Janine Turner is an American actress. She started her acting career in the 1980s. Her first notable role on the small screen was as Laura Templeton on General Hospital. Her first notable role on the big screen was in the film Steel Magnolias. In the ’90s, she became known for her role as Maggie O’Connell on the TV series Northern Exposure. For her role she got Primetime and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress. She continued her career the following decade. During this period, she became known for her role as Dr. Dana Stowe on Strong Medicine.