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Mary Marg Helgenberger was born on November 16th 1958 to Hugh and Kay Helgenberger in Fremont Nebraska. Marg grew up in North Bend on the Platte River with her sister Ann and brother Curt. She attended Kearney State College and transferred to Northwestern Alumnus School of Speech, Evanston, IL. Marg majored in Speech and Drama. She caught the acting bug the when she landed role of Blanche Dubois in a university production of A Streetcar Named Desire.A scout for Ryan's Hope discovered Marg when she performed in an NU campus production of Shakespeare'sTaming of the Shrew as Kate, summer of 1981. The scout offered Marg a possible role on Ryan's Hope and Marg wanted to finish college first. So she promised to check back with Marg and she did. Hence, her first professional acting role as the charactor Siobhan Ryan. In 1984 she met Alan Rosenberg a guest actor portraying a pimp on RH. She thought he was handsome and they started dating in 1986. They married in 1989 and have one son Hughie named after Marg's father, Hugh Helgenberger. Marg's work as been honored by receiving The Q Award (Viewers for Quality Television) three years consectively, 89, 90 and 91 for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series, China Beach.) In 1990 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, China Beach. She was also nominated for an Emmy in 91 and 92 respectively for China Beach. She was Emmy nominated for her work as Catherine Willows on Crime Scene Investigation Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2000).
Marg Helgenberger was born on November 16, 1958 in Fremont, Nebraska. Her sign is Scorpio.
In Her Words: "What I' ve learned about early detection is that it can save lives and possibly the loss of your breast."
"I just try and go through the experience to its fullest highs and lows, because that' s the human experience."
People's Choice Awards go to Will & Grace, Matt LeBlanc, Marg Helgenberger
The season of awards shows kicked off Sunday night with Will and Grace winning favourite TV comedy at the People's Choice Awards, and Renee Zellweger taking home the prize for favourite leading lady. "There's been a lot of ink spilled lately about the death of the traditional sitcom, but thanks to you we're still here, we're still queer - get used to it," said Eric McCormack as he accepted the trophy for Will and Grace.
Marg Helgenberger of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was voted favourite female TV star and Matt LeBlanc of Joey was favourite male TV star. Ellen DeGeneres won the prize for daytime talk show host.
Jason Alexander shared hosting duties with Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who stars with him in the new sitcom Listen Up.
Presenters for the evening included Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey and William Shatner. The awards' 31st ceremony included new categories, among them favourite movie, movie drama, smile and cartoon star.
The nomination and awards process, formerly based on a national poll, was revised to be compiled by Entertainment Weekly, the People's Choice production team and pop culture fans. The public chose the winners online.
Five Things About Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger played Patsy Ramsey in a made-for-TV movie in 2000.
Her husband has a starring role on the TV drama '' The Guardian."
Helgenberger made her big-screen debut in the 1989 Steven Spielberg film ''Always.''
Her first name is pronounced with a hard g. To clear up the confusion, she named her production company Don't Call Me Marge Inc.
To research her role on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Helgenberger rode with real cops on patrol and interviewed actual detectives.
Marg Helgenberger Is TV's Sexy Tough Cookie
From daytime soaps to prime-time smashes, this saucy redhead always plays the tough broad that overcomes tragedy and ends up on top — something she has done with even more zest in her real life, thanks to her mom's inspiration.
Mary Marg Helgenberger came from a quiet Catholic family in Nebraska. Although glued to the TV as a child, the young Helgenberger set out to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a nurse. But after a sudden change of heart, she found herself enrolling in Kearney State College for drama. In 1980, while attending Northwestern University, the aspiring actress was blindsided by the news that her mother had breast cancer. Two weeks after having a double mastectomy, Helgenberger's mom was back on her feet — inspiring her daughter to always face life's challenges with the same bravado.
The 23-year-old returned to school and won lead roles in several plays. It wasn't long before an ABC talent scout cast Helgenberger as a feisty cop on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope." While her career picked up, things at home took a turn for the worse again: Her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. When he died in 1985, Helgenberger felt she needed a change. She quit the soap and moved to Los Angeles. Three years later, she got her big break and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a heroin-addicted prostitute on "China Beach." Helgenberger's romantic life flourished too. She fell in love with actor Alan Rosenberg — a co-star from her "Ryan's Hope" days. The whirlwind romance led to an elopement in September 1989. One year later, the couple welcomed their son, Hugh, into the world.
After "China Beach" was canceled in 1991, the new mom took on some minor film roles before television beckoned her back with a recurring stint on "ER." But the best was yet to come, in 2000: first a supporting role as a cancer-stricken woman in the hit film "Erin Brockovich," then a starring role as forensic scientist Catherine Willows on the instant megahit TV crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Helgenberger has finally managed to merge the success of her career with the good fortune of having a loving, healthy family.
Marg Helgenberger is ''In Good Company'' now
In his latest film, "In Good Company," Dennis Quaid's age works against him when his character is demoted and a much younger executive (Topher Grace) is brought in as his boss. But at Monday night's premiere, Grace explaned how in real life Quaid's age actually works in his favor. ''He is, like , twice my age, says Grace, '' But he is also twice as sexy.''
On the red carpet, Quaid said one of the many perks of the film was becoming friends with his fellow cast members Marg Helgenberger (who plays his wife), Scarlett Johansson (who plays his daughter) and Grace. "They all came to my birthday party, and Topher came up to Montana [where Quaid owns a ranch] this summer and we bonded." Another perk was being able to have the premiere at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre. "I have never had a premiere here," said Quaid. "This is something else. This place is really a piece of history. It's fantastic."
Quaid also spoke about his other profession — as lead singer of his band, the Sharks — and explained why he often performs without shoes. "It makes me feel like I am in my living room." But his main focus for the night was his new film, which he describes as "a movie about ordinary people in ordinary situations."
His co-star, Helgenberger, elaborated on the plot. "It deals with themes everyone can relate to, like corporate merging, downsizing and ageism. It explores the complexities of human beings and how people really do try to work things out," she said. In order to be in the film, Helgenberger had to work her shooting schedule around her role as Catherine Willows on the CBS drama "CSI." "It was a little bit complicated but it was really great to be a part of this movie," she said. "It has wonderful actors, a wonderful writer/director, Paul Weitz, and a beautiful script."
Marg Heldenberger gets bossy on CSI
Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows) this week revealed she will be showing co-stars Gary Dourdan (Warrick Brown) and George Eads (Nick Stokes) who's the boss later this season.
"I'm going to be given my own shift in which I'll be supervising. My team is going to be, I'm sad to say, Gary and George, so sad," Helgenberger told Extra TV during a visit to the California Science Centre where Gunther Von Hagen was staging his exhibition of the human anatomy.
As previously reported, Catherine Willows will receive a promotion to head up the new swing-shift CSI team in the upcoming episode "Mea Culpa". When Extra asked Helgenberger "how much she will enjoy cracking the whip", the actress had this to say: "Well, as long as I'm in thigh-high boots with that whip."