With a career spanning more than five decades, Eva Marie Saint first starred opposite Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, for which she was honored with an Academy Award. She went on to star in several other memorable movies including North by Northwest, A Hatful of Rain, Exodus, All Fall Down, and I Dreamed of Africa. Her recent films include Because of Winn-Dixie, Don't Come Knocking, and Superman Returns.
Saint's television appearances include roles on Frasier, Moonlighting, The Love Boat, Time to Say Goodbye?, The Last Days of Patton, and Open House. She has earned four Emmy nominations for her work in Philco Television Playhouse, Our Town, with Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman, Hallmark Hall of Fame's Taxi!!! with Martin Sheen, and How the West Was Won. In 1990, Saint won an Emmy for her performance in the NBC mini-series People Like Us.
In theater, Saint has starred in the Broadway presentations of Trip to Bountiful, for which she received the Drama Critics Award and Outer-Circle Critics Award, The Lincoln Mask, and Duet for One. Her other theater credits include First Monday in October, in which she co-starred opposite Henry Fonda, Death of a Salesman, and The Country Girl, for which she received the L.A. Dramalogue Award. In 2006, Saint and her husband of sixty years, director Jeffrey Hayden, produced a critically-acclaimed production of August Wilson's Fences.
Adding to her body of work, Saint and Hayden also produced the PBS television documentaries Primary Colors: The Story of Corita, which she narrated, and Children in America's Schools, for which they won an Emmy.