Lasser, Louise 1939(?)–

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Lasser, Louise 1939(?)–


Born April 11, 1939 (some sources cite 1941), in New York, NY; daughter of J. K. Lasser (a tax specialist and writer; full name, Jacob Kay Lasser); married Woody Allen (an actor, writer, and director; original name, Allen Stewart Konigsberg), February 2, 1966 (divorced, 1969). Education: Brandeis University, graduated in 1961; attended New School for Social Research; studied acting with Sanford Meisner in New York City.

Addresses: Contact—c/o Heather Reynolds, 130 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019-3303.

Career: Actress and writer. Appeared in commercials. Worked as an acting teacher in New York City.

Awards, Honors: Clio Award, best actress in a commercial, 1967; Emmy Award nomination, special classification of outstanding program and individual achievement, 1976, for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 1998, for Happiness.


Film Appearances:

The nutcracker, What's New Pussycat? (also known as Quoi de neuf, Pussycat?), United Artists, 1965.

Dubbed voice, What's Up, Tiger Lily?, American International Pictures, 1966.

Kay Lewis, Take the Money and Run, Cinerama, 1969.

Marcy Berns, Such Good Friends, Paramount, 1971.

Nancy, Bananas, United Artists, 1971.

Gina, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex∗ (∗but Were Afraid to Ask) (also known as Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex), United Artists, 1972.

Mary Fenaka, Slither, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1973.

Mary, In God We Tru$t (also known as Gimme That Prime Time Religion), Universal, 1980.

(Uncredited) Sandy Bates's secretary, Stardust Memories, United Artists, 1980.

(Uncredited) Voice of Doris the computer, Simon, Warner Bros., 1981.

Maddy, Blood Rage (also known as Complex, Nightmare at Shadow Woods, and Slasher), Film Concept Group, 1983 (some sources say 1987).

Mrs. Helene Trend, Crimewave (also known as Broken Hearts and Noses and The XYZ Murders), Columbia, 1986.

The Perils of P. K., Joseph Green, 1986.

Joyce, Surrender, Warner Bros., 1987.

In the Spirit, Castle Hill, 1988.

Ronnie (some sources cite Bonnie), Rude Awakening, Orion, 1989.

Rosie, Sing, TriStar, 1989.

Greg's mother, Modern Love, Triumph Releasing, 1990.

Jeffrey's mother, Frankenhooker, Shapiro Glickenhaus, 1990.

Mrs. Winkler, The Night We Never Met, Miramax, 1993.

Dominga, Sudden Manhattan, Phaedra Cinema, 1996.

Mrs. Muckler, Layin' Low, The Shooting Gallery, 1996.

Mona Jordan, Happiness, Good Machine, 1998.

Violet (the Blue Raja's mother), Mystery Men, Universal, 1999.

Ada, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion over Addiction), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Emily, Fast Food, Fast Women, Lot 47 Films, 2001.

Martha, Queenie in Love, Pyramide Distribution, 2001.

Landlady, Wolves of Wall Street, Regent Worldwide Sales, 2002.

Doris Mundt, Lady Killers (also known as National Lampoon's "Gold Diggers" and National Lampoon's "Lady Killers"), P & A Distributors, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jackie, The Doctors, NBC, c. 1960.

Title role, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1976–77.

Maggie McBerney, It's a Living (also known as Making a Living), ABC, 1981–82.

Appeared in Masquerade, PBS.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Blanche, Isn't It Shocking?, ABC, 1973.

Susan Edmonds, Coffee, Tea or Me?, CBS, 1973.

Jane Alofsin, Just Me and You (also known as Just You and Me), NBC, 1978.

Freda Barber, Club Land, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (short special), PBS, 1971.

Betty and Loretta, Bedrooms, HBO, 1984.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Talent Scouts, CBS, 1963.

"Love and the Plumber," Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.

Joan Radford, "P-I-L-O-T," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1972.

Anne Adams, "Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady," The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known as Mary Tyler Moore), CBS, 1973.

Elaine Kaplan, "The Roller Coaster Stops Here," Love Story, NBC, 1973.

"The Lie," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1973.

Sergeant Maggie Philbin, "A Cowboy in Paradise," Mc-Cloud, NBC, 1974.

Medical Center, CBS, 1975.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1976.

Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos, "Fathers of the Bride," Taxi, ABC, 1980.

Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos, "Louie's Fling," Taxi, ABC, 1981.

Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos, "Get Me through the Holidays," Taxi, NBC, 1982.

Phyllis Bornstein Consuelos, "Take My Ex-Wife, Please," Taxi, ABC, 1982.

Sister Margaret, "The Monastery Show," Laverne & Shirley, ABC, 1983.

Aunt Charise, "Cramming," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984.

Aunt Charise, "In Sickness and Health," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984.

Louise Polsky, "Good Neighbor Harry," Empty Nest, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Class of '55, 1972.

Maureen "Mo" Lambert, Mo and Jo (also known as Moe and Joe), CBS, 1974.

Beth Doyle, For Ladies Only, 1981.

Appeared in The Laughmakers (also known as The Laughmaker).

Stage Appearances:

Rosaline and understudy for Miss Marmelstein, I Can Get It for You Wholesale (musical), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1962.

The Third Ear (revue), New York City, 1964.

Girl (Lime Green), Lime Green/Khaki Blue, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1969.

Stella, Henry, Sweet Henry (musical), Palace Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Gladys Hoffman, The Chinese (double-bill with Dr. Fish), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Nancy, Thieves, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Marie, Marie and Bruce, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1980.

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting around Talking, 1981.



(With others; author of dubbed English version) What's Up, Tiger Lily?, American International Pictures, 1966.

Teleplays; Movies:

Just Me and You (also known as Just You and Me), NBC, 1978.