Meg Foster

Meg Foster

  • Highest Rated: 86% They Live (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Stepfather II (1989)
  • Birthday: May 10, 1948
  • Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
  • American actress Meg Foster was trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, a rigorous and exacting establishment that lets practically everyone in for one year and practically no one in for their second year. Foster survived the entire program with the steely-eyed grit that characterized her best film and stage roles. With such notable exceptions as The Osterman Weekend (1983) and The Emerald Forest (1986), many of Foster's films have been cheapjack exploitation efforts unworthy of her skills. She has racked up her most impressive credits on TV, including the lead role of Hester Prynne in the 1979 PBS multi-part adaptation of The Scarlet Letter. In 1982, she was cast as Chris Cagney opposite Tyne Daly's Mary Beth Lacey on the TV series Cagney and Lacey. When the series went into its second season, Foster was replaced by Sharon Gless; the official reason was that she played her character "too tough, too hard," but unofficial sources noted that audiences perceived Foster's performance as too "butch." This setback slowed down her TV career though she was always welcome (if not always well-served) on the big screen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet There's No Such Thing as Vampires Actor 2019
No Score Yet Investigation 13 Layla Parrish 2019
No Score Yet Any Bullet Will Do Actor 2018
No Score Yet A Reckoning Diana 2018
17% Jeepers Creepers 3 Gaylen Brandon 2017
48% 31 Venus Virgo $0.8M 2016
46% The Lords of Salem Margaret Morgan $1.1M 2013
No Score Yet 25 Hill Audrey 2011
No Score Yet Aliens Gone Wild! Actor 2006
60% The Minus Man Irene 1999
No Score Yet Spoiler Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Queen Anne 1998
No Score Yet Backlash: Oblivion 2 Stell Barr 1996
No Score Yet Space Marines Actor 1995
No Score Yet Undercover Mrs. V 1995
No Score Yet Shrunken Heads Big Moe 1994
No Score Yet Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion) Stell 1994
No Score Yet Lady in Waiting Keri 1994
No Score Yet Immortal Combat Quinn 1993
10% Best of the Best 2 Sue 1993
No Score Yet Hidden Fears Actor 1993
No Score Yet To Catch a Killer City Attorney Carlson 1992
No Score Yet Dead On: Relentless II Carol Dietz 1992
No Score Yet Project: Shadowchaser Sarah 1992
No Score Yet Future Kick Nancy 1991
No Score Yet Diplomatic Immunity Gerta Hermann 1991
No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss Amanda 1990
54% Blind Fury Lynn Devereaux 1990
No Score Yet Tripwire Julia 1990
No Score Yet Betrayal of Silence Julie 1990
No Score Yet Backstab Sara Rodrick 1990
0% Stepfather II Carol Grayland 1989
40% Relentless Carol Dietz 1989
17% Leviathan Martin 1989
86% They Live Holly 1988
17% Masters of the Universe Evil-Lyn 1987
No Score Yet The Wind (Edge of Terror) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Riding Fast Actor 1986
81% The Emerald Forest Jean Markham 1985
No Score Yet Reckless Actor 1984
No Score Yet Secrets Bien Gardés Shari Mitchell 1984
44% The Osterman Weekend Ali 1983
78% Ticket to Heaven Ingrid 1981
No Score Yet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Actor 1980
No Score Yet Carny Gerta 1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jean 1980
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne 1979
No Score Yet A Different Story Stella Cooke 1978
No Score Yet James Dean Actor 1976
No Score Yet Welcome to Arrow Beach (Tender Flesh) (Cold Storage) Robbin Stanley 1974
No Score Yet Thumb Tripping Shay 1972
No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend Actor 1971
No Score Yet Adam at 6 A.M. Joyce 1970

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

84% The Originals
2013-2018
Josephine
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Ravenswood
2013-2014
Mrs. Grunwald
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Judith Saynay
  • 2013
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Hera
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Col. Margaret Burke
  • 1999
No Score Yet Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
1995-1999
Hera
  • 1999
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Onaya
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Del Scott Laura Kerwin
  • 1996
  • 1985
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mrs. Rose
  • 1995
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Laura Fuller
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Diane Hemmings
  • 1988
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Alice
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
1982-1988
Det. Chris Cagney (first six episodes) Det. Chris Cagney
  • 1982
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Evangeline
  • 1971

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