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Nancy Travis (1961)

Nancy Ann Travis

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Nancy Ann Travis is an American actress. She is known for her roles in films Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady , Married to the Mob , Air America , Internal Affairs , So I Married an Axe Murderer , Greedy , and Fluke . She currently stars as Vanessa Baxter in the ABC comedy series Last Man Standing.


 early life
Travis was born in New York City, the daughter of Theresa, a social worker, and Gordon Travis, a sales executive. Travis was raised in Massachusetts, and lived in Baltimore as well as Boston during her childhood.

Travis' first job after graduating from high school was a play, It's Hard to be a Jew, at The American Jewish Theatre in NYC. After that, Travis appeared in a stage version of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and was a founding member of the Off-Broadway theater company Naked Angels. She appeared in their Frank Pugliese play Aven U-Boys, as well as in King of Connecticut. Another Broadway play Travis appeared in was I'm Not Rappaport. She has also starred in Athol Fugard's My Children, My Africa.

Travis has had leading lady roles in many films, including Three Men and a Baby and its sequel, Three Men and a Little Lady, plus Air America and Internal Affairs (as the wife of Andy García), So I Married an Axe Murderer as the bride of Mike Myers, thriller The Vanishing with Kiefer Sutherland, Greedy with Michael J. Fox, and on the action-comedy Destiny Turns on the Radio with Dylan McDermott. Others notable films include 1995 Box office bomb Family movie Fluke, 1996 Whoopi Goldberg's comedy Bogus, political comedy/drama Running Mates with Tom Selleck, 2001 drama film Auggie Rose, 2005 comedy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and 2007 ensemble cast romantic drama The Jane Austen Book Club adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler . She also was featured in Chaplin opposite Robert Downey, Jr., portraying Joan Barry, the woman who filed a paternity suit against Chaplin.

Travis starred with Peter Gallagher and Isabella Rossellini in the Tom Cruise directed episose of the Showtime series Fallen Angels in 1993. From 1995-1997, Travis played a leading role in the CBS sitcom Almost Perfect. The show was canceled after two seasons. In 1999 she starred in the short-lived TV series Work with Me, Travis was also a producer. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled after four episodes.

Travis had the leading role of psychology professor Dr. Joyce Reardon in 2002's four-hour television adaptation of Stephen King's Rose Red.

In 2002, Travis joined the cast comedy series Becker as Chris Connor. She starred in the show for its final two seasons, taking over from the series' original female lead, Terry Farrell. From 2007 to 2009 Travis appeared in the television sitcom The Bill Engvall Show as Bill's wife Susan. In 2009 she starred on the Hallmark Channel film Safe Harbor, about are a happily married couple, Doug and Robbie Smith about to retire and spend their days cruising around the world on their sailboat. In 2010, she starred in TV films The Pregnancy Pact, In My Shoes and was a guest star in two episodes of Desperate Housewives. In 2011, she guest starred in the television series Grey's Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother.

In 2011, Travis was cast in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing opposite Tim Allen. Travis also appeared in The CW medical drama series Hart of Dixie as Emmeline 'Mrs. H' Hattenbarger.On May 20, 2011, it was announced that Travis would not continue with the series due to her commitments with the 20th Century Fox-produced ABC's Last Man Standing. Travis was written out after the first two episodes.

 personal life
In 1994, Travis married Robert N. Fried, former president and CEO of Savoy Pictures and currently Founder & CEO of SpiritClips.com. They have two sons: Benjamin, born in 1997, and Jeremy, born in 2001. She starred in the 2007 short film "Sally", featuring her son, Benjamin Fried, and written by her husband, Robert Fried.

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