Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Familiar Faces: Julianne Nicholson

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies With Abe! There are plenty of actors out there who people recognize by face but can’t identify because they just don’t tend to get the leading roles. There is a fantastic book (and website) dedicated to this phenomenon, appropriately titled “Hey! It’s That Guy” and touting the fantastic J.T. Walsh as the ultimate recognizable everyman.

This series will spotlight an actor or actress who has recently turned in a notable or scene-stealing performance and showcase some of their best cinematic appearances. More than other any feature, this series will merge the worlds of television and film as needed to highlight a performer’s best and most recognizable work.

Julianne Nicholson

Where you’ve seen her most recently: She had an arc on the second season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” and has also guest-starred recently on USA’s “Royal Pains” and “Covert Affairs,” and CBS’ “The Good Wife”

Where you might have first seen her: Probably on TV in the late 1990s or early 2000s, or in either of the 1999 films “Curtain Call” or “Love Letter”

Other notable appearances: She’s been a regular player on a handful of TV shows, including “Ally McBeal,” “The Others,” “Presidio Med,” “Conviction,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” She had a banner film year from 2006 to 2007 with “Flannel Pajamas” and “Puccini for Beginners” (for which she earned an AFT Award nomination), and had the lead role in John Krasinski’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”

What you might expect from her: Somewhere between a sweet-natured, soft-spoken woman trying to find happiness and a determined, dedicated person working ardently towards what she wants.

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