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A Funny Frances Fisher

According to early reviews, character actress Frances Fisher steals the show in "Laws of Attraction," a new romantic comedy about divorce attorneys finding love in the courtroom.

Fisher visited The Early Show to discuss the movie, which also stars Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore.

Fisher plays Moore's conniving, Botox-injecting, former beauty queen mother. She tells co-anchor Julie Chen, "It's every woman's fantasy, I think, to be single and rich and living on top of the world in New York City. And so that's kind of the starting-off point for me. Also, I thought that the role was so well written. And I think all the supporting characters in this film are really well supported by the writing."

Brosnan and Moore are cast as Daniel Rafferty and Audrey Woods, two high-powered New York divorce attorneys who have seen love gone wrong in all its worst-case scenarios. She practices law strictly by the book, while he is more of a risk taker. Soon they're pitted against each other on opposite sides of a nasty public divorce between famous clients.

Audrey and Daniel travel to Ireland to chase down separate depositions, but they find themselves returning back to the States as husband and wife -- a compromising position for two lawyers on opposite sides of a case.

Some Facts About Frances Fisher

  • Frances Fisher was born on May 11, 1952, in England.
  • Fisher traveled with family around the world because of her father's job.
  • At about 1964, the Fisher family settled in Orange, Texas.
  • In 1972, after a divorce, Fisher moved to New York City to study acting.
  • From 1976 to 1981, Fisher made her television debut in ABC's "The Edge of Night."
  • In 1983, Fisher made her film acting debut in "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?"
  • In 1984, Fisher co-starred in the Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love."
  • In 1985, Fisher had a regular role of record executive Suzette Saxton on CBS' soap "Guiding Light."
  • In 1989, Fisher had her first starring television role, in "Elysian Fields."
  • In 1991, Fisher was cast as Lucille Ball in the CBS television movie "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter."
  • In 1992, Fisher had her breakthrough screen role as Strawberry Alice in "Unforgiven."
  • In 1994, Fisher re-teamed with Henry Jaglom for "Babyfever."
  • In 1995, Fisher appeared regularly on Fox series "Strange Luck" as the waitress Angie.
  • In 1997, Fisher played Kate Winslet's starchy mother in James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster "Titanic."
  • In 1999, Fisher re-teamed with Clint Eastwood, with whom she had a daughter in 1993, for "True Crime."
  • In 2002, Fisher acted in the Sundance-screened feature "Blue Car"; the actress was cast as the lead character's mother in the WB midseason replacement series, "Glory Days."
  • In 2003, she was featured in the "House of Sand and Fog", with Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.

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