Lesley Ann Warren is Jinx in the new USA Network original series “In Plain Sight.”
After winning the Most Promising Newcomer Award as the ingénue lead in “110 In The Shade” on Broadway, Warren found stardom on the small screen as “Cinderella” in the original television version of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic.
Warren’s first film was “The Happiest Millionaire” for Disney. Her performance in Blake Edwards’ comic masterpiece “Victor/Victoria” garnered her both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination, as well as the New York Film Critics Award and a People’s Choice Award. She has also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Alan Rudolph’s “Songwriter,” as well as a second People’s Choice Award for Rudolph’s “Choose Me.”
Warren most recently appeared in a recurring role on ABC’S hit series “Desperate Housewives.” She was last seen in the feature “10th And Wolf” written and directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco, alongside Val Kilmer, Giovanni Ribisi and Dennis Hopper, and she has also completed the feature film “Constellation” opposite Zoe Saldana, Gabrielle Union and Billy Dee Williams. She was seen in the hit independent film “Secretary,” co-starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. She also recently starred in Robert Altman’s production of Alan Rudolph’s comedic mystery “Trixie” with Nick Nolte and Emily Watson, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s “The Limey” with Terrence Stamp and Peter Fonda. Warren co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent feature “Twin Falls Idaho.” Additionally, she recently starred in the features “When Do We Eat?”; “Deepwater,” with Lucas Black and Mia Maestro; and the AFI Film Festival selection “My Tiny Universe” with Debi Mazar and John Heard.
Additional film credits include “Clue,” “Burglar” with Whoopi Goldberg, “Pure Country,” “Cop” opposite James Woods, “Life Stinks” with Mel Brooks, “Worth Winning,” “The Color of Night” with Bruce Willis, and the Sundance favorite “Going All The Way,” co-starring Ben Affleck.
Warren’s television credits include a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the miniseries “79 Park Avenue” as well as a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the CBS miniseries “Family Of Spies.” She received Cable Ace nominations for her work in the A&E production of Tennessee Williams’ “27 Wagons Full Of Cotton” and HBO Pictures’ “Baja Oklahoma,” which also earned her another Golden Globe nomination. Further television credits include the NBC telefilm “Evergreen” and the Emmy Award winning TNT miniseries “Joseph” opposite Ben Kingsley. She also played a recurring role opposite Sydney Pollack on NBC’s hit comedy “Will & Grace.”