WHAT WOMEN WANT - MORE CAST BIOGRAPHIES
MARK FEUERSTEIN (Morgan) began his career on stage in "Twelfth Night," "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and "Dark Rapture." After landing co-starring roles in "Caroline in the City" and "Fired Up," Feuerstein made his feature debut in the romantic comedy CASANOVA FALLING. He then segued into the title role on the NBC comedy CONRAD BLOOM and last year made memorable appearances on ALLY McBEAL and ONCE & AGAIN.
He was recently seen in the courtroom drama RULES OF ENGAGEMENT with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson and in the romantic comedy WOMAN ON TOP opposite Penelope Cruz. Additional film credits include THE MUSE, PRACTICAL MAGIC and the television film AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER.
LAUREN HOLLY (Gigi) came to the attention of critics and audiences with her breakthrough performance in the box-office smash, DUMB AND DUMBER with Jim Carrey. Next, she received glowing reviews for her performance in Edward Burns' NO LOOKING BACK and she recently appeared in Oliver Stone's football drama, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, with Cameron Diaz and Al Pacino. Other film credits include SABRINA, TURBULENCE, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY, A SMILE LIKE YOURS, THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE, DOWN PERISCOPE, ENTROPY and THE LAST PRODUCER, starring and directed by Burt Reynolds.
On television, she co-starred on David E Kelley's Emmy Award-nominated CBS drama, CHICAGO HOPE marking her second time working with Kelley, following her successful collaboration on the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series PICKET FENCES.
ASHLEY JOHNSON (Alex) is fast becoming one of the most talked about young actresses in Hollywood. Her film credits include Wayne Wang's ANYWHERE BUT HERE, Tim McCanlie's DANCER TEXAS, Chris Columbus' NINE MONTHS, Sheldon Lettich's LIONHEART, and the animated feature THE INCREDIBLE INCE. She stars in Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming animated feature RECESS and in the soon-to-be-released independent feature RUSTIN, directed by Rick Johnson.
Johnson began her acting career at age 5 as Chrissy Seaver on the popular TV series, GROWING PAINS. She continued her work in television as a series regular on PHENOM, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, MAYBE THIS TIME, MOLONEY and KELLY, KELLY, and was recently seen in recurring roles on E.R. and CHICAGO'S FINEST. In addition to her acting work, Johnson has also worked extensively as a voice-over artist for several animated series.
DELTA BURKE (Eve) is best known for her portrayal as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the CBS series DESIGNING WOMEN, which ran for five seasons and earned her two Emmy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She recently starred in the film SORDID LIVES with Bonnie Bedelia and the hit series POPULAR. She plays the First Lady in the new NBC series DAG.
Burke represented Florida in the Miss America Pageant and won a talent scholarship, which she used to attend a two-year study program at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her first television role came only one month after her arrival in Los Angeles. She starred in two miniseries, THE SEEKERS and THE CHISHOLMS. She had the leading role in the series FILTHY RICH and a starring role in HBO's first weekly series, FIRST AND TEN.
Through her own production company, Perseverance, Inc., Burke produced and starred in the ABC television series DELTA. She was reunited with DESIGNING WOMEN creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason when she starred in and produced WOMEN OF THE HOUSE. She also started a successful clothing line, Delta Burke Design.
VALERIE PERRINE (Margo), who began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl, has delivered seminal performances in such classic films as SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, THE LAST AMERICAN HERO and LENNY, the last film earning her a BAFTA Award, an Oscar® nomination and many other honors. Her comedic portrayal of Gene Hackman's "colleague," Eve Tesmacher, in the films SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN II has also won her legions of fans. Other films include W.C. FIELDS AND ME, THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN, THE BORDER and MAID TO ORDER. Her recent television credits include THE PRACTICE, NASH BRIDGES, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS, LAW & ORDER and two episodes of E.R. as Cookie Lewis.
ALAN ALDA (Dan Wanamaker) has earned international recognition as an actor, writer and director of films. His credits include MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (for which he won the D.W. Griffith Award, the N.Y. Film Critics Award and a nomination for a British Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor), THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN, THE FOUR SEASON, SWEET LIBERTY, A NEW LIFE, BETSY'S WEDDING, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU, MAD CITY, MURDER AT 1600 and THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION. Audiences recently have seen him in the series E.R., which earned him an Emmy nomination as guest artist.
Alda played Hawkeye Pierce in the classic television series "M*A*S*H*," for which he also wrote and directed many episodes. In 11 years on the series, Alda won the Emmy Award five times and is the only person to be honored by the TV Academy as top performer, writer and director. He has been nominated for 29 Emmys. He has won the Directors Guild Award three times, has received six Golden Globes from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and seven People's Choice Awards. In 1994, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
Alda was born in New York City, the son of distinguished actor Robert Alda. His introduction to the theater came at the age of 16 in summer stock at Barnesville, Pennsylvania. During his junior year at Fordham University, he studied in Europe, where he performed on stage and on television. On Broadway, he starred in the first American production of the international hit play "ART." Alda's stage performance in "The Owl and the Pussycat" was a major breakthrough for him. His other Broadway credits include "Purlie Victorious," "Fair Game for Lovers," for which he received a Theater World Award, and "The Apple Tree," which earned him his first Tony nomination. He was again nominated for a Tony for his performance in Neil Simon's "Jake's Women."
Alda's first motion picture part came in GONE ARE THE DAYS in which he re-created his stage role from "Purlie Victorious." He later appeared in THE MOONSHINE WAR, JENNY, THE MEPHISTO WALTZ and as writer George Plimpton in PAPER LION.
His television performances include Truman Capote's THE GLASS HOUSE, KILL ME IF YOU CAN (for which he received an Emmy nomination), AND THE BAND PLAYED ON and WHITE MILE (for which he received a nomination for a Golden Globe).