Park Overall Biography
Park Overall is an American Actress, Activist, and former United States Senate candidate known for appearing in many movies and tv shows. Some of them include “Reba”, “Empty Nest”, “In the Family”, “Biloxi Blues”, “Talk Radio”, and “Mississippi Burning”.
Park Overall Age
Overall was born on March 15, 1957, in Horse Creek, Tennessee, United States. She is therefore 66 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 15th of March every year.
Park Overall Height
Overall stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Park Overall Family
Overall was born to her loving parents, Frances (mother) and Thomas Wesley “Jack” Overall, Jr. (father). Her mom is an English professor/lecturer and her dad is a federal magistrate judge. Overall says that her parents are Yellow Dog Democrats. She grew up in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Park Overall Husband / Partner
Overall is pro-gay marriage (an LGBTQ+ supporter). However, she is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Overall being in any past relationship with anyone.
Park Overall Net Worth
Overall has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he/she has earned through her successful career as an Actress.
Park Overall Education
Overall is a proud alumnus of Tusculum University, where she graduated with a degree in English. She has also briefly studied at the University of Tennessee. What she pursued at the University of Tennessee is not known at the moment.
Park Overall Career
Overall began her acting journey with roles in off-off-Broadway productions like “Skin,” a play centered around Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick. She also had the opportunity to be part of both the stage and film versions of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” and appeared in a TV pilot called “The Line,” which unfortunately did not progress beyond its initial airing in the summer of 1987. However, she would later work alongside Dinah Manoff on the NBC series “Empty Nest.”
During her teenage years, Overall actively participated in the political campaigns of Jim Sasser and Tom Wiseman. In the late 1920s, she relocated to New York City to pursue an acting career. Overall’s breakthrough role came in the popular TV series “Empty Nest,” which aired from 1988 to 1995. She portrayed the role of a nurse to the character Harry Weston, Laverne Higby Todd Kane. Overall also reprised her role in the early episodes of the spinoff series “Nurses” in the early 1990s. She went on to star in other television shows like “Katie Joplin” and “Ladies Man,” both in the year 1999.
In the year 1995, Overall provided the voice for Alice Tompkins in the animated series “The Critic.” She has made appearances in several TV movies, including the Lifetime drama “Fifteen and Pregnant” in the year 1998. Throughout her career, she has guest-starred in various TV shows such as “The Golden Girls,” “The Young Riders,” and had a recurring role in the first season of “Reba.”
On the big screen, Overall’s first notable film role was in “Tainted” in the year 1987. In the same year, she appeared in four additional films: “Biloxi Blues,” “Vibes,” “Mississippi Burning,” and “Talk Radio” (voice-only role). Her more recent film appearances include “To Kill a Mockumentary” in the year 2006, “Beer for My Horses” in 2008 (featuring Toby Keith), and “In the Family” in the year 2011, directed by Patrick Wang.
Park Overall Controversies / Activism
Overall has been actively involved in advocating for various environmental causes, particularly those impacting her native East Tennessee. In the year 1995, she publicly criticized Champion International, a paper company accused of polluting the Pigeon River and contributing to elevated levels of dioxins in the area.
She has been a vocal critic of a uranium processing complex, NFS – Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, TN. She has raised concerns about the facility’s safety standards, citing a study in the year 2010 that discovered enriched uranium contamination in soil samples along the Nolichucky River, traced back to the complex. Overall has filed petitions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address these issues, while NFS maintains that its radiation output levels are within safe limits.
In the year 2002, Overall played a role in preventing the construction of the National Enrichment Facility, a uranium enrichment facility proposed by Louisiana Energy Services in the Erwin area. She also opposed NFS’s Blended Low-Enriched Uranium (BLEU) project in Erwin, which aims to provide fuel for reactors at Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear power plants.
Additionally, in the year 2014, Overall actively campaigned against a proposed pipeline that would allow the new U.S. Nitrogen plant in Mosheim to utilize water from the Nolichucky River. Environmental activists argue that the pipeline’s water extraction and discharge would harm the downstream ecosystem, while United States Nitrogen insists that the pipeline is safe. Overall accused the plant and the regulatory agencies involved of providing misleading information about the plant’s water usage from the river.
a). Park Overall Views on Tax
She says that she is a believer in the government’s role of being the controller of the world, and of individuals, as well as the great nation. Overall claims that the tax should be allocated to roads, infrastructure, schools, libraries, and any services that served the nation greatly.
b). Park Overall Views on Labor Unions
Overall has been a vocal advocate for their importance, drawing from her personal experience of growing up in a household that valued labor unions. She has expressed support for labor unions and voiced concerns about the Republican party’s appropriation of union-related language. Overall believes that Republicans have successfully redefined terms like “good benefits” and “pensions” as derogatory terms, akin to a “string of cusswords.” Her remarks highlight her stance on protecting and promoting the rights and interests of workers and unions.
c). Abotion and Plastic Surgery Views
Overall is a strong activist for environmental and women’s rights. Jackson Day’s keynote address in Nashville on April 5, 2012, specifically targeted the Tennessee state legislature for passing a bill that mandated abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. Mocking the requirement, she humorously remarked, “If you have an abortion, you have to have a doc who has in-house privileges but keep in mind, the guy who does my lips and Botox doesn’t.”
Furthermore, Overall also took aim at Bob McDonnell (Virginia Governor) for his initial support (later withdrawn) of a measure that would have mandated a transvaginal ultrasound for women seeking an abortion. She accused McDonnell of not understanding the meaning of “transvaginal,” highlighting the controversy surrounding the proposed legislation.
In January 2016, Overall endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president, showcasing her support for his progressive stance. However, she also emphasized her commitment to supporting the eventual Democratic nominee, indicating her dedication to the party’s cause.
Park Overall Gay Views / Homosexuality
Overall, Christie is supportive of gay marriage and believes that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry under the 14th Amendment. In May 2012, when President Obama endorsed the legalization of gay marriage, Christie responded with a statement expressing his approval, saying, “Hallelujah, and what took so long?”
Park Overall Accent
People know and recognise Overall for her trademark heavy Southern accent.
Park Overall Movies and TV Shows
Over the years of her acting career, she has appeared in multiple films, such as;
- In the Family
- Beer for My Horses
- To Kill a Mockumentary
- Cut and Run
- Ladies Man
- Taming Andrew
- Katie Joplin
- The Critic
- The Vanishing
Park Overall Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 340 followers on Twitter.