Harris at the Evening Parade reception on May 25, 2007
Moira Jane Harris
April 19, 1954
Pontiac, Illinois, U.S.
|Other names||Moira Sinise|
|Alma mater||Illinois State University|
Moira Jane Harris Sinise (born April 19, 1954) is a retired American actress.
Harris was born in Pontiac, Illinois and is a Roman Catholic convert. She graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. During her college years, she met her husband, Gary Sinise, and they have been married since 1981. They have 3 children.
Harris has appeared in such films as One More Saturday Night, Of Mice and Men (directed by and co-starring her husband), and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. She also played the evil trucker's wife in the Kurt Russell movie Breakdown. She has made a guest appearances on the TV shows Karen Sisco, The Equalizer, and Crime Story. At one time, she was a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company that Gary Sinise was instrumental in establishing. In 1987 she won a Chicago / Midwest Emmy Award for her role in Murder in Green Meadows. She also starred in Disney's Tall Tale in 1995. Harris retired in 2003, although she briefly returned to the stage in 2013, appearing in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at Steppenwolf.
- Welcome Home, Bobby (1986) (TV movie) - Ann Marie
- The Fantasist (1986) - Patricia Teeling
- One More Saturday Night (1986) - Peggy
- Crime Story (1986) (TV series) - Dressler's Wife
- The Equalizer (1987) (TV series) - Linda
- Miles from Home (1988) - Frank's Girl (uncredited)
- Of Mice and Men (1992) - Girl in Red Dress
- Between Love and Hate (1993) (TV) - Katherine Templeton
- Nannie & Alex (1995) - Nonnie's Mother
- Tall Tale (1995) - Sarah Hackett
- Three Wishes (1995) - Katherine Holman
- Breakdown (1997) - Arleen Barr
- Chicago Cab (1997) - Religious Mother
- Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge (2000) (Documentary) - Herself
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) - Betsy
- Karen Sisco (2003) (TV series) - The Waitress
- Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good (2011) (Documentary) - Herself
- "Sinise's Catholic Hurricane". National Catholic Register. December 17, 2008.
- "Gary Sinise". National Catholic Reporter. November 25, 2005. Republished by TheFreeLibrary.com.
Sinise thanked his wife of 29 [sic] years, actress Moira Harris, for leading their family by her decision to embrace her Catholic faith,...
- "Steppenwolf's Odd Couple". Chicago Tribune. March 12, 1993. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
- "1986 to 1988 Chicago Emmy Award Winners" (PDF). chicagoemmyonline.org. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
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