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Linda Lavin


Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work following some stock roles in New Jersey, and ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Alice
Alice Alice Hyatt / Mrs. Walden
(1976-1985)
The Back-up Plan
(2010)
The Good Wife
The Good Wife Joy Grubick
(2014-2015)
The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets Take Manhattan Kermit's Doctor
(1984)

Filmography

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 2017 9JKL (TV Series)
Judy
- The Family Plot (2017) ... Judy
- Lovers Getaway (2017) ... Judy
- Make Thanksgiving Great Again (2017) ... Judy
- Nanny Wars (2017) ... Judy
- TV MD (2017) ... Judy
 2017 How to Be a Latin Lover
Millicent
 2016 Bakery in Brooklyn
Isabelle
 2016 Manhattan Night
Norma
 2016 Mom (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Mahjong Sally and the Ecstasy (2016) ... Phyllis
- Kreplach and a Tiny Tush (2016) ... Phyllis
 2015/I The Intern
Patty
 2015 Bones (TV Series)
Judge Michael
- The Verdict in the Victims (2015) ... Judge Michael
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Joy Grubick
- The Deconstruction (2015) ... Joy Grubick
- Old Spice (2014) ... Joy Grubick
- Dear God (2014) ... Joy Grubick
 2014 A Short History of Decay
Sandy Fisher
 2013-2014 Sean Saves the World (TV Series)
Lorna Harrison
- The Joy of Ex (2014) ... Lorna Harrison
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Zings (2014) ... Lorna Harrison
- The Wrath of Sean (2014) ... Lorna Harrison
- Trapped in the Closet: Part 2 (2014) ... Lorna Harrison
- Sean the Fabulous (2014) ... Lorna Harrison
 2013 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Helen
- It Snakes a Village (2013) ... Helen (voice)
 2012 Wanderlust
Shari
 2010 Maggie Tales (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 The Back-up Plan
Nana
 2004-2005 The O.C. (TV Series)
Sophie Cohen
- The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (2005) ... Sophie Cohen (voice, uncredited)
- The Return of the Nana (2005) ... Sophie Cohen
- The Nana (2004) ... Sophie Cohen
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Ursula Sussman
- Shandeh (2002) ... Ursula Sussman
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dr. Wendi Kobler
- No Show (2002) ... Dr. Wendi Kobler
 2002 Courage the Cowardly Dog (TV Series)
Mama Bird
- The Quilt Club/Swindlin' Wind (2002) ... (voice)
- Dome of Doom/Snowman's Revenge (2002) ... (voice)
- Fishy Business/Angry Nasty People (2002) ... (voice)
- Mondo Magic/Watch the Birdies (2002) ... Mama Bird (voice)
 2002 Collected Stories (TV Movie)
Ruth Steiner
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Amanda Randolph
- Jagged Edges (1999) ... Amanda Randolph
 1998 Conrad Bloom (TV Series)
Florie Bloom
- A Bloom with a View (1998) ... Florie Bloom
- To Hell in a Handbag (1998) ... Florie Bloom
- The Spazz Singer (1998) ... Florie Bloom
- Gone with the Re-Wind (1998) ... Florie Bloom
- The Unsinkable Conrad Bloom (1998) ... Florie Bloom
 1998 Best Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Sarah 'Coop' Cooper
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Ruth Liebman
 1996 For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (TV Movie)
Marilyn Killane
 1994 Whitewash (TV Short)
Ms. Steunberg (voice)
 1992-1993 Room for Two (TV Series)
Edie Kurland
- 'M' Is for the Many Things (1993) ... Edie Kurland
- Big Noise from Mendota (1993) ... Edie Kurland
- Moving On (1993) ... Edie Kurland
- To Book or Not to Book (1993) ... Edie Kurland
- Sex, Rugs, and Rock 'n' Roll (1993) ... Edie Kurland
 1989 I Want to Go Home
Lena Apthrop
 1989 See You in the Morning
Sidney
 1987 Lena: My 100 Children (TV Movie)
Lena Kuchler-Silberman
 1987 A Place to Call Home (TV Movie)
Liz Gavin
 1986 Maricela (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gannett
 1976-1985 Alice (TV Series)
Alice Hyatt / Mrs. Walden
- Th-th-th-that's All Folks (1985) ... Alice Hyatt
- Vera's Grounded Gumshoe (1985) ... Alice Hyatt
- One on One (1985) ... Alice Hyatt
- The Night They Raided Debbie's (1985) ... Alice Hyatt / Mrs. Walden
- Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore: Part 2 (1985) ... Alice Hyatt
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Kermit's Doctor
 1983 Another Woman's Child (TV Movie)
Terry DeBray
 1981 A Matter of Life and Death (TV Movie)
Nurse Joy Ufema
 1980 The $5.20 an Hour Dream (TV Movie)
Ellen Lissick
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
Helen 'Frenchy' Russo
- A Fool for a Client (1979) ... Helen 'Frenchy' Russo
 1978 Like Mom, Like Me (TV Movie)
Althea Gruen
 1977 Family (TV Series)
Annie Laurie
- Annie Laurie (1977) ... Annie Laurie
 1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Margaret Gates
- Widows, Merry and Otherwise (1976) ... Margaret Gates
 1975-1976 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Det. Janice Wentworth
- Massage Parlor (1976) ... Det. Janice Wentworth
- Block Party (1976) ... Det. Janice Wentworth
- Grand Hotel (1975) ... Det. Janice Wentworth
- Heat Wave (1975) ... Det. Janice Wentworth
- Ms. Cop (1975) ... Det. Janice Wentworth
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Alice
- Group Terror (1975) ... Alice
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Linda Monroe
- The Shower (1974) ... Linda Monroe
 1974 Jerry (TV Movie)
Nina Pope
 1974 The Morning After (TV Movie)
Toni
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Carol
- Sadbird (1969) ... Carol
 1967 Damn Yankees! (TV Movie)
Gloria Thorpe
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Doris Ilon
- Show Just Cause Why You Should Weep (1963) ... Doris Ilon
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Other Works:

She acted in Alan Jay Lerner's musical, "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Don Francks and Nolan Van Way in the cast. Stone Widney was director. See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Bea Arthur is the only true artist of the 20th century. See more »

Trivia:

Teaches master classes at NYU's Undergraduate Performing Arts Division. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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