Toni Kalem as Angie Perrini with Leon Russom as Willis Frame in Another World, in 1976.
Toni Z. Kalem
August 29, 1950
Springfield, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, director|
Kalem grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey. She appeared in such films as Double Jeopardy, Private Benjamin, Sister Act, The Wanderers, Eyes of the Beholder, Silent Rage and The Boy Who Drank Too Much. Her television credits include guest appearances on Starsky and Hutch, MacGyver, Another World and Police Woman. During the sixth season of The Sopranos, Kalem was elevated from guest star to series regular for her character Angie Bonpensiero, the widow of Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero who runs a body shop in partnership with Tony Soprano.
|1979||The Wanderers||Despie Galasso|
|1980||Private Benjamin||Pvt. Gianelli|
|1982||Love||Girl||Segment: For Life|
|I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can||Debby|
|Silent Rage||Alison Halman|
|1983||Two of a Kind||Terri|
|1992||Sister Act||Connie LaRocca|
|Eyes of the Beholder||Dr. Gruber|
|2001||15 Minutes||Woman at Planet Hollywood|
|1974||Dominic's Dream||Marie Bente||TV-Movie|
|Starsky and Hutch||Molly Bristol||1 episode|
|Police Woman||Melinda Ventselos||1 episode|
|1977–1979||Another World||Angela 'Angie' Perrini Frame #1||unknown episodes|
|1978||What Really Happened to the Class of '65?||Juana||1 episode|
|1980||The Boy Who Drank Too Much||Tina||TV-Movie|
|1981||ABC Afterschool Special||Samantha Anderson||1 episode|
|Splendor in the Grass||Angelina||TV-Movie|
|1981–1984||Trapper John, M.D.||Bobbi Dugan
|1983||The American Snitch||Holly||TV-Movie|
|1985||Badge of the Assassin||Diana Piagentini||TV-Movie|
|1986||Comedy Factory||Ellen Nance||1 episode|
|1987||MacGyver||Elaine Harryman||1 episode|
|The Equalizer||Sarah||1 episode|
|1990||The Marshall Chronicles||English Teacher||2 episodes|
|1991||Veronica Clare||1 episode|
|1992||Picket Fences||Nicole Ledeux||1 episode|
|1993||The Odd Couple: Together Again||Edna||TV-Movie|
|1996||Double Jeopardy||Sue Schilling||TV-Movie|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Mona||1 episode|
|2000–2006||The Sopranos||Angie Bonpensiero||12 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 1999: Nominated, "Grand Jury Prize for Most Dramatic Film" - A Slipping-Down Life
- "Toni Z Kalem". verifythem.com. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- Turan, Kenneth (April 4, 2002). Sundance to Sarajevo: Film Festivals and the World They Made. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520218673 – via Google Books.
- Belli, Mary Lou (July 11, 2019). Acting for the Screen. Routledge. ISBN 9780429858581 – via Google Books.
- Stein, Ruthe (May 28, 2004). "Director rejoices as 'Slipping' finds the big screen after 5-year delay". SFGate.
- Kleiner, Dick. "Actress Toni Kalem Shaking Ethnic Image", The Sumter Daily Item, January 15, 1982. Accessed October 9, 2015. "And she isn't the New York street girl she played so often. She's actually from Springfield, N.J., the very middle-class daughter of a very middle-class insurance agent."
- "She couldn't let go". Los Angeles Times. May 23, 2004.
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