Jennifer Warren (Actress) - Slap Shot
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Updated: 4/22/15

Name: Jennifer Warren

Born: August 12, 1941, Greenwich Village, New York

Claim To Fame: Known for her roles in Slap Shot (as the frustrated wife of hockey coach Paul Newman), Night Moves, Ice Castles and The Swap (1969).

Family Life: Warren married producer Roger Gimbel in 1976. They had 4 children, one of them, Barney, who is a writer and editor. Roger Gimbel died April 26, 2011.

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Info: Warren got her acting break in 1972 when she made her Broadway debut in 6 Rms Riv Vu, for which she won a Theatre World Award.

She went on to appear in the films Slap Shot, Night Moves,Ice Castles, The Swap, and Steel Cowboy. On TV, she made appearances on The Bob Newhart Show, Kojak, Cagney and Lacey, Hotel, Hooperman, and Murder, She Wrote.

She also played Dinah Caswell in the 1982 TV movie Paper Dolls and the 1984 television series based on the movie.

Warren moved on to become a successful director. She was accepted into the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute, where she directed the short film Point of Departure. She opened the season for the Arts & Entertainment Channel on their World Premiere Short Film Series. Later, she formed Tiger Rose Productions and co-produced the short documentary You Don't Have to Die.

She developed a feature film called The Beans of Egypt Maine which she directed for American Playhouse and Live Entertaiment. Warren finished her second directorial feature, Partners in Crime, in 1998. It was distributed in America by Artisan Films during the 1999/2000 year and appeared on Direct TV.

Trivia: Graduated from Elisabeth Irwin High School.

Niece of Yiddish theatre actor and director Jacob Ben-Ami.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1975" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 27.

As an actress, she won the Film World Award for Night Moves (1975) in 1975.

Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and Women in Film.

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Where Are They Now: Warren is a founding member and past president of The Alliance of Woman Directors and continues to actively support the organization. She has taught at Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA Extension, and the University of Tel Aviv, and is a Senior Lecturer at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

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