Reed Hall, Alaina 1946– (Alaina Reed)

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REED HALL, Alaina 1946
(Alaina Reed)


Born November 10, 1946, in Springfield, OH; married Kevin Peter Hall, 1989 (deceased, 1991); children: two.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for KMart retail stores, 2001, and Detrol LA, 2002. Puddin's Portable Perfections (catering company), Los Angeles, owner.


Television Appearances; Series:

Olivia, Sesame Street (also known as Les Amis de Sesame, Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, and Sesame Park ), PBS, 19761988.

Rose Lee Holloway, 227, NBC, 1985.

Lena, Cleghorne!, The WB, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Alaina Reed) Venus, Cindy, ABC, 1978.

(As Alaina Reed) Eubie!, 1981.

Ma Holsopple, The Cherokee Kid, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Alaina Reed) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1987.

Reno's Cabaret Reunion, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lois, The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice, "The Milk Makers," Reading Rainbow, PBS, 1986.

Guest panelist, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1986.

Voice, Kid 'n' Play, NBC, 1990.

Dream On, HBO, 1990.

Ms. Hall, "Sarah Sings the Blues," Harry and the Hendersons, 1991.

Bernice, "Little White Lies," Room for Two, ABC, 1992.

Margaret Bracken, "Bracken Up Is Hard to Do, " Herman's Head, Fox, 1992.

Fifth claims officer, "Occupational Hazards," A Different World, NBC, 1992.

Ms. Hall, "The Genius," Harry and the Hendersons, 1992.

Ms. Hall, "I Got Your Birthday Right Here," Harry and the Hendersons, 1992.

Ms. Hall, "Yo Richie!," Harry and the Hendersons, 1992.

Ms. Hall, "The Bride and the Groom," Harry and the Hendersons, 1992.

Ms. Hall, "Harry the Mascot," Harry and the Hendersons, 1993.

Ms. Hall, "Big Feet, Small Minds," Harry and the Hendersons, 1993.

Ms. Hall, "Ernie Confidential," Harry and the Hendersons, 1993.

Additional voices, Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), ABC/syndicated, 1993.

Esther, "Big Doings: Part 2," Blossom, NBC, 1993.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

Additional voices, Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (animated), PBS/syndicated, 1994.

Admissions woman, "The One with Two Parts: Part 2," Friends, NBC, 1995.

Nurse Berkey, "Target: Jimmy Olsen," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, ABC, 1995.

Mrs. Lee, The Show, Fox, 1996.

Corinthia Grier, "I Do, I Don't," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1997.

"Love with Interest," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1997.

Judge Elizabeth Witt, "The Kiss," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997.

Vera Ford, "Family Affair," Between Brothers, Fox, 1997.

Mrs. Angelea Cheevers, "It Takes a Village," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1997.

Stanchfield, "Caroline and the Cabbie," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1998.

Judge Elizabeth Witt, "Happy Birthday, Baby," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Judge Elizabeth Witt, "The Inmates," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Aunt Della Watt, "Courage ... It Means Heart," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 1998.

Landlady, "Apartment," NewsRadio, NBC, 1999.

Hall nurse, "Cruel Intentions," Manchester Prep, 1999.

Film Appearances:

Olivia, Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (also known as Follow That Bird ), Warner Bros., 1985.

Psychologist, Death Becomes Her (also known as La muerte le sienta bien ), Universal, 1992.

Sarah, Me and the Kid, Orion, 1993.

Nurse, Cruel Intentions (also known as Sexual Provocation ), Columbia, 1999.

Mrs. Stevens, Chasing Sunsets, Phaedra Ciniema, 2001.

Gert, Scrambled, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

(As Alaina Reed) Lucy, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's

Club Band on the Road, Beacon Theatre, New York City, 1974.

(As Alaina Reed) Matron, Chicago, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 19751977.

(As Alaina Reed) Dionne, Hair, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1977.

(As Alaina Reed) Eubie!, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 19781979.

(As Alaina Reed) In Trousers, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1981.

(As Alaina Reed)A ... My Name Is Alice, Village Gate Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Godmother, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, University Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Also appeared in Beggar's Holiday and Swinging on a Star.



A ... My Name Is Alice, 1984.


Host, The Power of Image Part 1: Media and Culture, 2003.

Host, The Power of Image Part 2: The Sacramental Image, 2003.

Host, The Power of Image Part 3: The Potential of Television, 2003.

Host, The Power of Image Part 4: Selling the Message, 2003.

Host, The Power of Image Part 5: The Worldwide Impact of Media, 2003.