Born on May 16th, 1959
From Phoenix, Arizona
Georgia Flood (Mare Winningham) is a well-to-do folk-singer with a stable family and a loving husband. Her younger sister, Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is the lead singer in a rowdy punk-rock band. Living in Georgia's shadow causes Sadie to become obsessed with her, and she tries everything she can to live up to her big sister's achievements. Unfortunately it is this very obsession --coupled with her self-destructive tendencies and rampant drug abuse-- that keep her spiraling down the drain.
Kind-hearted social worker Jack Palmer (Tony Goldwyn) feels guilty about not spending enough time with his wife (Jenny Robertson) due to the pressures of his job taking care of four developmentally disabled men: obsessive-compulsive Norman (Nathan Lane), bipolar Arnold (Michael Jeter), childlike Lucien (Courtney B. Vance) and schizophrenic Barry (Robert Sean Leonard). When Jack announces his decision to leave his job, his four charges react quite unexpectedly to the news.