July 27, 1952
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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Pretty yet sturdy stage-trained character player of stage and screen who convinces playing salt-of-the-earth ethnic mothers and caregivers. Hart made her Broadway debut in "Equus" and garnered a 1983 Tony nomination for her supporting role in Peter Nichols's "Passion." She debuted on TV in the historical TV-movie "Kent State" (NBC, 1981) and followed up with roles in a wide variety of telefilms and several dramas broadcast as part of PBS's "American Playhouse" including "The Little Sister," "Painting Churches" (both 1986) and "Big Time" (1989).Hart made her first film appearance in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict" (1982) as half of the bewildered working-class couple that hires dissolute lawyer Paul Newman. Her subsequent credits included "Oh, God! You Devil" (1984), "Highlander" (1986), and "Once Around" (1991). Hart made the transition to TV series regular playing chief operating nurse Camille Shutt on the ambitious medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-96). Her character was also the estranged wife of a brilliant neurosurgeon portrayed by Adam Arkin.