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Actor

JoBeth
Williams

JoBeth Williams is returning to the Geffen Playhouse, having starred in Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life with Laurie Metcalf. Additional Los Angeles stage credits include Other Desert Cities (Mark Taper Forum), The Night is a Child (Pasadena Playhouse) and The Fall to Earth (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble). In New York, she starred in Annie Baker’s Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company), Last Dance (Manhattan Theatre Club), Moonchildren, Lady House Blues, A Couple of White Chicks and Gardenia. Her regional credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (McCarter Theatre Company), Idiot’s Delight (The Kennedy Center) and Antony and Cleopatra (The Old Globe). Williams’s film credits include Poltergeist, The Big Chill, Kramer vs. Kramer, Switch, Stir Crazy, American Dreamer and Fever Pitch. Television credits include Payne, The Client, Private Practice and Marry Me. She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and an Oscar for directing the short film On Hope.