Tracy Middendorf

Tracy Middendorf

Birth name: Tracy Lynn Middendorf
Born: January 26, 1970
Age: 48
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
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Biography

Tracy Lynn Middendorf (born January 26, 1970) is an American television, movie, and stage actress.

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Biography

Acting Career

Middendorf was born in Miami Beach, Florida. She attended the Conservatory of Theatrical Arts at SUNY Purchase before breaking into television as Carrie Brady on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1992, replacing Christie Clark until her return in 1993. The following year, she made her feature film debut in the critically acclaimed Wes Craven's New Nightmare, where she played the supporting role of Julie.

During the 1990s, Middendorf built a solid career as a supporting actress in several television movies and series including hit shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210 (where she played the recurring role of Laura Kingman during the show's fourth season), Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Angel, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope and Millennium. She also starred in the television movie Dying to Belong (opposite Hilary Swank) and had a small part in Sam Raimi's For Love of the Game.
In March 1995, she resumed her stage career in Los Angeles playing Nicole Warren Diver in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night directed by Simon Levy at the Fountain Theatre. The same year she played Jill in Pilgrims by Stephen Metcalfe at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. The following year, she got an Ovation Awards nomination for her performance in Tennessee Williams's Orpheus Descending. In 1998 she briefly relocated to the East Coast to star in two different plays: Ah, Wilderness! at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (that marked her Broadway debut) and the Big Knife in Massachusetts. She returned to the Los Angeles stage with Tennessee Williams's Summer and Smoke, that earned her the Ovation Award for the best leading female performance..

During the 2000s, Middendorf continued her acting career in film, television and stage. After guest starring stints in Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Case, among other shows, she got recurring roles in 24, The Division, Alias and Lost.
On the big screen, she got parts in J.J. Abrams's Mission: Impossible 3, Niels Mueller's The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Stephen Purvis's El Cortez and Hart Bochner's Just Add Water. In 2002 she won another Ovation Award for her performance in Stephen Sachs' After the Fall, which ran for 7 sold-out months at the Fountain Theatre. For that production she also won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.

In 2010 she was cast as Babette in Boardwalk Empire: after appearing in the series pilot, directed by Martin Scorsese, Middendorf was featured in other eight episodes through the first and the second season. After starring in Bruno Barreto's Reaching for the Moon (filmed in Brazil), she won a recurring role in the action-drama hit show The Last Ship as Darien Chandler.
After starring in other stage plays such as Miss Julie (playing the title role), Battle of Black and Dogs (at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New York City) and Harold Pinter's Old Times (at the Shakespeare Theatre Company), Middendorf debuted as a director in Louise Rozett's Break during the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2011.
In April 2015, she won the American Movie Award as Best Actress for her performance in Snowflake, a critically acclaimed short film for which she also won the Diamond Award at the International Independent Film Awards, the Best Supporting Actress Award at the IndieFEST Film Awards 2016 and was nominated at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. After starring in the Beth Henley's play Abundance at The Actors Company Theatre in New York City, she joined the cast of the MTV series Scream as Margaret "Maggie" Duval.

Personal life

Middendorf is married to Franz Wisner, author of the well-received book Honeymoon with My Brother, and has two children.

Philanthropy

In 2012, Middendorf created Shutter To Think, a project designed to use photography as a way to support programs for girls around the world. Through the sale of personal photographs taken by well-known actors, writers, directors, and musicians, Shutter to Think is able to help fund programs with globally recognized organizations that are focused on providing opportunities to girls. Contributors include Steve Buscemi, Meryl Streep and Nicholas D. Kristof, among others.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare Julie Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival
1995 Milestone Sarah Short Film
1999 For Love of the Game Blonde Player's Wife
2004 The Assassination of Richard Nixon Businesswoman Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival
2006 Mission: Impossible III Ashley
El Cortez Theda
2008 Just Add Water Nora
2010 Boy Wonder Mary Donovan
2013 Reaching for the Moon Mary Premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival
2014 Snowflake Aurore Short Film
Best Actress Award - American Movie Awards
Best Supporting Actress Nomination - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Diamond Award - International Independent Film Awards
Best Supporting Actress Award - IndieFEST Film Awards

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1992 One Stormy Night Caroline Anna 'Carrie' Brady TV movie
1993 Days of Our Lives Series Regular (1993)
Beverly Hills, 90210 Laura Kingman 6 episodes (1993-1994)
1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Dorothy TV movie
McKenna Skates Episode: "Racing in the Streets"
The Client Denise Episode: "Happily Ever After"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Erin Garman Episode: "The Dark Side of the Door"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Tora Ziyal Episode: "For the Cause"
1997 Dying to Belong Kim Lessing TV movie
Touched by an Angel Amethyst Episode: "Last Call"
Perversions of Science Cheerleader Episode: "Panic"
The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "Betrayal"
1998 L.A. Doctors Alice Springs Episode: "Under the Radar"
1999 Chicago Hope Jesse Porter Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
Millennium Cass Doyle Episode: "Darwin's Eye"
Angel Tina Episode: "City of"
Ally McBeal Risa Helms Episode: "Car Wash"
Episode: "Heat Wave"
2000 The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "Officers of the Court"
The X-Files Gracie O'Connor Episode: "Signs and Wonders"
2001 Family Law Amanda Grant Episode: "Americans"
Gideon's Crossing Becky Lasker Episode: "The Way"
Six Feet Under Adele Swanson Episode: "The Will"
2002 The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "The Return of Joey Heric"
The Time Tunnel Sheila Phillips TV movie
JAG Mariel Reese Episode: "Code of Conduct"
Any Day Now Tanya Meyer Episode: "Call Him Macaroni"
Night Visions Lucinda Episode: "Harmony"
The Division Kimberly Episode: "Before the Deluge"
Episode: "Sweet Sorrow"
24 Carla Matheson 4 episodes
2003 Alias Elsa Caplan Episode: "A Free Agent"
Episode: "Endgame"
The Guardian Laura Donnellon Episode: "Hazel Park"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bridget Willis Episode: "Lucky Strike"
2004 Cold Case Rebecca Morgan / Linda Frandsen Episode: "Maternal Instincts"
Medical Investigation Anne Harring Episode: "Escape"
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Amber Frey TV movie
2005 House Sarah Reilich Episode: "Cursed"
2006 Without a Trace Audrey West Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"
2007 Shark Wendy Phillips Episode: "Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark"
Lost Bonnie Episode: "Greatest Hits"
Episode: "Through the Looking Glass" Part I
Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"Part II
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sarah Flint Episode: "Snitch"
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Belinda Mayfield Episode: "Working Stiffs"
Bones Gaynor Rabin Episode: "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken"
2010 Boardwalk Empire Babette Recurring, 9 episodes (2010-2012)
The Mentalist Jane Doe Episode: "Aingavite Baa"
2011 Criminal Minds Lyla Bradstone Episode: "Proof"
2014 The Last Ship Darien Chandler Recurring role
2015 Scream Margaret "Maggie" Duval Series Regular, 24 episodes (2015-2016)
2017 Bloodline Sally's mom Episode: "Part 30"

Theatre

Year Title Role Venue/Director Notes
1995 Tender is the Night Nicole Warren Diver The Fountain Theatre / Simon Levy
Reckless
Getting Out
Pilgrims Jill O'Brien Old Globe Theatre, San Diego / Stephen Metcalfe
1996 Orpheus Descending Carol Cutrere The Fountain Theatre / Simon Levy Ovation Awards Nomination - Best Featured Actress in a Play
1997 Mobile Hymn Park Ranger Santa Monica Playhouse / Robert Litz Drama-Logue Award Winner - Best Ensemble
1998 Ah, Wilderness! Muriel McComber Lincoln Center / Daniel Sullivan Broadway Debut
The Big Knife! Dixie Evans Williamstown Theatre Festival / Joanne Woodward
1999 Summer and Smoke Miss Alma The Fountain Theatre / Simon Levy Ovation Award Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role
2002 After the Fall Maggie The Fountain Theatre / Stephen Sachs Ovation Award Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role
LADCC Award Winner - Best Actress in a Leading Role
2007 Miss Julie Miss Julie The Fountain Theatre / Stephen Sachs
2008 The Pavilion Kari Westport Country Playhouse / Chad Rabinovitz
2010 Battle of Black and Dogs LĂ©one Yale Repertory Theatre, New York City / Robert Woodruff
2011 Old Times Kate Lansburgh Theatre, Washington D.C. / Michael Kahn
Break Only Director New York International Fringe Festival / Tracy Middendorf Directorial debut
2015 Abundance Bess johnson The Actors Company Theatre, New York City / Jenn Thompson

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