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Blanche Baker
Born Blanche Garfein
December 20, 1956 (1956-12-20) (age 53)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Van Dusen (1983–2002)
Mark Magill (2003–present)

Blanche Baker (born December 20, 1956 in New York City) is an American actress.


Personal life

She is the daughter of actress Carroll Baker and director Jack Garfein. She attended Wellesley College from 1974 until 1976.


Baker's film appearances include Cold Feet (1984) and Sixteen Candles (1984).

She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series in 1978 for her performance as Anna Weiss in the miniseries Holocaust.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 French Postcards Laura
The Seduction of Joe Tynan Janet
1982 The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Juliet
1984 Cold Feet Leslie Christo
Sixteen Candles Ginny
1986 Raw Deal Amy Kaminski
1988 Shakedown Gail Feinberger
Bum Rap Lisa DuSoir
1990 The Handmaid's Tale Ofglen
1991 Livin' Large Kate Penndragin
1994 Dead Funny Barbara
2006 Underdogs Marie
The Rehearsal Marie
2007 The Girl Next Door Ruth Chandler
2008 3rd of July Mrs. Shaw
Jersey Justice Polly O'Bannon
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Holocaust Anna Weiss Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith Mary
1981 The Awakening of Candra Candra Torres
1982 The Day the Bubble Burst Joan Slezsak
1985 The Equalizer Allison Webster Episode: "Desperately"
Embassy Megan Hillyer
1986 Nobody's Child Shari
1987 Spenser: For Hire Carolyn Tomlinson Episode: "Personal Demons"
1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Episode: "Domestic Silence"
Davis Rules Episode: "Everybody Comes to Nick's"
1992 In the Heat of the Night Jenny Sawyer Episode: "Love, Honor & Obey"
Law & Order Lucy Neven Episode: "Star Struck"
1994 Clarissa Explains It All Chelsea Chipley Episode: "Janet and Clarissa, Inc."
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Miriam Engles Episode: "Diamond Dogs"

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