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Janine Turner is a native of Fort Worth and comes from
a long line of Texans, including Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas. Her father is from Athens,
Texas and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the elite few who were the
first to fly Mach 2 in the 1960s. His aircraft was the famous B-58 Hustler. Her mother, a former beauty queen and successful
real estate agent, is from San Antonio, and was educated at Trinity University. Janine and her daughter, Juliette, make their
home in Texas on their beloved ranch, Mockingbird Hill.
recently debuted her conservative, political talk radio show on Talk Radio 570 KLIF in the Dallas/Fort Worth market: The Janine
Turner Show – American Exposure - Hollywood Flair, Washington Savvy, American True Grit. Janine is a highly acclaimed
public speaker, First Lady of Texas Anita Perry says, “After hearing Janine speak, I felt inspired, touched, motivated
and – quite frankly – in awe. Her speech was riveting.” Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the RNC says, “Janine
is a rare mix of talented actress and principled committed conservative. Her understanding of how entertainment shapes our
culture makes her a potent force and sought after speaker.” Governor Sarah Palin says, “Actress Janine Turner
was an eloquent supporter, particularly on the subject of women in politics and the strength and value of single moms who
are committed to raising solid citizens.”
is best known for her role as Maggie O'Connell' in the Emmy Award-winning CBS series, Northern Exposure, for which she earned
three Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination. Janine has also starred in the top rated, hit Lifetime series,
Strong Medicine and NBC’s critically acclaimed, Friday Night Lights. She has starred in numerous films including
Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, Robert Altman’s Dr. T and the Women, and Steel Magnolias.
Janine has been
awarded People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful and Best Dressed, Us Magazine’s 10 Sexiest and Esquire Magazine’s
Women We Love. She is the recipient of the Women at Work Award from the National Commission on Working Women.
As a speaker Janine has inspired audiences such as:Red Cross Foundation
Washington, D.C., Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC., Heritage Foundation/Claire Booth Luce Foundation, Texas
Federation of Republican Women, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California, Texas A&M, Promiseland West, Union
Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, Houston Council of Drugs & Alcohol, Collin Country Republican, Circleview Nazarene Church
& the Destiny Centerm, plus inspirational and motivational forums, breast cancer events, women’s inspirational events,
single parent outreaches, Tea-Party and 9.12 events, Political Rallys, and the Special Olympic events.
Janine’s most recent projects is the foundation she created
and co-chairs with Cathy Gillespie, “Constituting America,” http://www.constitutingamerica.org - a foundation devoted to educating American citizens and students
about the United States Constitution. U.S. Senator Scott Brown says, “I commend Janine Turner for continually shining
a light on America’s founding principles. Her foundation, Constituting America, an excellent resource especially for
She is an avid reader
and writer, with a passion for history and politics. Her Op-Ed articles have been published in media outlets such as Fox Opinion,
the Daily Caller and she is an “Arena” contributor to Politico. She has appeared on numerous television news shows
including: Fox and Friends, Hannity, Glenn Beck, Huckabee, Megyn Kelly, The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto, CNN’s
Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and The Parker/Spitzer Show. She is a frequent guest on the Laura Ingraham, William Bennett,
Lou Dobbs, Steve Gill Show and Glenn Beck radio shows and is a sought after regular guest on other popular radio shows across
Along with Janine’s
published Op-Eds, Janine has written 90 essays on the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and is a regular Blogger. The
video clips of her Speeches, her Fox Opinion Op-Eds, Essays, Politico contributions, Blogs and Radio Show Podcasts may all
viewed on her website, http://www.janineturner.com
Janine’s heartfelt mission is to make a cultural
impact on America’s youth and citizens by building awareness of America’s founding principles and values. Chris
Wallace of Fox News Sunday says, “Like a modern Paul Revere, Turner will keep spreading the word about our founding
She is the author of the
Washington Post bestseller book, Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History
published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. Most recently, Janine and her daughter, Juliette, completed an album, Mockingbird Hill,
for which they composed music and lyrics. It is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music stores.
Janine proudly served as a member of President Bush’s Council
on Service and Civic Participation and continues to encourage volunteerism across the country. She traveled across the country
volunteering and acknowledging great volunteers with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards at places such as: the Walter Reed
Hospital, the American Red Cross, The Boys and Girls Club of America and Single Mother outreaches such as, My Sister’s
Place and Inwood House, the Pregnancy Resource Council, Texas Ballet Theatre, the Lois Weber Film Collection, the USA Film
Festival, the Inwood House, and Single Parent Outreach of Richland Hills Church of Christ. She held her first, “Holding
Her High Awards Ceremony” in Washington DC in 2008 honoring Single Mothers such as Congresswomen Kay Granger and Ellen
Always creating, Janine has produced,
directed and acted in an award winning short film, Trip in a Summer Dress for which she won the coveted Best New Emerging
Director for a short film at the Deep Ellum Film Festival. She, also, produced and starred in a Christian Yoga DVD, “Christoga.”
Janine developed a love for the arts at
a young age. When she was three, her family moved to Euless, Texas, where Janine began studying acting and dance. In junior
high school, she began an apprenticeship with the Fort Worth Ballet and established a successful modeling career in Dallas,
which in turn led to her signing with the well-known Wilhelmina Modeling Agency in New York. At the young age of fifteen,
Janine was the modeling agency’s youngest client.
Continuing to model in New York, she also attended the Professional Children's School, and only a year later,
back in Texas, landed a recurring role on the hit television series, “Dallas,” portraying Lucy Ewing's best friend.
It was then that Janine made the decision to graduate from high school a year early, give up modeling and move to Los Angeles
in order to pursue her acting career.
to Los Angeles, she landed a starring role on the late-night CBS soap "Behind The Screen," spent a year on the long-running,
“General Hospital,” as 'Laura Templeton,' and appeared in the feature film, "Young Doctors in Love."
After leaving, “General Hospital,” Janine attended Pepperdine University with an intention to major in political
science. After a semester she was cast in one of the coveted roles, Shevaun Tillman in Dino DeLaurentiis, “Tai-Pan.”
She traveled to China for ten weeks and upon completion of the film, moved back to New York City to continue her theatrical
While in New York, Janine studied
with Marcia Haufrecht of The Actor's Studio and began working off-Broadway. She starred in The Ensemble Studio Theatre production
of "Full Moon and High Tide in The Ladies Room," and performed with the avant-garde theatre group, The Common Ground
Theatre. During this time, she also held a supporting role in George Romero's "Monkey Shines," and had a memorable
turn as Olympia Dukakis' niece, 'Nancy Beth Marmilion,' in the acclaimed feature film, "Steel Magnolias."
During hiatus from “Northern Exposure," Janine flew to
the Italian Alps to play a starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in Columbia Tri-Star's international blockbuster, "Cliffhanger."
Additional film credits include a starring role in "Curse of the Inferno," and as 'June Cleaver' in Universal's
"Leave It to Beaver,” in Robert Altman's feature film, "Dr. T and the Women," with Tom Wilkinson in,
“The Night of the White Pants,” and with Leslie Ann Warren in, “Miracle Dogs 2,” with Mike Norris
is, “Birdie & Bogie,” and “Maggie’s Passage.”
Turner has also starred in a number of highly rated films for television. She starred
opposite Jamie Sheridan and Hal Holbrook in the CBS telefilm, "Beauty," a CBS movie "Stolen Women," "Circle
of Deceit" for ABC, "Fatal Error," a TBS original film, and "Barbara Taylor Bradford's, “A Secret
Affair," CBS’s “Walker, Texas Ranger,” among others. Source: KLIF.com