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An attractive, petite character actress, Wilhoite has worked extensively in theater, film and TV. Known for her portrayals of strong, sassy women, she made her feature debut in the teen-sex comedy "Private School" (1983) and that same year ventured into TV-movies with "Quarterback Princess" (CBS). In addition to supporting Charles Bronson in J Lee Thompson's "Murphy's Law" (1986), she wrote and sang the title song. Wilhoit marked time in small roles in generally forgettable films (Sandra Locke's "Ratboy" 1986; Alan Parker's "Angel Heart" 1987) before landing parts like a college newspaper editor in "Campus Man" (also 1987) and reporter Hank O'Hare in "Brenda Starr" (1989). Other credits include "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992), "Fire in the Sky" (1993) and "Color of Night" (1994).
Television has provided Wilhoite with some of her best roles. She has made guest appearances on such shows as "Cagney and Lacey" and "Cop Rock," in which she had a recurring role as a drug-addicted mother. Her TV-movies include "Single Bars, Single Women" (ABC, 1984), "Not My Kid" (CBS, 1985) and "Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back" (CBS, 1993). Wilhoite was chosen by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite to provide the voice of "Cathy" in several animated specials based on the popular comic strip. She has also portrayed the mentally challenged girlfriend of Larry Drake on the NBC legal drama "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1993-94) and is remembered as the child-like Chloe, whose pregnancy and childbirth caused difficulties for her doctor sister (Sherry Stringfield) on "ER."
Cast (Feature Film)
Music (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Made film debut in "Private School"
TV movie debut, "Quarterback Princess" (CBS)
First song credit, "Murphy's Law" (also acted)
TV series debut, "Heart of the City"
Made New York stage debut in "Division Street"
Provided the voice of comic book character "Cathy" for several animated series
Played recurring role of drug addict on ABC's short-lived "Cop Rock" ; also sang and wrote songs
Appeared in recurring role of Rosalie on "L.A. Law" (NBC)
Played recurring role as the older sister of Sherri Stringfield's character on NBC medical drama "ER"
Provided voice of title character on ABC animated series "Pepper Ann"
Wrote songs for and performed on soundtrack of the indie film "Valerie Flake"; premiered at Sundance
Appeared in "Pay It Forward" and "Nurse Betty"
Joined cast of The WB drama series "Gilmore Girls"
Cast in "King of California," starring Michael Douglas
Acted in crime drama "Fragments"
Cast opposite Robert Carlyle in indie drama "California Solo"