Christine Ebersole

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Christine Ebersole (born February 21, 1953) is an American actress and singer. Ebersole was born in Winnetka, Illinois, where she attended New Trier High School. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinoisand the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She met Marc Shaiman when he was 19 and the musical director of her first club act. She appeared in Ryan's Hope in 1977 and 1980, and was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 1981-1982 season,acting as Weekend Update co-anchor with Brian Doyle-Murray and at times impersonating Mary Travers, Cheryl Tiegs, Barbara Mandrell, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Rona Barrett. Following SNL, she appeared in One Life to Live and Valerie. She costarred with Barnard Hughes on the sitcom The Cavanaughs, played the title role in the short-lived television series Rachel Gunn, R.N. and has guest-starred on Will & Grace, The Nanny, Dolly!, Just Shoot Me, Murphy Brown, Ally McBeal, Samantha Who, Boston Legal, The Colbert Report, and Royal Pains, among others. She also appeared in the 1993 television movie adaptation of Gypsy starring Bette Midler.

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