Polly Draper

Polly Draper (born June 15, 1955) is an American stage, film and television actress, writer, producer, and director, best known for her starring role in the ABC primetime television drama Thirtysomething (1987–91), her directing debut The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, as well as the Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band (2007–09).

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Side Effects (2013)

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A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Jude Law  •  Channing Tatum  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

A Million to Juan (1994)

Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Rodríguez
CAST:  Paul Rodríguez  •  Gerardo Mejía  •  Jonathan Hernandez  •  Polly Draper

Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Rodríguez
CAST:  Paul Rodríguez  •  Gerardo Mejía  •  Jonathan Hernandez  •  Polly Draper

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Feferman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Byron Thames  •  Maddie Corman  •  Alan Boyce

Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as she thinks, while her best ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Feferman
CAST:  Jennifer Connelly  •  Byron Thames  •  Maddie Corman  •  Alan Boyce

Making Mr. Right (1987)

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A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  Ann Magnuson  •  Glenne Headly  •  Ben Masters

The Innocent (1994)

The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to silence him. He tries to get him to draw a picture of the man he saw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Polly Draper  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Jack Black

The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to silence him. He tries to get him to draw a picture of the man he saw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Polly Draper  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Jack Black

Obvious Child (2014)

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An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Robespierre
CAST:  Jenny Slate  •  Jake Lacy  •  Polly Draper  •  Richard Kind

An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gillian Robespierre
CAST:  Jenny Slate  •  Jake Lacy  •  Polly Draper  •  Richard Kind

Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (1993)

Ever since Pam Cheney (Cheryl Ladd) lost her baby during labor, she has been struggling with depression. She is not only supported by her loving, but hard working husband Sean (Robert Desiderio), but also by her friends Ella (Polly Draper) and Terry Sabin (D. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Polly Draper  •  Ted Levine  •  D. David Morin

Ever since Pam Cheney (Cheryl Ladd) lost her baby during labor, she has been struggling with depression. She is not only supported by her loving, but hard working husband Sean (Robert Desiderio), but also by her friends Ella (Polly Draper) and Terry Sabin (D. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Polly Draper  •  Ted Levine  •  D. David Morin

Always Say Goodbye (1997)

Anne Kidwell is a sexy, free spirit and independent clothing designer who works hard and plays harder. She meets her match in photographer and serial bachelor Nick Evans. Both of them turn up the personal fires, but neither can commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Beckett
CAST:  Marcia Cross  •  Joshua Beckett  •  Phillip Brock  •  Richard Tanner

Anne Kidwell is a sexy, free spirit and independent clothing designer who works hard and plays harder. She meets her match in photographer and serial bachelor Nick Evans. Both of them turn up the personal fires, but neither can commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Beckett
CAST:  Marcia Cross  •  Joshua Beckett  •  Phillip Brock  •  Richard Tanner

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

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Everybody has one—the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother, Ned. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Emily Mortimer

Everybody has one—the sibling who is always just a little bit behind the curve when it comes to getting his life together. For sisters Liz, Miranda and Natalie, that person is their perennially upbeat brother, Ned. But as each of their lives begins to unravel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jesse Peretz
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Emily Mortimer

A Perfect Fit (2005)

A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Farrar Brown
CAST:  Adrian Grenier  •  Polly Draper  •  Leila Arcieri  •  Michele Santopietro

A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Farrar Brown
CAST:  Adrian Grenier  •  Polly Draper  •  Leila Arcieri  •  Michele Santopietro

Heartbeat (1993)

The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's producers, the recently divorced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Polly Draper  •  Kevin Kilner  •  Michael Lembeck

The beautiful and talented Adrian is a writer for one of America's most popular TV soap operas. She is also pregnant, and when she refuses to abort her baby, Adrian's selfish husband deserts her. It falls to one of the soap opera's producers, the recently divorced ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Polly Draper  •  Kevin Kilner  •  Michael Lembeck

18 Shades of Dust (1999)

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DIRECTION:  Danny Aiello III
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  William Forsythe  •  Polly Draper  •  Vincent Pastore

18 Shades of Dust - Hitman's Journal  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Aiello III
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  William Forsythe  •  Polly Draper  •  Vincent Pastore

The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)

After making it to the top of the charts, members of the Silver Boulders, a popular tween rock band, find themselves undermined by internal squabbling as the bandmates seek different creative directions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Polly Draper
CAST:  Nat Wolff  •  Alex Wolff  •  Michael Wolff  •  Cooper Pillot

After making it to the top of the charts, members of the Silver Boulders, a popular tween rock band, find themselves undermined by internal squabbling as the bandmates seek different creative directions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Polly Draper
CAST:  Nat Wolff  •  Alex Wolff  •  Michael Wolff  •  Cooper Pillot

The Tic Code (2000)

A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both come to learn that each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Chris Marquette  •  Polly Draper  •  Gregory Hines  •  Carol Kane

A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both come to learn that each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Chris Marquette  •  Polly Draper  •  Gregory Hines  •  Carol Kane

Too Young to Marry (2007)

Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Poulette
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Dillon Casey  •  Polly Draper  •  Frank Schorpion

Connecticut high school students Max Doyle and Jessica Carpenter fall in love and feel making love isn't enough, so they brave everyone's objections and get married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Poulette
CAST:  Nina Dobrev  •  Dillon Casey  •  Polly Draper  •  Frank Schorpion

Dinner Rush (2000)

One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa, a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please a whiny food critic, Louis must fend off a hostile takeover from a pair of gangsters, to whom his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Giraldi
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  John Rothman  •  Frank Bongiorno  •  Lexie Sperduto

One unlucky evening, Louis Cropa, a part-time bookmaker, discovers that his restaurant has become a hotbed of conflicting characters. In addition to having to please a whiny food critic, Louis must fend off a hostile takeover from a pair of gangsters, to whom his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Giraldi
CAST:  Danny Aiello  •  John Rothman  •  Frank Bongiorno  •  Lexie Sperduto

The Pick-up Artist (1987)

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a gambling addict who is in debt to the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Danny Aiello

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a gambling addict who is in debt to the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Danny Aiello

Demolition (2016)

An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Chris Cooper  •  Naomi Watts  •  Heather Lind

An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Marc Vallée
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Chris Cooper  •  Naomi Watts  •  Heather Lind

Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Sullivan
CAST:  Louisa Krause  •  Gabriel Ebert  •  Eliza Dushku  •  Polly Draper

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Sullivan
CAST:  Louisa Krause  •  Gabriel Ebert  •  Eliza Dushku  •  Polly Draper

Addiction: A 60s Love Story (2015)

Based on a true story, "Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale" follows family man Max Bornstein who was a full-time dope fiend working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry in 1968’s New York City. While running books and films to delivery points and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Steinsiek
CAST:  Evanna Lynch  •  Ian Harding  •  Brendan Sexton III  •  Leo Fitzpatrick

Based on a true story, "Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale" follows family man Max Bornstein who was a full-time dope fiend working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry in 1968’s New York City. While running books and films to delivery points and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Steinsiek
CAST:  Evanna Lynch  •  Ian Harding  •  Brendan Sexton III  •  Leo Fitzpatrick
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