Film Credits In-Depth
Anne Archer
   
The Grinder
Television Guest Appearance
April 19, 2016
Character: Lenore Sanders
Director: Jamie Babbit
  In The Grinder episode "For the People,", we meet Lenore Sanders, (Anne Archer) mother of Dean (Rob Lowe) and Stewart (Fred Savage). Her unannounced visit throws everyone off. Dean is set into a panic since Lenore has never approved of his lifestyle, so he convinces Claire to pretend to be his fiancée. And Lenore's ex-husband Dean Sr. (William Devane) is prompted to jump back into the dating scene. Hilarity ensues.
     
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Feature Film
Released: May 1, 2009
Character: Vonda Volkom
Director: Mark Waters
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Anne Archer
A bachelor is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother's wedding.

Released on DVD from Warner Bros. on Sept. 22, 2009

Privileged
TV Series
Aired 2008-2009
Character: Laurel Limoges
Laurel Limoges, the brilliant, jet-setting founder of an international cosmetics empire hires a Yale graduate to tutor her twin teenage granddaughters.
 
Ghost Whisperer
TV Series
Aired: 2006-2008
Character: Beth Gordon

Anne portrays Jennifer Love Hewitt's motherin this highly successful about a young girl newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Released on DVD as part of Ghost Whisperer: The Complete First Season from Paramount on Oct. 31, 2006

Judicial Indiscretion
TV Movie
Premiered: April 9, 2007)
Character: Monica Barrett
Director: George Mendeluk
When Monica Barrett is nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States, she falls prey to a charming psychopath and a web of political intrigue.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
TV Series
Aired: 2006
Character: Barbara Reynolds

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Released on DVD as part of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season One and Two from Fox Home Entertainment on Sept. 4, 2007

End Game (2006)
Feature Film
Released: May 2, 2006
Character: The First Lady
Director: Andy Cheng
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A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President.

Released on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on May 2, 2006

 
The Iris Effect
Feature Film
Released: 2005
Character: Sarah Hathaway
Director: Nikolay Lebedev
The Iris Effect Anne Archer
Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in a painful divorce from her husband. Sarah refuses to give up hope of ever finding Thomas and hires a private detective who unexpectedly turns up a new clue as to his whereabouts. Convinced her son is now living abroad, Sarah travels to Russia. Against the backdrop of St. Petersburg's stark beauty, Sarah becomes convinced that her son is the artist behind several paintings being sold in an up-market gallery. Guided by a mysterious mute street boy, Sarah embarks on an desperate and dangerous adventure to discover the truth about the paintings' origins. Sarah becomes involved with Ivan, a Russian psychiatrist. Russian authorities begin to pressure Sarah to leave the country. Sarah is determined not to leave until she finds her son ... or the truth.

Released on DVD from MTI on July 25, 2006

Man of the House
Feature Film
Released: Feb. 25, 2005
Character: Prof. Molly McCarthy
Director: Stephen Herek
Man of the House Anne Archer
Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women.

Released on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on July 19, 2005

The L Word
TV Series
Aired: 2004
Character: Lenore Pieszecki
The L Word Anne Archer
Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.

Released on DVD as part of The L Word: Season One from Showtime Ent. on Nov. 9, 2004

November
Feature Film
Released: Released 2004
Character: Carol Jacobs
Director: Greg Harrison
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When her boyfriend is shot to death in a robbery, LA photographer Sopie Jacobs tries her hardest to put the event behind her. But as she struggles to get over the murder, Sophie's life begins to change, leaving her clueless as to what's coming. But worst of all, the line between reality and fantasy is beginning to shatter.

Released on  DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Dec. 20, 2005

Uncle Nino
Feature Film
Released: 2003
Character: Marie Micelli
Director: Robert Shallcross
Uncle Nino Anne Archer
A distant, slightly dysfunctional family is brought closer together when the father's long-estranged Uncle Nino comes from Italy to Chicago for a surprise visit.

Released on DVD from Questar on April 7, 2009

Boston Public
TV Series
Aired: 2003
Character: Patricia Emerson
Chapter Fifty-Four (Jan. 13, 2003)
Chapter Fifty-Five (Jan. 20, 2003)
Chapter Fifty-Six (Feb. 3, 2003)
The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.
Beggars and Choosers
TV Series
Aired: 2000
Director: David Warry-Smith
The amusing trials of the executive staff of a television network.

The Art of War
Feature Film
Released: Aug. 25, 2000
Character: Eleanor Hooks
Director: Christian Duguay

The Art of War Anne Archer
Shaw is an operative for the United Nations' covert dirty-tricks squad, using espionage and quasi-ethical tactics to secure peace and cooperation. When a shipping container full of dead Vietnamese refugees turns up on the docks and China's ambassador is gunned down at a dinner celebrating a new trade agreement with China and the US, Shaw is framed for the murder and must evade the FBI and Triad gangsters to find out what is really going on.

Released on DVD from Warner Home Video on Dec. 26, 2000

Rules of Engagement
Feature Film
Released: March 31, 2000
Character: Mrs. Mourain
Director: William Friedkin
Rules of Engagement Anne Archer
An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

Released on DVD from Paramount on Oct. 10, 2000

Innocents
Feature Film
Released: Jan. 10, 2000
Character: Beryl Denright
Director: Gregory Marquette

Innocents Anne Archer
A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the crimes and is forced to defend himself.
Camino de Santiago
TV Mini-Series
Premiered: 1999
Character: Isabelle Derek
Lieutenant Pereira is puzzled by the mysterious murder of a prostitute: it's the second time a woman has been found with her nose cut off, and a special plant known as a "goosefoot" placed beneath her corpse. Suspecting that the killer is basing his actions on the medieval board game of the Oca Brothers, Pereira asks Professor Rinaldi for help. His insight comes too late however: Tea, a young girl on a pilgrimage with a group of young offenders and their minder Leyva, is found murdered.
My Husband's Secret Life
TV Movie
Premiered: July 8, 1998
Character: Theresa 'Sissy' Sullivan
Director: Graeme Clifford
My Husband's Secret Life Anne Archer
A policeman's widow uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.

Indiscretion of an American Wife
TV Movie
Premierd: March 9, 1998
Character: Julia Burton
Director: George Kaczender
Mojave Moon
Feature Film
Released: 1996
Character: Julie
Director: Kevin Dowling
Mojave Moon Anne Archer
Al McCord is hanging out at his favourite restaurant when he meets an attractive young woman who is looking for a ride from the city out into the Mojave Desert, where her mother lives. Little does he know that while Ellie is falling in love with him, he is falling for her mother), despite the nearby presence of Julie's boyfriend who seems likely to go berzerk at any moment. Even more strange, hilarious events follow and it's up to Al to find some explanation. His life may never again be the same.

Released on DVD from Lions Gate on Feb. 8, 2005

Jake's Women
TV Movie
Premiered: March 3, 1996
Character: Maggie
Director: Glenn Jordan

Jake's Women Anne Archer
Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly talking to: his deceased wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith. All he does is have imaginary conversations with real people that are at the moment out of his life. Maggie cannot stand his mind wandering off all the time and decides to separate for six months and at the end of six months they will decide whether or not to remain together. Jake has a few girl friends, but spends the six months, while waiting for Maggie, only talking to these imaginary people, and a few times to real people.

Released on DVD from Platinum Disc on Oct. 5, 2004

The Man in the Attic
TV Movie
Premiered: 1995
Character: Krista Heldmann
Director: Graeme Campbell
The Man in the Attic Anne Archer
Past Tense, Past Perfect
TV Short
Premiered: 1995
Character: Kate
Director: Richard Dreyfuss
Because Mommy Works
TV Movie
Premiered: Nov. 21, 1994
Character: Abby
Director: Robert Markowitz

 
Since her divorce nurse Abbey lives alone with her 6 years old son Willie. Her ex-husband Ted may have Willie every second weekend. But when Ted marries Clare, who has two children herself, he wants to see Willie more and more often. At first Abbey welcomes this, because it leaves her time for her career. But when she sees that Willie suffers from the situation and wants to reduce the time Willie spends with Ted's family, he decides that he wants care and custody - and goes to court. His chances to win are good. Based on an authentic case.
 
Leslie's Folly
TV Short
Premiered: Oct. 9, 1994
Character: Leslie
Director: Kathleen Turner
 
A married woman is unhappy about everybody in her life : husband, children, married lover, psychiatrist.

 
Clear and Present Danger
Feature Film
Released: Aug. 3, 1994
Character: Cathy Muller Ryan
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Clear and Present Danger Anne Archer
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Released on DVD from Paramount on Oct. 21, 1998

 
Jane's House
TV Movie
Premiered: Jan. 2, 1994
Character: Mary Parker
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
Paul Clark and his children are really down-hearted after the death of Jane, Pauls wife. He falls in love with the business- woman Mary, a former tennis-player. They decide to live together. That appears to be very difficult. Their characters are totally different, and so are their lifestyles. Mary's continuously reminded of the deceased Jane.
 
Short Cuts
Feature Film
Releases: Oct. 1, 1993
Character: Claire Kane
Director: Robert Altman
Short Cuts Anne Archer
The everyday lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents are the subject of this loosely-knitted collection of short stories.

Released on DVD from Criterion Collection on Oct. 14, 2008

 
Family Prayers
Feature Film
Released: 1993
Character: Rita Jacobs
Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt
Family Prayers Anne Archer  
 
Body of Evidence
Feature Film
Released: Jan. 15, 1993
Character: Joanne Braslow
Director: Uli Edel
Body of Evidence Anne Archer
A woman is accused of killing a man to inherit his millions by having sex with him.

Released on DVD from MGM on Dec. 3, 2002

 
Nails
TV Movie
{Premiered: July 25, 1992
Character: Mary Niles
Director: John Flynn
Nails Anne Archer
Cop breaks all the rules to go after a gang of drug dealers.

 
Patriot Games
Feature Film
Released: June 5, 1992
Character: Dr. Caroline "Cathy" Ryan
Director: Phillip Noyce
Patriot Games Anne Archer
When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

Released on DVD from Paramount on May 6, 2003

 
The Last of His Tribe
TV Movie
Premiered: March 28, 1992
Character: Henriette Kroeber
Director: Harry Hook
The Last of His Tribe Anne Archer
The story of Ishi, the last survivor of the Yahi Indians of California. Befriended by an Anthropologist who is able to speak Ishi's language, he is a gold mine of information about his tribe's way of life. A doctor broadens Ishi's horizons and is another friend in a largely unfriendly world.
 
Eminent Domain
Feature Film
Released: April 12, 1991
Character: Mira Borski
Director: John Irvin
Eminent Domain Anne Archer
A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
 
Narrow Margin
Feature Film
Released: Sept. 21, 1990
Character: Hunnicut
Director: Peter Hyams
Narrow Margin Anne Archer
A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up with her, she is unwilling to testify to what she has seen, but the Mafia are on her trail. Accompanied by a deputy district attorney, the woman boards a train travelling through a remote part of Canada. The Mafia know him but they have never seen her.

Released on DVD from Lions Gate on March 3, 2009

 
Love at Large
Feature Film
Released: March 9, 1990
Character: Miss Dolan
Director: Alan Rudolph
Love at Large Anne Archer
A down and out private detective is asked by a beautiful woman (Anne Archer) to follow her lover because she thinks he may be planning to kill her. Due to her poor description she's in danger. He ends up following the wrong man, but discovers the wrong man has some sleazy secrets himself. Meanwhile another detective has been hired to follow the private detective, and they eventually decide to work together to find out what is really going on.

Released on DVD from MGM on Jan. 13, 2004

 
Leap of Faith
(alternate title: Question of Faith)
TV Movie
Premiered: Oct. 6, 1988
Character: Debby Franke Ogg
Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Question of Faith Anne Archer
Leap of Faith is a strong television movie focusing on cancer, the diagnosis, the treatment, coping with the illness. It also advocates a holistic approach to treating people diagnosed with cancer.

 
Fatal Attraction
Feature Film
Released: Sept. 18, 1987
Character: Beth Gallagher
Director: Adrian Lyne
Fatal Attraction Anne Archer
A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Released on DVD from Paramount on April 16, 2002

 

 
The Naked Face
Feature Film
Released: June 1984
Character: Ann Blake
Director: Bryan Forbes
The Naked Face Anne Archer
Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, Dr. Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself, and he finds himself up against one of the city's most notorious Mafia kingpins.
 
The Family Tree
TV Series
Aired: 1983
Character: Annie Benjamin Nichols

 
A divorced woman with three children - one of them deaf - marries a divorced man with a son of his own, and they must find a way for everyone to get along.

 
Waltz Across Texas
Feature Film
Released: Oct. 1982
Character: Gail Weston
Director: Ernest Day
Writers: Anne Archer, Terry Jastrow and Bill Svanoe

Waltz Across Texas Anne Archer
Real-life husband and wife Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer star in this intelligent tale of a headstrong young oilman and a beautiful geologist who clash wills on the trail of Texas crude. The first meeting between John Taylor (Jastrow) and feisty Gail Weston (Archer) is hardly promising. So when their first drilling site turns up dry, Gail packs up and heads north. But the lure of oil discovery is strong and soon she finds herself in partnership with John on their own wildcat well. Amidst the breathtaking beauty of Midland Texas, they share a unique quest ... and a tender love affair.

Released on DVD from Henstooth Video on Sept. 4, 2001

 
Green Ice
Feature Film
Released: May 1981
Character: Holbrook
Director: Ernest Day
 
He wanted adventure ... She craved revenge ... Emeralds held the answer.

 
Raise the Titanic
Feature Film
Released: Aug. 1, 1980
Character: Dana Archibald
Director: Jerry Jameson
Raise the Titanic Anne Archer
To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

 
Hero at Large
Feature Film
Released: Feb. 8, 1980
Character: J. Marsh
Director: Martin Davidson
Hero at Large Anne Archer
An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired to to promote. He decides to dabble at being a superhero only to find that it is more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.

Released on DVD from Warner Home Video on Aug. 30, 2005

 
The Pirate
TV Movie
Premiered: Nov. 21, 1978
Character: Jordana Mason
Director: Ken Annakin

 
An Israeli man, raised by a wealthy and powerful Arab, is put in charge of his country's vast oil fortunes. He comes into conflict with a fanatical terrorist group --headed by his daughter.
 
Paradise Alley
Feature Film
Released: Sept. 22, 1978
Character: Annie
Director: Sylvester Stallone

Paradise Alley Anne Archer
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to tho wart a sleazy manager.

Released on DVD from Universal Studios on Feb. 15, 2011

 
Seventh Avenue
TV Mini-Series
Premiered: Feb. 10, 1977
Character: Myrna Gold
Directors: Richard Irving and Russ Mayberry

 
A poor young man from New York's Lower East Side determines to overcome his status, and through hard work rises to become a power in the garment industry.
 
Lifeguard
Feature Film
Released: July 23, 1976
Character: Cathy
Director: Daniel Petrie
Lifeguard Anne Archer
Rick is in his 30s, but still works full-time as a lifeguard on the beaches of Los Angeles in California. He enjoys the fun of it, but even more the silent moments. However when he meets his divorced highschool girlfriend and her 5 years old son at their 15 years class reunion, he considers switching to a more "serious" job.

Released on DVD from Paramount on June 21, 2005

 

 
The Mark of Zorro
TV Movie
Premiered: Oct. 29, 1974
Character: Teresa
Director: Don McDougall
 
The swishing fop Don Diego de la Vega becomes the swashbuckling masked hero Zorro when tyranny threatens his people in nineteenth-century California.
 
The Blue Night
TV Movie
Premiered: Nov. 11, 1973
Character: Laila
Director: Robert Butler
 
Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
 
The All-American Boy
Feature Film
Released: 1973
Character: Drenna Valentine
Director: Charles Eastman
The All-American Boy Anne Archer
Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer in search for some direction in his life.

 
 

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