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Valerie Harper


Making people laugh is only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extends from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday. She gradually moved into acting, working in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore Rhoda Morgenstern / Rhoda Gerard
(1970-1977)
Rhoda
Rhoda Rhoda Gerard / Rhoda Morgenstern
(1974-1978)
Freebie and the Bean
Freebie and the Bean Consuelo - Bean's Wife
(1974)
My Mom and the Girl
My Mom and the Girl Norma / Nanny
(2016)

Filmography

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 2013-2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ms. Myles / Mrs. Butterworth / Old Lady / ...
- Mr. Lisa's Opus (2017) ... Ms. Myles (voice)
- Whistler's Father (2017) ... (voice)
- Moho House (2017) ... Mrs. Butterworth (voice)
- Looking for Mr. Goodbart (2017) ... Old Lady (voice)
- A Test Before Trying (2013) ... Department of Standardized Testing Proctor (voice)
 2016 My Mom and the Girl (Short)
Norma / Nanny
 2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Mamma Fiorucci
- Childrens Horsepital (2016) ... Mamma Fiorucci
 2015/I Merry Xmas (Short)
Mother
 2015 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)
Nola Anderz
- And the Great Unwashed (2015) ... Nola Anderz
 2015 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)
Aunt Bunny
- Thanks But No Thanks (2015) ... Aunt Bunny
 2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (TV Series)
Theresa Capodiamonte
- To Whom It May Concern (2014) ... Theresa Capodiamonte
- Time to Start Livin' (2014) ... Theresa Capodiamonte
 2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
IHOP Diner
- Cock of the Sleepwalk (2014) ... IHOP Diner (voice)
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Angie
- Love Is All Around (2013) ... Angie
 2011-2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Judge Leslie Singer
- Freak Show (2012) ... Judge Leslie Singer
- Bride-a-Palooza (2011) ... Judge Leslie Singer
 2012 Shiver
Audrey Alden
 2011 Fixing Pete (TV Movie)
Mrs. Friedlander
 2011 Certainty
Kathryn
 2011 My Future Boyfriend (TV Movie)
Bobbi Moreau
 2011 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Claire Bremmer
- Where Do I Belong? (2011) ... Claire Bremmer
 2009 'Til Death (TV Series)
Barbara Stark / Barbara
- The Courtship of Eddie's Parents (2009) ... Barbara Stark
- The Courtship of Eddie's Parents (2009) ... Barbara
 2007 Golda's Balcony
Golda Meir
 2005 Committed (TV Series)
Lily Solomon
- The Mother Episode (2005) ... Lily Solomon
 2003-2004 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Judith, Owen's Mom
- Mom's the Word (2004) ... Judith, Owen's Mom
- Claude's Alternative Thanksgiving (2003) ... Judith, Owen's Mom
 2004 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Maryellen / Librarian
- The Wedding Frame (2004) ... Maryellen / Librarian (voice)
 2002 Dancing at the Harvest Moon (TV Movie)
Claire
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)
Merle Keats
- Three Thanksgivings, One Turkey (2001) ... Merle Keats
- The In-Laws (2001) ... Merle Keats
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Julia
- Clemency (2001) ... Julia
 2001 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Paula
- Eric's Naughty No-no (2001) ... Paula
 2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie)
Rhoda Morgenstern-Rousseau
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Wallis Wysel
- Shortcomings (1999) ... Wallis Wysel
 1996-1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Kate Prescott
- Full Circle (1999) ... Kate Prescott
- Flesh and Blood (1996) ... Kate Prescott
 1998 Generator Gawl (TV Series)
Dream Crowd / Girl Emcee / Student (English version, voice)
 1998 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (TV Series)
Townspeople
- The Sword of Baltanders (1998) ... Townspeople (English version, voice)
 1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Mia Mancini
- Last Train to Baghdad (1998) ... Mia Mancini
- Mama Mia (1998) ... Mia Mancini
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
Chicken (voice)
 1996 Promised Land (TV Series)
Molly Arnold
- The Magic Gate (1996) ... Molly Arnold
 1995 The Great Mom Swap (TV Movie)
Grace
 1995 The Office (TV Series)
Rita Stone
- My Guy (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Judgement Day (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Power Playing (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Rita & Frank (1995) ... Rita Stone
- Laboring Pains (1995) ... Rita Stone
 1994 A Friend to Die For (TV Movie)
Mrs. Delvecchio
 1994 Missing Persons (TV Series)
Ellen Hartig
- What Do You Want... A Signed Confession? (1994) ... Ellen Hartig
- All They Had to Do Was Ask... (1994) ... Ellen Hartig
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie)
Dyan Draper
 1990 City (TV Series)
Liz Gianni
- Just a Passing Dad (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Seems Like Old Times (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Oil and Water (1990) ... Liz Gianni
- Love Among the Ruins (1990) ... Liz Gianni
 1990 Stolen: One Husband (TV Movie)
Katherine Slade
 1988 The People Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Rachel Yoman
 1988 Drop-Out Mother (TV Movie)
Nora Cromwell
 1987 Strange Voices (TV Movie)
Lynn Glover
 1986-1987 Valerie (TV Series)
Valerie Hogan
- Babes in the Woods (1987) ... Valerie Hogan
- Shape Up and Move Out (1987) ... Valerie Hogan
- Oedipus Wrecks (1987) ... Valerie Hogan
- Hogan vs. Hogan (1987) ... Valerie Hogan
- The Return of Uncle Skip (1987) ... Valerie Hogan
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Laurel Peters
- Egyptian Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... Laurel Peters
- Egyptian Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... Laurel Peters
 1985 The Execution (TV Movie)
Hannah Epstein
 1984 Blame It on Rio
Karen Hollis
 1983 An Invasion of Privacy (TV Movie)
Kate Bianchi
 1982 Don't Go to Sleep (TV Movie)
Laura
 1982 Farrell for the People (TV Movie)
Liz Farrell
 1981 The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Movie)
Norma Danner
 1980 The Shadow Box (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1980 Fun and Games (TV Movie)
Carol Hefferman
 1979 Chapter Two
Faye Medwick
 1974-1978 Rhoda (TV Series)
Rhoda Gerard / Rhoda Morgenstern
- Martin Swallows His Heart (1978) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- The Date in the Iron Mask (1978) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- Earl's Helping Hand (1978) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- Brenda Runs Away (1978) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- The Total Brenda (1978) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
 1970-1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Rhoda Morgenstern / Rhoda Gerard
- The Last Show (1977) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- Mary Richards Falls in Love (1975) ... Rhoda Gerard
- Lou's Second Date (1974) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite (1974) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
- Better Late... That's a Pun... Than Never (1974) ... Rhoda Morgenstern
 1977 Night Drive (TV Movie)
Carol Turner
 1974 Freebie and the Bean
Consuelo - Bean's Wife
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Ann Menzente
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Eve Babcock
- The Most Crucial Game (1972) ... Eve Babcock
 1971 Story Theatre (TV Series)
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Barbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper")
- Love and the Fuzz/Love and the Groupie/Love and the Housekeeper/Love and Women's Lib (1971) ... Barbara Watkins (segment "Love and the Housekeeper")
 1963 The Doctors (TV Series)
Mrs. Steiner
- Zip Guns Can Kill (1963) ... Mrs. Steiner
 1963 Trash Program (Short)
Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Li'l Abner
Luke's Wife (uncredited)
 1956 Rock Rock Rock!
Dancer at Prom (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(10/22/59-12/17/60) Stage: Appeared in "Take Me Along" on Broadway. Directed by Peter Glenville. Shubert Theatre; 448 performances. Cast included Valerie Harper as "Lady Entertainer" / "Townswoman". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her cancer, 2015] I talk to the cells all the time. I say, "What the hell are you doing? Not only are you destructive, coming in and ruining all my plans, but you are dumb! You are killing the host. If you take a low profile I can live with you, here on the edge of the sword. You can fall one way or the other". Right now, things are working fantastically. Tomorrow, I don't know. See more »

Trivia:

She has twice been cast as the replacement for Linda Lavin in a New York theater production, once Off-Broadway ("Death-Defying Acts") and once on Broadway ("The Tale of the Allergist's Wife"). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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