Spouse: Don Gummer (30 September 1978 - present) 4 children
Named Best Modern Actress in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, substantially beating out runner-up Michelle Pfeiffer. (September 1999)
Learned to play the violin, by practicing 6 hours a day for 8 weeks, for her role in Music of the Heart (1999).
Has a fear of helicopters.
Educated at Yale University. Studied Drama.
Graduated from Vassar College in 1971.
Once engaged to actor John Cazale.
Graduated from Bernards High School.
Before making it big, she was a waitress at The Hotel Somerset in Somerville, New Jersey, USA.
Was a cheerleader and homecoming queen in high school.
She left her just-claimed Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) on the back of a toilet during the 1979 festivities.
Replaced Madonna for the lead in Music of the Heart (1999).
Her son, Henry W. Gummer ("Hank"), is a student at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. (2001)
Presented Paul McCartney with the 1990 Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Attended the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in 1965 with an "I love Paul" sign, which she mentioned when presenting the award to McCartney.
Spent a year as a transfer student at Dartmouth College where she participated in theater.
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