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Janine Turner          

Actress, Author & Radio Host; Columnist for the Washington Times

Janine Turner is an Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominated actress known to millions of fans for her role as Maggie O’Connell in the CBS hit, Emmy award winning show, Northern Exposure.

Turner’s lustrous film career includes starring in NBC’s Friday Night Lights, in feature films such as Steel Magnolias, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Dr. T and the Women with Richard Gere, Night of the White Pants with Tom Wilkinson and in Universal’s Leave it to Beaver as June Cleaver. In her most recent movie role she portrays Anthony Hopkins’ wife in the feature film Solace. As a producer, director, Turner won Best New Director at both the Deep Ellum and Beverly Hills Film Festivals for her short film, Trip in a Summer Dress.

She is also a four-time published author and creator of Front Porch Philosophy. Turner produced and stars in the Christian yoga DVD, Christoga, is the founder and co-chair of the foundation, Constituting America, a radio show talk show host, nationally televised political analyst, a newspaper columnist, and a highly acclaimed and sought-after public speaker known for her riveting and inspiring speeches across the country.

Turner has given over 340 speeches to over 48,000 people to audiences such as SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, The American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Republican National Convention in 2012. She speaks on topics such as: her Christian faith, inspiration in the workplace, overcoming defeat in Hollywood, depression, sobriety, single motherhood, politics in America, the United States Constitution and physical health.

Turner founded and currently co-chairs the foundation Constituting America. Launched in 2010, it is the only non-partisan organization that promotes through the We the Future Contest the winners and their works – their movies, songs, PSAs, STEM creations, essays and speeches – on television, in the movie theaters, on the radio, in print, social media, and the internet to inspire other students and adults to learn about the United States Constitution. Turner speaks with students in classrooms across the nation, either in person or via Google Hangout, empowering the students to be a part of the government whether Democrat or Republican by utilizing the, “set of tools in their toolbox – the First Amendment,” to effect change through the legislative and amendment process.

Turner’s opinion-editorials and columns have been printed in the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, and P.J. Media. Turner has been a regular political analyst on shows such as The O’Reilly Factor, On the Record, Fox & Friends, America Live and Varney & Company. She was picked as Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday – Power Player of the Week in 2010, other networks include CNN & Newsmax. In 2006, Turner was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Presidential Council on Service & Civic Participation. In 2013 Turner received the Daughters of the American Revolution – Mary Smith Lockwood Medal for Education.

Speech Topics


What Would Our Founding Fathers Think?

As the nation faces continued unemployment, global economic crises and continued national security threats, Americans appear to be more politically divided than ever. As a well-known constitutional champion and founder of the non-profit foundation, Constituting America, Janine Turner has appeared as a political pundit on FOX News, CNN and numerous national news programs to discuss America and its founding principles. A frequent contributor on Politico, FOX Opinion and The Daily Caller, Janine has written 90 essays on the U.S. Constitution and The Federalist Papers. Drawing on her constitutional research and knowledge, Janine poses the question, If our founding fathers returned to see the America of today, what would they think of the direction in which our country is headed? And what can each one of us do to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees to all Americans?

Life on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars.

America is at a crossroads. As liberals and conservatives debate the future direction of our nation, many conservatives say Hollywood has glamorized and promoted a wide range of behaviors seen as detrimental to the nations moral and social fabric: From violence and profanity to graphic and gratuitous sexual content, Hollywood -- and its stable of politically active, liberal celebrities and producers -- has launched a frontal assault, conservatives say, on traditional American values. Janine Turner is no stranger to this battle. A celebrated TV and film actress ("Northern Exposure," "Friday Night Lights," "Cliffhanger," "Steel Magnolias"), Janine -- the proud daughter of a West Point graduate and Air Force pilot -- is one of the few celebrities to openly proclaim her conservative beliefs. Drawing on her own experiences, Janine discusses how her career has suffered as a result of her refusal to remain silent in the face of Hollywood's liberal monopoly, and offers her perspective on the current state of America's culture wars.

The U.S. Constitution: America's Guiding Principles.

Author, actress and constitutional champion Janine Turner has appeared on America's most popular national news shows to discuss current affairs, politics and the resurgence of interest in the U.S. Constitution and Americas founding principles. As the founder of the non-profit foundation, Constituting America, Janine has launched a national initiative aimed at engaging America's youth and citizens in learning about the Constitution. She has written scores of essays, blogs and commentaries, both on this cherished document as well as The Federalist Papers. Drawing on her constitutional knowledge and research, Janine discusses what everyday Americans can do to embrace and support the Constitution today.

Ten Steps to Triumph.

As a top model and celebrated TV and film actress ("Northern Exposure," "Friday Night Lights," "Steel Magnolias"), Janine Turner has amassed an impressive list of screen credits while expanding her career as an author ("Holding Her Head High"), radio host and founder of the non-profit foundation, Constituting America. A Wilhelmina model at 15 and a Hollywood actress at 17, Janine began her career at an early age. But success didn't come easily. Along the way, Janine faced numerous obstacles, including the cut-throat competition and repeated rejections for which Hollywood is renowned. In fact, Janine recalls being down to her last $8 when she won the lead role in the acclaimed television series "Northern Exposure." She even once calculated that on her way up the Hollywood career ladder, she received 10,000 "No's" before achieving success. In this motivational presentation, Janine draws on her own experiences to outline the "10 Steps to Triumph" and how each of us can define our destiny, turn tribulations into triumphs and persevere with praise.

Finding the Joy in Single Parenthood.

Actress and author Janine Turner is best known for her roles on "Northern Exposure," "Friday Night Lights" and in movies like "Steel Magnolias" and "Cliffhanger." But Janine's most challenging -- and rewarding -- role is undoubtedly being a single parent to her daughter, Juliette. Drawing on her Washington Post best-selling book, "Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History," and her own personal experiences, Janine recounts the struggles of juggling her multiple careers as an actress, teacher, author and radio host while running a working ranch and raising her daughter. It's a struggle with which millions of single parents can relate, and with humor and enthusiasm Janine shares her secrets for finding the joy of single parenting amid the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times.

As an actress, author and political commentator, Janine Turner would seem to have it all. Yet like all Americans, Janine has struggled with both inner demons and external forces throughout her life. From the highly competitive world of professional modeling to life in the Hollywood fast lane to single motherhood, Janine has relied upon her strong Christian faith to strengthen her resolve in troubled times. Janine has shared her message of hope and faith with numerous churches and faith-based organizations, and in this presentation she shares stories from her own life as well as the spiritual lessons that have comforted and sustained her.

Alcoholism is Ancient.

Millions of Americans struggle with drug and alcohol dependency. At a time when a faltering economy, high unemployment and national security threats heighten the stress and anxiety felt by many Americans, substance abuse issues can become more prevalent, causing individuals to spiral out of control, destroying lives and families through a never-ending cycle of dysfunction, denial and violence. Yet substance abuse is by no means a modern problem. Passages from the Bible recount the destructive influence alcohol can have on a person's ability to maintain healthy, loving relationships. As a recovering alcoholic with two decades of sobriety, Janine Turner discusses her own battle with alcoholism while sharing a powerful and inspiring message of hope and faith that substance abuse can be successfully conquered.

Women's Health Issues.

Actress, author and radio show host Janine Turner has given numerous speeches on a variety of health issues that affect women, including breast cancer and substance abuse. A former ballet dancer and apprentice to the Fort Worth Ballet, Janine's success in the modeling and acting fields came hand in hand with tremendous pressures to be extremely thin. She has also struggled with alcoholism. Drawing on her own experiences -- including her practice of Christian yoga, or "Christoga" -- Janine moves, motivates and inspires audiences with her personal stories and heartfelt strategies for achieving physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

News


Janine Turner: The GOP's latest bombshell - Fortune Features

She turned heads as the star of Northern Exposure, and now Janine Turner is turning them again as a conservative political commentator.

Janine Turner Built That: Wingnut Northern Exposure Actress’s Blast From The Past

Famous 1990s actress Janine Turner (“Northern Exposure,” “The Night of the White Pants”) has joined the other most famous lady GOPer, Victoria Jackson, in going full wingnut, as you could probably tell by this terrifying picture of her going as Nancy Reagan for Halloween except that that is always how she looks now aiyeeeee!

Actress Janine Turner shares heart health tips at Go Red for Women Luncheon

Actress Janine Turner is no stranger to heart disease. Her brother, father, mother and grandfather have all been diagnosed, she told guests at the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon.

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