Kathleen Turner biography

Dumb and Dumber To

Kathleen Turner

Date of Birth: June 19, 1954

This native of Springfield, Missouri, virtually consumed the screen during her film debut in Body Heat . Turner provided both the body and the heat in this film as audiences first caught sight of her sizzling on a Florida beach as she's about to lure a more-than-willing William Hurt into her web of deceit. "You're not too smart -- are you?" She says to Hurt in that film when they first meet. "I like that in a man."

The sultry-voiced actress who got her start on daily TV's The Doctors and wowed Broadway with her performance as Maggie in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof , went on to display a comic flair alongside Steve Martin in The Man with Two Brains and Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile.

" If you put the women I've played all together down the line," Turner says, "there will be characteristics in common that present what's important to me. They're strong, attractive, intelligent; they have a sense of humor."

Her sense of humor is something that has been tested in her later career as her kitten-with-a-whip personae began to wear thin and her landlord husband was convicted of building code violations that led to 87 deaths in a fire in a building he owned. Lately, Turner has showed up in various clubs singing with a blues band to mixed reviews.

Kathleen Turner Filmography


Dumb and Dumber To

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: November 14, 2014
DVD: February 17, 2015

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Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner