Crouse, Lindsay 1948–

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Crouse, Lindsay 1948–

(Lindsay Ann Crouse)


Born May 12, 1948, in New York, NY; daughter of Rus-sel (a playwright, producer, and theatre owner) and Anna (maiden name, Erskine) Crouse; married David Mamet (a playwright, producer, and director), December 21, 1977 (divorced, 1982 or, according to some sources, 1990); children: Willa, Zosia. Education: Radcliffe College, B.A., 1970.

Addresses: Agent—TalentWorks, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505. Manager—Wendy Hurst, Global Business Management, 15250 Ventura Blvd., Suite 710, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Career: Actress. Began performing career as modern and jazz dancer; Circle Repertory Company, New York City, member of company, 1979–82.

Awards, Honors: Obie Award, Village Voice, 1980, for Reunion; Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1985, for Places in the Heart; Theatre World Award, 1992, for The Homecoming.


Television Appearances; Series:

Kate McBride, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986–87.

Commander Laura Parkhurst, Traps, CBS, 1994.

Professor Maggie Walsh, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), 1999–2000.

Captain Ruth Hagermann, a recurring role, Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Tenth Level, 1975.

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, 1977. First actress, Paul's Case, 1980.

Dr. Joan Allenby, Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective (also known as Sex and the Married Detective), ABC, 1989.

Janet Florine, Everyday Heroes, 1990.

Rheza, Chantilly Lace, Showtime, 1993.

Dana Cartier, Final Appeal (also known as L'ultime proces), NBC, 1993.

Kim Donaldson, Out of Darkness, 1994.

Una Pace, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994.

Natasha Lytess, Norma Jean & Marilyn, HBO, 1996.

Frances White, "1996," If These Walls Could Talk, HBO, 1996.

Patti Young, Stranger in My House (also known as Total Stranger), Lifetime, 1999.

Caroline Ingalls, Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, CBS, 2000.

Judge Davis, One Hell of a Guy, Cinemax, 2000.

Caroline Ingalls, Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Young Margaret Turner, Summer Solstice, ABC and HBO, 1981.

Louise Sanders, I Want to Go Home, ABC, 1985.

Ronnie, Lemon Sky, PBS, 1987.

Narrator, Local Heroes, Global Change, PBS, 1990.

Voice, Living Against the Odds, PBS, 1991.

Narrator, "The AIDS Report: To Keep Kids Safe," Health Quarterly, PBS, 1992.

Voice, Made in America?, PBS, 1992.

Narrator, Campus Culture Wars: Five Stories about PC., PBS, 1993.

Anna Leone, Between Mother and Daughter, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Marjorie Bennett, Eleanor and Franklin, 1976.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Annie Holscher, American Nuclear, CBS, 1989.

Maureen Redmond, The Warden, TNT, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sarah McGee, "Solo," The Equalizer, 1987.

Sharon Cummings, "Outward Bound," L.A. Law, NBC, 1989.

Lifestories, c. 1990.

Voice of Mrs. Grant, "I've Got Batman in My Basement," Batman: The Animated Series (animated; also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman), 1992.

Dianne Ralston, "Captain Kangaroo Court," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Dianne Ralston, "A Liver Runs through It," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Diane Meade, "Promises to Keep," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1993.

Louise Anderson-Crowe, "Killer Radio," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Sharon Cummings, "Finish Line," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

Dr. Anna Castiglioni, "Baby Shower," ER, NBC, 1996.

Ardis Cohen, "Kingdom Come," Millennium, Fox, 1996.

Jane Wallace, "Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Jane Wallace, "Alice Doesn't Fit Here Anymore," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Dr. Jeralyn (some sources cite Julia) Martin, "Heat," Brimstone, Fox, 1998.

Gwen Sawyer, "Tribunal," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), syndicated, 1999.

Senator Kate Cooper, "Such a Time as This," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

Judge Denise Grobman, "DNR," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1999.

Lauren MacKenzie, "The Honeymoon's Over," Providence, NBC, 2001.

Lauren MacKenzie, "Rocky Road," Providence, NBC, 2001.

Lauren MacKenzie, "The Start of Something Big," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Lauren MacKenzie, "All the King's Men," Providence, NBC, 2002.

Peg, "Juvenilia," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

Peg, "The Proposal," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

Donna B./Julie M., "Forgive Me, Father," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Dr. Carson Evans, "The Prophecy," Alias, ABC, 2002.

Sharon "Sydeny" Perelli, "The Immortal," Arli$$, HBO, 2002.

Beth Kulvicki, "Forgive, but Don't Forget," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Beth Kulvicki, "Black Eye," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Beth Kulvicki, "Sinners and Saints," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Beth Kulvicki, "All Others Pay Cash," Hack, CBS, 2003.

Dr. Mona Lavalle, "Ch-Ch-Changes," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2004.

Judge Deidre Hellstrom, "Red Ball," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2005.

Mary Mays, "Blood Hungry," Criminal Minds, CBS, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(As Lindsay Ann Crouse) Kay Eddy, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Lily Braden, Slap Shot, Universal, 1977.

Abbie, Between the Lines, New Yorker, 1977.

Carla Ciello, Prince of the City, Warner Bros., 1981.

Kaitlin Costello Price, The Verdict, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Rochelle Isaacson, Daniel, Paramount, 1983.

(Uncredited) Voice of Princess Lyssa, Krull (also known as Dragons of Krull, Dungeons and Dragons, The Dungeons of Krull, and Krull: Invaders of the Black Fortress), 1983.

Dr. Diane Brady, Iceman, Universal, 1984.

Margaret Lomax, Places in the Heart, TriStar, 1984.

Margaret Ford, House of Games, Orion, 1987.

Anne Streiber, Communion (also known as Communion, a True Love Story), New Line Cinema, 1989.

Brenda Chandler, Desperate Hours, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

Janet, Being Human, 1993.

Grace Damico, Bye Bye Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Jane, The Indian in the Cupboard, Paramount, 1995.

Tallow, The Juror, Columbia TriStar, 1996.

Ilana Green, The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996.

Elfriede Prefontaine, Prefontaine, Buena Vista, 1997.

Dr. Susan Lamarche, Progeny, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1999.

Sharon Tiller, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

Allie, Almost Salinas, Curb Entertainment, 2001.

Chancellor, Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002.

Therapist, Cherish, Fine Line, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Townsperson and understudy for Hero, Much Ado about Nothing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1972, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1972–73.

Marie, Father's Day, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Shelly, Fishing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Holiday, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1978.

Carol Mindler, "Reunion," daughter, "Dark Pony," and wife, "The Sanctity of Marriage," Reunion, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Ophelia, Hamlet, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1979.

Viola, Twelfth Night, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1980–81.

Ada, Childe Byron, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1981.

Queen, Richard II, Circle Repertory Company, Enterme-dia Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Mary, Serenading Louie, Second Stage Theatre Company, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1984.

The Cherry Orchard, New Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1984.

Miss A., The Shawl (double-bill with Prairie du Chien), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Mrs. Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Ruth, The Homecoming, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1991.

The Weir, Los Angeles production, 2001.

Also appeared in off-Broadway productions of Long Day's Journey into Night and Total Recall.


Audio Books; Reader:

The Witching Hour, by Anne Rice, Random House Audio, 1990.

Gerald's Game, by Stephen King, Highbridge Audio, 1992.

Mitigating Circumstances: A Novel, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Highbridge Audio, 1993.

Nightmares & Dreamscapes, by Stephen King, Volume 2: Read Dedication, 1993.

Touched by Angels, 1993.

First Offense, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Highbridge Audio, 1994.

Body of Evidence, by Patricia Cornwell, HarperAudio, 1995.

From Fields of Gold, 1995.

Misery, by Stephen King, Highbridge Audio, 1995.

House of Smoke, by J. F. F. Freedman, Penguin Audio, 1996.

Trial by Fire, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Penguin Audio, 1996.

Abuse of Power, by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Penguin Audiobooks, 1997.

Homecoming, by Belva Plain, Random House Audio, 1997.

Dance for the Dead, by Thomas Perry, Random House Audio, 1998.

Nicholas & Alexandra, by Robert K. Massie, Airplay Audio Publishing, 1998.

The Anne Rice Collection: Mayfair Witches, by Anne Rice, Random House Audio, 2000.

The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets, by William Shakespeare, Airplay Audio Publishing, 2000.

The Classic Clark Collection, by Mary Higgins Clark, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2002.

Twisted, by Jonathan Kellerman, Random House Audio, 2004.

18 Seconds, by George D. Shuman, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2006.



New York Times, October 11, 1987, p. H25.