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Talia Balsam is a Actor and Director American born on 5 march 1959 at New York City (USA)

Talia Balsam

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Nationality USA
Birth 5 march 1959 (65 years) at New York City (USA)

Talia Balsam (born March 5, 1959) is an American TV and film actress. She is the daughter of film actor Martin Balsam and actress Joyce Van Patten. She was formerly married to George Clooney, and is currently married to John Slattery.


Early life
Balsam was born in New York City to actor Martin Balsam and actress Joyce Van Patten. She is the niece of actor Dick Van Patten, actress Pat Van Patten and actor Tim Van Patten.

She attended a boarding school in Tucson, Arizona, in her adolescent years.

Personal life
Balsam married actor George Clooney in Las Vegas in 1989; they were divorced in 1993. Clooney stated, "I probably – definitely – wasn't someone who should have been married at that point." Clooney told Vanity Fair, "I just don't feel like I gave Talia a fair shot." Since 1998 Balsam has been married to John Slattery with whom she has a son, Harry Slattery. They married at the county of Kauai. Together, they played husband and wife Roger and Mona Sterling in Mad Men.

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Filmography of Talia Balsam (26 films)

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The Many Saints of Newark
Directed by Alan Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta
Roles Mrs. Jarecki
Rating63% 3.1502853.1502853.1502853.1502853.150285
En 1967, durant les émeutes de Newark, dans le New Jersey, la communauté italo-américaine est en conflit avec les Afro-Américains.
Little Men
Little Men (2016)

Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, Clare Foley, Andy Karl
Roles Audrey
Rating66% 3.348383.348383.348383.348383.34838
Inséparables depuis leur récente rencontre, Jake et Tony se retrouvent au milieu du conflit qui oppose leurs parents. En effet, la mère de Tony refuse de payer un loyer plus élevé pour la boutique dont les parents de Jake ont hérité à la mort de son grand-père.
The Girl in the Book
Directed by Marya Cohn
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Emily VanCamp Bowman, Michael Nyqvist, Michael Cristofer, Talia Balsam, Ana Mulvoy Ten, Alysia Reiner
Roles Mom
Rating60% 3.045993.045993.045993.045993.04599
Alice Harvey, a 28-year-old assistant book editor and aspiring writer, goes through a transformation when a person from the past forces her to face memories she's kept hidden inside and make decisions that will ultimately dispel her demons, bringing to light the love and creative voice she sought after many years ago.
Choose (2011)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Katheryn Winnick, Bruce Dern, Kevin Pollak, Richard Short, Lenny Von Dohlen, Cady Huffman
Rating47% 2.3509952.3509952.3509952.3509952.350995
Fiona Wagner is studying for a Master's Degree in Journalism and still grieves for her mother Samantha who committed suicide 3 years ago. Her father, Detective Tom Wagner, is investigating the brutal death of lawyer Elliot Vincent, by the hands of his teenager daughter. His daughter was forced to choose between killing him or having her mother, younger brother and herself killed by a sadistic criminal, who broke into their home. When pianist Simon Campbell is forced to choose between losing his fingers or his hearing, Tom realizes a deranged serial-killer is out on rampage. Meanwhile, Fiona is contacted by the killer through the code name ISO_17 and thus unleashes many unanswered mysteries.
No Strings Attached, 1h55
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell
Roles Sandra Kurtzman
Rating62% 3.100913.100913.100913.100913.10091
After first meeting at a summer camp as teenagers, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) run into each other a few times as young adults but never keep in touch. Emma becomes a doctor in Los Angeles, Adam a production assistant for a musical television show. Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline), the well-known star of a former hit television comedy series, has begun a romance with Adam's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Adam finds out, gets drunk and calls the women in his phone seeking a hookup. The next morning, he wakes on a sofa wearing nothing but a small towel. It turns out that he texted Emma and then came to the apartment she shares with some other residents—Patrice (Greta Gerwig), Shira (Mindy Kaling), and Guy (Guy Branum). Once there, he took off all his clothes and then passed out. Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his missing pants and they end up having sex.
Return (2011)
, 1h38
Directed by Liza Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam, Emma Rayne Lyle, Paul Sparks
Roles Julie
Rating63% 3.196023.196023.196023.196023.19602
Kelli, returning from her military tour of duty in the Middle East, has high hopes for resuming her old life in her midwestern hometown. Her hopes are gradually dashed as her relationships with her family and friends suffer; they have moved on, and she cannot adjust. She is unable to provide the attention her children need, she quits her dull factory job, she discovers her husband Mike's infidelity, drinks with her friends, then is stopped by the police while driving under the influence. During her court-ordered therapy session, she meets Bud, a charming war veteran. She undergoes a gradual breakdown, but persists in her efforts to reestablish her life.
Conviction (2010)
, 1h47
Directed by Tony Goldwyn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment, Children's films
Actors Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, John Pyper-Ferguson, Melissa Leo
Roles Prosecuting Attorney
Rating71% 3.598993.598993.598993.598993.59899
The film is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters, a single mother who works tirelessly to free her wrongfully convicted brother, Kenny. The story unfolds in flashbacks, and the film opens with the scene of the brutal 1980 murder of Katharina Brow in Ayer, Massachusetts. In many ways, Betty Anne's life revolves around her brother, who is now in jail for the murder. Despite Kenny's knack for getting in trouble, they have always been close. After the murder, Kenny is initially brought in for questioning by Sergeant Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo), but released. Two years later, based on new testimony from two witnesses, Kenny is arrested and tried. The evidence presented at Kenny's trial is entirely circumstantial, but he is convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. The three main witnesses against him are Taylor, his ex-wife, Brenda (Clea DuVall), and an ex-girlfriend, Roseanna (Juliette Lewis).
The Wackness, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Method Man, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen
Roles Mrs. Shapiro
Rating68% 3.447713.447713.447713.447713.44771
In New York City in 1994, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is trading marijuana in exchange for therapy from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffery Squires (Ben Kingsley). Luke graduates from high school but while dealing at a party, he finds out that Justin (Aaron Yoo) and other people have gone away for the summer. Except him and his classmate, Stephanie (Olivia Thirlby), Dr. Squires' stepdaughter. When Luke returns home, he finds his parents arguing over money and their probable eviction.
The Cake Eaters, 1h26
Directed by Mary Stuart Masterson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about disabilities
Actors Kristen Stewart, Aaron Stanford, Jayce Bartok, Bruce Dern, Elizabeth Ashley, Melissa Leo
Roles Violet Kaminski
Rating62% 3.1440053.1440053.1440053.1440053.144005
The Cake Eaters is a small-town, ensemble drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families coming to terms with love in the face of loss. Living in rural America, the Kimbrough family are a conflicted bunch: Easy, the patriarch and local butcher, is grieving over the recent loss of his wife, Ceci, while hiding a secret ongoing affair for years; Beagle, his youngest son who was left to care for his ailing mother, works in the local high school cafeteria by day but has a burning passion inside that manifests itself through painting street signs; and the eldest son, Guy, has been away from the family for years while pursuing his rock star dream in the big city until the day he learns of his mother's death and that he has missed the funeral.
All the King's Men, 2h8
Directed by Steven Zaillian
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson
Roles Lucy Stark
Rating60% 3.048393.048393.048393.048393.04839
Louisiana newspaper reporter Jack Burden takes a personal interest in Willie Stark, an idealistic small-town lawyer. Circumstances develop that result in Stark's being urged to run for governor by a local political leader, Tiny Duffy. Jack has been raised around politics. He is the former lover of Anne Stanton, whose father was once governor. Jack was raised by his godfather Judge Irwin, an honorable man.
Little Manhattan, 1h30
Directed by Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Bradley Whitford, Cynthia Nixon, Willie Garson, Jonah Meyerson, Josh Pais
Roles Jackie Telesco
Rating73% 3.6968253.6968253.6968253.6968253.696825
10-year-old Gabe meets an 11-year old girl in his grade, Rosemary, whom he's known since kindergarten. But after being partnered with her for sparring in self-defense class, he suddenly notices her as a girl, not another face. To Gabe's elation, they begin spending time together and he is completely enamored with not only her, but her life. He takes her on a tour through Central Park, and another day they venture for fun across the city and use their self-defense skills to fight a bully named Daryl Kitzens and try to inspect an apartment for rent, worrying his nervous parents. He discovers that Rosemary is soon leaving for camp for six weeks and won't be back until summer's end and her parents are planning to enroll her in a private school. She lives with her loving upper-class parents, and on the edge of Central Park. Rosemary's parents take him and Rosemary to hear a jazz pianist at The Carlyle, where the young twosome finally hold hands. After the show, Rosemary's parents tell them to say goodnight and her parents go to get milk. After the parents leave, Gabe and Rosemary begin talking, and he interrupts her by kissing her. His daily exploits are followed and encouraged by the friendly concierge at her building.
Into the Fire
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Pablo Schreiber, Ed Lauter, Lydia Jordan
Roles Dr. Linda Boyle
Rating50% 2.527542.527542.527542.527542.52754
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, three New Yorkers respond to a new tragedy. June Sickles Fiorilli (JoBeth Williams) lost her firefighter son on 9-11 and now lives with her granddaughter Quinn, not far from the very firehouse that her boy called home. Walter Hartwig (Sean Patrick Flanery) is the lieutenant in charge on the night a jumbo jet crashes on final approach into Kennedy Airport, intertwining him to June and music teacher Catrina Hampton (Melina Kanakaredes), who is awaiting the arrival of her twin sister.
Coldblooded, 1h32
Directed by Wallace Wolodarsky
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Jason Priestley, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Janeane Garofalo, Michael J. Fox
Roles Jean Alexander
Rating66% 3.3464453.3464453.3464453.3464453.346445
Cosmo Reif, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman against his will. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer, and proves to be a natural marksman despite having no experience with firearms. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together.
Killer Instinct, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Scott Valentine, Vanessa Angel, Talia Balsam, Kevin West, Charles Napier
Roles Emma
Rating46% 2.3388252.3388252.3388252.3388252.338825
A young lawyer has problems with a case that he's been working on for over a year. The district attorney's niece helps him by first blackmailing, then plotting the murder of the D.A., while having a sexual relationship with the young lawyer, who eventually discovers the truth about her.