because of her statement stating him as her crush. During an interview when she was asked about her working with Michael Douglas after 30 years she comes out with a statement that the movie isn’t adventurous but something very different, a whole different experience for her. She also remembers the old time when she used to work with her.
In the interview, she was asked about the secret to their chemistry in the past if there is any kind to crush on him. Answering the question Kathleen said she had a crush on Michael Douglas while romancing in the movies. This thing was way before his involvement with her future husband. She talked about Michael and Diandra’s relationship. How things were going on and also how it took a turn over. She also mentioned that yes she was surely knocked down by him for a while.
She also talks about her suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. This interview created a buzz around especially Kathleen’s confession for her crush. The interview created the entire buzz for her after so many years.
In the year 1980, Kathleen was one of the funniest, sultry, adventurous, and sassy in films back then. She got the hype because of the movie like Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Prizzi’s Honor and The Man with Two Brains. Her voice created a sensation all around.