Cecil Hoffman

Cecil Hoffmann (born July 11, 1962) is an American film and television actress.

Cecil Hoffmann
BornJuly 11, 1962 (age 56)
Other namesHeidi Hoffmann
Alma materPrinceton University
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)
Paul Slye (m. 1992)

Career

Best known for her portrayal of district attorney Zoey Clemmons in the television series L.A. Law, Hoffman starred on 26 episodes, spanning three seasons, from Spring of 1991 to Fall of 1992. She found success on the big screen, turning in memorable performances in hit films Stargate (1993) and the Wyatt Earp biopic Tombstone (1994) with Kurt Russell. She also starred as Greer Monroe with William Devane in the ABC political soap opera The Monroes, which lasted just nine episodes in 1995-1996 television season.[1]

In addition to L.A. Law and her motion picture work, Hoffman also starred in the NBC drama Dream Street (1989) with Thomas Calabro and as Hillary Stein, was a regular on the final season of Wiseguy in 1990.[2] In 1996, she had a three episode guest-starring arc on ER and made two appearances on Picket Fences.

She has guest-starred in TV series such as Strong Medicine, Providence, Any Day Now, The Larry Sanders Show, Madman of the People, and Family Law.

Personal life

Born in McLean, Virginia, Hoffmann attended Princeton University, also her father's Alma Mater, during which time she was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club, a musical-theatre-comedy troupe. Hoffmann is an accomplished dancer and singer. She married Paul Slye in 1992.

References

  1. ^ "Cecil Hoffman Biography". TV.com. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cecil Hoffmann of 'Wiseguy' joining 'L.A. Law'". Chicago Tribune. February 15, 1991.

External links

Circle in the Square Theatre School

Circle in the Square Theatre School is a non-profit, tax exempt drama school associated with Circle in the Square Theatre; and is the only accredited conservatory attached to a Broadway theatre.It offers two 2-year full-time programs: a Professional Theatre Workshop, and a Professional Musical Theatre Workshop. The musical theatre program is unique in that it's identical to the acting program, except for additional musical classes. This gives the musical theatre students important, deep acting training so they can graduate as true, professional triple threats. Circle also offers seven-week summer intensives for acting and musical theatre students.

Circle in the Square Theatre School's primary objective is to train actors and singers for work in professional theatre, film, and television; and utilizes an eclectic curriculum to expose the students to various acting styles, methods, and techniques.

Theodore Mann started the highly selective school in 1961 with 15 students in a Greenwich Village venue on Bleecker Street when Circle in the Square Theatre was an Off-Broadway venue. In 1972, it moved to its current Broadway location in the Paramount Plaza. Its student body is now approximately 75 students. Jacqueline Brookes, the Broadway actress, was a member of the faculty from 1973 until her death in April 2013.Circle in the Square Theatre School offers its students the rare opportunity to train and perform in the Broadway Theatre, and see the shows at Circle for free.

Dream Street (U.S. TV series)

Dream Street was an American drama series that aired on NBC from April 13, 1989 to June 7, 1989. The series was filmed on location in Hoboken, New Jersey and was from Thirtysomething creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.

L.A. Law

L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC, from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994.Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.

In addition to its main cast, L.A. Law was also well known for featuring then relatively unknown actors and actresses in guest starring roles, who later went on to greater success in film and television including Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathy Bates, David Schwimmer, Jay O. Sanders, James Avery, Gates McFadden, Bryan Cranston, C.C.H. Pounder, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff, Carrie-Anne Moss, William H. Macy, Stephen Root, Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and Lucy Liu. Several episodes of the show also included celebrities such as Vanna White, Buddy Hackett, and Mamie Van Doren appearing as themselves in cameo roles.

The show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.

List of L.A. Law episodes

L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that aired on NBC. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.

The series premiered on September 15, 1986, and ran for eight seasons before airing its final episode on May 19, 1994.

List of TV Guide covers (1990s)

This is a list of issue covers of TV Guide magazine from the decade of the 1990s, from January 1990 to December 1999. The entries on this table include each cover's subjects and their artists (photographer or illustrator). This list is for the regular weekly issues of TV Guide, and includes covers that are national or regional in nature, along with any covers that were available exclusively to subscribers. Any one-time-only special issues of TV Guide are not included.

List of The Larry Sanders Show guest stars

The Larry Sanders Show is an American sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk-show. The series was created by Garry Shandling and Dennis Klein and aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on the HBO cable television network. Throughout its run, numerous celebrities have made guest appearances, usually playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

Princeton Triangle Club

The Princeton Triangle Club is a theater troupe at Princeton University. Founded in 1891, it is the oldest touring collegiate musical-comedy troupe in the United States, and the only co-ed collegiate troupe that takes an original student-written musical on a national tour every year. The club is known for its tradition of featuring an all-male kickline in drag.

The troupe presents several shows throughout the year. In September at the end of the University's Freshman Week it presents a revue of popular material from previous years. In autumn it puts on an original student-written musical comedy in McCarter Theatre, then takes this show on tour over the Winter holiday season. In spring it puts on another original show in a smaller venue. During reunions after the end of the spring semester, it relaunches the previous autumn's show at McCarter.

Among the club's notable alumni are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, Russel Wright, Joshua Logan, Brooks Bowman, Jimmy Stewart, José Ferrer, Wayne Rogers, Clark Gesner, Jeff Moss, David E. Kelley, Nicholas Hammond, Zachary Pincus-Roth, and Brooke Shields.

The Monroes (1995 TV series)

The Monroes is a primetime soap opera starring William Devane and Susan Sullivan, that ran from September 12, 1995 to October 19, 1995 on ABC. The Monroes capitalizes on the rise of high drama in politics.

Wiseguy

Wiseguy is an American crime drama series that aired on CBS from September 16, 1987, to December 8, 1990, for a total of 75 episodes over four seasons. The series was produced by Stephen J. Cannell and was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, to avoid the higher studio costs associated with filming in Los Angeles.

Wiseguy originally starred Ken Wahl as Vinnie Terranova, a Brooklyn native and deep cover operative for the FBI under the supervision of senior agent Frank McPike, played by Jonathan Banks. The primary cast was rounded out by Jim Byrnes, who played an information operative known as Lifeguard (real name Daniel Burroughs) who assisted Vinnie in the field. This cast remained together for three full seasons, after which Wahl left the series. The writers conceived a new lead character Michael Santana, and brought on Steven Bauer to fill the role.

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