Zabriskie, Grace 1941–

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ZABRISKIE, Grace 1941–


Born May 17, 1941, in New Orleans, LA; married twice; children: Marion Lane. Avocational Interests: Writing poetry, making silkscreen prints, and creating other visual arts.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actress. With daughter Marion Lane, hand crafts fine art boxes for ArtHaus, a Los Angeles, CA, gallery.

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award nomination, best featured performance, 1988, for Camaralenta.


Film Appearances:

Widow Cummins, The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance, 1978.

Lem's wife, They Went That–A–Way & That–A–Way, 1978.

Linette Odum, Norma Rae, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1979.

The Devil's Clone, 1979.

Nanny, The Private Eyes, New World, 1980.

Captain Trantor, Galaxy of Terror (also known as An Infinity of Terror, Planet of Horrors, Quest, and Mindwarp: An Infinity), New World, 1981.

Esther Pokrifki, An Officer and a Gentleman, Paramount, 1982.

Chilly's mother, Body Rock, New World, 1984.

Ellie Wells, Nickel Mountain, Ziv International, 1985.

Jefferson, Leonard, Part Six, Columbia, 1987.

Mama McSwain, The Big Easy, Columbia, 1987.

Sheryl, The Boost, Hemdale, 1988.

Naomi Reece, Rampage, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1988.

Bob's mother, Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue, 1989.

Grace Poole, Child's Play 2, Universal, 1990.

Juana, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's Wild at Heart), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990.

Mrs. Panilov, Megaville, LIVE Home Video, 1990.

Mrs. Merrick, Ambition, Miramax, 1991.

Eva Bates, Fried Green Tomatoes (also known as Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe), Universal, 1991.

Alena, My Own Private Idaho, Fine Line, 1991.

Voice of Magi Lune, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (animated; also known as Ferngully 1), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Pat, The Waterdance, 1992.

Sarah Palmer, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Linda Baily, Chain of Desire, Mad Dog Pictures/October Films, 1993.

Mrs. Hankshaw, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Fine Line, 1993.

Winona, Drop Zone, Paramount, 1994.

Gloria Pierce, The Crew, 1994.

Jackie's mother, Desert Winds, 1994.

Louise, The Last Laugh, 1994.

Mrs. Barnes, Annie's Garden, 1994.

Roxy, The Passion of Darkly Noon (also known as Darkly Noon and Die Passion des Darkly Noon), 1995.

The mother, George B., Tango West, 1996.

Ruby, A Family Thing, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Mother's voice, Seed, 1997.

Brigadier General Burke, Dead Men Can't Dance, LIVE Entertainment, 1997.

Great Aunt, Psycho Sushi, 1997.

Sherri, Sparkler, Strand Releasing, 1998.

Geraldine, Dante's View, 1998.

Dottie, Armageddon, Buena Vista, 1998.

Mrs. DeMarie, Trash (also known as No Fear and Nobody's Children), 1999.

Jeanette Foley, Puppy Love, 2000.

Helen Raines, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000.

Grace Parkinson, Home the Horror Story, 2000.

Olga, A Fate Foretold, Hypnotic Films, 2000.

Mrs. Gage, They Crawl (also known as Crawlers), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2001.

Mary Franklin, R.S.V.P., Dream Entertainment, 2002.

Mrs. Quarre, The House on Turk Street (also known as No Good Deed), Mac Releasing, 2002.

Allison, The Wind Effect, 2003.

Madam, The Brothel, 2003.

Gladys, Chrystal, Panache Pictures, 2004.

Mrs. Allison, The Last Letter, 2004.

Emma, The Grudge, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Theda Bassett, Santa Barbara, 1985.

Sarah Palmer, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990–1992.

Yellow Teeth, a recurring role, John Doe, Fox, 2002–2003.

Big Love, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ruth Lait, Freedom Road, NBC, 1979.

Mrs. Ames, John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (also known as East of Eden), ABC, 1981.

Kathryne Baker, The Executioner's Song, NBC, 1982.

Hearings officer, North Beach and Rawhide, CBS, 1985.

Mrs. Kramer, People Like Us, NBC, 1990.

Rose Maddox, Children of the Dust (also known as A Good Day to Die), CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Peg, The Concrete Cowboys (also known as Ramblin' Man), CBS, 1979.

Emily, Blinded By the Light, CBS, 1980.

Silvie Alice Kohler, M.A.D.D.: Mothers against Drunk Driving, NBC, 1983.

Mrs. Linton, One Too Many, 1983.

Maggie Ryan, My Mother's Secret Life, ABC, 1984.

Flossie Hughes, The Burning Bed, NBC, 1984.

Mrs. Komatar, Shadow Chasers, ABC, 1985.

Deanie, Mistress, CBS, 1987.

Mouza Zumwalt, My Father, My Son, CBS, 1988.

Sister Marie, Shooter, NBC, 1988.

Cheryl's therapist, A Deadly Silence, ABC, 1989.

Gloria Hale, The Ryan White Story, ABC, 1989.

Helen Geary, Hometown Boy Makes Good, HBO, 1989.

Dana P. Ashley, Intimate Stranger (also known as After Midnight), Showtime, 1991.

Grace Spivey, Dean R. Koontz's Servants of Twilight (also known as The Servants of Twilight), Showtime, 1991.

The woman, Blood Ties, Fox, 1991.

Ruby Bryant, A House of Secrets and Lies (also known as She Loved Too Much), CBS, 1992.

Adeline Newberry, Miracle Child (also known as Miracle at Clements Pond), NBC, 1993.

Dr. Kester, Double Deception (also known as Kane and Crimes of Passion), NBC, 1993.

Emma Smith, Bonds of Love, CBS, 1993.

Momma, Banner Times, 1993.

Ethel, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story, NBC, 1993.

Pearl Kinross, Crazy for a Kiss, 1995.

Francie Harper, A Promise to Carolyn, CBS, 1996.

Granny, Bastard out of Carolina, Showtime, 1996.

Grandma McNair, Murder at My Door (also known as Dead Giveaway), Fox, 1996.

Rose DeMarco, The Devil's Child, ABC, 1997.

Mother, Houdini, TNT, 1998.

Edith, Me & Will, Sundance Channel, 1998.

Murtis, A Texas Funeral, Starz!, 1999.

Sylvia, The Glow, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mrs. Clinton, One Too Many, 1985.

Genevieve, "New Chicks," Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (also known as Doing Time: Women in Prison), HBO, 1991.

Sandy Henry, A Body to Die for: The Aaron Henry Story, HBO, 1994.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Park Overall, Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mary Komatar, "Shadow Chasers," Shadow Chasers, 1985.

Eva Barrett, Empty Nest, NBC, 1988.

Alma Kresser, UNSUB, NBC, 1989.

Sarah Palmer, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990.

Freshman Dorm, 1992.

Vivian, Banner Times, CBS, 1993.

Lois Henderson, Big Love, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ethyl, "A Couple of Harts," Hart to Hart, 1981.

Adele, "Affirmative Action," Cagney & Lacey, 1983.

Dr. Clouet, "Last Chance Louie," Tales of the Gold Monkey, 1983.

Chambermaid, "Negotiations," Knots Landing, 1984.

Cathy, "Episode #7," Paper Dolls, 1984.

Terri Sylvestri, "Das Blues," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

Terri Sylvestri, "Scales of Justice," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

"Model Citizens," Cagney & Lacey, 1986.

Mabel Burton, "When the Bough Breaks," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Mabel Burton, "The Cradle Will Fall," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1987.

Agnes, Mama's Boy, NBC, 1987.

Mrs. Barris, "Ties That Bind," The Bronx Zoo, 1988.

Rita, "In 'N Outlaws," Moonlighting, ABC, 1989.

Mrs. Colbert, "The Secret," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1990.

Mrs. Ross, "The Cheever Letters," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

Store owner, "Keeping the Peace," Sirens, 1993.

Cuema, Angel Falls, 1993.

Scarlett, "Life Goes On: Parts 1 & 2," Empty Nest, NBC, 1994.

Lily Cassins, "Hostage Standoff," Under Suspicion, 1995.

Lily Cassins, "Wrongful Shooting," Under Suspicion, 1995.

Scarlett, "Life Goes On: Part 1," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Wanda Padzik, "The Bookie and Kooky Cookie," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Bartender, "Tomorrow I Die," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Virna, "Black Bargain," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1995.

Mrs. Ross, "The Rye," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Cheval, "Stormy Weather," Second Noah, ABC, 1996.

Mrs. Ross, "The Foundation," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996.

Retired CIA Agent, "Touch of the Dead," The Burning Zone, 1996.

Millie Banks, "A Remington Original," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Mattie, "Remote Control," High Incident, 1997.

Mrs. Ross, "The Wizard," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Mrs. Ross, "The Finale: Parts 1 & 2," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Naomi, "It Takes a Village," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1998.

Mrs. Boudreaux, "The Sum of Her Parts," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Veronica Olchin, "S'aint Valentines," The King of Queens, CBS, 1999.

Grandma Rose, "Jesse Gives Birth," Jesse, NBC, 2000.

Isabel, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part 2," The West Wing, NBC, 2000.

Judith, "The Dead," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.

The Crone, "Baby's First Demon," Charmed, The WB, 2003.

The Crone, "Sense and Sense Ability," Charmed, The WB, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Marks, Talking With, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Taper Too, Los Angeles, 1985.

Jessie, Rose Cottages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Rosa, Camaralenta, Stages Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1987.

Emma, Cold Sweat, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1988.

Rent a Family, Part One, Stages Theatre Center, 1989.


Video Games:

Voice of Margaret Hawke, Voyeur, 1994.



Los Angeles Magazine, December, 1995, p. 132.