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Quinn Cummings (born August 13, 1967) is an Americanmarker inventor, businesswoman, television, film actress and author best known for her Oscar-nominated role in Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl.

Early career

Quinn Cummings began her career after being discovered by famed cinematographer James Wong Howe. She soon began landing roles in numerous television commercials, eventually winning the role of Marsha Mason's daughter, Lucy McFadden, in the 1977 film The Goodbye Girl. Cummings' performance was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.

In 1978, Cummings landed a recurring role on the drama series Family. In 1985, Cummings also appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom, Hail to the Chief, playing the daughter of the first female President of the United States (played by Patty Duke).

During the late-1980s, Cummings acted occasionally and worked as a casting agent. In the 1990s, she quit acting because she wasn't comfortable living her life in the public eye and stated that, ..."nobody could conceive of hiring me". She went on to attend UCLAmarker for two years, and had a stint recruiting writers to publish short stories online. Her last acting role was in a 1991 episode of Blossom.

Personal life

In June 2000, Cummings gave birth to a daughter. She currently lives in Los Feliz, Californiamarker with her daughter and her long-time boyfriend.

Recent years

Inspired by the birth of her first child, Cummings created the HipHugger, a sling-type device for carrying a baby. She began selling the HipHugger and is now the president of the HipHugger company.

In February 2005, Cummings created The QC Report , a blog which discusses the ironies of modern life from the point of view of a career-mom in her thirties. It has received numerous recommendations including Newsweek's BlogWatch pick of the week. Cummings has also appeared in magazines such as Los Angeles and Good Housekeeping.

Cummings' first book, "Notes From The Underwire: Adventures from My Awkward and Lovely Life" was published in July of 2009 by Hyperion Books[260116].



Awards and nominations

Academy Award

Golden Globe
  • Nominated: Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role, The Goodbye Girl (1978)

Young Artist Award

  • Nominated: Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television, Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1984)
  • Won: Best Young Actress in a Television Series, Family (1981)
  • Nominated: Best Juvenile Actress in a TV Series or Special, Family (1980)



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