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Eve Gordon (born June 25, 1960) recurs as Bluebell, Alabama's matriarchal Delia Ann Lee, head of the Junior League and the Belles in The CW's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical practice.
Gordon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , the daughter of Mary (née McDougall), a historian, and Richard Bennett Gordon, a history professor and lawyer. After graduating with Honors in History from Brown University , she received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama .
She started her acting career in 1982, playing Marge Tallworth in the movie The World According to Garp . After that, she appeared in ER , The Partridge Family Story, Avalon and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (as Diane Szalinski, taking the role over from Marcia Strassman ), and starred in David Chase's first original series, Almost Grown , and The Good Life with Drew Carey .
On the stage, she has starred on and off-Broadway, in Paris, Madrid, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities, working with Peter Sellers, Richard Foreman, and Daniel Sullivan in classics, musicals, and comedies.