Margaret Colin is a beautiful and talented actress, performing on stage, television, and in movies. Starting out on the soap opera As the World Turns, she also performed on the famous TV series Chicago Hope.
Born on May 26, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York, Margaret attended Baldwin High School, in Baldwin, New York, graduating in 1976 She is married to Justin Deas, who is a soap opera actor on Guiding Light.
Margaret has had success in movies, on TV, and on the Broadway stage. She started her career on the soap "As the World Turns" as a cop named Margot Montgomery Hughes. By coincidence, Margaret's father was a cop. Margaret's first starring role on TV was on the show "Foley Square", a 1985-1986 CBS TV series. The show also starred actor Hector Elizondo, who Margaret would later costar with on "Chicago Hope". She played a New York City assistant DA in the show. That show was a half-hour sitcom. She went on to star in the 1987 CBS TV series "Leg Work", in which she played a Porsche driving private detective, who was the daughter of a cop. The show was a one hour detective show. Her next TV series was a co-starring role on the show "Sibs" in 1991. She appeared in several episodes of "Chicago Hope" during the show's first season where she played a terminally ill doctor who specialized in surgery on children.
Margaret has also has several supporting roles in some major motion pictures. She played Harrison Ford's wife in The Devil's Own, the president's press secretary in Independence Day, a school teacher in Pretty in Pink, and a girlfriend in Three Men and a Baby. And Jackie Kennedy in the play Jackie.