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Margaret Travolta (born December 31, 1946) is an American actress.
|Born||December 31, 1946|
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Relatives||John Travolta (brother)|
Joey Travolta (brother)
Ellen Travolta (sister)
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, 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; her family was Catholic. 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.
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.
|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|
|1998||Mercury Rising||Autism Expert Nurse|
|2000||High Fidelity||Rob's Mom|
|2002||Catch Me If You Can||Ms. Davenport|
|2003||Hangman's Curse||Debi Wyrthen|
|2006||Lonely Hearts||Mineola Female Dispatcher|
|2006||Ocean's Thirteen||Bank's Secretary|
|2006||Sex and Breakfast||Gale|
|2009||Old Dogs||Singing Hostess|
|2010||How to Make Love to a Woman||Mrs. Baker|
|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|
- John Travolta Biography (1954-)
- "Begorrah!! Travolta's Irish..." Showbiz Ireland. 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
- Grant, Meg (February 2005). "Night Moves". Reader's Digest. Retrieved 2007-07-17.
- "The Big Question: John Travolta". "THE BIG QUESTION" BBC1. 2004-01-28. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2007-07-17.