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Patricia Charbonneau (born April 19, 1959) is an American actress, probably best known for playing the part of Cay Rivvers in Desert Hearts, her first film role.

Charbonneau was born in Valley Stream, New York on Long Island. She graduated in 1977 from Valley Stream Central High School, which she had attended with fellow actors Steve Buscemi and Steve Hytner, as well as writer Ed Renehan. She later attended Boston University.

Charbonneau began on the New York stage in a production of Revengers...A Tragedea, at Playwrights Horizons. She then went to Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there she originated the role of Lea in My Sister in this House, a part that she played off-Broadway as well. Charbonneau had not worked in films at all when Donna Deitch cast her in Desert Hearts in 1985. In the following year she appeared in Michael Mann's Manhunter (based on the novel Red Dragon) and then played Anna, the lead, in Call Me (1988), which also featured fellow Valley Streamer Steve Buscemi. Her television appearances have included Crime Story, The Equalizer, Wiseguy, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She then stopped acting but recently came out of retirement to film a role in the upcoming thriller 100 Feet starring Famke Janssen.

In 1995, she featured with Michael Dorn in the Legend Entertainment adventure game Mission Critical.

Since March 2007, Charbonneau has been a faculty member of the Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts[1] in West Taghkanic, New York, where she teaches an acting workshop for children and teens.

Patricia is sister to novelist Eileen Charbonneau.

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Patricia Charbonneau (born April 19, 1959) is an American actress, probably best known for playing the part of Cay Rivvers in Desert Hearts, her first film role.

Charbonneau was born in Valley Stream, New York on Long Island. She graduated in 1977 from Valley Stream Central High School, which she had attended with fellow actors Steve Buscemi and Steve Hytner, as well as writer Ed Renehan. She later attended Boston University.

Charbonneau began on the New York stage in a production of Revengers...A Tragedea, at Playwrights Horizons. She then went to Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there she originated the role of Lea in My Sister in this House, a part that she played off-Broadway as well. Charbonneau had not worked in films at all when Donna Deitch cast her in Desert Hearts in 1985. In the following year she appeared in Michael Mann's Manhunter (based on the novel Red Dragon) and then played Anna, the lead, in Call Me (1988), which also featured fellow Valley Streamer Steve Buscemi. Her television appearances have included Crime Story, The Equalizer, Wiseguy, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She then stopped acting but recently came out of retirement to film a role in the upcoming thriller 100 Feet starring Famke Janssen.

In 1995, she featured with Michael Dorn in the Legend Entertainment adventure game Mission Critical.

Since March 2007, Charbonneau has been a faculty member of the Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts[1] in West Taghkanic, New York, where she teaches an acting workshop for children and teens.

Patricia is sister to novelist Eileen Charbonneau.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Patricia Charbonneau, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1959-04-19

Place of Birth Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Women in Love: Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau on Desert Hearts
2008 100 Feet as Frances
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
1999 One Special Night as Lori
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 Blood Money as Marion Markel
1998 Kiss the Sky as Franny
1996 Portraits of a Killer as Carolyn Price
1996 Kindred: The Embraced (1 episode)
1994 seaQuest DSV (2 episodes) as Elaine Morse
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode)
1991 Captive as Karen
1991 The Commish (1 episode)
1991 The Owl as Danny Santerre
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1990 Brain Dead as Dana Martin
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 as Kathy Fitzgerald
1988 Call Me as Anna
1988 Shakedown as Susan Cantrell
1987 Wiseguy (5 episodes)
1986 Crime Story (44 episodes) as Inger Thorson
1986 Manhunter as Mrs. Sherman
1986 C.A.T. Squad as Nikki Blake
1986 Matlock (2 episodes)
1985 Desert Hearts as Cay Rivvers
1985 Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)

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