The iconic TV series L.A. Law taught America what a life in the law could look like—both professionally and personally. Actually, the lawyer’s life never looked as cool as it did on L.A. Law. This Conversation featured cast members Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker talking about their roles as Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz and the show’s place in American culture.
About Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry has a long list of theater, film and television credits. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ann Kelsey on NBC’s long-running hit series L.A. Law, which earned Jill four Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She reprised her role on L.A. Law – The Movie on NBC. After Barnard College in New York and Yale Drama School in New Haven, Jill began an extensive theater career on and off Broadway, starring in Michael Weller’s Moonchildren; The Beggars Opera; All Over Town directed by Dustin Hoffman; Save Grand Central by famed cartoonist William Hamilton; Summer Brave with Alexis Smith; Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others, in which she also appeared opposite Meryl Streep in the PBS-TV version; Tennessee Williams’s The Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Watch on the Rhine; and the Broadway musical Onward Victoria. For her performances in Lanford Wilson’s Lemon More
About Michael Tucker
A veteran stage, film and television actor, Michael Tucker is perhaps best known for his role as Stuart Markowitz in the hit series L.A. Law. His eight-year stint on the popular NBC-TV drama brought him three Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. He reprised his role in LA Law–The Movie, seen on NBC. In the theater, Michael most recently starred in Based on a Totally True Story at Manhattan Theatre Club. His theater credits range from Regional to Broadway. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon’s famed drama department, he joined the company of the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven for a season, then spent three seasons at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and two seasons at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. He made his Broadway debut in Moonchildren and then went on to build an extensive list of stage credits, among them Modigliani, The Rivals, Mother Courage, Oh What a More
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