SheilaSheila Goodwin

Sheila Larken Goodwin was born and raised in New York City. She wanted to be an actress since she could walk and began studying acting when she was twelve. By the time she graduated high school with honors she had already done two seasons of summer stock and acquired her Actor’s Equity card. She attended Bennington College and upon graduation started her professional acting career, with seasons at the Front Street Theater in Memphis and the Seattle Rep and was soon offered a contract at Universal Studios.

She has endeared herself to millions around the world playing the role of Margaret Scully (Dana Scully’s mother) on The X-Files where she appeared in over 15 episodes.

She has also appeared in such notable television series as Outer Limits, Cagney and Lacey, The Incredible Hulk, L.A. Law, Baretta, Ghost Story, Hawaii Five-O, Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza and Gunsmoke and many others.

Her made-for-television movies include She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal, Behind the Mask and Moment of Truth: To Walk Again.

While continuing her acting career, she attended the University of Southern California and earned a master’s degree in social work and subsequently became a licensed therapist. She juggled both careers for years until recently retiring from film and television. She now practices full time as a therapist in Bellingham, WA.

She has appeared in plays locally, including a production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Mt. Baker Theater. She has also served on several boards, including the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University and currently the Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival.

She is married to R.W. Goodwin and has two sons, Jesse and Matthew along with a step-son, George. She is an avid reader and equestrian.

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Bob “RW” Goodwin

RW Goodwin was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, of an Australian mother and an American father. He therefore is a citizen of each country and is fluent in both languages.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English at U.C.L.A., Goodwin went to work in the mailroom at CBS, beginning a long career in the entertainment business. He moved quickly up the ranks and soon produced, co-executive produced and eventually executive produced numerous television series, telefilms, mini-series and theatrical motion pictures, some of which were:

Series: “The X-Files”, “life goes on”, “Hooperman”, “The Fugitive” and others;

Long-form: “The Winter of Our Discontent” a Hallmark Hall of Fame based on the John Steinbeck novel; “The Girl Who Spelled Freedom” for Disney/ABC – nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program; “Copacobana” a 1940’s musical based on the song; “Fresno” a comedy mini-series starring Carol Burnett, and so forth.

In films: Goodwin produced “Inside Moves” directed by Richard Donner which received an Academy Award nomination, and directed and co-produced “Alien Trespass”, a 1957 science fiction movie (it’s hard to rationally describe this one but it’s fun).

Goodwin has won three Golden Globes, the National Education Association Award, a Christopher Award and has been nominated five times for Emmys.

For the past several years, Bob has involved himself in real estate investment as well as community projects in Bellingham, Washington. He served several years as Executive Director of the Northwest Discovery Project – a non-profit organization that manages the Marine Life Center and the Snowgoose, a boat used to introduce school children to marine sciences. He was Co-Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Campaign For the Arts, which raised the private portion of the funding that built the Whatcom County Art Museum and new Children’s Museum and financed a major renovation of the Mount Baker Theatre. He served on the Design Committee for the Art and Children’s Museums. Recently served two years on the board of the Bellingham Festival of Music – a classical music festival presented every summer.

Goodwin lives with his wife, Sheila – an actress and clinical therapist – in the Pacific Northwest. The couple shares their life with three dogs, a mini-horse, a donkey and several fish.