Birth Name: Christine Ebersole
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born Feb. 21, 1953 in Winnetka, IL, Ebersole found her passion for acting and singing while still in high school. She later attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL before moving to New York to pursue acting studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her Broadway debut in a 1976 production of "Angel Street," shortly before launching her television career with appearances on "Ryan's Hope" (ABC, 1975-1989). For most of the late '70s and early '80s, Ebersole would balance between Broadway and New York-based television. She starred with Kevin Kline in Hal Prince's "On the Twentieth Century" in 1978-79 and impressed critics in a 1979-80 revival of "Oklahoma!" as well as a 198...