Anne Archer Biography
During the subsequent years Anne Archer continued to portray roles of vulnerable, demented character, the most memorable of which is as the wife of Michael Douglas in the 1987 suspense thriller Fatal Attraction. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the said film. Anne Archer continued to display her prowess in Patriot Games in 1992 alongside Harrison Ford, as well as Clear and Present Danger in 1994. Her brilliance in her craft also materialized in Robert Altmans 1993 opus, Short Cuts, where she transformed into a woman haunted by moral pursuits as she unraveled her husbands questionable behavior whilst on a weekend fishing expedition.
Before jumping into the world of showbiz, Anne Archer auditioned and ended as one of the finalists for the role of Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie. She lost to Margot Kidder.
Anne Archers has recently appeared in recurring roles on three critically acclaimed television programs. She plays the role of Lenore Pieszecki, the sad and often depressed mother of Alice Pieszcki, which was portrayed by Leisha Hailey. Meanwhile, she becomes Beth Gordon on the Ghost Whisperer, mother to Melinda Gordon, led by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Finally, Anne Archer plays the role of the rich socialite Barbara Reynolds, mother of Dee and Dennis Reynolds (portrayed by Kaitlin Olson and Glenn Howerton) and ex-wife of Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito) in Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Anne Archer is engaged with sports, particularly with the martial arts. She was a big Judo fan, and even participated in tournaments during the sixties and early seventies. Anne Archer also holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was able to reach the finals of the US Open in 1999.
Anne Archer has been married twice, first with William Davis in 1968, and then to Terry Jastrow in 1979. She has a son from each marriage. In 1991, Anne Archer revealed her abortion story in public, and has since been an active supporter of Planned Parenthood.
Anne Archer is a member of the Church of Scientology, together with her son Tom Davis. She is also a supporter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.