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Kathleen Turner        

Actress & Civil Liberties Activist

One of America's premier actresses, Kathleen Turner has created unforgettably strong characters on stage and screen with her blend of raw sexuality, beauty, intelligence and drive. She has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in various movies including "Body Heat," for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; "Romancing The Stone" and "Prizzi's Honor," for which she earned Golden Globe Awards; "Peggy Sue Got Married," for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe; and "War of the Roses," which brought her yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner's extensive film credits also include "The Man with Two Brains" with Steve Martin, "Jewel of the Nile" with Michael Douglas, "The Accidental Tourist," "V.I. Warshawski," John Waters' "Serial Mom," "Naked in New York," "Moonlight and "Valentino," "The Real Blonde" and Sofia Coppola's "The Virgin Suicides."

Turner has also starred on Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," for which she received a Tony nomination; "Indiscretions"; "The Graduate"; and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," for which she received a second Tony nomination. In 2006, she reprised her role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and was awarded the Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award.

She is the author of "Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles," a frank, funny, irreverent and inspiring memoir.

A highly active advocate for women's choice and supporting civil liberties, Kathleen Turner has served as the chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board of Advocates, testifying before Congress on America's family planning program and on the Equity of Prescription Insurance Contraception Coverage Act. She remains passionate about changing the current social climate in America to one that respects women's health choices.

Speech Topics

Respecting Women's Health Choices


Women and Arthritis: Kathleen Turner | The Huffington Post
The verdict of doctors sounded like a death sentence: in the near future Hollywood star, 80's sex symbol, Kathleen Turner was expected to spend the rest ...
'It's Very Lonely': Kathleen Turner Stars As Joan Didion In 'Magical ...
Turner appears in a new production of The Year of Magical Thinking, based on Didion's 2005 memoir. In one year, Didion's daughter fell into a coma and her ...
Kathleen Turner: Equal Pay Day Shows How Far Women Still Have To Go
“Each year Equal Pay Day highlights how far we still have to go in the fight for pay equity, and it’s striking how little headway has been made on closing the gap in recent years, with progress all but stagnating in the past decade,” she wrote. "Across the board, women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts — a fact that takes on new significance in an election year where the views of the Republican presidential candidates on the gender pay gap range from dismissive to downright hostile.
Kathleen Turner to Multitask as Director and Star - The New York ...
Kathleen Turner will direct and act in the Off Broadway play “Would You Still Love Me If … “
Kathleen Turner to now direct herself in off-Broadway play - Yahoo ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner will now star and direct herself in the world premiere of an off-Broadway play about transgender identity after the original ...
Kathleen Turner Joins 'Dumb and Dumber To' (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety
In the first major new character casting in the upcoming sequel, Kathleen Turner has come on to Universal and Red Granite Pictures' “Dumb and Dumber To.”.

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