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      Roberta Maxwell

      Roberta Maxwell

      Highest Rated: 95% Dead Man Walking (1995)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jun 17, 1942

      Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Though best known for her award-winning performances on the stage, Canadian actress Roberta Maxwell made scores of film and television appearances in her career. Her TV debut came in 1955, when she served as host on "Junior Magazine," a variety program aimed at teenagers. She went on to become the youngest apprentice at the lauded Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. It was here that her theatrical career took off, with roles in a variety of Shakespeare productions. When not on stage, she was often acting in a television or film production. In 1983, these paths collided when the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of "As You Like It" was captured for Canadian television, and Maxwell's performance in the cross-dressing lead role of Rosalind was seen by the entire nation. This led to Maxwell fronting her own television show, "Air Waves," a dramedy in which she played a widowed radio host. The series lasted two seasons, after which Maxwell returned to the theater. In the 1990s, Maxwell drew notice stateside with supporting roles in two Oscar-winning dramas about social issues. First, she played a judge in Jonathan Demme's "Philadelphia," the 1993 film that tackled the subject of prejudice against AIDS patients. In 1995, Maxwell was cast as the mother of a death row inmate in Tim Robbins' "Dead Man Walking," a movie about capital punishment. Since then, Maxwell has continued to balance work in theater, film, and television, working in both Canada and the United States.

      Highest rated movies

      95% Dead Man Walking
      88% Brokeback Mountain
      85% Last Night
      76% Percy Vs Goliath
      67% Rich Kids
      65% Hungry Hearts
      59% Psycho III 58% Popeye

      Photos

      DEAD MAN WALKING, Roberta Maxwell, Susan Sarandon, 1995, (c)Gramercy Pictures HUNGRY HEARTS, from left: Roberta Maxwell, Alba Rohrwacher, 2014. ph: Christie Mullen/© Sundance Selects STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, (aka THE INHERITED), Roberta Maxwell, 2015. © Lifetime Television Warehouse 13, Roberta Maxwell, 'Burnout', Season 1, Ep. #6, 08/11/2009, ©SYFY Warehouse 13, Saul Rubinek (L), Roberta Maxwell (R), 'Burnout', Season 1, Ep. #6, 08/11/2009, ©SYFY Warehouse 13, Roberta Maxwell (L), Joanne Kelly (R), 'Burnout', Season 1, Ep. #6, 08/11/2009, ©SYFY

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      76% 72% Percy Vs Goliath Louise Schmeiser (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 21% The Inherited Alice (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unearthing Mary Hart (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What We Have Rosemary (Character) - 2014
      65% 56% Hungry Hearts Anne (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 29% Vinegar Hill Ellen's Mother (Character) - 2005
      88% 82% Brokeback Mountain Jack's Mother (Character) $83.0M 2005
      No Score Yet 54% Riding the Bus With My Sister Valerie (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 86% Gracie's Choice Judge (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scar Tissue Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 56% What Makes a Family Claire (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 14% Full Disclosure Sarah Archer (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 67% The Dinosaur Hunter Adult Julia (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Water Damage Dr. Winfrey (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Lake Unknown (Character) - 1999
      85% 85% Last Night Mrs. Wheeler (Character) $493.5K 1998
      14% 51% The Postman Irene March (Character) $17.6M 1997
      0% 85% Fall Joan Alterman (Character) $12.0K 1997
      No Score Yet 75% When Innocence Is Lost Cynthia Adams (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Jury Lydia Bosco (Character) - 1996
      95% 86% Dead Man Walking Lucille Poncelet (Character) $37.1M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingsgate Unknown (Character) - 1989
      59% 34% Psycho III Tracy (Character) $11.7M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Mary Belinski (Character) - 1982
      58% 39% Popeye Nana Oyl (Character) - 1980
      67% 43% Rich Kids Barbara Peterfreund (Character) - 1979

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 84% Rookie Blue Marie D'Abramo (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Mrs. Reynolds (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Unknown (Character) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1989