Kathy Baker is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the 1980s. During this period, she appeared in the films Kathy Baker, A Killing Affair, and Street Smart, among others. In the ’90s, she played Joyce in the film Edward Scissorhands and became known for her portrayal of Dr. Jill Brock in the series Picket Fences. In the 2000s, she became more prolific on the small screen, playing Meredith Peters in Boston Public and Marjorie Dubois in Medium. She also appeared in the films Cold Mountain, 13 Going on 30, Nine Lives, and The Jane Austen Book Club. In the 2010s, she had supporting roles in Machine Gun Preacher, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Age of Adaline, to name a few. She recently played Joanne in The Ranch and Sue Paterno in the HBO TV movie Paterno.