She as well began appearing on television. She was spotted as a guest in an episode of ABCâ€™s soap opera “Ryan’s Hope,” NBCâ€™s syndicated drama series based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name, “Fame,” and Foxâ€™s hit cop drama “21 Jump Street.” She also appeared in the made-for-television movies â€śClub Medâ€ť (1986), starring Jack Scalia and Linda Hamilton, and â€śCasanovaâ€ť (1987), a comedy about the eighteenth century womanizer starring Richard Chamberlain and Faye Dunaway.
Additionally, Traci starred as a teenage girl who is arrested and placed in juvenile hall after being falsely accused of theft by her stepfather, in the episode â€śJuviâ€ť of the “CBS Schoolbreak Special” (1987). She also co-starred with Robert Wuhl and Louis Guss in the episode â€śSniffâ€ť of the “CBS Summer Playhouse” (1988).
Traci made her feature film debut in â€śMy Little Girlâ€ť (1987), a dramatic independent film directed by Connie Kaiserman which also marks Mary Stuart Masterson’s initial starring film and Jennifer Lopez’ first film. She followed it up with roles in â€śA Tiger’s Taleâ€ť (1988; starring Ann-Margret, C. Thomas Howell, Charles Durning and Kelly Preston), Peter Douglas’ adaptation of the novel by Allen Hannay III about a higher school teenager who falls in love with his girlfriend’s mother, and â€śMovingâ€ť (1988), Alan Metter’s identity swap comedy movie starring Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd and Stacey Dash.
In the late 1980s, Traci became the clean girlfriend to William Ragsdale’s character in Tommy Lee Wallace’s vampire comedy movie â€śFright Night Part 2â€ť (1988; also starring Roddy McDowall). The following year, she was cast alongside Lance Henriksen, Catherine Keneer and Dermot Mulroney in writer/director Don Coscarelli’s adventure/thriller â€śSurvival Questâ€ť (1989).
Entering the new decade, Traci reunited with Faye Dunaway in Volker SchlĂ¶ndorff’s big screen version of the 1985 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, â€śThe Handmaid’s Tale.â€ť In the film, which also features Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn and Elizabeth McGovern, Traci portrayed Janine/Ofwarren. During that same year, she played the daughter of Malcolm McDowell’s character in Mark L. Lester’s futuristic horror/drama â€śClass of 1999â€ť (1990; also with Bradley Gregg) and co-starred with Damon Martin, Anthony Rapp and James Whitmore in the children’s television movie â€śSky Highâ€ť (1990).
1991 saw Traci in DezsĂ¶ Magyar’s independent drama/thriller film â€śNo Secrets,â€ť alongside Adam Coleman Howard, Amy Locane and Heather Fairfield, and in Volker SchlĂ¶ndorff’s dramatic film inspired by the novel by Max Frisch, â€śHomo Faber,â€ť starring Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy. She also played a bit part in Barry Levinson’s Oscar-winning mob movie â€śBugsy,â€ť which was written by James Toback from research material by Dean Jennings. It stars Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna and Bebe Neuwirth.
After appearing in Rafal Zielinski’s independent horror film â€śSpellcasterâ€ť (1992; starring Adam Ant), Traci snagged her first leading role in a film, as Missy McCloud, the prom queen whom Andrew Lowery’s character falls in love with, in Bob Balaban’s romantic/horror comedy â€śMy Boyfriend’s Backâ€ť (1993). Philip Seymour Hoffman, RenĂ©e Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox also played roles in the film.
Returning to the small screen, Traci co-starred with Famke Janssen, Stephen Shellen and Clark Johnson in the stage/thriller, made-for-television movie â€śModel by Dayâ€ť (1994) and with Antonio Sabato Jr. in the thriller television film â€śCode Name: Wolverineâ€ť (1996). Meanwhile, she could be seen acting opposite Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick and John Cusack in Alan Parker’s comedic adaptation of T. Coraghessan Boyle’s 1993 novel, â€śThe Road to Wellvilleâ€ť (1994), and with Justine Bateman, Heather Graham, Jill Hennessy and Rose McGowan in Jordan Alan’s independent drama film â€śKiss & Tellâ€ť (1996).
In 1997, Traci starred in three independent films: â€śCadillacâ€ť (with Lenny Von Dohlen, Taylor Nichols, Daniel Roebuck and Stephanie Romanov), Josef Rusnak’s â€śNo Strings Attachedâ€ť (with Vincent Spano, Cheryl Pollak, Robert Munns and Michael McKean; Traci played Spano’s long-phrase girlfriend), and Allison Burnett’s â€śRed Meatâ€ť (with Lara Flynn Boyle, Jennifer Grey, James Frain, Stephen Mailer and John Slattery; Traci also assisted as the co-producer).
Traci played her last leading role to date in â€śThe End of Violence,â€ť a drama/thriller film directed by Wim Wenders. She played Cat, an actress in Max’s (played by Bill Pullman) production house.
|Date of Birth||1 April 1968|
|Place of Birth||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
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