Annette O'Toole - biography

Actor from United States of America

Annette O'Toole (born April 1, 1952) is an American actress, dancer, and singer-songwriter. She is most recently known for portraying Martha Kent, the mother of Clark Kent on the television series Smallville. O'Toole was born Annette Toole 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. O'Toole's first major film role was as a jaded beauty pageant contestant in the 1975 satire Smile; she got the role after doing an impression of a "dead cockroach" at the audition. She also appeared as Robby Benson's tutor/girlfriend in the college basketball story One on One in 1977. She co-starred opposite Gary Busey in the 1980 film Foolin' Around. In 1981, she starred in the HBO onstage production of Vanities, as well as in the TV movie Stand By Your Man, which detailed the life of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Later  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Annette,Annette Toole
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Dorothy Geraldine Niland
Bill Geisslinger Michael McKean
Anna Geisslinger Nell Geisslinger
Actor, Songwriter


Year Performance Character
2009 Falling Up Grace O' Shea
2003 Gigantic
1998 Final Justice Gwen Saticoy
1997 Keeping the Promise Anne Hallowell
1992 Danielle Steel's Jewels
1990 The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story Maud Gage Baum
1987 Cross My Heart Kathy
1984 The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade Rachel Blackstone
1983 Superman III Lana Lang
1982 48 Hrs. Elaine
1980 Foolin' Around Susan
1978 King of the Gypsies Sharon
1977 One on One Janet Hays
1975 Smile Doria - Young American Miss
1973 The Girl Most Likely to... Jenny

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