Catherine Hicks

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Catherine Mary Hicks (born August 6, 1951) is an American stage, film, television actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Annie Camden on the long-running television series 7th Heaven. Other notable roles have been: Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Karen Barclay in Child's Play, and Dr. Faith Coleridge on the soap opera, Ryan's Hope. Hicks was born in New York City, the daughter of Jackie, a homemaker, and Walter Hicks, an electronics salesman. She has Irish and English ancestry. Her family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona during her childhood. She was a cheerleader at Gerard Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona and a member of The National Honor Society (NHS). She graduated in 1969. After attending Saint Mary's College (Indiana), where she studied English Literature and Theology, Hicks won a prestigious acting fellowship to Cornell University. While at Cornell, she was a member of the Ithaca Repertory Theater Company. After graduating from Cornell University with a Masters of Fine Arts degree, Hicks headed to New York in August 1976, where she immediately got work in television commercials.
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