Emmy® -nominated actress Morgan Fairchild was recently seen in Showtime's original movie I Was a Teenage Faust , the dramatic mystery thriller Peril , the Eddie Murphy comedy Holy Man and the independent feature Unschackled . She was also recently featured on stage in the comedy High Fidelity and just completed shooting Jungle Juice , with Christopher Walken.
Fairchild's first television role was in the CBS daytime series Search for Tomorrow . She originated the role of Jenna Wade on Dallas and appeared in such series as Barnaby Jones , Happy Days , The Bob Newhart Show , A Man Called Sloane , Police Woman , Switch , Kojak , Big Shamus , Perry Mason , Burkes Law , Murder She Wrote , Lois & Clark , Empty Nest , Diagnosis Murder , Robin's Hoods and Cybill . Her other television credits include recurring roles on the series Friends, Roseanne and Mork & Mindy . She received an Emmy nomination for her appearance on Murphy Brown . She has also starred in the ABC series The City and Paper Dolls , as well as the CBS series Falcon Crest . And she made more than a dozen appearances on NBC Specials with comedy legend Bob Hope.
Fairchild's television movies include The Memory of Eva Ryker , The Initiation of Sarah , Murder in Music City , Concrete Cowboy , Honeyboy , Writers Block , Into the Arms of Danger , Hotel and Dead Man's Island , as well as the miniseries The Dream Merchants and North & South . She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in NBC's Flamingo Road .
On the big screen, Fairchild has starred in The Seduction , Red-Headed Stranger , Campus Man , Deadly Illusions , Street of Dreams , Midnight Cop, Shattered Illusions and Gospa!
Fairchild's stage credits include Geniuses off-Broadway, Good-bye Charlie , Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Crimes of the Heart . Soon, Morgan will be departing on a national tour as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. Tour dates can be found on her web site at morganfairchild.com.
In addition to her acting, Fairchild has written a beauty book entitled Super Looks . She is also dedicated spokesperson and supporter of AIDS research efforts, having starred in an information video, serving as a member of the Entertainment Industry AIDS Task Force, testifying before a special Congressional committee, serving on the board of governors of APLA and board of directors of Amfar and hosting an AIDS Awareness Special.