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Tess Harper is a Actor American born on 15 august 1950 at Mammoth Spring (USA)

Tess Harper

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Birth name Tessie Jean Washam
Nationality USA
Birth 15 august 1950 (68 years) at Mammoth Spring (USA)

Tess Harper (born August 15, 1950) is an American actress. She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role, opposite Robert Duvall in 1983s Tender Mercies. For her role in the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Flashpoint (1984), Ishtar (1987), Far North (1988) and No Country for Old Men (2007).

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Tender Mercies (1983)
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Filmography of Tess Harper (41 films)

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Burden
Burden (2018)
, 2h9
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, Usher, Tess Harper
Roles Hazel
Rating62% 3.148983.148983.148983.148983.14898
Mike Burden est un jeune homme taciturne qui gravit les échelons du Ku Klux Klan dans une petite ville de Caroline du Sud, en 1996. Orphelin depuis son enfance, il est farouchement loyal envers Tom Griffin, le chef local du Klan, un homme toxique. Mais Burden change de sentiments quand il tombe amoureux de Judy, une mère célibataire qui remue sa conscience sociale. Sa rupture violente avec le Klan le précipite dans les bras ouverts du révérend Kennedy, un prédicateur idéaliste afro-américain, qui lui offre sécurité et le guide vers la rédemption.
The Perfect Guy, 1h40
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families, Films about domestic violence
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, Charles S. Dutton, Kathryn Morris, Tess Harper
Roles Mrs. McCarthy
Rating56% 2.801772.801772.801772.801772.80177
Successful lobbyist Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) is unhappy in her relationship with her boyfriend Dave King (Morris Chestnut), as he does not feel ready to commit to her wishes of starting a family, causing them to break up. Two months later, she ends up meeting the charming Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), who works in IT for another company. They quickly grow close, and he manages to work his way into the hearts of her friends as well as her mother and father. On their way home from a trip to San Francisco to meet her parents, a stranger inquires Leah about Carter's Dodge Charger at a gas station. Carter viciously attacks the man before the mortified Leah, and he takes off when the station's owner orders them to leave at gunpoint. Leah decides to break up with Carter that night, distraught over his actions and his desperate attempts to apologize.
Frank
Frank (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy, François Civil, Tess Harper
Roles Frank's Mom
Rating69% 3.499213.499213.499213.499213.49921
Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), an aspiring songwriter, witnesses a man trying to drown himself while walking along the beach of his town. The man is taken to the hospital and Jon talks to Don (Scoot McNairy), who explains the man was a keyboardist in an experimental band, the Soronprfbs, managed by him. Jon mentions that he plays keyboards and is invited to play with them that night. Jon goes along and meets the rest of the band, all of whom are reluctant about Jon, except Frank (Michael Fassbender), the band leader who wears a papier-mâché mask. The concert goes well, until Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal) breaks her theremin and storms offstage.
Straight A's, 1h28
Directed by James Cox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson, Powers Boothe, Tess Harper, Josh Meyers
Roles Mother
Rating56% 2.8482452.8482452.8482452.8482452.848245
Scott (Ryan Phillippe) is a man who has been in and out of rehabilitation for 10 years and is haunted by the ghost of his dead mother pressing him to return home to the family he turned his back on years ago. Outfitted with nothing more than a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana (and a horse instead of a car), he goes back to Texas only to be faced with his brother’s wife Katherine (Paquin), who he is still pining for, his first love.
Sunlight Jr., 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus, Tess Harper
Roles Kathleen
Rating55% 2.799622.799622.799622.799622.79962
Melissa Winters est caissière dans une épicerie, le Sunlight Jr. Mal payée, elle vit dans une chambre d'un hôtel miteux avec son copain Richie, un ancien réparateur de télévisions qui reçoit chaque mois une pension d'invalidité qu'il dépense dans la taverne du quartier. Le jour où elle découvre qu'elle est enceinte, ils vont devoir sérieusement affronter la réalité et prendre les bonnes décisions pour leur avenir.
The Christmas Heart, 1h30
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors Theresa Polo, Ty Wood, Tess Harper, Paul Essiembre
Roles Elizabeth
Rating60% 3.048943.048943.048943.048943.04894
When a teenage boy desperately needs a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, his family and neighbors' forty-year tradition of lining their quaint street with Christmas luminaries is put on hold. When his parents, Ann and Mike, pray for a donor on a stormy night, the neighbors suddenly realize their luminaries could have a deeper purpose.
A Christmas Wish, 1h40
Directed by Craig Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Kristy Swanson, Danielle Chuchran, K.C. Clyde, Edward Herrmann, Tess Harper, Michael G. Hagerty
Roles Trudy Willis
Rating67% 3.3906853.3906853.3906853.3906853.390685
Quelques jours avant Noël, le mari de Martha la quitte pour une jeune femme qui va vider leur compte en banque. Mise à la rue avec ses deux fillettes et son fils, Martha cherche un travail et un endroit où dormir. Elle est engagée par Trudy, adorable veuve et gérante d’un pub. Elle s’attire vite les sympathies de toute la clientèle et rencontre Joe Hopkins, Shérif de la ville, aussi célibataire que charmant...
Far North
Far North (2008)
, 1h29
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec, Sean Bean, Donald Moffat, Charles Durning, Patricia Arquette
Rating61% 3.099483.099483.099483.099483.09948
The film opens up with a voiceover of a woman named Saiva telling the listener that a shaman said she was cursed at birth and would bring harm to anyone she cared for. While she and a young woman named Anja are camping in a subarctic region of Siberia, in desperation, she takes one of her sled dogs and slits after calming it, slits it throat, foreshadowing the shaman's prophecy about her birth. She and Anja then set out to relocate their camp. On the way, they almost get caught by Soviet/Russian soldiers. Fearing the worst, Saiva ventures out with Anja into the far north to the arctic tundra, passing abandoned telephone wire trees and to the area where she believes no one would ever find them. After a long paddle north, they pitch camp on a beach, where they set up their yurt.
No Country for Old Men, 2h2
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Gangster films
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt
Roles Loretta Bell
Rating80% 4.0492154.0492154.0492154.0492154.049215
In West Texas, 1980, Ed Tom Bell laments the increasing violence in a region where, like his father and grandfather before him, he has become sheriff. Anton Chigurh, a hitman, strangles a sheriff's deputy to escape custody and steals a car by using a captive bolt pistol to kill the driver.
Jam
Jam (2007)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Actors Elizabeth Bogush, Dan Byrd, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, William Forsythe, Julie Claire, David DeLuise
Roles Ruby

On Father's Day, Ted (William Forsythe) and Josh (Dan Byrd) are out for an afternoon drive in the country. When a dog darts across the road, Ted slams on the brakes and is struck from behind by Lorraine (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a cellist on her way to a performance gig. The impact shoves Ted's vehicle into a power pole, which falls across the road and drops electrically charged lines, blocking traffic on the narrow two-lane rural highway. As they and other travelers are now stuck, strangers emerge from their cars and become unusual companions while awaiting the hazard to be cleared.
Saving Sarah Cain, 1h43
Directed by Michael Landon Graham, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Tess Harper, Elliott Gould, Danielle Chuchran, Jennifer O'Dell, Soren Fulton, Tanner Maguire
Roles Miriam Esh
Rating61% 3.0502253.0502253.0502253.0502253.050225
Sarah Cain (Lisa Pepper), a thirtysomething columnist at the fictional Portland Times in Portland, Oregon, has seen better days in her career. When her boss Bill (Elliott Gould) rejects her latest column, he reminds her that she once wrote great stuff about life, instead of the puff-pieces she's been writing, and if she doesn't produce good writing again, she's heading back to the news-writing department.
Kiss the Bride, 1h36
Directed by C. Jay Cox
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, Amber Benson, Joanna Cassidy, Tess Harper, Robert Foxworth
Roles Barbara
Rating58% 2.9000752.9000752.9000752.9000752.900075
Matt (Philipp Karner) and Ryan (James O'Shea) were best friends in high school, but ten years later, Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding, he is surprised - especially that Ryan's intended, whose name is Alex, is a woman (Tori Spelling). Matt and Ryan had a gay relationship in high school, and Matt has held a torch for Ryan for the past ten years. Described by his co-worker as "so 'My Best Friend's Gay Wedding,'" Matt races off to rescue his former love from this woman who must have trapped him into marriage. Matt and Alex hit it off, Matt and Ryan have some things to work out, and there is a cast of character in-laws (Joanna Cassidy, Tess Harper, Robert Foxworth and Amber Benson).
Broken
Broken (2006)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Heather Graham, Jeremy Sisto, Randall Batinkoff, Jake Busey, Scarlett Chorvat, Michael A. Goorjian
Roles Clare
Rating57% 2.852362.852362.852362.852362.85236
Hope (Heather Graham) is a night shift waitress who has made several mistakes in her life. She leaves Ohio for Los Angeles, trying to make a living as an entertainer. She meets Will (Jeremy Sisto), who is desperate to win her back. They get involved with drugs. Hope realizes that she needs to break free from drugs, if she wishes to make her dream come true; so she cuts off all ties to Will. Will, however, is prepared to go to any length to ensure that they stay together - even to the extent of committing murder, robbing her workplace and taking her hostage. Towards the end of the story, Hope is shown instead of her own regular customers, while one of the customers is the waitress.
Karla
Karla (2006)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Serial killer films
Actors Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Brandon Routh, Jeff Doucette, Carole Ita White
Rating55% 2.750342.750342.750342.750342.75034
The film starts with a framing device of psychologist Dr. Arnold (Patrick Bauchau) in a session with Karla Homolka (Laura Prepon) at Canada's Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Dr. Arnold's evaluation will determine Karla's eligibility for parole. During the session, Dr. Arnold shows Karla a photo album of herself and her husband Paul Bernardo (Misha Collins) in happier times, and Karla has a memory of how they first met. However, when Dr. Arnold introduces the subject of Karla's sister Tammy, Karla becomes uncooperative. Over the following weeks, Dr. Arnold probes Karla about her knowledge of Paul's secret life as a serial rapist, and it is revealed that shortly before their marriage Paul began to rape women.
Broken Bridges
Directed by Steven Goldmann
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Lindsey Haun, Burt Reynolds, Tess Harper, Willie Nelson
Roles Dixie Rose Delton
Rating61% 3.0997353.0997353.0997353.0997353.099735
Bo Price (Keith), a down-and-out country singer, has returned home for his brother's funeral following a military training accident. While there, he reunites with his true love, Angela Delton (Preston), a Miami news reporter who has also returned home for her brother's funeral. Bo also meets their 16-year-old daughter, Dixie Leigh Delton (Haun), for the first time. Since Bo walked away from Angela while she was still pregnant, Dixie has never met him or his side of the family. Dixie has experimented with alcohol, but is able to break free with the help of her now-sober father. With her father's musical blood running through her veins, Dixie closes the movie by singing a song she wrote at the memorial for the fallen soldiers.