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|Born||August 7, 1961|
Bristol, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||August 4, 2005 (aged 43)|
New York City, U.S.
Getz began working professionally at The Practical Theatre Company while still in college. After graduating from Northwestern University, she became a company member of the Econo-Art Theatre Company, and worked in other Chicago, Illinois theaters.
She began her television work in 1995, with appearances on shows such as Law & Order and Seinfeld. In 1996, Getz became a recurring cast member on 3rd Rock from the Sun, playing a professor of women's studies with no personality. Her film career included minor roles in such films as Celebrity, Lovely and Amazing, The Station Agent, Changing Lanes, and the posthumously-released Friends with Money and East Broadway.
Getz also worked in New York City theatre, on Broadway (Jake's Women), and at Lincoln Center, as well as the Manhattan Theatre Club, at which she starred in Night and Her Stars, written by Richard Greenberg. Greenberg later wrote a lead role for her in Hurrah at Last which premiered at South Coast Repertory in 1998.
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