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Marg Helgenberger

Mostly Credited As: Marg Helgenberger
Birth Name: Mary Marg Helgenberger
Date Of Birth: November 16, 1958 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Fremont, Nebraska
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Marg Helgenberger


Marg's full name is Mary Marg Helgenberger. She was born on November 16, 1958 in Fremont Nebraska. Her father's name is Hugh and her mother's name is Kay. She has one sister, Ann, and one brother, Curt.

Marg went to Kearney State College, then transferred to Northwestern Alumnus School of Speech in Evanston, IL, majoring in drama and speech. Her first major acting role in college was as Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire.

In 1981 while performing in a Shakespeare play, she was discovered by a talent scout for the daytime drama, Ryan's Hope. She was offered a role on the show, but she wasn't finished with college so she turned it down. The scout didn't forget her though, and followed up with Marg once she was out of school. She got a part as Siobhan Ryan on the show - her first job as a professional actress.

Marg married Alan Rosenberg in 1989. They have a son together named "Hugie".

Marg's recieved the Q Award for Best Supporting Actress in a drama for her role on China Beach in 1989, 1990 and 1991. In 1990 she also won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, China Beach. She was later nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Catherine Willows on CSI in 2002.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Intelligence (US) (2014)As: Director Lillian Strand
100 Sexiest Artists (2013)As: Herself (Host (Hour 1))
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)As: Catherine Willows (S01-S12E12)
China Beach (1988)As: Karen Charlene 'K.C.' Kolanski
Shell Game (1987)As: Natalie Thayer
Ryan's Hope (1975)As: Siobhan Ryan #3 (1982-1986)
Episode Cast Credits 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Frame by Frame 14x05: (Oct/23/2013) As Catherine Willows, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Marg Helgenberger, Michael Fassbender, Ellie Goulding 19x77: (Jan/18/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Marg Helgenberger, Francisco Palacios, Ray LaMontagne 16x117: (Apr/01/2009) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger, Ronn Lucas and Scorch, Diana Krall 14x13: (Sep/20/2006) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  November 3, 2011 12x307: (Nov/03/2011) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Ted Danson, Christopher Miller & Phil Lord 05x156: (Sep/25/2009) As Herself, [Uncredited]
  Marg Helgenberger, Dule Hill, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears 05x152: (Sep/21/2009) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger, Kylie Minogue 04x57: (Apr/02/2008) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger, Seth MacFarlane, The National 03x154: (Sep/26/2007) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Marg Helgenberger, "Dancing with the Stars" castoffs Steve Wozniak and Holly Madison 27x154: (Apr/02/2009) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, John Stamos, Meryl Streep 25x89: (Jan/04/2007) As Herself 
  John Stamos, Marg Helgenberger and Vanessa Anne Hudgens 25x19: (Sep/28/2006) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger and Bow Wow 24x02: (Sep/06/2005) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Marg Helgenberger, Steven R. Schirripa, John Mulaney 14x150: (Jun/07/2007) As Herself 
  Brendan Fraser, Marg Helgenberger, Ron Isley & Burt Bacharach 11x31: (Nov/12/2003) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Mario Cantone, Marg Helgenberger, guest co-host Lorraine Bracco 10x187: (Jun/07/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Marg Helgenberger, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top 09x39: (Feb/23/2006) As Herself 
  Season 7, Episode 53 07x53: (Nov/13/2003) As Herself 
  Season 5, Episode 98 05x98: (May/16/2002) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Marg Helgenberger; Mick O'Hare 08x197: (Jun/05/2007) As Herself 
  Marg Helgenberger, Bobby Flay 08x14: (Sep/21/2006) As Herself 

This Week with George Stephanopoulos (1981) 
  Nuclear North Korea, Ford vs. Corker, Marg Helgenberger 26x07: (Oct/15/2006) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Marg Helgenberger, Mekhi Phifer 03x68: (Dec/07/2005) As Herself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Lisa Bloom, Neil Patrick Harris, Marg Helgenberger 02x18: (Oct/05/2005) As Herself 
  Ben Gazzara, Marg Helgenberger, Mikey Keiffer, Hayden Panettiere 01x82: (Jan/17/2005) As Herself 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Hank's Back 08x20: (May/09/2004) Voiced  Mrs. Hanover, [Special Guest Stars]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Marg Helgenberger 06x143: (Dec/05/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Frasier (1993) 
  Out With Dad 07x15: (Feb/10/2000) As Emily 

ER (1994) 
  John Carter, M.D. 02x22: (May/16/1996) As Karen Hines 
  Take These Broken Wings 02x21: (May/09/1996) As Karen Hines 
  Fevers of Unknown Origin 02x20: (May/02/1996) As Karen Hines 
  Fire in the Belly 02x19: (Apr/25/1996) As Karen Hines 

Fallen Angels (1993) 
  I'll Be Waiting 01x02: (Aug/15/1993) As Eve Cressy 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  Deadline 03x12: (Aug/14/1991) As Vicki 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards 42x01: (Sep/16/1990) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'China Beach') 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Gambler 02x12: (Dec/29/1987) As Victoria Collins / Laura Norwood 

thirtysomething (1987) 
  Weaning 01x08: (Dec/08/1987) As Cooper 

Spenser: For Hire (1985) 
  An Eye for an Eye 02x01: (Sep/27/1986) As Nancy Kettering 
Trivia

Marg was one of the stars of the movie "Species"

Her production company is named "Don't Call Me Marge!" The name comes from the frequent mispronounciation of her name.

Her father died in 1986 of complications from Multiple Sclerosis.

Marg's house, located in Hollywood, California, once belonged to silent movie star William S. Hart.

Her father, Hugh Helgenberger, who was a meat inspector.

Her mother, Kay Helgenberger, was a nurse.

Marg used to want to be a nurse like her mom.

She is of German and Irish descent. Irish on her mother's side; German on her father's.

She is nicked-named by CSI co-star Gary Dourdan "Margalicious".

Marg went to high school at North Bend Central High School.

More Trivia
Marg Helgenberger Quotes
Alan Rosenberg: (on seeing Marg for the first time) I thought she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen. And really talented.

Jorja Fox: (on Marg on-set filming the gory scenes) Marg is one of the strongest and toughest women I've ever met.

Dana Delany: She has a kinda punk thing to her, a rock n roll edge. But she's really a family girl.

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