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Bess Armstrong

Bess Armstrong was born on December 11, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Elizabeth Key Armstrong. She is an actress, known for Jaws 3-D (1983), Pecker (1998) and High Road to China (1983). She has been married to John Fiedler since 1985. They have three children. She was previously married to Chris Carreras. See full bio »

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Jaws 3-D
Jaws 3-D Dr. Kathryn 'Kay' Morgan
Pecker Dr. Klompus
My So-Called Life
My So-Called Life Patty Chase


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 2016 Diagnosis Delicious (TV Movie) (post-production)
Lynn Cosworth
 2015-2016 Zoo (TV Series)
Dr. Elizabeth Oz / Elizabeth
- Jamie's Got a Gun (2016) ... Dr. Elizabeth Oz
- Fight or Flight (2015) ... Elizabeth
 2016 Bad Internet (TV Series)
- Secrets of the Mom Web (2016) ... Mom
 2016 Damien (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorn
- Temptress (2016) ... Mrs. Thorn
 2015 Switched at Birth (TV Series)
Professor Beth Marillo
- A Mad Tea Party (2015) ... Professor Beth Marillo
- At the First Clear Word (2015) ... Professor Beth Marillo
- We Were So Close That Nothing Use to Stand Between Us (2015) ... Professor Beth Marillo
- Bracing the Waves (2015) ... Professor Beth Marillo
- And It Cannot Be Changed (2015) ... Professor Beth Marillo
 2014 Reckless (TV Series)
Melinda Rayder
- When the Smoke Clears (2014) ... Melinda Rayder
 2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Nancy Mills
- Lost Cause (2014) ... Nancy Mills
 2014 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Rita Kaswell
- Hope and Glory (2014) ... Rita Kaswell
 2014 NCIS (TV Series)
U.S. Senator Denise O'Hara
- Dressed to Kill (2014) ... U.S. Senator Denise O'Hara
 2014 Rake (TV Series)
Helen Cole
- Bigamist (2014) ... Helen Cole
 2013 Reckless (TV Movie)
 2012 I Married Who? (TV Movie)
 2012 Mad Men (TV Series)
Catherine Orcutt
- Far Away Places (2012) ... Catherine Orcutt
 2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Patricia Lydecker
- CSI Unplugged (2012) ... Patricia Lydecker
 2010 Castle (TV Series)
Paula Casillas
- He's Dead, She's Dead (2010) ... Paula Casillas
 2009 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sheila Hawkes
- Zoe's Reprise (2009) ... Sheila Hawkes
 2008/I Next of Kin
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Penelope Kimball
- Made in China (2008) ... Penelope Kimball
- Mad About You (2008) ... Penelope Kimball
 2008 Corporate Affairs
Emily Parker
 2000-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Kelly Kirkland
 2002 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Louise Messinger
- If It's Not One Thing, It's a Mother (2002) ... Louise Messinger
 2002 That Was Then (TV Series)
Mickey Glass
- Episode #1.7 (2002) ... Mickey Glass
- Mayor May Not (2002) ... Mickey Glass
- Pilot (2002) ... Mickey Glass
- Episode #1.5 ... Mickey Glass
- Under Noah's Certain Terms ... Mickey Glass
 2002 Her Best Friend's Husband (TV Movie)
Mandy Roberts
 2000 Diamond Men
Katie Harnish
 1998 When It Clicks (Short)
Betsy Cummings
 1998 Forever Love (TV Movie)
 1998 Pecker
Dr. Klompus
 1994-1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Sara Sheffield
- I Don't Remember Mama (1994) ... Sara Sheffield (uncredited)
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- How Do You Spell Faith? (1998) ... Mary
 1998 Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series)
Noreen Hanley
- Scrubs (1998) ... Noreen Hanley
 1997 That Darn Cat
Judy Randall
 1996 Christmas Every Day (TV Movie)
Molly Jackson
 1996 She Cried No (TV Movie)
Denise Connell
 1996 The Perfect Daughter (TV Movie)
Jill Michaelson
 1996 Forgotten Sins (TV Movie)
Roberta 'Bobbie' Bradshaw
 1995 Mixed Blessings (TV Movie)
Pilar Graham Coleman
 1995 Stolen Innocence (TV Movie)
Becky Sapp
 1995 She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (TV Movie)
Barbara Pope
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
 1994 Serial Mom
Eugene Sutphin's Nurse (uncredited)
 1993 The Skateboard Kid
 1993 Dream Lover
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
- Fire from Olympus (1993) ... Clio (voice)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- What's Cookin' (1992) ... Erma
 1990-1991 Married People (TV Series)
Elizabeth Meyers
- You Were Right and I Was... (1991) ... Elizabeth Meyers
- Dance Ten, Friends Zero (1991) ... Elizabeth Meyers
- Mommy and Me (1991) ... Elizabeth Meyers
- The Nanny (1991) ... Elizabeth Meyers
- To Live and Drive in New York (1990) ... Elizabeth Meyers
 1989 Second Sight
Sister Elizabeth
 1989 Mother, Mother (Short)
Kate Watson
 1986 All Is Forgiven (TV Series)
Paula Winters Russell
- Matt at the Barricades (1986) ... Paula Winters Russell
- Paula Russell II (1986) ... Paula Winters Russell
- I Can't Say No (1986) ... Paula Winters Russell
- And Justice for Oliver (1986) ... Paula Winters Russell
- Mother's Day (1986) ... Paula Winters Russell
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series)
Judy Hale
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Judy Hale
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Judy Hale
 1983 This Girl for Hire (TV Movie)
B.T. Brady
 1983 Jaws 3-D
Dr. Kathryn 'Kay' Morgan
 1981 The Great Space Coaster (TV Series)
Newswoman (1981)
 1979 11th Victim (TV Movie)
Jill Kelso
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Laurel Lee
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
 1978 How to Pick Up Girls! (TV Movie)
Sally Claybrook
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Laura Stanton
 1978 Getting Married (TV Movie)
Kristine Lawrence
 1977-1978 On Our Own (TV Series)
Julia Peters
- Meet Mr. Meat (1978) ... Julia Peters
- A Rose Is a Rose... (1978) ... Julia Peters
- That's Entertainment III (1978) ... Julia Peters
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 2 (1978) ... Julia Peters
- Add Two Children and Stir: Part 1 (1978) ... Julia Peters
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[1983 comment on Tom Selleck] He is gorgeous, and he has some real power now, but he doesn't use that, or his charm, to exploit women. He genuinely seems to like women. For an actor, that's rare.


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