Barbara Garrick was born in New York City but grew up in Toronto , Canada. She started her career as a professional dancer but transitioned into acting when she made her film debut at the age of 18.
Barbara has appeared in numerous feature films including the role of Victoria (the date with the laugh) in Sleepless in Seattle, The Firm, Miami Rhapsody, Far From Heaven, The Ice Storm, Pollock, jumper, A Couch in New York, Postcards from the Edge, Working Girl, Eight Men Out and Tennessee Williams’ The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.
Barbara has originated the roles of Dede Halcyon Day in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City Trilogy (Gemini nomination) and that of the loopy Allison Perkins on the soap opera One Life to Live. She has appeared in four Law & Orders and their spin offs, one Sex & the City and a Hallmark Hall of Fame with Julie Harris; among other projects.