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Harriet Sansom Harris


Born in Texas, Harriet Sansom Harris got involved in acting as a youngster. At seventeen, Harris was accepted at New York's famed Juilliard School. Upon graduation, Harris joined The Acting Company, a repertory group formed by the first alumni of John Houseman's Drama Division of The Juilliard School. She spent three years with the Company before ... See full bio »
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Known For

Addams Family Values
Addams Family Values Ellen Buckman
(1993)
Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty Ellen
(2000)
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives Felicia Tilman
(2005-2011)
Memento
Memento Mrs. Jankis
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Phantom Thread
Barbara Rose
 2016 Her Last Will
Dina Cotton
 2016 Supergirl (TV Series)
Sinead
- Worlds Finest (2016) ... Sinead
 2014 Wilfred (TV Series)
Lonnie Goldsmith
- Loyalty (2014) ... Lonnie Goldsmith
- Consequences (2014) ... Lonnie Goldsmith
- Amends (2014) ... Lonnie Goldsmith
 2014 Lifesaver (TV Movie)
Liz Parmenter
 2014 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Theresa Amesworth
- Box of Dirt (2014) ... Theresa Amesworth
- Having Foresight (2014) ... Theresa Amesworth
 2014 Love Is Strange
Honey (as Harriet Harris)
 2012 Robot and Monster (TV Series)
Bea Holder
- Litterbug/Model Citizen (2012) ... Bea Holder (voice)
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short)
- The Time Has Come (2012) ... (voice, as Harriet Harris)
- The Saddest of Reasons (2012) ... (voice, as Harriet Harris)
- The Voice of the City (2012) ... (voice, as Harriet Harris)
- Survivors (2012) ... (as Harriet Harris, credit only)
- We're Social Animals (2012) ... (as Harriet Harris, credit only)
 2012 The Shakespeare Olympics (Short)
Annie Levater (as Harriet Harris)
 2011 Shake It Up! (TV Series)
Dr. Pepper
- Shrink It Up (2011) ... Dr. Pepper
 2011 Rampart
Stacy Cranston (as Harriet Harris)
 2005-2011 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Felicia Tilman
- And Lots of Security... (2011) ... Felicia Tilman
- Then I Really Got Scared (2011) ... Felicia Tilman
- I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday (2011) ... Felicia Tilman
- The Lies Ill-Concealed (2011) ... Felicia Tilman
- Moments in the Woods (2011) ... Felicia Tilman
 2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
Mrs. Reagan
- Return of the Bling (2010) ... Mrs. Reagan (voice, as Harriet Harris)
 2009 Moonlight Serenade (Video)
Angelica Webster
 2006 The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series)
Margaret Milne
- The Eye and the Prime Object (2006) ... Margaret Milne
- The Comb and the Box (2006) ... Margaret Milne
 2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Marilyn Mandeville
- A Grave Matter (2006) ... Marilyn Mandeville (as Harriet Harris)
 2006 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Dave's Mom
- Pink Freud (2006) ... Dave's Mom
 2005 Sex, Love & Secrets (TV Series)
Millie
- Danger (2005) ... Millie
 2005/II Guilt (Short)
Sylvie
 2005 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Governer Barbara Curtis
- It Takes a Clinic (2005) ... Governer Barbara Curtis
 2005 Monster-in-Law
Therapist (as Harriet Harris)
 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Eva
 2004 Quintuplets (TV Series)
Ms. Hentschel
- Shakespeare in Lust (2004) ... Ms. Hentschel
 1993-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Bebe Glazer
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2 (2004) ... Bebe Glazer
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004) ... Bebe Glazer
- The Devil & Dr. Phil (2003) ... Bebe Glazer
- Junior Agent (2001) ... Bebe Glazer
- Morning Becomes Entertainment (2000) ... Bebe Glazer
 2003-2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
Audrey O'Neil
- Fight for Your Invite to Party (2004) ... Audrey O'Neil
- Doggy-style (2004) ... Audrey O'Neil
- Philip in a China Shop (2004) ... Audrey O'Neil
- Who's Camping Now (2004) ... Audrey O'Neil
- Oscar Interruptus (2004) ... Audrey O'Neil
 2002 Bram and Alice (TV Series)
Margaret O'Connor
- Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore ... Margaret O'Connor
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Catherine Collins
- The Liar and the Whore (2002) ... Catherine Collins
- In Place of Anger (2002) ... Catherine Collins
 2001 The One
Nurse Besson
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Mrs. Sweeney
- Travinia: Part 2 (2001) ... Mrs. Sweeney
- Travinia: Part 1 (2001) ... Mrs. Sweeney
- Functional Family (2001) ... Mrs. Sweeney
- The Delivery (2001) ... Mrs. Sweeney
- The Damage Done (2001) ... Mrs. Sweeney
 2001 The Lot (TV Series)
Libby Wilson / Portable Libby Wilson, The
- Detox (2001) ... Libby Wilson
- The Portable Libby Wilson (2001) ... Portable Libby Wilson, The
- Hooked on Hollywood (2001) ... Libby Wilson
 2000 Love & Money (TV Series)
Kiki Farrington
- Puff the Magic Sister (2000) ... Kiki Farrington
- A Night at the Opera (2000) ... Kiki Farrington
 2000 The Man Who Came to Dinner (TV Movie)
Maggie Cutler (as Harriet Harris)
 2000 Memento
Mrs. Jankis
 1999-2000 Stark Raving Mad (TV Series)
Audrey Radford / Audrey
- The Big Finish (2000) ... Audrey
- Fish Out of Water (1999) ... Audrey Radford
- Four Colds and a Funeral (1999) ... Audrey Radford
- Pilot (1999) ... Audrey Radford
 2000 Nurse Betty
Ellen
 2000 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series)
Martha Stewart
- The Devil's Birthday (2000) ... Martha Stewart (voice)
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Lois Nelson
- A Mother's Son (2000) ... Lois Nelson (as Harriet Sansom-Harris)
 2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Marisa Parkhurst
- Too Many Cooks (2000) ... Marisa Parkhurst
 1998 Show & Tell
Frances
 1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (Video)
Turtle / Rhesus (voice, as Harriet Harris)
 1998 Maggie (TV Series)
Sister Anastasia
- If You Could See What I Hear (1998) ... Sister Anastasia
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Cheryl Bonner
- Happy Birthday, Baby (1998) ... Cheryl Bonner
 1997-1998 Union Square (TV Series)
Suzanne Barkley
- It Takes a Thief (1998) ... Suzanne Barkley
- Out and In (1998) ... Suzanne Barkley
- What Are Friends For? (1998) ... Suzanne Barkley
- The First Christmas Show (1997) ... Suzanne Barkley
- No Sex 'Til After Homework (1997) ... Suzanne Barkley
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Plaintiff Mrs. Blake
- The Pursuit of Dignity (1998) ... Plaintiff Mrs. Blake
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Miss McGowan
- Caroline and the Desperate Cat (1997) ... Miss McGowan
 1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV Movie)
Millie Ogden
 1997 Millennium (TV Series)
Maureen Murphy
- Loin Like a Hunting Flame (1997) ... Maureen Murphy
 1997 Friends 'Til the End (TV Movie)
Mrs. Boxer
 1996 Romeo + Juliet
Susan Santandiago (TV Gossip) (as Harriet Harris)
 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
Claire
- Looking Out for Number One (1996) ... Claire
 1996 The Care and Handling of Roses (TV Movie)
Susan
 1995-1996 Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series)
Ambassador Diane Hayden
- ...Tell Our Moms We Done Our Best (1996) ... Ambassador Diane Hayden
- Eyes (1995) ... Ambassador Diane Hayden
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mrs. Holgren
- Women on the Verge (1996) ... Mrs. Holgren
 1996 Sisters (TV Series)
Alam Klaus
- A Sudden Change of Heart (1996) ... Alam Klaus
 1995 The Crew (TV Series)
Loretta, Lenora's Sister
- The Worst Noel (1995) ... Loretta, Lenora's Sister
 1995 An Element of Truth (TV Movie)
 1994-1995 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (TV Series)
Vivian Buchanan
- Viv'acious (1995) ... Vivian Buchanan
- Never on the Road Again (1995) ... Vivian Buchanan
- Becoming a Buchanan (1995) ... Vivian Buchanan
- The Heart of the Matter (1995) ... Vivian Buchanan
- All About Bree (1995) ... Vivian Buchanan
 1994 Quiz Show
Enright's Secretary
 1994 Good Advice (TV Series)
Marilyn
- Brother, Can You Spare a Date? (1994) ... Marilyn
 1994 The George Carlin Show (TV Series)
Anya
- George Helps Sydney (1994) ... Anya
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Yvonne Bentley
- The Deal of the Art (1994) ... Yvonne Bentley
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Mrs. King
- Eggheads (1994) ... Mrs. King
 1993 Gloria Vane (TV Movie)
Thelma
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Sally Kendrick / Eve 6
- Eve (1993) ... Dr. Sally Kendrick / Eve 6 (as Harriet Harris)
 1993 Addams Family Values
Ellen Buckman
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short)
Sharon's Mother (as Harriet Harris)
 1993 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Cedall
 1991-1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ms. Kenny / Sheila
- The Corporate Veil (1992) ... Ms. Kenny
- The Troubles (1991) ... Sheila
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
Lady Clarice
 1991 Golden Years (TV Series)
Francie Wil
- The Final Blow (1991) ... Francie Wil
- Third Time Lucky? (1991) ... Francie Wil
 1989 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Ruth Ann Kifer
- Merry Christmas from Grandpa (1989) ... Ruth Ann Kifer
 1989 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Peggy Murtagh
- The Murtagh Conundrum (1989) ... Peggy Murtagh
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(1994 to 1995 season) She acted in Craig Lucas' play, "God's Heart," in a world premiere production at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Ray Ford, Phyllis Kay, Ed Shea, Janice Duclos, Brienin Bryant, Avaan Patel, Rosalyn Coleman and Barbara Orson in the cast. Norman Rene was director. Eugene... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Harriet Harris | Harriet Sansom-Harris

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

My mother once said that my first words were 'Tony Award.' Being Texan, she was prone to exaggeration. I think it was something more like 'Me, me, Tony.' - excerpt from her 2002 Tony Award acceptance speech See more »

Trivia:

Made her debut with the New York Philaharmonic in April 2003 in the role of Beatrice in a concert staging of Berlioz's opera "Beatrice and Benedict." David Hyde Pierce (Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier (1993)) played Benedict opposite Harris. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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