Family & Companions
Pretty yet sturdy stage-trained character player of stage and screen who convinces playing salt-of-the-earth ethnic mothers and caregivers. Hart made her Broadway debut in "Equus" and garnered a 1983 Tony nomination for her supporting role in Peter Nichols's "Passion." She debuted on TV in the historical TV-movie "Kent State" (NBC, 1981) and followed up with roles in a wide variety of telefilms and several dramas broadcast as part of PBS's "American Playhouse" including "The Little Sister," "Painting Churches" (both 1986) and "Big Time" (1989).
Hart made her first film appearance in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict" (1982) as half of the bewildered working-class couple that hires dissolute lawyer Paul Newman. Her subsequent credits included "Oh, God! You Devil" (1984), "Highlander" (1986), and "Once Around" (1991). Hart made the transition to TV series regular playing chief operating nurse Camille Shutt on the ambitious medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-96). Her character was also the estranged wife of a brilliant neurosurgeon portrayed by Adam Arkin.
Cast (Feature Film)
TV-movie debut, "Kent State"
Feature debut, a supporting role in "The Verdict", starring Paul Newman
Performed on Broadway in the play, "Passion"; received a Tony nomination as Featured Actress in a Play
Cast opposite Christopher Lambert in the film, "Highlander"
Debut as a series regular, "Chicago Hope" (CBS), played role of Camille Shutt; role reduced to recurring as of 1996-97 season; left the series in 1998
Played recurring role of Dr. Sandra Buerring on two episodes of the CBS drama, "The Road Home"
Played Danny Bonaduce's mother in the ABC TV movie, "Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story"
Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in "The Good Girl"
Guest-starred in three episodes of the HBO prison series, "Oz"
Cast in director Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential"
Appeared in three episodes of the NBC drama, "Medium"
Played Mandy Moore's mother in the comedy, "License to Wed"