Houston, Texas, USA
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Superman III. The Dreamer Of OZ
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Annette O`Toole (born Annette Toole; April 1, 1952) is an American dancer and actress. She is known for her role of Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on Smallville. O`Toole was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Dorothy Geraldine (n√©e Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. She began acting at a very young age, doing guest appearances in shows such as My Three Sons (1960), The Virginian (1962), Gunsmoke (1955), Hawaii Five-O (1968), and The Partridge Family (1970). O`Toole`s first major role came as Robby Benson`s tutor/girlfriend in the college basketball story One on One in 1977. In 1981, she starred in the HBO onstage production of Vanities, as well as in the made-for-TV Movie Stand By Your Man, which detailed the life of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Later on in 1982, she appeared briefly as Nick Nolte`s girlfriend in 48 Hours. That same year, she played Alice Perrin in Cat People and in 1983 she played Clark Kent`s boyhood love interest Lana Lang in Superman III starring Christopher Reeve. In 1990, she played the adult Beverly Marsh in the horror miniseries based on the Stephen King novel It. She had a recurring role on the television shows Nash Bridges (1996) and starred in her own series The Huntress (2000). She guest-starred as Topanga`s mother on Boy Meets World in 1999. She has also performed in a number of successful theater productions. In October 2001, she returned to the Superman mythos in the role of Martha Kent, Clark Kent/Superman`s adoptive mother, in the television series Smallville. She is thus the only actress ever to play both Superman`s girlfriend and Superman`s adoptive mother.
O`Toole has been married to actor Michael McKean since 1999, and in 2003 the duo was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow, a love duet that they had written for the movie A Mighty Wind. O`Toole and McKean guest-starred together in an episode of Law & Order as a wealthy married couple accused of murder. The couple also guest starred on Boy Meets World as Topanga Lawrence`s parents, Jedidiah and Rhiannon. She has two daughters, Nell and Anna Geisslinger, from her former marriage to Bill Geisslinger. On July 7, 2007, O`Toole appeared as a backing singer for her husband`s fictional band Spinal Tap at the London leg of the Live Earth concerts. She has also performed on the 2009 Unwigged and Unplugged tour featuring her husband, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest. In reference to the film This is Spinal Tap, Shearer scolded McKean onstage in Houston, Texas for once again bringing his wife on tour.
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Christopher Reeve, John Schneider, Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum
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Annette O'Toole (born April 1, 1952) is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is most recently known for portraying Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on the television series Smallville.
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Appears in TV commercials for Trinity Mother Frances Hospital which is located in Tyler, Texas. The hospital specializes in trauma and critical care.
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Annette O'Toole is married to Michael McKean, they have been married for 2 years (since 20th March, 1999).
She was married to Bill Geisslinger from 1983 to 1993.
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