Annette O'Toole

Annette O'Toole

Apr. 1st, 1952
Born in
Houston, Texas, USA
5' 4

Annette O'Toole's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Smallville TV Show
Nash Bridges TV Show
Nash Bridges
What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? TV Show
What Really Happened To the Class Of '65?
The Tony Randall Show TV Show
The Tony Randall Show
Music News TV Show
Music News

Main Movie Roles

1994 - Andre
1990 - Love at Large
1987 - Cross My Heart
1983 - Superman III
1982 - 48 Hrs.
1982 - Cat People
1978 - King of the Gypsies
1975 - Smile
1970 - Little Big Man

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dorothy 'Dottie' Thorson
Susan Emerson
Pregnant Woman
Commander Lydia Manning
Claudia Harrell
Cas Carter
Bess Justin
Lark Walters
[Complete List]


Annette O'Toole (born Annette Toole; April 1, 1952) in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Dorothy Geraldine (née Niland) and William West Toole, Jr. Her mother taught dance, something O'Toole learned at the age of 3. She started taking acting lessons after family moved to Los Angeles when she was 13; her first role was on The Danny Kaye Show. She also had guest appearances in shows such as My Three Sons (1960), The Virginian, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, and The Partridge Family.

  • Played Clark Kent's teenage sweetheart, Lana Lang, in _Superman III (1983)_ (qv), and his (adoptive) mother, Martha Kent, in _"Smallville" (2001)_ (qv).
  • She has two daughters from her first marriage. Their names are 'Nell Geisslinger' (qv) and Anna Geisslinger.
  • Co-wrote Oscar-nominated song "A Kiss At The End Of The Rainbow" for _A Mighty Wind (2003)_ (qv) with husband 'Michael McKean (I)' (qv). The couple performed their version when they were presenters at the 8th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards in Beverly Hills in 2004, as well as during TV and radio appearances.
  • Almost substituted for 'Parker Posey' (qv) during a 2003 concert tour that was done in connection with _A Mighty Wind (2003)_ (qv).
  • Is immortalized in a song written and performed by a musical group called The Davenports.
  • Annette used her knack for knitting to raise funds for the Maryland chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. She designed an afghan blanket which was auctioned off on eBay. She and her fellow _"Smallville" (2001)_ (qv) cast and crew members knitted the squares that made up the blanket. Also, she participated in a similar project with other celebrity knitters to raise funds for those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.
  • In the comics, the two Superman characters she has played Martha Kent and Lana Lang are 5' 4". This is her height in real life.
  • Studied acting with 'Peggy Feury (I)' (qv) at the Loft Studio in California.

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