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Long, Jodi 1954-

Long, Jodi 1954-


Original name, Jodi Leung; born January 7 (some sources cite January 1), 1954, in New York, NY; daughter of Lawrence K. (a vaudevillian and golf professional) and Kimiye (a vaudevillian; maiden name, Tsunemitsu) Leung. Education: State University of New York, Purchase, B.F.A., 1976; trained for the stage with Joseph Anthony, Robert Lewis, Norman Ayrton, Alan Schneider, Valerie Bettis, and Shelley Winters.




Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Maverick Award, career achievement, Los Angeles Women's Theatre, 2000.


Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Hop daughter, Nowhere to Go but Up, Winter Garden Theatre, 1962.

Rossignol, Marat/Sade, Changing Space Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Blue, Strippers, Everyman Theatre, New York City, 1977.

Monica Chin Lee, The Verandah, Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop, then New Dramatists Theatre, both New York City, 1978.

Ophelia, Hamlet, Everyman Theatre, 1978.

Blossom Springfield, Fathers and Sons, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Company, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1978-79.

Selina, Loose Ends, Arena Stage, then Circle in the Square, New York City, 1979-80.

Sumi, Monkey Music, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Bacchae woman, The Bacchae, Circle in the Square, 1980.

Joanne, Family Devotions, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Commentator, Rowher, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, 1982.

Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, 1982.

Becky Lou, The Tooth of Crime, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, then La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City, 1983.

Hippolyta and Titania, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, 1983.

Alice, I'm Getting My Act Together And …, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1983.

Cherie, Bus Stop, Byrdcliff Theatre, Woodstock, NY, 1983.

Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1984-85.

Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York City, 1984-85.

Zuma, The Dream of Kitamura, Theater of the Open Eye, New York City, 1985.

The Painful Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1986-87.

Anna, Nothing Sacred, Hartford Stage Company, 1988-89.

Judy Adams, The Wash, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, then City Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1990.

Nam-Jun Vuong, Getting Away with Murder, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Eng Luan, Golden Child, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, 1996.

Sonja, Red, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, 1999.

Penny Nercessian/Betina Brevoort, Old Money, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 2000-2001.

Madame Liang, Flower Drum Song (musical), workshop production, 2000, then Virginia Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003.

Katya, McReele, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Appeared as Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday; Helena, Midsummer Night's Dream, Apple Corps Theatre; Montgomery, Mirrors Remembered, New York Stage and Film Theatre, New York City; and Marina, Pericles, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT; also appeared in Dear Kenneth Blake, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City.

Major Tours:

1000 Airlines on the Roof (solo show), U.S., European, and Australian cities, 1988.

Also toured as Suzy Q in a production of Flower Drum Song.

Television Appearances; Series:

Katherine Kim, All-American Girl, ABC, 1994-95.

Claire, a recurring role, Miss Match, NBC, between 2003 and 2005.

Also voice for American Dad.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jade Precious Stone, Jade Snow, 1976.

Gail, "Nurse," CBS Movie of the Week, CBS, 1980.

Mrs. Yamata, "How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days," WonderWorks, PBS, 1983.

Sangreaves, Vestige of Honor, CBS, 1990.

Bank teller, How to Murder a Millionaire, CBS, 1990.

Linda Chong, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, ABC, 1993.

Helen, Murder in Mind, HBO, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mrs. Lin, "China Rain," The Equalizer, 1985.

"Three Little Spies," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1986.

JoAnn, "Trust Me," The Cosby Show, 1988.

JoAnn, "Getting the Story," The Cosby Show, 1990.

Woman in line, "April Fool's Day," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

"Speak, Lawyers, for Me," L.A. Law, 1991.

Eileen Arata, "Trial and Error," Designing Women, CBS, 1992.

Madame Ybarra, "Home Alone," Cafe Americain, NBC, 1993.

Madame Ybarra, "Love the One You're With," Cafe Americain, NBC, 1994.

Angelique, "Blood Is Thicker than Watercolor," The Wayans Bros., 1995.

Joan, "Retribution," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Joan, "Mob Mentality," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1998.

Joan, "Devotion," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1998.

Herself, Judge Judy, Court TV, 1998.

Patty Aston, "The Cheating Curve," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

Tracy, "Decisions," Family Law, CBS, 1999.

Rhonda, "Destiny in a Bottle," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000.

"Manuelo in the Middle: Part 2," So Little Time, 2001.

Polly Seager, "Unfamiliar Territory," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2002.

Center director, "Tortured," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Mrs. Kim, "Honor Bound," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2005.

Judge, "Finding Judas," House M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Betsy Okamoto, Rollover, Warner Bros., 1981.

Shanghai Rose, Ringers, 1982.

Reporter, Splash, Buena Vista, 1984.

Cocktail waitress, The Bedroom Window, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

Wendy Yoshimura, Patty Hearst (also known as Patty), Atlantic Releasing, 1988.

Mui, Soursweet, Skouras, 1988.

First reporter at Democratic convention, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989.

Television reporter, "Oedipus Wrecks," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

First dream woman, The Exorcist III (also known as The Exorcist III: Legion and William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist III"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Half of a Park Avenue couple, Alice, Paramount, 1990.

Yakimoto Yakimura, The Pickle (also known as The Adventures of the Flying Pickle), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1993.

Wendy Wong, Amos & Andrew, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1993.

Nikko's mom, Robocop 3, Orion, 1993.

Officer Kim Lee, Striking Distance, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1993.

Corey Chang, His and Hers, Alliance Independent Films, 1997.

Father Gladden's fan, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998.

Keecia's mom, The Hot Chick, Buena Vista, 2002.

Feng shui woman, New Suit, Trillion Entertainment, 2003.

Mrs. Wong, Red Thread (short film), Pathfinder Pictures, 2004.

Some sources also credit appearance in a film titled Special Delivery.



Appeared in the music video "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order.



Interview, December, 1988, p. 31.

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