Janine Turner


Janine Turner Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Janine Turner is cousins with Kelli Finglass, who is the head director of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

    • Janine was nominated in 1995 for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Northern Exposure.

    • Janine has received an appointment by President Bush to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. Janine is one of 25 people across the country that has been appointed to the council.

    • Janine's main focus is her daughter and thus her newfound determination is to stay in Texas and manifest one of her next missions: produce, direct and act in projects in Texas – even if she has to create them all herself.

    • Janine just wrote her first song with the talented songwriter, singer, musician, producer Phil Madeira as she prepares to launch her singing career.

    • Janine wrote, produced and made her directorial debut with her short film, Trip in a Summer Dress.

    • Janine wrote and photographed her own children's book in 2002.

    • Janine received three Golden Globe Best Actress nominations and one Emmy Nomination for best actress for her work on Northern Exposure. She was chosen as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and Ten Best Dressed, US magazine's Ten Sexiest and Ten Most Beautiful and as one of Esquire magazine's Women We Love.

    • Janine's first commercial (after fifty auditions) was for Wyler's lemonade, and her second was for Burger King.

    • When Janine joined the modeling agency her parents instilled the values of work and money by insisting that she'd pay for her apartment and her private school with her modeling money that she had saved in Texas. They told her that when she was out of money she was to return home. She never ran out of money. She was busy with print ads and commercials.

    • Janine was the youngest model to sign with the Wilhelmina modeling agency.

    • Janine went to New York City at the age of fifteen to dance for the summer and attend Broadway Musicals. Her favourite was 'A Chorus Line'. She credits this musical as her inspiration to become an actress.

    • Janine is now living with her daughter on her ranch in Dallas, Texas.

    • Janine was raised in Euless, Texas.

    • Janine left home at age 15 to join the Wilhelmina modeling agency.

    • Janine was engaged to Alec Baldwin in 1983.

    • Janine has one daughter, Juliette Loraine Gauntt, who was born November 22, 1997.

    • Janine is 5'6" tall.

  • Quotes

    • Janine: I believe that volunteerism is the love that binds all humanity and that civic service is the heartbeat of our country. Look. Listen. Volunteer.

    • Janine Turner: My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person. My desire is to let go of my ego and let in His direction. My desire is to stand up and brush myself off when I make mistakes and ask for forgiveness. My desire is to walk with God every day.

    • Janine Turner: (about her children's book)
      I wrote my children's book because I believe there are children that are hurting and may need to know that there is love out there for them--God's love.

    • Janine: You can take the girl out of Texas but not the Texas out of the girl and ultimately not the girl out of Texas.

    • Janine: My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.

    • Janine: I truly enjoy photography. It has always been my hobby and I have chronicled my travels through the eyes of the lens.

    • Janine: I don't believe in messing with Mother Nature too much.