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Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil. Early on in her career, she starred in ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fog
The Fog Stevie Wayne
Maude Carol Traynor
Creepshow Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")
Escape from New York


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 2017 Hoax (post-production)
 2017 Death House (post-production)
 2017 In Extremis (completed)
 2016 Hell's Kitty (completed)
Mrs. Carrie
 2016 Real Mature (Short) (completed)
Narrator (voice)
  Before I Do (announced)
Georgia Welch
 2016 ISRA 88
Dr. Withersford
 2015 Mad Max (Video Game)
Pink Eye (voice)
 2015 Tales of Halloween
The Radio DJ (voice)
 2012-2015 Revenge (TV Series)
Marion Harper / Mary Gaines
- Two Graves (2015) ... Marion Harper / Mary Gaines
- Lineage (2012) ... Marion Harper
 2015 American Dad! (TV Series)
- A Star Is Reborn (2015) ... Maxine (voice)
 2014 The Memory Book (TV Movie)
 2014 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Cissy Howard
- Blood Relations (2014) ... Cissy Howard
 2013 Hell's Kitty (TV Series)
Mrs. Carrie
- Phasmophobia (2013) ... Mrs. Carrie
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Alice Noone
- Sweet and Vaded (2013) ... Alice Noone
 2013 God of War: Ascension (Video Game)
Alethia (voice)
 2012 Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
Hotel Manager's Wife (voice)
 2012 Halo 4 (Video Game)
Dr. Tillson (voice)
 2012 Argo
Nina / Serksi the Gallactic Witch
 2012 Complacent
Judy Sanderson
 2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Video Game)
Clara Sydamus / Additional Voices (voice)
 2011 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Dr. Theola Kumi
- Smooth Criminal (2011) ... Dr. Theola Kumi
 2010 The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (TV Movie)
 2010 God of War III (Video Game)
Hera (voice)
 2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Letitia Peplau
 2009 The Dog Who Saved Christmas (TV Movie)
Cat Lady
 2009 Dexter (TV Series)
Suzanna Coffey
 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Video Game)
Gretchen Whistler / Voice of Arkham (voice)
 2009 Alice Jacobs Is Dead (Short)
Alice Jacobs
 2009 War Wolves (TV Movie)
Gail Cash
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Helen McCormick '08
- Wings (2008) ... Helen McCormick '08
 2008 Reach for Me
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series)
Marquetta Dinovi
- Bedfellows (2007) ... Marquetta Dinovi
 2007 Unholy
 2006 Christmas Do-Over (TV Movie)
 2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Video Game)
Sif (voice)
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
Kathleen Darrow
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Ruthie
- Outside New Canaan (2005) ... Ruthie
- Cheyenne, WY (2005) ... Ruthie
 2002-2004 Totally Spies! (TV Series)
Helga Von Guggen / Helga von Guggen
- Fashion Faux Pas (2004) ... Helga Von Guggen (voice)
- Wild Styles (2002) ... Helga von Guggen (voice)
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
- The Haunting (2004)
 2004 Ring of Darkness (TV Movie)
 2003 Ghost Rock
Mattie Baker
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie)
Alice (Homeless Woman)
 2002 No Place Like Home
 2002 The Chronicle (TV Series)
Evelyn Hall
- Tears of a Clone (2002) ... Evelyn Hall
 2001 Spring Break Lawyer (TV Movie)
Judge Stern
 2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Annie Corell
- Something Borrowed (2001) ... Annie Corell
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
- Out of the Past (2000) ... Singer (voice)
 2000 Across the Line
Mrs. Randall
 2000 The Convent
Adult Christine
 1999 A Wake in Providence
Aunt Lidia
 1999 Descent 3 (Video Game)
Dr. Katelyn Harper (voice)
 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Grace Brooks
- Three Stages of Love (1999) ... Grace Brooks
 1998 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Toluca Lake
- The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up (1998) ... Toluca Lake (voice)
 1997-1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle
- Cult of the Cat (1998) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
- You Scratch My Back (1997) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
 1998 Sliders (TV Series)
Mother Morehouse
- Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1998) ... Mother Morehouse
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Honor (1998) ... Greta (voice)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Vivien Sanderson
- Rain of Terror (1998) ... Vivien Sanderson
 1998 Shattered Hearts: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)
Nancy Muldenhower
 1997 Weird Science (TV Series)
- Show Chett (1997) ... Lily
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Trish Neidermeyer
- New Lease on Life (1996) ... Trish Neidermeyer
 1996 Flipper (TV Series)
Sydney Brewster
- The Girl Who Came to Dinner (1996) ... Sydney Brewster
- Surf Gang (1996) ... Sydney Brewster
 1995 Burial of the Rats (TV Movie)
The Queen
 1992-1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle / Martha Wayne
- Catwalk (1995) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
- Batgirl Returns (1994) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
- Almost Got 'im (1992) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
- Cat Scratch Fever (1992) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
- Tyger Tyger (1992) ... Catwoman / Selina Kyle (voice)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Central (voice, uncredited)
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Amanda Carter
- Spider in the Web (1994) ... Amanda Carter
 1994 The George Carlin Show (TV Series)
Barbara Rossetti
- George Gets Caught in the Middle (1994) ... Barbara Rossetti
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Mrs. Sheila Norton
- Jailbreakers (1994) ... Mrs. Sheila Norton
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Edna Jaynes
- A Model for Murder (1994) ... Edna Jaynes
 1993 Demolition Man
Main Frame Computer (voice, uncredited)
 1993 Daddy Dearest (TV Series)
- You Bet Your Life (1993) ... Annette
 1993 Father Hood
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Lucindak 'Lucy' Condraj
- The Parsley Garden (1993) ... Lucindak 'Lucy' Condraj
 1993 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Marguerite Dobson
- Dapper Drew (1993) ... Marguerite Dobson
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Gloria Gantz
- Bad Girls (1992) ... Gloria Gantz
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short) (voice)
 1992 The Burden of Proof (TV Movie)
Silvia Hartnell
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
Debbie Seal
 1991 Blood River (TV Movie)
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Mrs. Baxter (1990)
 1990 The Easter Story (Video short)
Mary Magdalene (voice)
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Fiona Flynn
- All in a Day's Work (1989) ... Fiona Flynn
 1989 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Gloria - Dr. Samuels' Sister
- The Little Sister (1989) ... Gloria - Dr. Samuels' Sister
 1987 Ultraman: The Adventure Begins (TV Movie)
Lt. Beth O'Brien (voice)
 1987 Open House
Lisa Grant
 1985-1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lynette Bryant / Kathryn
- The Bottom Line Is Murder (1987) ... Lynette Bryant
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Kathryn
 1984-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Ellie / Barbara Harrington
- Shadow Play (1986) ... Ellie
- Tomorrows (1984) ... Barbara Harrington
 1985 Terror at London Bridge (TV Movie)
Lynn Chandler
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ms. Peters (segment "Teacher's Aide")
- Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985) ... Ms. Peters (segment "Teacher's Aide")
 1985 Seduced (TV Movie)
Barbara Orloff
 1984 The Next One
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Adele Anthony / Brenda Richards / Margo Dean
- Midnight Waltz/Let Them Eat Cake (1983) ... Adele Anthony
- The Pug/Class of '69 (1979) ... Brenda Richards
- Return to Fantasy Island (1978) ... Margo Dean
 1982 The Thing
Computer (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Swamp Thing
Alice Cable
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Susan O'Neill
 1981 The Cannonball Run
 1980 Tourist (TV Movie)
Barbara Huggins
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
Beverly McGraw
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Stone
 1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie)
Margaret Corwin
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
 1978 Someone's Watching Me! (TV Movie)
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Veronica Daniels
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie)
Maj. Kate Steele
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Marcia Levine
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Carol Bowen - Rape Counselor
- Let Me Light the Way (1977) ... Carol Bowen - Rape Counselor
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Judy Wyche
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Jennifer Linden
- Turnabout (1977) ... Jennifer Linden
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie)
Allie Duggin
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Daisy White
  Jimmy's Jungle
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Author of the autobiography "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," published in March 2006 by Carroll & Graf. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Bea Arthur, who played Maude Findlay]: She was fantastic. She is fantastic... It was a great experience, all six years. Wonderful people to work with and something to be so incredibly proud of, which I took for granted at the time because I came from stage, so I didn't know television at all. I didn't even know what was on. I didn't know Norman Lear's ... See more »


Made her Broadway debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" in 1968, where she met another young, up-and-coming actress named Bette Midler. "I guess I adopted some of her enthusiasm and hopefully her street smarts," said Barbeau. See more »


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