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Dana Ivey


Dana Ivey was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She decided at age six that she wanted to act, and throughout school she pursued it. She majored in theatre at Rollins College in Florida. She received a grant to study drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Art. She has received critical acclaim on the stage, winning many honors, such as a Tony... See full bio »
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Two Weeks Notice
Two Weeks Notice Ruth Kelson
(2002)
The Addams Family
The Addams Family Margaret Alford
(1991)
The Help
The Help Gracie Higginbotham
(2011)
Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3 Sister Agnes
(2007)

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 2017 Professional Cuddler (Short)
Gloria
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Nelly Conlon
- The Beautiful Game (2017) ... Nelly Conlon
 2015 Odd Mom Out (TV Series)
Mrs. Hardwick
- Wheels Up (2015) ... Mrs. Hardwick
 2014 We'll Never Have Paris
Francoise
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Mrs. Paige
 2013 The Big C (TV Series)
Nan
- Quality of Death (2013) ... Nan
 2011 The Help
Gracie Higginbotham
 2010 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Mrs. McGarry
- The Emerald City (2010) ... Mrs. McGarry
- Family Limitation (2010) ... Mrs. McGarry
- Nights in Ballygran (2010) ... Mrs. McGarry
- Boardwalk Empire (2010) ... Mrs. McGarry
 2010 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Roberta
- All the World's a Stage (2010) ... Roberta
 2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Quaker Woman
- Dolley Madison (2010) ... Quaker Woman
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Trish Pinger
 2008/I Ghost Town
Marjorie Pickthall
 2008 The Return of Jezebel James (TV Series)
Molly
- Needles and Schlag (2008) ... Molly
- Pilot (2008)
 2008 Claire (Short)
Barbara
 2007 Rush Hour 3
Sister Agnes
 2007 Broken English
Elinor Gregory
 2006 A Very Serious Person
Betty
 2005 Monk (TV Series)
Mrs. Eels
- Mr. Monk and the Other Detective (2005) ... Mrs. Eels
 2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Trudy Stork
- Out of the Frying Pan (2004) ... Trudy Stork
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge Natalie Brown
- Cause of Action (2003) ... Judge Natalie Brown
 2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Congresswoman Libby Hauser
 2003 Two Weeks Notice: Additional Scenes (Video short)
Ruth Kelson
 2002 Two Weeks Notice
Ruth Kelson
 2002 Orange County
Vera Gantner
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Dr. Camille Willoughby
- Bottlecaps (2001) ... Dr. Camille Willoughby
 2000 Oz (TV Series)
Patricia Nathan
- The Bill of Wrongs (2000) ... Patricia Nathan
- Obituaries (2000) ... Patricia Nathan
 2000 The Kid
Dr. Alexander
 1999 Walking Across Egypt
Beatrice Vernon
 1999 Mumford
Mrs. Crisp
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
Edna Guidry
 1998 Simon Birch
Grandmother Wenteworth
 1998 The Impostors
Mrs. Essendine
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Ms. Langer
- Three Days of the Condo (1997) ... Ms. Langer
 1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ms. Shore
- Girlfriends (1996) ... Ms. Shore
 1995 Sabrina
Mack
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Meredith Stonehall
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Margie Bolander
- Law & Disorder (1995) ... Margie Bolander
- End Game (1995) ... Margie Bolander
- Dead End (1995) ... Margie Bolander
 1993 Mama's Back (TV Movie)
Maureen
 1993 Addams Family Values
Margaret Addams
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Claire
 1993 Guilty as Sin
Judge D. Tompkins
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
Mrs. Julia Peyton
 1993 The Adventures of Huck Finn
Widow Douglas
 1992 A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (TV Movie)
Lois Jurgens
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Desk Clerk
 1991 The Addams Family
Margaret Alford
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Wardrobe Mistress
 1985-1990 Great Performances (TV Series)
Gertrude / Lady Ariadne Utterword
- Hamlet (1990) ... Gertrude
- Heartbreak House (1985) ... Lady Ariadne Utterword
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Gabrielle Harwood
- Die Laughing (1989) ... Gabrielle Harwood
 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Mrs. Reed
 1988 Another Woman
Engagement Party Guest
 1988 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (Short)
Newscaster
 1986-1987 Easy Street (TV Series)
Eleanor Standard
- Spring Fever (1987) ... Eleanor Standard
- Maid in Italy (1987) ... Eleanor Standard
- The Country Club (1987) ... Eleanor Standard
- Our Kind of People (1987) ... Eleanor Standard
- Too Many Cooks (1987) ... Eleanor Standard
 1986 Heartburn
Wedding Speaker
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
- Sunday in the Park with George (1986) ... Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
 1985 The Color Purple
Miss Millie
 1985 Explorers
Mrs. Müller
 1982/I Macbeth (TV Movie)
Witch
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
 1981 Another World (TV Series)
Clinic Nurse
- Episode #1.4336 (1981) ... Clinic Nurse
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Kahlana
- Tribal Law (1962) ... Kahlana
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Co-starred on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company revival of 'Major Barbara,' beginning June 2001. See more »
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In 2007, received her 5th Tony nomination for Butley (in which she co-starred with Nathan Lane who revived Alan Bates' Tony award-winning role). She did not win, but she is now among only a handful of Broadway veterans to have received 5 or more Tony award nominations for acting in both plays and musicals, among whom are Angela Lansbury, Julie Harris, and Audra McDonald. See more »

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