Melissa Fitzgerald

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Melissa Fitzgerald is an American actress best known for her role on the TV program The West Wing as Carol Fitzpatrick, assistant to C. J. Cregg. Fitzgerald attended and graduated from Springside School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in drama and literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of prominent Pennsylvania judge James Fitzgerald and her mother, Carole is involved in politics and volunteer work in Philadelphia She is the founder of Voices in Harmony, a non-profit community theater in Los Angeles. In 1990 Melissa met her husband, actor Noah Emmerich, who acted in such movies as The Truman Show, Beautiful Girls, and Miracle. Melissa herself appears an extra in The Truman Show and can be seen in the dance scene, where she is one of the other people dancing. They were married November 28, 1998. They are now divorced. On January 19, 2007, Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times announced that Fitzgerald had won a writing contest on Darfur he had sponsored.


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