Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart
Born (1952-07-27) July 27, 1952
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Philip Casnoff
(m.1984-present; 2 children)

Roxanne Hart (born July 27, 1952) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Brenda Wyatt in the 1986 film Highlander, and as Nurse Camille Shutt on the CBS medical drama series, Chicago Hope (1994—1998). Hart also received Tony and Drama Desk Awards nominations for her stage works.[1]

Personal life

Hart was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of Joan Irene (née McKee) and Edward J. Hart, Jr.[2] Her father was a teacher and later became the principal at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.[3] She graduated from Greeley in 1969. She was married to Leonard Taylor from 1972 until their divorce in 1980. Hart has been married to actor Philip Casnoff since 1984, and they have two sons, Alexander Casnoff (b. 1988) and Macklin McKee Casnoff (b. 1992).[4]


Hart appeared in several Broadway stage productions during 1980s, including the U.S. production of British playwright Peter Nichols' Passion, for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination in 1983.[1][5] She played supporting roles in films including The Verdict (1982) and Oh, God! You Devil (1984), before role opposite Christopher Lambert in the cult classic Highlander in 1986. She has also played starring and supporting roles in Pulse (1988), Once Around (1991) and Moonlight Mile (2002). Hart also starred in a number of made for television movies.

From 1994 to 1998, Hart played Nurse Camille Shutt in the CBS medical drama series, Chicago Hope. She had recurring roles on the 1990s HBO sitcom Dream On and, more recently, NBC's Medium (2006-2010), and HBO comedy Hung (2010-2011). She also guest starred on ER, Law & Order, Criminal Minds , Oz, Grey's Anatomy, The Closer, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2016, Hart was cast in a recurring role on the second season of ABC legal drama, How to Get Away with Murder.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Bell Jar
1982 The Verdict Sally Doneghy
1984 Old Enough Carla
1984 Oh, God! You Devil Wendy Shelton
1986 Highlander Brenda J. Wyatt
1986 The Little Sister Sara
1988 Pulse Ellen
1989 Big Time Diane
1991 Once Around Gail Bella
1998 Meteroites! Cath Johnson
2001 Beyond the City Limits Danelle 'Dan' Perry
2002 The Good Girl Mrs. Worther
2002 Home Room Mrs. Cartwright
2002 Moonlight Mile June Mulcahey
2003 Easy Jackie
2006 Art School Confidential Mom Platz
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima Officer's Wife
2007 License to Wed Mrs. Jones
2010 The Cross-Stitch Sassy Short film
2013 Sex & Marriage Cat Direct-to-video
2013 Salomé Herodias
2014 A Reason Annabelle Hilgrim
2015 Miracle Polish Monica Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1980 One Life to Live Isadora Recurring role
1981 Kent State Jean Arnold Television film
1982 Tales of the Unexpected Cara Episode: "In the Bag"
1982 Remington Steele Sheila Fervitz Episode: "Steele Waters Run Deep"
1983 Special Bulletin Megan 'Meg' Barclay Television film
1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Jean Adrian Episode: "Guns at Cyrano's"
1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Carol Fennelly Television film
1986 Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cim Jan Cimo Television film
1987 The Last Innocent Man Jenny Stafford Television film
1990 Against the Law Lariane Piccaccio Episodes: "The Second Man" and "Contempt"
1990 Law & Order Janet Ralston Episode: "Happily Ever After"
1991 Tagget Annie Hartman Television film
1991 Living a Lie Grace Television film
1992-1993 Dream On Kate Gower Recurring role, 5 episodes
1994 The Road Home Dr. Buerring Recurring role, 3 episodes
1996 Promised Land Tracy Carter Episode: "Little Girl Lost"
1997 When Secrets Kill Karen Newhall Television film
1997 Our Mother's Murder Anne Scripps Douglas Television film
1997 Alone Grace Ann Television film
1998 Meteorites! Cath Johnson Television film
1994-1996, 1998 Chicago Hope Nurse Camille Shutt Series regular, 46 episodes
Nominated — Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1995)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995-1997)
1999 Party of Five Joan Episode: "Judgment Day"
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Caroline Whitman Episode: "Mind Games"
1999 Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story Betty Bonaduce Television film
1999 ER Mrs. Kottmeier Episodes: "Humpty Dumpty" and "How the Finch Stole Christmas"
2000 The Runaway Alice Davis Television film
2001 Follow the Stars Home Tess Television film
2001 Law & Order Judge Linda Karlin Episode: "Judge Dread"
2002 The President's Man: A Line in the Sand Lydia Mayfield Television film
2002 The Agency Elaine Episode: "The Greater Good"
2003 Oz Jessica Kirk Recurring role, 3 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine Cheryl Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2004 Cold Case Bobbi Olsen Episode: "The House"
2005 House Margo Davis Episode: "Poison"
2005 Numb3rs Cris Carlyle Episode: "Dirty Bomb"
2006 Murder 101 Betty Larch Television film
2006 In from the Night Ruth Miller Hammond Television film
2006 Grey's Anatomy Dana Seabury Episode: "I Am a Tree"
2006 Day Break Margaret Detweiler Episode: "What If They Find Him?"
2006 Justice' Judge Madison Episode: "Christmas Party"
2007 Bones Cynthia Cole Episode: "Stargazer in a Puddle"
2008 Grave Misconduct Margo Lawrence Television film
2008 Eli Stone Emily Hayes Episode: "Grace"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Nancy Lucas Episode: "Heart & Soul"
2009 Criminal Minds Andrea Benton Episode: "Demonology"
2009 The Closer Doris Osgood Episode: "Make Over"
2006-2010 Medium Lily Devalos Recurring role, 7 episodes
2011 Private Practice Ellen Episode: "Home Again"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jean Tinsdale Episode: "Father of the Bride"
2010-2011 Hung Frances Recurring role, 8 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Shirley Bauer Episode: "Cheap Burgundy"
2015 Merry Kissmas Mrs. Joyner Television film
2016 How to Get Away with Murder Sylvia Mahoney Recurring role; 2 episodes


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  2. "Paid Notice: Deaths HART, EDWARD J.". The New York Times. May 27, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. "Roxanne Hart Biography". 1952-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  4. "Roxanne Hart". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. Michael Slezak. "'How to Get Away With Murder': Wilson Bethel, Adam Arkin Cast in Season 2 - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
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