Date of Birth : Jun 4th 1961
American Tony Award-winning actress known to television audiences for her supporting role on the ABC sitcom Grace Under Fire. White has been a prolific stage actress, getting her start in regional theatre. Her theater credits include roles in Absurd Person Singular, Money and Friends, Marvin’s Room, Largo Desolato, and On the Verge. White made her off-Broadway debut as the lead in Lucky Stiff. Her other off-Broadway credits include The Stick Wife, Early One Evening, Just Say No, Over Texas, and a starring role in Spike Heels with Kevin Bacon and Tony Goldwyn. White also appeared in a one-woman show, Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates, written especially for her.
On Broadway, White appeared in a production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles. In 2006, she received rave reviews for The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane. She played the role of Diane, a screen agent, who, as one critic put it, is “a Mephistopheles in Manolos”. The show, originally produced off-Broadway, transferred to Broadway with a new cast, including former Grace Under Fire costar Tom Everett Scott. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance, over nominees Angela Lansbury, Vanessa Redgrave, Swoosie Kurtz, and Eve Best (mentioned by most critics as the favorite).