JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an American film actress.
JoBeth was born in Houston and attended Brown University. After graduating from college, she joined the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence and was involved in local theatre. In 1979, JoBeth had her film acting debut in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
JoBeth is most recognized with her role in Poltergeist (1982) and she reprised her character in the sequel, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). She has starred in a number of TV movies and small films and has had supporting roles in larger budget films.
In 1994, JoBeth directed On Hope (1994) which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film, Live Action. She is married to TV director John Pasquin and has adopted two children.
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