May 14, 2011
Actress Tess Harper spent her childhood in Mammoth Spring (Fulton County), graduating from the local high school in 1968. A successful movie career led to an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart. Harper has also appeared in many television shows. She had a regular role in the CBS TV series Christy from 1994 to 1995. More recently, she has appeared on Touched by an Angel, One Tree Hill, Breaking Bad, Crash, and other series. She is shown here in her role as Detective Stillwell in the thriller Criminal Law (1989).