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Polly Draper


Polly Carey Draper is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and director. She was born on June 15, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, USA, to Phyllis (Culbertson), a Peace Corps administrator, and William Henry Draper III, who headed the United Nations Development Programme. She is most known for her work on Thirtysomething (1987), The Tic Code (1999), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Thirtysomething
Thirtysomething Ellyn Warren
(1987-1991)
Side Effects
Side Effects Emily's Boss
(2013)
The Tic Code
The Tic Code Laura
(1999)
Demolition
Demolition Margot
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015 Boots (Short)
Waitress
 2015 Demolition
Margot
 2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story
Sylvia Bornstein
 2014 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Ruby
- The Mystery of the Biker Bar (2014) ... Ruby
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Lorainne Joy
- Trust Issues (2014) ... Lorainne Joy
- A Few Words (2014) ... Lorainne Joy
 2014 Obvious Child
Nancy Stern
 2013 Golden Boy (TV Series)
Nora Clark
- Longshot (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Sacrifice (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Atonement (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Scapegoat (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Just Say No (2013) ... Nora Clark
 2013/I Side Effects
Emily's Boss
 2012 The Empty Room (Short)
Kathy
 2011 Our Idiot Brother
Ellen
 2011 Bar Karma (TV Series)
Senator Sarah Knowles
- Term Limits (2011) ... Senator Sarah Knowles
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Lorna
- Taking the Plunge (2010) ... Lorna
 2007 Too Young to Marry
Beth
 2005 A Perfect Fit
Dr. Weiss
 2005 Shooting Livien
Rose Livien
 2002 Monk (TV Series)
Rita Bronwyn
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Christine Wilkes
- Faith (2002) ... Christine Wilkes
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Meryl Dimetrio
- Home (2001) ... Meryl Dimetrio
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Elaine Hoffman
- Clinical Enigma (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- The Mistake (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- A Routine Case (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- Orphans (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- Dr. Cherry Must Be Stopped (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
 2001 18 Shades of Dust
Marilyn
 2001 Maternity Ward (TV Series)
- The Risk Factor (2001)
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series)
Monique Lacroix
- Strange Death of Professor Marechal (2000) ... Monique Lacroix
 2000 Dinner Rush
Natalie Clemente
 1999 The Tic Code
Laura
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Dr. Monica Gordon
- Just the Perfect Blendship (1998) ... Dr. Monica Gordon
 1997 Hudson River Blues
Leslie
 1997 Always Say Goodbye
Donna Evans
 1996 Home Song (TV Movie)
Claire Gardner
 1994 Schemes (Video)
Evelyn Hayes
 1994 The Innocent (TV Movie)
Pamela Sutton
 1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Movie)
Ella Sabin
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Movie)
Adrian Towers
 1987-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Ellyn Warren
- California (1991) ... Ellyn Warren
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... Ellyn Warren (credit only)
- Hopeless (1991) ... Ellyn Warren
- Out the Door (1991) ... Ellyn Warren (credit only)
 1990 Soul Mates (Short)
Ann Carroll (voice)
 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Jennifer
- The Verdict (1989) ... Jennifer
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Aileen
- The Grave Robber (1987) ... Aileen
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Pat, Jack's Colleague
 1987 Making Mr. Right
Suzy Duncan
 1986 Adam's Apple (TV Movie)
Bernadette Pascoe
 1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Jeff's Mother
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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TV commercial (voiceover) for Motrin IB (2000) See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Trivia:

Her brother is leading venture capitalist Tim Draper, of Silicon Valley, California, who was asked by his sister to oversee the budget for The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005). Tim's daughter and Polly's niece is actress Jesse Draper, who also starred in The Naked Brothers Band film and series. See more »

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