Actress Park Overall, of Greeneville, has been presented with the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Achievement Award, one of the organization's highest honors.
Overall, a nationally known actress with background in television, stage and film roles, was presented with the award at a ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville on Oct. 25.
Past recipients of the honor include Tony-awarding actress Adrian Lenox, Carol Mayo Jenkins (TV series "Fame"), and David Keith ("An Officer And A Gentleman").
Overall performed the role of Rowena on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues," then revived that role for the film by the same name.
She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the character Laverne in the popular and long-running TV series "Empty Nest."
At the ceremony on Oct. 25, Overall addressed nearly 200 attendees at the Tennessee Theatre Association annual conference.
She spoke about her training and experience both as a stage actor in New York and also as an actor in a television series.
The Tennessee Theatre Association is the designated state-wide organization that supports theatre artists across the Volunteer state.
The association provides college scholarships, qualifies festivals whose winners represent the State of Tennessee at the Southeastern Theatre Conference, conducts workshops on the craft of theatre, and conducts professional state screening auditions.