Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger
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Marg Helgenberger Biography

Mary Marg Helgenberger was born on November 16th 1958 to Hugh and Kay Helgenberger in Fremont Nebraska. Marg grew up in North Bend on the Platte River with her sister Ann and brother Curt.

She attended Kearney State College and transferred to Northwestern Alumnus School of Speech, Evanston, IL. Marg majored in Speech and Drama. She caught the acting bug the when she landed role of Blanche Dubois in a university production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

A scout for Ryan's Hope discovered Marg when she performed in an NU campus production of Shakespeare'sTaming of the Shrew as Kate, summer of 1981. The scout offered Marg a possible role on Ryan's Hope and Marg wanted to finish college first. So she promised to check back with Marg and she did. Hence, her first professional acting role as the charactor Siobhan Ryan. Read Full Bio >>

Marg Helgenberger Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2012 Walk of Fame Television Won
2005 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Television Star Won
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000). Won
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000). Nominated
2003 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000). Nominated

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Marg Helgenberger Trivia

  • Earned a B.S. degree from the School of Speech (now the School of Communcations) at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).
  • In _ER(199)_ episode #@.21, "Take These Broken Wings", Karen Hines, the character she played wears a Northwestern University pullover.
  • Has a son: Hugh Howard Rosenberg; born Oct 21, 1990 and named after Marg's father.
  • Got her start as a local news weather girl in her native Nebraska. The news producer felt her name was too long and made her change it to Margi McCarty.
  • Her Hollywood home once belonged to silent movie star William S. Hart
  • Five years before the premiere of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), she and Gary Dourdan starred together in the pilot of an unsuccessful TV series called "Keys."


Marg Helgenberger Photos

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    Disney's "The Lone Ranger" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    Disney Media Networks International Upfronts 2013 - Arrivals

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    2012 "Stand Up To Cancer" Fundraising Event - Arrivals

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    19th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala - Arrivals

  • Marg Helgenberger, son Hugh Howard Rosenberg and mother Mary Kay

    Marg Helgenberger Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2012

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    65th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals

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