Married Keith Reddin (a playwright and actor), 1986 (marriage ended, 2003).
Career: Actress and writer.
Awards, Honors: Drama League Award, for Cleveland and Half-Way Back.
Natalie, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.
Mrs. Roussell, A Kiss before Dying, Universal, 1991.
Kathy, Italian Movie (also known as High Stakes), 1993.
Elaine Boomer, My Teacher's Wife, Trimark Pictures, 1995.
Danny's mother, 1999 (also known as Girls & Boys), R.A.M.M. Entertainment, 1998.
Pat, The Last Days of May, Intrinsic Value Films, 1998.
Sally, The Last Days of Disco, Warner Bros., 1998.
Janice Kaufman, Man on the Moon (also known as Der Mondmann), Universal, 1999.
T. J. Russo, Simply Irresistible (also known as Einfach unwiderstehlich), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.
Therapist, The Waiting Game, Seventh Art Releasing, 1999.
Vivien Simon, Coming Soon, Unapix Entertainment, 1999.
Carol, Bust a Move (short film), Native Pictures Productions, 2000, known as Home when released in the compilation Home Field Advantage, Native Pictures Productions, 2000.
Leslie Fitzgerald, Lisa Picard Is Famous (also known as Famous), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2000.
Zora, The Photographer, HBO Films/Iron Entertainment, 2000.
Lola Fontaine, Double Whammy, Lions Gate Films, 2001.
Housing director, Mona Lisa Smile, Columbia, 2003.
Lola, Trouble in Paradise (short film), 2003.
Mrs. Wiley, Particles of Truth, Dada Films, 2003.
Roseleen Morrison, Ladder 49, Buena Vista, 2004.
Judy Black, Slippery Slope, Fresh Films, 2005.
Sheila Sherman, The Baxter, Lions Gate Films, 2005.
Sondra, House of D, Lions Gate Films, 2005.
Connie, Spectropia, Bustlelamp Productions, 2006.
Some sources cite an appearance in Old Blue Eyes.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number, NBC, 1983.
Anchor, The Big Brass Ring, Showtime, 1999.
Hairwoman, Speak, Showtime, 2004.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Aunt Emily, "Far East," Stage on Screen, PBS, 2001.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Dr. Blackmon, "Consilum Abditum," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.
Dr. Mitchell, "Kate Quits," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1987.
Former Mrs. Reberty, "Sonata for Solo Organ," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.
Sharon Sacks, "Wedded Bliss," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.
Tennis coach, "Doubles," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.
Elizabeth Shuler, "Digital Underground," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1995.
Mrs. Tisdale, Matt Waters, CBS, 1996.
Dr. Chatman, "A Single Life," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 1999.
Mrs. Wallace, "Patterns," Third Watch, NBC, 1999.
Babs, "Daniel in the Lion's Den," Deadline, NBC, 2000.
Karin, "Formerly Famous," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.
Clarissa Elkins, "Past, Present, Future," The Education of Max Bickford, CBS, 2002.
Mrs. Hagman, "Dead," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.
Plastic surgeon's nurse, "Plus One Is the Loneliest Number," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002.
Appeared in "Yankee Glory," an unaired episode of New York News, CBS.
Understudy, Hide and Seek, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1980.
Timothea Stiles, Sea Marks, Players Theatre, New York City, 1981.
Annie and Charlotte, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1984–85.
Ludmilla, Highest Standard of Living, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1986.
Master of ceremonies, Limbo Tales, Greenwich House, New York City, 1990.
Mom, "Mutterschaft," and Psychocompany, "Phantasies," Young Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1990.
Carol Gurney, Nebraska, Naked Angels, the Space, New York City, 1991.
Frances Battaglia, The My House Play, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1991.
Gale, Life during Wartime, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1991.
Betty Century, Angel of Death, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1992.
The Workroom, American Jewish Theatre, 1993.
Sister Felicity, "Suddenly Last Summer," Garden District, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1995.
Maggie, Brutality of Fact, Primary Stages, New York City, 1997.
Title role, Shirley Valentine, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1997.
Doctor, Scotland Road, Primary Stages, 1998.
Lily Miller, Ah, Wilderness!, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1998.
Bridget, The Perpetual Patient, New York Performance Works, New York City, 2000.
Eleanora Della Rosa, Imperfect Love, Red Line Theatre at New York Performance Works, New York City, 2000.
Arthur's wife, Down the Garden Paths, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 2000–2001.
Nell, Passion Play, Minetta Lane Theatre, 2001.
Hypoglycemic, "Unwrap Your Candy," mother of missing child, "Lot 13: The Bone Violin," and Ms. Haviland (a real estate broker), "Wildwood Park," Unwrap Your Candy, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2001.
Portrait of a President, A Most Conspicuous Theatre, Theatre for a New City, New York City, 2002.
Susan Conlan, Wilderness of Mirrors, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2003.
Amanda, "The Filmmaker's Mystery," The Mystery Plays, Second Stage Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre, McGinn/Cazale Theatre, New York City, 2004.
Enid, Roulette, Ensemble Studio Theatre at the John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 2004.
Mary, Celadine, George Street Playhouse, 2004.
Title role, Mrs. Farnsworth, the Flea Theatre, New York City, 2004.
Understudy for Marion, Absurd Person Singular, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 2005.
Appeared in Dark Ride and Limbo Tales, Soho Repertory Theatre, New York City. Appeared in productions at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL; La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; and in Williamstown, MA.
Assistant stage manager, Light and Day, American National Theatre and Academy Playhouse, New York City, 1979–80.
Me and Veronica, Arrow Releasing, 1992.
Black Holes, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT, 1988.
A Lifetime of Reasons, All Seasons Theatre Group, Art Mart, New York City, 1999.
"The Great Pretender," Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon 2005, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 2005.
Also the author of Cleveland and Half-Way Back; and Bender, Lincoln Center and Playwrights Horizons Theatre.
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