Pickles, Christina 1935(?)–

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Pickles, Christina 1935(?)–


Original name, Christine Pickles; born February 17, 1935 (some sources say 1940), in Yorkshire, England; naturalized U.S. citizen; niece of Wilfred Pickles (an actor); companion of Herb Edelman (died, 1996); children: Oliver, Rebecca. Education: Trained for the stage at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Addresses: Agent—Domain, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress. Appeared as Mother Nature in a popular margarine commercial; appeared in radio commercials for Pavilions Supermarket, early 1990s.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, all for St. Elsewhere; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a comedy series, 1995, for Friends.


Film Appearances:

Nicole Blackstone, Seizure (also known as Queen of Evil and Tango macabre), Cinerama, 1974.

Eve, Rush It, Unicorn Video, 1976.

Sorceress of Castle Greyskull, Masters of the Universe (also known as Masters of the Universe: The Motion Picture), Cannon, 1987.

Isabel Ludlow, Legends of the Fall, TriStar, 1994.

Mrs. Livingston, No Easy Way (also known as Limited Engagement), Redwood Communications, 1996.

Mrs. Buxton, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy, 1996.

Caroline Montague, Romeo + Juliet (also known as William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet'), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Voice of Elsie, The Land before Time V: The Mysterious Island (animated), MCA/Universal Home Video, 1997.

Angie Sullivan, The Wedding Singer, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Meg Darnell, Valerie Flake, Dream Entertainment, 1999.

Sol's mom, Sol Goode, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2001.

Angela Porter, Angels Don't Sleep Here (also known as Blackflash 2: Angels Don't Sleep Here), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Voice of Goddess, Guardian of the Temple, Poseidon's Fury: Escape from the Lost City (also known as Poseidon's Fury), 2001.

Narrator, Julius and Friends: Yeti, Set, Go (animated short film), 2002.

Beatrice Stanhope, George of the Jungle 2, Walt Disney Pictures, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Linell Conway, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 1970–72.

Countess Elena de Poulignac, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1977–79.

Nurse Helen Rosenthal, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983–88.

Cissy MacIntyre, The People Next Door, CBS, 1989.

Kelsey Horne, Veronica Clare, Lifetime, 1991.

Elizabeth Parker, Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Mrs. McKellar, James A. Michener's "Space" (also known as Space), CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chris, It Came upon a Midnight Clear, syndicated, 1984.

Charlotte Spiegel, The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro, NBC, 1989.

Sarah Jenner, Nightmare in the Daylight, CBS, 1992.

Marilyn Cabot, A Twist of the Knife, CBS, 1993.

Tippy Humphrey, Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Fox, 1994.

Frieda Messinger, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997.

Kate Keller, Monday after the Miracle, CBS, 1998.

Mim Sanburne, Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (also known as Murder, She Purred), ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Patsy Awards, syndicated, 1987.

Irene Sternholt, "Golden Land," Tales from the Hollywood Hills (also known as Great Performances), PBS, 1988.

Narrator, Abortion: For Survival, TBS, 1989.

Host, Abortion Denied: Shattering Young Women's Lives, TBS, 1990.

Narrator, Family Affair: Anissa Jones: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Narrator, Ngorongoro: Africa's Cradle of Life, PBS, 2000.

Narrator, The Last Days of Judy Garland: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Narrator, The Last Days of John F. Kennedy, Jr.: The E! True Hollywood Story E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Spellbound, Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Teacher, "Psyched Out," The White Shadow, 1981.

Elsa, "Suspect," Lou Grant, 1982.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1987.

Laura, "Spirited Christmas," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1988.

(Uncredited) Perfume counter saleswoman, "We're in the Money," Roseanne, ABC, 1988.

Ruth Hobart, "Heartstrings: Parts 1 & 2," Family Ties, 1988.

"Daryl Ross & the Supremes," Macuso, FBI, 1990.

Dr. Lureen Allcott, "An Execution of Trust," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.

Mary, "The Heart Thing," Laurie Hill, NBC, 1992.

Mary, "Grasshopper," Laurie Hill, NBC, 1992.

Diana Huntington, "The Picture: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, 1992.

Didi Ponsel, "Blinders," Sisters, NBC, 1994.

Mrs. Tynan, Love and War, CBS, 1994.

Judy Geller, "The One with the Sonogram at the End," Friends, NBC, 1994.

Judy Geller, "The One Where Nana Dies Twice," Friends, NBC, 1994.

(Scenes deleted) Judy Geller, "The One with the Fake Monica," Friends, NBC, 1995.

Nurse, "Close Shave," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

Susan McGregor, "Frozen Stiff," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Betty Blanders, "As the World Turns to Crap," Cybill, CBS, 1995.

Bea Michaels, "Left-Handed Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Judy Geller, "The One with the Prom Video," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Judy Geller, "The One Where Joey Moves Out," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Judy Geller, "The One with the Princess Leia Fantasy," Friends, NBC, 1996.

Judy Geller, "The One with the 'Cuffs," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Stephanie Hancock, "Missing in Action," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Jarod's Employer, "Gigolo Jarod," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Barbara, "Love and War," Party of Five, Fox, 1998.

Evelyn St John, "The Loneliest Number," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1998.

Trish Burnett, "To Russia with Love," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Judy Geller, "The One with Ross's Wedding," Friends, NBC, 1998.

Judy Geller, "The One after Ross Says Rachel," Friends, NBC, 1998.

Judy Geller, "The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks," Friends, NBC, 1998.

Judy Geller, "The One Where Ross Got High," Friends, NBC, 1999.

Judy Geller, "The One with Rachel's Book," Friends, NBC, 2000.

Trish, "Flight Risk," JAG, CBS, 2000.

Trish, "Family Secrets," JAG, CBS, 2000.

Tucker's grandmother, "The Family Tree," Tucker, NBC, 2000.

Voice, "Forget Me Not," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Mali, "Birthday Quake," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Judy Geller, "The One Where They All Turn Thirty," Friends, NBC, 2001.

Judy Geller, "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding: Parts 1 & 2," Friends, NBC, 2001.

Judy Geller, "The One after I Do," Friends, NBC, 2001.

Judy Geller, "The One in Massapequa," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Judy Geller, "The One Where Rachel Has the Baby: Part 1," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Judy Geller, "The One with Phoebe's Birthday Dinner," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Voice of Carl's art teacher, "New Girl in Town," As Told By Ginger (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Judy Geller, "The One with the Cake," Friends, NBC, 2003.

Helena Rosemont, "Well Endowed," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Florence Hayes, "The Fall of the House of Hayes," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2004.

Voice, Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

(In archive footage) Nurse Helen Rosenthal, Tvist, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Ladies, soldiers, attendants, and novices, King Henry V, Belvedere Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Mistress Overdone, Measure for Measure, Belvedere Theatre, 1960.

Widow, The Taming of the Shrew, Belvedere Theatre, 1960.

A Severed Head, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Signora Nenni, Right You Are If You Think You Are, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Understudy for the role of Lady Sneerwell and Mrs. Candour, The School for Scandal, Lyceum Theatre, 1966–67.

Maria, War and Peace, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1965, then Lyceum Theatre, 1967.

Essie, You Can't Take It With You, Lyceum Theatre, 1967.

Celine, The Misanthrope, Lyceum Theatre, 1968–69.

Hamlet, Lyceum Theatre, 1969.

Lorna, Cock-A-Doodle Dandy, Lyceum Theatre, 1969.

Who's Who in Hell, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Madge Larrabee, Sherlock Holmes, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1974–76.

Mrs. Kirby, You Can't Take It With You, Geffen Playhouse at the Brentwood Theatre, Los Angeles, 2005.

Also appeared in Pantagleize, Association of Producing Artists (APA) Repertory Company, New York City; Cloud 9, Los Angeles; as Virginia, The Tavern, Mademoiselle De Brie, Impromptu at Versailles/Scapin, and Violet, Man and Superman, all Phoenix Theatre, New York City; Cornelia, The White Devil, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City; Diana, Chez Nous, Stage 73; Mom, Death of a Buick, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City.