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LINDA HAMILTON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Linda Hamilton was born on September 26th, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland with the birth name Linda Carroll Hamilton.  After earning her high school diploma she went on to enroll at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and studied for two years before she decided to relocate to New York and pursue her education studying acting.

Hamilton studied with Lee Strasberg and soon began finding work as an actress appearing on the film, "Night-Flowers" (1979) and the television series, "Shirley" (1980).  She began to catch the attention of Hollywood when she was cast in the film, "Terminator" (1984) followed by a role she is most well known for portraying, Catherine Chandler on the television series, "Beauty and the Beast" (1987).
 
Other roles she soon added were in the films, "Black Moon Rising" (1986), "King Kong Lives" (1986), "Mr. Destiny" (1990), "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991), "Dante's Peak" (1997), "The Secret Life of Girls" (1999), "Missing in America" (2005), "Broken" (2006) and "Hard Times" (2009).
 
Along with film work, Hamilton has appeared on such television series as, "Secrets of Midland Heights", "King's Crossing", "Hill Street Blues", "Murder, She Wrote", "Frasier", "Hercules", "According to Jim" and most recently on the series, "Chuck" and "Air Force One is Down".
 
Linda Hamilton has married twice, first to Bruce Abbott in 1982 and they had one child together before the marriage ended in divorce in 1989.  She then married James Cameron in 1997 and they also had one child together before this marriage also came to an end in 1999.  Her divorce was the second most expensive divorce in Hollywood history where she received close to $50 million. 
 

Filmography


2012   Air Force One is Down

2012   Right Next Door

2010-2012  Chuck
 
2010   DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection

2010   Weeds

2010   DC Showcase: Jonah Hex 
 
2010   Refuge

2009   Hard Times

2009   Terminator Salvation
 
2008   CR: Terminator 2 - Judgment Day 

2008   The Line

2008   In Your Dreams
 
2006   Home by Christmas 

2006   Broken 

2006   Take 3
 
2006   Thief

2005   The Kid & I

2005   According to Jim
 
2005   Missing in America

2005   Smile

2004   Jonah
 
2003   Wholey Moses 

2002   Silent Night 

2001   Skeletons in the Closet
 
2001   Bailey's Mistake 

2001   A Girl Thing 

2000   Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
 
2000   Sex & Mrs. X

1999   The Secret Life of Girls

1998-1999  Hercules 

1999   Batman Beyond: The Movie

1998   Point Last Seen 
 
1998   The Color of Courage

1998   The New Batman Adventures

1998   Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples
 
1997   On the Line

1993-1997  Frasier

1997   Dante's Peak 
 
1997   Shadow Conspiracy

1996   The Way to Dusty Death 

1996   T2 3-D: Battle Across Time
 
1995   Separate Lives

1995   A Mother's Prayer 

1994   Silent Fall 
 
1992   Terminator 2: Judgment Day
 
1990   Mr. Destiny 
 
1987-1989  Beauty and the Beast 

1988   Go Toward the Light 

1986   King Kong Lives
 
1986   Murder, She Wrote 

1986   Club Med

1986   Black Moon Rising
 
1985   Secret Weapons 

1984   The Terminator

1984   The Stone Boy 
 
1984   Children of the Corn 

1984   Hill Street Blues 

1983   Secrets of a Mother and Daughter 
 
1983   Wishman 

1982   Country Gold 

1982   Tag: The Assassination Game
 
1982   King's Crossing 

1980-1981  Secrets of Midland Heights

1980   Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case 
 
1980   Reunion

1980   Shirley

1979   Night-Flowers





Matinee Classics - Beauty and the Beast starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman


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