Date of Birth: June 8th 1950
An Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American character actress, born in Midland, Texas, the daughter of French-born Helene Andree "Lany" (née Whitton) and John Seawand Baker, who was a geologist and educator. She was raised a Quaker. She earned a B.A. degree in French in 1977 from UC Berkeley. Baker lives in southern California and has a son named Lucca.
Baker has appeared in numerous films and television shows including Edward Scissorhands, Picket Fences (where she would win Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for 3 of the show's 4 year run in 1993, 1995, and 1996), The Cider House Rules and Cold Mountain. She began her career at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, performing in several of Sam Shepard's plays before getting her break in an off-Broadway production of Fool for Love opposite Ed Harris. Her most recent project was the 2006 remake of All the King's Men.