Monday, October 1, 2007

Immigrant of the Day: Jane Seymour (United Kingdom)

Jane_seymour_actress_1994 Jane Seymour (February 15, 1951) is best known for her role opposite Roger Moore as Bond Girl Solitaire in the 1973 James Bond film "Live and Let Die" and as the star of the American television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Born in Hayes, London, England. she took the stage name Jane Seymour at the age of 17. She has had a long career in both film and television, beginning in 1969. After "Live and Let Die" was released in 1973, Seymour moved to Los Angeles.

Seymour appeared in the 12-part TV miniseries, War and Remembrance (1988), as Natalie Henry, a Jewish woman trapped in Europe during World War II. Seymour has played numerous roles in TV movies and series, most notably as Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn in the TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and its TV-movie sequels (1993-2001). Seymour returned to the big screen in 2005 with playing Kathleen Cleary, wife of fictional U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary (Christopher Walken), in the comedy "Wedding Crashers."

Seymour was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on New Year's Eve, 1999. She became a U.S. citizen on February 11, 2005.


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