Margaret Travolta

Margaret Travolta (born December 31, 1946) is an American actress.

Margaret Travolta
Born (1946-12-31) December 31, 1946 (age 73)
Years active1993–present
RelativesJohn Travolta (brother)
Joey Travolta (brother)
Ellen Travolta (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey. The daughter of Salvatore Travolta and Helen Cecilia née Burke, she grew up as one of six children, the others being (John, Joey, Ellen, Ann, and Sam. Her father was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company,[1] and her mother was a former actress, director and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group. Helen Travolta later became a high school drama and English teacher. Margaret Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and her mother was Irish American;[2][3] her family was Catholic.[4] At a very early age Margaret was influenced by her mother's involvement in local theater and her sister Ellen's success on stage. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, Travolta supported herself by performing in children's theater, waiting tables, and singing in cabarets.[citation needed]


Travolta's credits include performances in the films Hangman's Curse with David Keith, Catch Me If You Can with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, National Security with Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn, High Fidelity with John Cusack and Jack Black (as John Cusack's mother), and While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. Her television credits include the recurring roles of Dr. Helen Boyd on NYPD Blue and Sister Mary Margaret on Days of Our Lives, and guest starring appearances on The Drew Carey Show, Strong Medicine, and Early Edition.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 In the Company of Darkness Dr. Kohanek TV Movie/Film Debut
1995 Losing Isaiah Sandra Harris
1995 While You Were Sleeping Admitting Nurse
1996 Chain Reaction Anita Fermi
1996 Michael Reporter #1
1998 Mercury Rising Autism Expert Nurse
2000 High Fidelity Rob's Mom
2000 Lucky Numbers Nurse
2000 Traffic Economist
2001 Swordfish Hostage
2002 Pumpkin Vera Whitner
2002 Catch Me If You Can Ms. Davenport
2003 National Security Judge
2003 Basic Nurse #1
2003 Hangman's Curse Debi Wyrthen
2005 Be Cool Marge
2005 Guilt Aunt Nina
2006 Solace Nurse Reynolds
2006 Lonely Hearts Mineola Female Dispatcher
2006 Accepted Academic Counselor
2007 Wild Hogs Dana
2006 Ocean's Thirteen Bank's Secretary
2006 Enchanted Radio Therapist Voice
2006 Sex and Breakfast Gale
2009 Old Dogs Singing Hostess
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Mrs. Baker


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Missing Persons Unknown Role 1 episode
1998 Cupid Congressman's Wife 1 episode
1998 Early Edition High School Principal 1 episode
1999 Turks Claire Strummond 1 episode
2002 The Drew Carey Show Mrs. Bishop 1 episode
2003 NYPD Blue Dr. Helen Boyd 1 episode
2003 The Handler Secretary 1 episode
2004 Days of Our Lives Sister Mary Margaret 1 episode
2007 ER Secretary 1 episode


  1. ^ John Travolta Biography (1954-)
  2. ^ "Begorrah!! Travolta's Irish..." Showbiz Ireland. 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  3. ^ Grant, Meg (February 2005). "Night Moves". Reader's Digest. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
  4. ^ "The Big Question: John Travolta". "THE BIG QUESTION" BBC1. 2004-01-28. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2007-07-17.

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