Annette O’Toole currently stars as Mayor Hope McCrea on Netflix’s global hit series, Virgin River, which returns this summer for a fifth season.
Annette has appeared in over 40 TV series including Smallville, Nash Bridges, The Huntress, and Kidding, as well as numerous miniseries and TV movies including Stephen King’s It, Lonesome Dove, Stand by Your Man, and The Kennedys of Massachusetts, for which she received an Emmy nomination. On the big screen, Annette costarred in several feature films including Smile (1975), 48 Hrs. (1982), Cat People (1982), Superman III (1983) as Lana Lang, Cross My Heart (1987), A Mighty Wind (2003), Women Who Kill (2016), A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018), The Incoherents (2019), and Blow the Man Down (2019), among others.
However, Annette’s true passion is theatre. She has appeared in several Broadway productions, including Adam Rapp’s Kindness, Tracy Letts’s Man from Nebraska, Tennessee Williams’s A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer, and The Good Book, and she received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in Southern Comfort. After starring with Michael McKean in the Lifetime movie Final Justice (1998), the twosome grew their friendship, soon married, and blended their families. Together, they are prolific songwriters; they cowrote the Academy Award-nominated song “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow” for the Christopher Guest film A Mighty Wind. Off screen and stage, they enjoy performing their repertoire in Los Angeles and New York. They are currently working on an original musical theater production titled Harold and Lillian, based on a documentary of the same name.
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