Full name, Elaine Goren Kagan; born in St. Louis, MO; daughter of Earl and Milly; children: Eve (an actress). Education: Attended the University of Missouri.
Actress and writer.
Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America, West.
Television Appearances; Series:
Carole Kravitz, The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1990-92.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
House of Frankenstein (also known as House of Frankenstein 1997), NBC, 1997.
Woman in red, The 70s (also known as Los 70 and Os anos 70), NBC, 2000.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Dr. Wilde, Love Can Be Murder (also known as Kindred Spirits), NBC, 1992.
Esperanza, There Was a Little Boy, CBS, 1993.
Dr. Patricia Raines, Sharon's Secret (also known as Into the Fire), USA Network, 1995.
Susan Brownmiller, Hefner: Unauthorized (also known as Hugh Hefner: The True Story), USA Network, 1999.
Mrs. Flagg, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (also known as California Gold), CBS, 2001.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Mother Davitch, "Back When We Were Grownups," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2004.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
The old psychic lady with the evil eye who reads fortunes and knows everything before it happens, "The Great Hereafter," The Super Mario Bros., Super Show! (live action and animated; also known as Club Mario and The Super Mario Bros., Super Show), syndicated, 1989.
Barbara Todd, "Death and Taxes," Mancuso F.B.I., NBC, 1990.
"On the Toad Again," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.
"Since I Fell for You," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.
Harriet Bridges, "Mr. Dreeb Comes to Town," Picket Fences (also known as Smalltown USA, High Secret City—La ville du grand secret, La famiglia Brock, Picket Fences—Tatort Gartenzaun, Rome—Stadt im Zwielicht, Rooman sheriffi, Sheriffen, Smaastadsliv, and Un drole de sherif), CBS, 1992.
Dr. Katherine Goodman, "The Man of Steel Bars," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1993.
Mrs. Shearer, "Hit and Run," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1994.
Vicki Hackett, "Food Chains," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994.
Linda, "Thanksgiving," Townies, ABC, 1996.
"The Spirit of 76th & Park," Dream On, HBO, 1996, also broadcast on Fox.
Arleen Rosenfeld, "Who's Poppa?," Total Security (also known as Os vigilantes and Taeyttae turvaa), ABC, 1997.
Mrs. Fishbein, "A Very P.C. Christmas (Holiday)" (also known as "A Very P.C. Holiday"), Clueless (also known as Clueless—Die wichtigen Dinge des Lebens, Clueless—Huolettomat, and Ni idea!), UPN, 1997.
Nurse Jo, "Miles to Go Before I Sleep," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.
Therapist, "Sexual Healing," Get Real (also known as Asuntos de familia, Helt aerligt!, Irti arjesta, La famille Green, Realitatile vietii, and Sechs unter einem Dach), Fox, 1999.
Professor Mary Morton, "The Biggest Deal There Is," Felicity, The WB, 2000.
Professor Mary Morton, "Final Answer," Felicity, The WB, 2000.
Professor Mary Morton, "One Ball, Two Strikes," Felicity, The WB, 2000.
"Paradise Inn," Providence, NBC, 2000.
Judge Marilyn Change, "The Liars Club: Part 1," Family Law, CBS, 2001.
June Litvack, "Color-Blind," Alias, ABC, 2001.
June Litvack, "Parity," Alias, ABC, 2001.
June Litvack, "Time Will Tell," Alias, ABC, 2001.
Mrs. Clemonds, "Sounds of Silence," C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2001.
Celia (Eve's boss), "Between the Cracks," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2002.
June Litvack, "Almost Thirty Years," Alias, ABC, 2002.
Cynthia, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2003.
Cynthia, "Cost of Freedom," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2003.
Cynthia, "Misdirection," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2003.
Freda Genow, "Meet the Grandparents," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.
Freda Genow, "Yo, Adrian," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.
Eileen Goldberg, "Dancing for Me," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.
Gina Carroll (2005), "Yo, Adrian," Cold Case (also known as Anexihniastes ypothesis, Caso abierto, Cold case—affaires classees, Cold Case—Kein Opfer ist je vergessen, Doegloett aktak, Kalla spaar, Todistettavasti syyllinen, and Victimes du passe), CBS, 2005.
Mrs. Griswold, "Something to Talk About," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Complications, Procedure, Surgeons, Under the Knife, and Grey's Anatomy—Die jungen Aerzte), ABC, 2005.
Angela Bardem, "All the Lonely People," Everwood (also known as Our New Life in Everwood), The WB, 2006.
Judge Driscoll, "Light the Lights," Brothers & Sisters, ABC, 2006.
Justice Elizabeth Mulray, "The Proffer," Vanished, Fox, 2006.
Myra Schlike, "Coyote Ugly," Las Vegas (also known as Casino Eye), NBC, 2006.
Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Linda in "The Life of Ryan," an unaired episode of Townies, ABC.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Woman on train, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997.
Attendee, Someone to Love, International Rainbow, 1987.
Telegraph lady, Coming to America (also known as Prince in New York), Paramount, 1988.
Prosecuting attorney, Big Man on Campus (also known as The Hunchback Hairball of L.A. and The Hunchback of UCLA), Regency International Pictures, 1989.
Mrs. Hill (Henry's mother), GoodFellas (also known as Goodfellas and Wise Guy), Warner Bros., 1990.
Stan's receptionist, Impulse, Warner Bros., 1990.
Rachel, By the Sword, Hansen Entertainment, 1991.
Frannie Bergman, Innocent Blood (also known as Bloody Marie and A French Vampire in America), Warner Bros., 1992.
Aunt Jean, Angie, Buena Vista, 1994.
Milly, Babyfever (also known as Babyfever: For Those Who Hear Their Clock Ticking), Rainbow Releasing, 1994.
Sanderson's secretary, Beverly Hills Cop III, Paramount, 1994.
Pretty woman at gas station, The Sunchaser (also known as Sunchaser), Warner Bros., 1996.
Valerie, Absolute Power, Warner Bros., 1997.
Myrna, My Giant, Columbia, 1998.
Judge Evelyn Reed, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000.
Judge, Undisputed (also known as Dead Lock, Ice Man, Invincible, Contraataque, Invicto, O imbativel, So um sera vencedor, Teraeskehae, Un seul deviendra invincible, and Undisputed—Sieg ohne Ruhm), Miramax, 2002.
The Girls, Knopf, 1994.
Blue Heaven, Knopf, 1996.
Somebody's Baby, William Morrow, 1998.
Jenny's Baby, Rowohlt, Reinbek, 2000.
No Goodbyes (also known as No Good-Byes and No Good-byes), William Morrow, 2000.
Losing Mr. North, William Morrow, 2002.
With others, featured in Bonnie Miller Rubin's book Fifty on Fifty: Wisdom, Inspiration, and Reflections on Women's Lives Well Lived, Warner Books, 1998.
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