Judith Hoag (//; born June 29, 1968) is an American actress. She is best known for playing April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Gwen Cromwell Piper in the Disney Channel television film series Halloweentown, from 1998 to 2006.
(m. 1988; div. 2016)
Hoag is also known for her recurring roles as Cindy Dutton Price in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Tandy Hampton in the ABC musical drama series Nashville (2012–2018), and Stephanie Quinn in the Syfy fantasy drama series The Magicians (2016–2020).
Hoag has acted professionally since 1986. That year, she got one of her first roles as a series regular in the ABC daytime soap opera Loving in the role of Charlotte 'Lotty' Bates Alden. After leaving Loving in 1988, Hoag began her career in primetime television, and in next year won female lead role on CBS comedy series Wolf. The series was canceled after a single season. In 1990 she starred in films A Matter of Degrees and Cadillac Man.
Hoag is most well known for her role as April O'Neil in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The film turned out to be a huge success at the box office, eventually making over $135 million in North America, and over $66 million outside North America, for a worldwide total of over $200 million, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of 1990 worldwide. After Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame, Hoag starred in a number of pilots not picked up as a series, and appeared in several television films, including Fine Things by Danielle Steel, and Switched at Birth opposite Bonnie Bedelia.
Hoag received further recognition as Gwen Cromwell Piper in the Disney Channel Halloweentown franchise, appearing in Halloweentown (1998), Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001), Halloweentown High (2004) and Return to Halloweentown (2006). She also appeared in the films Armageddon (1998), Flying By (2009), I Am Number Four (2011) and Hitchcock (2012).
Hoag has made over 60 guest appearances on television shows, including Quantum Leap, Melrose Place, Roseanne, The Nanny, Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files, Six Feet Under, Ghost Whisperer, NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, The Middle, Grimm and among other notable television series. From 2006 to 2011, Hoag also appeared as Cindy Price on the HBO drama series Big Love.
In 2012, Hoag was cast in a recurring role in the ABC drama series Nashville created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri. She plays the poised and driven Tandy Hampton, daughter and protégé of Lamar Wyatt. She referees sister Rayna (Connie Britton) and Lamar's (Powers Boothe) contentious relationship, trying to calm the waters. She appeared total in 40 episodes, include almost every episode during the first two seasons. Hoag later filmed a cameo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but the scene with her was cut from the final film. Hoag later went to appear in a recurring role as Olivia Taylor Dudley's character mother in the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians, and played supporting role in the romantic drama film Forever My Girl.
Hoag was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. As a teen, Hoag attended Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts where she concentrated on acting. In 1988, she married actor Vince Grant. They have two children, a son and a daughter. The couple divorced in 2016. On February 13, 2021, she married Phillip Stone.
|1990||A Matter of Degrees||Kate Bum|
|1990||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||April O'Neil|
|1997||Here Dies Another Day||Charlotte|
|1999||Bad City Blues||Callilou Carter|
|2010||A Nightmare On Elm Street||Doctor||Uncredited|
|2011||Wish Wizard||Mrs. Casey|
|2011||I Am Number Four||Sarah's Mom|
|2013||Bad Words||Petal Dubois|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||Rita||Cameo; Scenes deleted|
|2017||DC Noir||Mary Sullivan|
|2018||Forever My Girl||Dr. Whitman|
|2020||Laugh. Love. Karaoke.||Ruby|
|2021||Finding You||Jennifer Sinclair|
|1986||American Playhouse||Kevin's Friend||Episode: "The Little Sister"|
|1986–1987||Loving||Charlotte 'Lotty' Bates Alden||Unknown episodes|
|1988||Spenser: For Hire||Eileen Kingsley||Episode: "Skeletons in the Closet"|
|1989||CBS Summer Playhouse||N/A||Episode: "Elysian Fields"|
|1989–1990||Wolf||Melissa Shaw Elliott||11 episodes|
|1990||The Young Riders||N/A||Episode: "The Littlest Cowboy"|
|1990||The Knife and Gun Club||Dr. Annie Falk||Television film|
|1990||Fine Things||Molly||Television film|
|1991||Switched at Birth||Barbara Mays||Television film|
|1991||Murder in High Places||Meg Faithorn||Television film|
|1991||Lenny||Megan||Episode: "My Boyfriend's Black and There Gonna Be Trouble"|
|1992||Quantum Leap||Julie Miller||Episode: "Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968"|
|1992||Roseanne||Kerry||Episode: "Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places"|
|1992||Melrose Place||Sarah Goldstein||2 episodes|
|1992||Murder, She Wrote||Gretchen Price||Episode: "Programmed for Murder"|
|1993||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Iphigenia Poole||Episode: "Socrates' Sister"|
|1993||Walker, Texas Ranger||Lainie Flanders||Episode: "Family Matters"|
|1993||Acting on Impulse||Gail Black||Television film|
|1994||Dream On||Pamela||Episode: "Hey, Nanny Nanny"|
|1994||The Nanny||Katherine Porter / Kathy Marie O'Malley||Episode: "Material Fran"|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Nancy Godfrey||Episode: "To Kill a Legend"|
|1994||Hardball||Barbara||Episode: "My Name Is Hard B."|
|1994||Mad About You||Doris||Episode: "The Ride Home"|
|1995||Sweet Justice||Cory Shaw||Episode: "Baby Mine"|
|1995||A Mother's Gift||Sarah Lutz||Television film|
|1997||The Burning Zone||Dr. Meredith Schrager||2 episodes|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||N/A||Episode: "From the Agency"|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Dr. Gabrielle||Episode: "One Flew Over the Cuda's Nest"|
|1997||Nothing Sacred||Judy||2 episodes|
|1997||Breast Men||Valerie||Television film|
|1998||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Maureen Hunt||Episode: "We Are Not Alone"|
|1998||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Claire Broderick||Episode: "Payback"|
|1998||Halloweentown||Gwen Cromwell Piper||Television film|
|1998–2000||The Pretender||Captain Angela Wiley||2 episodes|
|1999||Strange World||Regina Tyler||Episode: "Down Came the Rain"|
|1999||Providence||Susan Marcus||Episode: "Pig in Providence"|
|1999||Pig in Providence||Tina Hofmeister||Episode: "Kiss of Death"|
|1999||The X-Files||Dr. Mindy Rinehart||Episode: "Hungry"|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Janet||Episode: "A House Divided"|
|2001||Judging Amy||Bonnie Manning||Episode: "Redheaded Stepchild"|
|2001||Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge||Gwen Cromwell Piper||Television film|
|2002||Boston Public||Beth Thomas||Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Dawn||Episode: "Out, Out, Brief Candle"|
|2002||ER||Mrs. Brenner||Episode: "Next of Kin"|
|2003||Without a Trace||Carol Miller||Episode: "Maple Street"|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Alice Ross||Episode: "Conspiracy"|
|2003||Carnivàle||Miss Jolene||Episode: "Black Blizzard"|
|2003||The Guardian||Ria Lewicki||Episode: "Hazel Park"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Merill Maguire||Episode: "Getting Off"|
|2004||Century City||N/A||Episode: "Love and Games"|
|2004||7th Heaven||Mrs. Johnson||Episode: "High and Dry"|
|2004||NYPD Blue||Paige Matheson||Episode: "I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid"|
|2004||Halloweentown High||Gwen Cromwell Piper||Television film|
|2005||JAG||Mildred Evans||Episode: "Fair Winds and Following Seas"|
|2005||Close to Home||Terry the Madam||Episode: "Suburban Prostitution"|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Syndi Saltzman||Episode: "Wind Beneath My Wing"|
|2006||Bones||Helen Granger||Episode: "The Superhero in the Alley"|
|2006||Still Standing||Melanie Goldman||Episode: "Still Graduating"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Angela Morrison||Episode: "Drowned Lives"|
|2006||Return to Halloweentown||Gwen Cromwell Piper||Television film|
|2006–2011||Big Love||Cindy Dutton Price||13 episodes|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Rhada Douglas||2 episodes|
|2007||Notes from the Underbelly||Mrs. Cole||Episode: "Keeping Up Appearances"|
|2007||Women's Murder Club||Dr. Raine Van Aiken||Episode: "Welcome to the Club"|
|2007||Final Approach||Marie Gilford||Television film|
|2008||Swingtown||Rita Pierce||Episode: "Friends with Benefits"|
|2008||Sons of Anarchy||Karen Oswald||Episode: "Fun Town"|
|2008||The Mentalist||Sandra Boatwright||Episode: "Red Hair and Silver Tape"|
|2009||The Forgotten||Charlotte Dent||Episode: "Diamond Jane"|
|2010||CSI: NY||Mrs. Reynolds||Episode: "Criminal Justice"|
|2010||Private Practice||Angie McConnell||3 episodes|
|2010||Weeds||Dana||Episode: "Fran Tarkenton"|
|2011||The Defenders||Courtney Noland||Episode: "Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals"|
|2011||Off the Map||Margie Packard||Episode: "There's a Lot to Miss About the Jungle"|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Sharon Harris||Episode: "Meet the Shannons"|
|2011||Castle||Mrs. Hamilton||Episode: "Head Case"|
|2011||Grimm||Mrs. Jessup||Episode: "Danse Macabre"|
|2011||The Craigslist Killer||Patricia Banks||Television film|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Diana Mitchell||Episode: "Unknown Subject"|
|2012||The Middle||Mrs. Jennings||Episode: "Get Your Business Done"|
|2012||Happily Divorced||Donna||Episode: "Swimmers and Losers"|
|2012||Sexting in Suburbia||Patricia Reid||Television film|
|2012–2018||Nashville||Tandy Hampton||41 episodes|
|2016–2020||The Magicians||Stephanie Quinn||5 episodes|
- Halloweentown: An Interview with Judith Hoag Archived 2013-06-15 at the Wayback Machine, oct31st.org dated October 27, 2011.
- Judith Hoag Biography (1968-), Film Reference
- "Celebrities Archives - Hollywood.com". Retrieved 3 June 2016.
- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2005)". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved September 24, 2006.
- Judith Hoag Movies & TV, The New York Times
- Nashville (2012), TVSeriesFinale (October 7, 2012)
- "A conversation with Judith Hoag: Nashville's Tandy Wyatt (Includes interview)". Digitaljournal.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
- Perry, Spencer (May 11, 2015). "New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Set Photos Reveal Surprise Appearance". comingsoon.net. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "The Cool Cameo That Was Cut Out Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2". 31 May 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
- "Forever My Girl (2018)" – via www.rottentomatoes.com.
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- "The Gleeful Elopers!". @judithhoagofficial's Instagram. February 15, 2021. Retrieved April 17, 2021.