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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 Me Before You

Me Before You

2016 PG-13

Planning to stay just six months, Lou Clark takes on the job of looking after rich but depressed Will Traynor, who's been left a quadriplegic by an accident. Despite Will's disillusionment, Lou is determined to show him that his life is worth living.

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