Harriet Sansom Harris
Birth Name: Harriet Sansom Harris
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Harris began in the theater after graduating from Juilliard, spending three years as a member of The Acting Company. She also appeared in regional theater productions at the Long Wharf and Yale Rep. In 1986, Harris was Ophelia to Kevin Kline's "Hamlet" (with future "Frasier" co-star David Hyde Pierce as her brother Laertes). Paul Rudnick wrote the female roles in his 1993 Off-Broadway hit "Jeffrey" especially for the actress. (She also appeared in the L.A. premiere). By the late 1980s, Harris had broken into TV, appearing in episodic guest shots on such series as "Doctor, Doctor" and "Law & Order". In 1993, Harris made her TV-movie debut in "Dead Drunk: The K...