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Geraldine Hughes

Highest Rated:   81% Gran Torino (2009)
Lowest Rated:   22% The Book of Henry (2017)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
A distinguished Irish actress whose unique look and presence instantly revealed her ethnic origins, redhead performer Geraldine Hughes began life in West Belfast in 1970 and grew up in a working-class family in the city's Divis Flats. Hughes experienced her first brush with show business after penning a one-woman stage show, Belfast Blues, where she distilled many of her coming-of-age experiences into two hours. Via the magic of costume changes, she also unveiled her versatility by playing all of the 24 roles at hand. That noble accomplishment happened to catch the eye of a Hollywood casting agent, Sheila Jaffe, who recommended Hughes to Sylvester Stallone for a turn as Marie, Rocky Balboa's longtime friend and potential paramour, in Rocky Balboa (2006), the sixth installment of the Rocky film series; after watching Hughes' audition tape, Stallone instantly hired her. Though Balboa did not represent the thespian's premier stage assignment (prior to it, she had done guest work on the series ER and landed a bit part as a secretary in the 2003 Ben Stiller comedy Duplex), it afforded some of her broadest audience exposure to date, and as a follow-up she teamed with Clint Eastwood for a small role in the racially themed drama Gran Torino (2008).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Square One
  • Actor
2019
22% The Book of Henry
  • Mrs. Evans
$4.3M 2017
80% Time Out Of Mind
  • Maire
2015
No Score Yet Killing Lincoln
  • Mary Todd Lincoln
2013
No Score Yet Dead Souls
  • Actor
2012
81% Gran Torino
  • Karen Kowalski
$148.1M 2009
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop
  • Actor
2009
77% Rocky Balboa
  • Marie
$70.2M 2006
35% Duplex
  • Receptionist
2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle
  • Fiona Byrne
2003
No Score Yet Children in the Crossfire
  • Mary Holden
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
51% Your Honor
2020
  • Actor
  • 2021
28% Kevin Can Wait
2016-2018
  • Tracy
  • 2018
  • 2017
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Tina Patel Denise Drake
  • 2017
  • 2007
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
  • Brenda
  • 2014
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
  • Brenda
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Meara McGuire
  • 2013
25% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Tammy Singer
  • 2010
93% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rachel Knox
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
  • Joyce Burke
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Susan McFarlan
  • 1998

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