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Judith Hoag (born June 29, 1968) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying April O'Neil in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film (1990). She has also co-starred as Gwen Cromwell Piper in the Disney Channel Halloweentown television films series.

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Hoag was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts.[2] Hoag has acted professionally since 1986. In 1990 she played April O'Neil in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.[3] She began playing guest roles on television series and in commercials,[3] such as Quantum LeapMelrose PlaceRoseanneThe NannyMurder, She WroteThe X-FilesSix Feet UnderGhost WhispererNYPD BlueGrey's AnatomyPrivate PracticeCSI: NYCriminal MindsSons of AnarchyCastleThe Middle.Grimm and among other notable television series.[2]

Hoag starred as Gwen Cromwell Piper in the Disney Channel Halloweentown television films series: Halloweentown (1998), Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001), Halloweentown High(2004) and Return to Halloweentown (2006). She also appeared in the films Cadillac Man (1990), Armageddon (1998), Flying By (2009), I Am Number Four (2011) and Sexting in Suburbia(2012).[4]

From 2006 to 2011, Hoag appeared as Cindy Price on the HBO drama series Big Love.

In 2012, Hoag was cast in recurring role in the ABC drama series Nashville created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri.[5] She plays the poised and driven Tandy Wyatt, daughter and protégé of Lamar Hampton. She referees sister Rayna (Connie Britton) and Lamar (Powers Boothe) contentious relationship, trying to calm the waters.[6]

Filmography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Film[edit source | editbeta]Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 A Matter of Degrees Kate Blum
1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles April O'Neil
1990 Cadillac Man Molly
1990 The Knife and Gun Club Dr. Annie Falk
1990 Fine Things Molly
1991 Switched at Birth Barbara Mays
1991 Murder in High Places Meg Faithorn
1993 Acting on Impulse Gail Black
1995 A Mother's Gift Sarah Lutz
1997 Here Dies Another Day Charlotte
1997 Breast Men Valerie
1998 Armageddon Denise Chappel
1998 Halloweentown Gwen Cromwell Piper
1999 Bad City Blues Callilou Carter
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Gwen Cromwell Piper
2004 Halloweentown High Gwen Cromwell Piper
2006 Return to Halloweentown Gwen Cromwell Piper
2006 Salt Rebecca
2007 Final Approach Marie Gilford
2009 Flying By Vicki
2010 A Nightmare On Elm Street Doctor Uncredited
2011 The Craigslist Killer Patricia Banks
2011 Wish Wizard Mrs. Casey
2011 I Am Number Four Sarah's Mom
2012 Sexting in Suburbia Patricia Reid
2012 Hitchcock Lillian
2013 Bad Words

Television[edit source | editbeta]Edit

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