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Turner in CLIFFHANGER.
About Janine Turner (1962 – )
Janine Turner was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to her parents, Turner and Janice Gauntt; the second child in this family. She was raised in Forth Worth, Texas, where she trained in dance, acting and modeling from age three. Someone had dreams for her future in show business.
As a young teen, Janine and her mother moved to New York City where she attended New York's Professional Children's School. She was signed with Wilhelmina Agency as a model when she was 15. After doing some work as a model, Janine quit and went back to Texas to attend school there.
Janine Turner started her acting career on television, and that is where she had most of her success. She began aa a 16 year old, by working on various episodes of the famed TV show, DALLAS, in 1978.
At the age of 17, She played "Laura Templeton" on GENERAL HOSPITAL, in 1978. This role led to Janine Turner being cast in her film debut in the 1982 film, YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE; a parody of daytime soaps.
Not forgetting about her education, Janine Turner attended Pepperdine University when she was not working.
In 1990, Janine Turner began playing Alaskan pilot, "Maggie O'Connell," with Rob Morrow in the TV series, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, created by David Lynch. The popular show ran for 6 seasons. Jamie was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 1993, and consecutive Golden Globe nominations from 1992 to 1994 for her performances.
Portraying "Maggie O'Connell," was her breakthrough role that most people know her by. It also finally opened the door to the more meatier roles she was seeking to play, breaking out of her type-cast of being the lady in distress.
Janine Turner worked on a number of television movies: STOLEN WOMEN, CAPTURED HEARTS;(1997), CIRCLE OF DECEIT;(1998), FATAL ERROR;(1999), and A SECRET AFFAIR;(1999)
Janine Turner had another regular role on the TV series, STRONG MEDICINE, from 2000-2002.
She guest starred LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, in 2008.
Janine Turner has appeared in many feature films. Turner starred in the 1997 movie reprise of a television series, LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, as "June Cleaver." Some of her other starring roles were in the following films: BIRDIE AND BOGEY;(2004), NO REGRETS;(2004). MOST recently, she starred in the 2015 films: THE IVY LEAGUE FARMER and LAST STAND AT LIBERTY ACRES. , She is filming the 2016 film, OCCUPY, TEXAS, dueto be released in 2016.
The year 2008 was a busy one for Janine. In the 2008 election, Turner campaigned for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Also in 2008, she was in eight episodes of the NBC television series, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, portraying the mother of the high school's quarterback.
Being a single mother herself, she wrote a book on the subject in 2008, called HOLDING HER HEAD HIGH: INSPIRATION FROM 12 SINGLE MOTHERS WHO CHAMPIONED THEIR CHILDREN AND CHANGED HISTORY.
Janine Turner lives with her daughter, Juliette Gauntt;(b. 1997), on her longhorn cattle ranch outside of Dallas, Texas.
Janine tells about her ranch in an interview; "The ranch was raw land when I bought it and, for better or worse, I have designed every aspect of it from the corrals, the arena, to the barn, to the house. Longhorns are unique - each and every one of them is a different color with a different design. My Longhorns are registered and I am a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association."
In 2011, Janine began her radio career by hosting a live, two hour conservative talk radio show on station KLIF in Dallas.
"My desire is to walk with God every day. My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction."
Janine Turner's notable movie credits include...
OCCUPY, TEXAS (2016)
THE IVY LEAGUE FARMER (2015)
LAST STAND OF LIBERTY ACRES (2015)
THE NIGHT OF THE WHITE PANTS (2006)
MIRACLE DOGS TOO (2006)
TRIP IN A SUMMER DRESS (2004)
BIRDIE AND BOGEY (2004)
DR T AND THE WOMEN (2000)
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (1997)
MONKEY SHINES (1988)
KNIGHTS OF THE CITY (1986)
Janine in the TV
series NORTHERN EXPOSURE.
Janine Turner in CLIFFHANGER (1993).