Lowery, Marcella 1946–

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Lowery, Marcella 1946–

(Marcella Lowry)


Born April 27, 1946, in Queens, NY.


Actress. Portrayed professional football player Donovan McNabb's mother in Chunky Soup commercials; also appeared in commercials for Wendy's restaurants, 1995, 2003, Sudafed medications, 2003, and Verizon telecommunications, 2004.

Awards, Honors:

Image Award nomination, outstanding performance in a youth or children's series/special, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2000, for City Guys.


Film Appearances:

Bag woman's daughter, Super Spook, Levitt-Pickman, 1975.

(As Marcella Lowry) Harriet, Martha's maid, Arthur, Orion, 1981.

Sargeant Rocco, Without a Trace, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Mrs. Richards, Lean on Me, Warner Bros., 1989.

Selma, Fletch Lives, Universal, 1989.

Woman in hallway, New Jack City, Warner Bros., 1991.

Betty, switchboard operator, What About Bob?, Buena Vista, 1991.

Anna Eldridge, The Preacher's Wife, Buena Vista, 1996.

Nurse, Vibrations (also known as Cyberstorm), Dimension Films, 1996.

Jacked, York Entertainment, 2003.

Nurse, Second Best, THINKFilm, 2004.

Nurse, Twelve and Holding, IFC Films, 2005.

Nurse Hardaway, Waltzing Anna, Kindred Media Group, 2006.

Mrs. Washington, School for Scoundrels, Weinstein Company, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Francine Tibideaux, The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988-89.

Grandma Jenkins, Ghostwriter, PBS, 1992-95.

Ms. Karen Coretta Noble, City Guys, NBC, 1997-2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Stranger, Just Me and You, NBC, 1978.

Ruby, 3 by Cheever: The Sorrows of Gin (also known as The Sorrows of Gin), 1979.

Fast food customer, Strapped, 1993.

Marcia, Angel Rodriguez, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Harriet Jacobs, Christmas and the Civil War, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Smitty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, ABC, 1975.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Marcella Lowry) "Hello, Yetta," Love, Sidney, NBC, 1981.

Mom, "My Zombie Lover," Monsters, syndicated, 1988.

Professor Lowery, "Life About Death," A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989.

Nurse, "Sonata for Solo Organ," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Sheridan, "Breeder," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Van Buren's attorney, "Competence," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Postal worker, "Knock You Out," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.

Miss Crilley, "Big Brother Is Watching," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1995.

"Broadway Joe," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Receptionist, Matt Waters, CBS, 1996.

Rose, Michael Hayes, CBS, 1997.

Lois Barker, "Sheltered," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Aunt Shoo and Clara, Americana Pastoral, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1968.

Sister Laura and understudy Berenice Sadie Brown, The Member of the Wedding, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1974-75.

Lou Mae, Welcome to Black River, St. Mark's Playhouse, New York City, 1975.

Louise, Lolita, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Janelle, Baseball Wives, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Ladies, Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1989.

Maybelle, Before It Hits Home, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1992.