Muellerleile, Marianne 1948–

views updated

Muellerleile, Marianne 1948-


Surname is pronounced "Mull-ler-lie-lee"; born November 26, 1948, in St. Louis, MO; daughter of Cecil E. (an oil company executive) and Margaret (maiden name, Keany) Muellerleile; married Joseph T. "Tom" Norris, Jr. (an air force officer), May 7, 1988. Education: St. Louis University, B.A., theatre, plus teaching certificate, 1971; University of Minnesota, M.F.A., theater, 1974; studied tap and jazz dancing with Bob Audy; studied acting with Barbara Byrne and Joan Darling; studied voice with J. Peck, H. Mombo, and E. Thorendahl. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Agent—The Gage Group, 14724 Ventura Blvd., Suite 505, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.


Actress. Appeared in television commercials and industrial films.


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


Film Appearances:

The Heartbreak Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

An Unmarried Woman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.

Manhattan, United Artists, 1979.

Stardust Memories, United Artists, 1980.

Endless Love, Universal, 1981.

Independence Day, Warner Brothers, 1982.

Waitress, Going Berserk, Universal, 1983.

Wrong Sarah, The Terminator, Orion, 1984.

Woman, Revenge of the Nerds, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984.

Nurse, Stitches, International Film Marketing, 1985.

Whatever It Takes, Aquarius, 1986.

Betty Ball, The Trouble with Dick, Frolix, 1987.

Big Flo, Curse II: The Bite (also known as The Bite), 1988.

Linda, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Day and Wedding Day Blues), 1988.

Dirty Business, 1989.

Housewife, Soapdish, 1991.

Head nurse, Life Stinks (also known as Life Sucks), 1991.

Drushka, Passion Fish, 1992.

Mrs. Clarston, The Webbers (also known as At Home with the Webbers and Webber's World), 1993.

Mrs. O'Brien, Night Eyes Three, 1993.

For Goodness Sake, 1993.

Dinner guest number two, Heaven & Earth (also known as Entre ciel et terre), 1993.

Nurse Bloethal, The Road to Wellville, 1994.

Temporary dispatcher, The Low Life, 1994.

Kevin's mother, Clifford, 1994.

Betty Bowen, Chameleon, 1995.

Diabetic woman, Executive Decision (also known as Critical Decision), Warner Bros., 1996.

Nurse Gracie, Infinity, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Landlady, Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (also known as Entertaining Angels), Paulist Pictures, 1996.

Tow truck driver, Jingle All the Way, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Ruta, One Fine Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Chef, The Beautician and the Beast, Paramount, 1997.

Ms. Berry, Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

Nurse Wheeler, A Smile Like Yours, Paramount, 1997.

Sheila Caslin, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (also known as Burn Hollywood Burn), Buena Vista, 1997.

Voice of Mother Noble Rat, A Rat's Tale, 1998.

Lucretia Noble-Rat, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (also known as An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island), 1998.

Sophie, Return to Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Tattooist, Memento, 2000.

Grace, Devil's Prey, Studio Home Entertainment, 2001.

Obnoxious lady, The Man from Elysian Fields, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2001.

Teacher, Thank You for Smoking, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Kate, Adventures of Johnny Tao: Rock Around the Dragon, 2006.

Nurse, Running with Scissors, TriStar, 2006.

Doris Fargo, Welcome to Paradise, 2006.

Margie Turlock, Smokin' Aces, Universal, 2007.

Helga, Norbit, DreamWorks, 2007.

Mrs. Blount, The Hottie and the Nottie, Summit Entertainment, 2008.

Also appeared in Captain Avenger.

Television Appearances; Series:

Heidi, Sisters, NBC, 1992.

Mrs. Sturm, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1992.

The Trouble with Larry, 1993.

Ms. String, The Journey of Allen Strange, 1998.

Lucy, 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as 3rd Rock and Life As We Know It), NBC, 1998-99.

Norma Bates, Passions, NBC, 2001-2006.

Gloria, Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2002-2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1977.

Gloria, Fresno, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Movies:

To Kill a Cop, NBC, 1978.

Eric's teacher, Child's Cry, CBS, 1986.

Matilda Recer, Disaster at Silo 7 (also known as Silo), ABC, 1988.

Linda, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding Bells, Wedding Day, and Wedding Day Blues), NBC, 1988.

Guard, She Knows Too Much (also known as Lady Be Good), NBC, 1989.

Greta Wolfson, An Eight Is Enough Wedding, NBC, 1989.

Prison matron, Based on an Untrue Story, Fox, 1993.

Nurse Hilda, Columbo: Undercover, ABC, 1994.

Moving company receptionist/nurse, Past Tense, Showtime, 1994.

Diana Beaujolais, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, NBC, 1994.

Betty Bowen, Chameleon, UPN, 1995.

Clerk, Family Values, 1995.

Miss Hicks, Problem Child 3 (also known as Problem Child 3: Junior in Love), NBC, 1995.

Mrs. Dewey, Norma Jean and Marilyn, HBO, 1996.

The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye, 1998.

Also appeared in Promised a Miracle.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Nurse, I'd Rather Be Calm, CBS, 1982.

Betty Jo, P.O.P., NBC, 1984.

Nurse, "Puppetman," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Vanessa Neff, The World According to Straw, Fox, 1990.

Clerk, Family Values, UPN, 1995.

Ilsa Scrotenborer, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Miss Brookover, Holding the Baby, Fox, 1998.

Donna MacElroy, Playing Chicken, Fox, 2007.

Also appeared in House Detective.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"This Ain't Bebop," Imagining America, PBS, 1989.

"The Promise of Steve Wilkins," Rock the Vote, MTV, 1992.

Seance medium, Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories, CBS, 1992.

Voice, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993.

The 65th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Also appeared in American Night, PBS; Martin Mull: A History of White America.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Olga, "From Moscow to Maui," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1981.

Stella, "Hog Wild," The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1981.

"Porko's," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1982.

Connie, "How Now Dow Jones," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1982.

Laura, "Captain Video," Archie Bunker's Place, 1983.

Mental hospital charge nurse, "Mexican Slayride: Part1," The A-Team, NBC, 1983.

Amanda's, ABC, 1983.

Hansi, "Do You Believe in Magic?," Double Trouble, NBC, 1984.

Bonnie Merriwether, "Uncharted Territory," Knot's Landing, CBS, 1984.

Bonnie Merriwether, "Lead Me to the Altar," Knot's Landing, CBS, 1985.

Blacky Buzzlick, "Walk, Don't Wheel," Night Court, NBC, 1985.

First woman in accident, "A Matter of Minutes," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986.

Harriet, "Small Change," You Again?, NBC, 1986.

Blacke's Magic, NBC, 1986.

"Camille," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Mrs. MacPhee, "Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1986.

Cop number two, "Can't I Get a Witness?," Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1986.

Roxie, CBS, 1987.

Rosie Feeney, "Don We Now Our Gay Apparel," Hooperman, ABC, 1987.

Millie, "Contempt of Courting," Night Court, NBC, 1987.

Mrs. Harper, "I Was a Middle Aged Werewolf," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Bertha, "The Great Karlotti," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Nurse Hawkins, "Fixed," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988.

Big Mabel, "The Secret of My Excess," Sledge Hammer! (also known as Sledge Hammer: The Early Years), ABC, 1988.

Margo Bleiweiss, "Truancy Blues," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988.

Eighth secretary, "Baby Love," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1988.

Matron, thirtysomething, ABC, 1988.

Nurse Hawkins, "Kevin Nightingale," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988.

Gretchen, "Smart Women, Nice Refreshments," Day by Day, NBC, 1989.

Miss Bauer, "Second Chance," Growing Pains, ABC, 1989.

Cecelia, "They Can't Take That Away from Me: Part 2," Family Ties, NBC, 1989.

Dora, "Pets, Guys and Videotape," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989.

Mrs. Bailey, "A Closer Look," Night Court, NBC, 1990.

Malkus, "The First Episode," Dream On, HBO, 1990.

Athena, "Grandpa," Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1990.

Colleen, "The Bald, the Blond and the Dead," Grand, 1990.

Colleen, "An Obtuse Triangle," Grand, 1990.

Mrs. Haversham, "Cub Scouts and Horses & Whiskers on Kittens," Good Grief, 1990.

Grace Alsop, "A Sneaking Suspicion," Valerie (also known as The Hogan Family, The Hogans, and Valerie's Family), 1990.

Miss Gilly, "My Life As a Dog Lawyer," Night Court, NBC, 1991.

Mrs. O'Miley, "The Last Temptation of Charlie," Top of the Heap, 1991.

Judith Ann Bacon, "Reunion," The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, 1991.

Mrs. Shubb, "The Vase Shop," Morton & Hayes, 1991.

Mrs. Tilly, "Frank the Potato Man," Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

Trisha, "Second Time Around," Grace Under Fire, ABC, 1993.

Colleen, "Under the Mistletoe," Melrose Place, Fox, 1993.

Mrs. Bergner, "Give Peace a Chance," Getting By, ABC, 1993.

Etta, "The Smink Brothers," Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times, CBS, 1993.

Sister Felicia, "Secrets," Phenom, ABC, 1993.

Mrs. Pavel, "P.M. Turn," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Mrs. Pavel, "They Do It Standing Up," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Mrs. Pavel, "Jumper," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Mrs. Pavel, "Everybody Lives," Sirens, ABC, 1993.

Nurse Grace, "The Age of Reason," Me and the Boys, ABC, 1994.

Stage mother, "The Show Must Go On," The Nanny, CBS, 1994.

Mrs. Steele, "Blood Money," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1994.

Edna, "Mrs. Koger," Ellen, ABC, 1994.

The wrangler, Sister, Sister, The WB, 1994.

Technician, "Did Someone Call Me Snorer?" Coach, ABC, 1995.

Receptionist, "Everybody's Got a Secret," Minor Adjustments, NBC and UPN, 1995.

Hilda, "Casino ID's," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1995.

Muriel Packer, "A League of Their Own," The Crew (also known as Cabin Pressure), Fox, 1995.

Sister Mary Rose, "A Who's Who for What's His Name," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Meter maid, "Note to Self," Hope and Gloria, NBC, 1995.

Maria Clemm, "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul," American Masters, 1995.

Aunt Betty, "Will You Marry Me?" Partners, Fox, 1996.

Mrs. Reed, "Parents' Night," The Faculty, ABC, 1996.

Jail matron, "The People vs. Lois Lane," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996.

Miss 2080, "House Party, or Play That Funky White Music Droid," Homeboys in Outer Space, UPN, 1996.

Nurse Marianne, Promised Land, CBS, 1996.

Benson, "Grandma's in the Hiz-House," The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1996.

Health inspector, "Children of the Corns," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1996.

Health inspector, "Kelly's Gotta Habit," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1997.

Health inspector, "Grime and Punishment," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1997.

Mrs. Jonowski, "Faith," ER, NBC, 1997.

Mrs. Fingerman, "Like Father," The Single Guy, NBC, 1997.

Mrs. Fingerman, "Big Baby," The Single Guy, NBC, 1997.

Marva, "Caroline and the Loves That Dares Not Speak Its Name," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1998.

Peggy Fritz, "The Ties That Bind," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Russian woman, "Captains Courageous," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998.

Kelly, Costello, Fox, 1998.

Bea, "A Turkey Too Far," Guys Like Us, UPN, 1998.

Hyperion Bay, 1998.

Nurse Marianne, "Mirror Image," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1998.

Luther's mom, "Honey, I've Joined the Big Top," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, 1998.

Mrs. Jasper, "Who Nose?," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999.

Mrs. Tudjman, "Never Too Young," Smart Guy, The WB, 1999.

Professional wrapper, "Dog Day after New Year," Party of Five, Fox, 2000.

Jodie, "Girls, Interrupted," Will and Grace, NBC, 2000.

Mrs. Brigitte Henna, "The Gift," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Mrs. Meriam Bozer, "Danny Matthews Takes a Wife," The Lot, AMC, 2001.

Booze Hag, "Leaving Las Vegas," The Hughleys, UPN, 2002.

On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Parole commissioner, "Chu Chu's Redemption," Method & Red, Fox, 2004.

Voice of Mrs. Rudolph, "The Seal of Phobos," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2005.

Voice of Mrs. Rudolph, "A Is for Anonymous," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2006.

Voice of Mrs. Rudolph, "H is for Hunted," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2006.

Voice of Mrs. Rudolph, "I is for Illusion," W.I.T.C.H. (animated), ABC Family, 2006.

Mrs. Gunther, "Shari Noble," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2006.

Alice, "Loves Me Not," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2006.

Sister Dominick, "Forever Plaid," The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Disney Channel, 2006.

Sister Dominick, "Books and Birdhouses," The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Disney Channel, 2006.

Sister Dominick, "Kept Man," The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Disney Channel, 2006.

Also appeared in Amen, NBC; The Doctors, NBC; Hotel, ABC; One Day at a Time, CBS; One Big Family, syndicated; Remington Steele, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Member of the Wedding, Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI, 1973.

Mary, How the Other Half Loves, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1973-74.

Eunice, A Streetcar Named Desire, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1973-74.

Spoon River Anthology, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1974.

Tonight at 8:30, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1974.

Sabetella, April Fish, Joseph Jefferson Theatre Company, Theatre at Little Church Around the Corner, New York City, 1975.

Trudy, The Last Christians, New Dramatists Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Mrs. Hedges, Born Yesterday, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1976.

(Off-Broadway debut) Susan Brady, The Playboy of the Western World, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, Queens Festival Theatre, 1977.

The Tempest, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1977.

Mrs. Watty, The Corn Is Green, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1977-78.

Mrs. Shandig, The Runner Stumbles, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1977-78.

Myrtle Keller, The Male Animal, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1977-78.

Mrs. Candour, School for Scandal, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1979.

A Summer Remembered, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1979.

Night Must Fall, both Meadow Brook Theatre, 1979.

Mrs. Soames, Our Town, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1980-81.

Beline, The Imaginary Invalid, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1980-81.

Grace, Bus Stop, Meadow Brook Theatre, 1980-81.

Also appeared as Audry, As You Like It, The Drunkard, A Flea in Her Ear, and Miss Felloes, Night of the Iguana, all Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL; the countess, Humulus the Mute, Direct Theatre, New York City; Kakonyi/Palivec, Good Soldier Schweik and Madame, The Threepenny Opera, both Minnesota Opera Company, MN; Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing, Ceres, The Tempest, Maria, Twelfth Night, and Sylvia, Two Gentlemen of Verona, all Shakespeare-in-the-Streets.



Marianne Muellerleile Website,, June 15, 2007.