Birth Date: March 8, 1961 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Caldwell, New Jersey
Biography: Camryn Manheim (born March 8, 1961 in Caldwell, New Jersey) is an American actress best known for her role as attorney Ellenor Frutt on the ABC legal drama The Practice.
Manheim became interested in acting after working at a Renaissance Faire in high school. Manheim graduated from New York University with a Master's degree in Fine Arts in 1987. She previously worked as a sign language interpreter at hospitals. Her knowledge of sign language was utilitzed at times on The Practice and also for her role as a Child Behavioral Psychologist in the movie Mercury Rising.
Manheim won an Emmy award for her work on "The Practice" where she notoriously commented "This is for all the big girls!" Shfollowed up on this statement with an autobiography entitled Wake Up I'm Fat. A one-woman show of the same title preceeded the book.
Manheim is an avid human rights activist with a focus on women's rights and gay rights. She is known to have made contributions to a variety of charities, notably R.A.I.N.N.. She maintains a website where she attempts to interact with fans.