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Born May 8, 1961, in Newcastle, England, Janet McTeer rose to prominence in the United States playing a single Southern mother who drags her adolescent daughter across the country to see the Pacific Ocean.

McTeer -- who trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art -- was already well-known in England when she received a 1997 Tony Award (among other honors) for her performance in Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" on Broadway. Still, she remained a relative stranger to American audiences even after nabbing a Golden Globe and an Oscar nod for the indie drama Tumbleweeds a few years later.

In 2009, the actress racked up a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots, in "Mary Stuart." McTeer received Emmy and Golden Globe nods later in the year for her supporting role as Winston Churchill's wife, Clemmie, in the HBO production Into the Storm.

Janet McTeer in The Exception

The Exception

2017 R

This turbulent drama portrays the converging fates of Kaiser Wilhelm, exiled to Holland after Germany's defeat in World War I, and a young Jewish woman whose presence in the Kaiser's household raises the suspicions of an SS officer looking for spies.

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