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Although she appeared in a number of television and theatrical movies from 1973 onward (notably as Tammy Wynette in 1981's Stand By Your Man ), her first major role was as Nick Nolte's loyal girlfriend in 48 Hours which came out in(1982). In the same year, she appeared opposite Nastassja Kinski in Cat People.
She had a recurring roles on the television show Nash Bridges (1996), and The Huntress (2000). She has also performed in a number of successful theater productions. In October 2001, she returned to the Superman mythos in the role of Martha Kent, Clark Kent/Superman's mother, in the television series Smallville, a role she continues to play today.
Annette has been married to actor Michael McKean since 1999, and in 2003 the duo were nominated for an Academy Award, among others, for their song A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow - a love duet that they had written, which was performed in the movie A Mighty Wind. McKean also became part of the Superman mythos when he guest starred on Smallville playing a younger Perry White.
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