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Judith Ivey

Judith Ivey was born September 4, 1951 in El Paso, Texas, to Dorothy Lee (Lewis), a teacher, and Nathan Aldean Ivey, a college instructor and dean. From 1965-1968, Judith spent time in Dowagiac, Michigan where she attended Union High School until tenth grade. She graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Illinois in 1970, followed by enrollment ... See full bio »
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  Before I Do (announced)
Maggie Harrington
  Cortez (post-production)
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Nan MacChesney
 2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Ruth Colville
- The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville (2014) ... Ruth Colville
 2005-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Alice Parker / Jenny's Attorney
- Her Negotiation (2013) ... Alice Parker
- Blood (2005) ... Jenny's Attorney
 2013 Assistance (TV Movie)
Susan Johnson
 2012 White Collar (TV Series)
Ellen Parker
- Most Wanted (2012) ... Ellen Parker
- Wanted (2012) ... Ellen Parker
- Judgment Day (2012) ... Ellen Parker
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
- Many Happy Returns (2012) ... Sharon
 2011 A Bird of the Air
Eleanor Reeves
 2011 Big Love (TV Series)
Renee Clayton
- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (2011) ... Renee Clayton
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Bernadette Peale
- Liars (2010) ... Bernadette Peale
 2010 Past Life (TV Series)
- Saint Sarah (2010) ... Laney
- Pilot (2010) ... Laney
 2009 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
- Tiny Bubbles (2009) ... Paula
 2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods (TV Movie)
Beatrice Gilcrest
 2007 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Susan Kelly
- Mad About You (2007) ... Susan Kelly
 2005 Related (TV Series)
Bob's Mom
 2003 What Alice Found
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Eleanor Markus
- Marry Me a Little More (2002) ... Eleanor Markus
- Marry Me a Little (2002) ... Eleanor Markus
- The Needle and the Omelet's Done (2002) ... Eleanor Markus
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)
Cathy Kramer
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Cathy Kramer
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Cathy Kramer
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Cathy Kramer
 1999 The Stand-In
Mrs. Rosensweig
 1999 Mystery, Alaska
Joanne Burns
 1999 Half a Dozen Babies (TV Movie)
Doris Stauffer
 1998 Texarkana (TV Movie)
 1998 Without Limits
Barbara Bowerman
 1997 What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Movie)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
Celine's Mom
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
 1996 Buddies (TV Series)
Maureen DeMoss
- Marry Me... Sort Of (1996) ... Maureen DeMoss
- Famous Last Words (1996) ... Maureen DeMoss
- Regarding Henry (1996) ... Maureen DeMoss
- A Room with a Pyew (1996) ... Maureen DeMoss
- Lights, Camera, Yuck! (1996) ... Maureen DeMoss
 1995 Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story (TV Movie)
Laura McCormick
 1994 On Promised Land (TV Movie)
 1994 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Mother Mirabelle
- T.V. or Not to Be (1994) ... Mother Mirabelle (voice)
 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
- Other Mothers (1993) ... Counselor
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
- I Hate Frasier Crane (1993) ... Lorraine (voice)
 1992 Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. Kerry Wells
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Peedi Rutledge
 1992 Do Not Bring That Python in the House (TV Movie)
Mrs. Miller
 1991 Frogs! (TV Movie)
 1990 Decoration Day (TV Movie)
Terry Novis
 1990 Love Hurts
Susan Volcheck
 1990 Everybody Wins
 1989 In Country
 1988 Miles from Home
 1987 Sister, Sister
Charlotte Bonnard
 1987 We Are the Children (TV Movie)
Brenda Hayes
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Noel Varner
 1985 Compromising Positions
Nancy Miller
 1984 The Woman in Red
Didi Pierce
 1984 Piaf (TV Movie)
 1984 The Lonely Guy
 1983 Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Movie)
Sister Margaret
 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
- Mr. Lonelyhearts (1982) ... Gwen
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... Louise
 1974 The Enemy
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She acted in David Rambo's play, "The Lady with All the Answers," was performed at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1983 for "Steaming" and in 1985 for David Rabe's "Hurlyburly." She was also nominated as Best Actress (Play) in 1992 for "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard". See more »

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