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Patti LuPone

A fireball of talent and a musical force to be reckoned with, singer/actress Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949 on Long Island, New York of Italian heritage. Her parents, Orlando LuPone, a school administrator, and mother Angela, a librarian, eventually divorced. She was christened Patti in honor of her great-grand-aunt, the renowned ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy Florine Werthan
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 2017 The Comedian (post-production)
Flo Berkowitz
 2015-2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Dr. Seward / Joan Clayton
- Perpetual Night (2016) ... Dr. Seward (as Patti Lupone)
- The Blessed Dark (2016) ... Dr. Seward (as Patti Lupone)
- Ebb Tide (2016) ... Dr. Seward (as Patti Lupone)
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... Dr. Seward (as Patti Lupone)
- This World Is Our Hell (2016) ... Dr. Seward (as Patti Lupone, credit only)
 2016 Steven Universe (TV Series)
Yellow Diamond
- Message Received (2016) ... Yellow Diamond (voice)
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lydia Lebasi
- Agent Provocateur (2015) ... Lydia Lebasi
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
Patti LuPone
- I Saw You (2014) ... Patti LuPone
- Incidentals (2014) ... Patti LuPone
 2013 People in New Jersey (TV Movie)
Rachel Levin
 2013 Parker
 2012 Army Wives (TV Series)
Ms. Galassini
- Battle Scars (2012) ... Ms. Galassini
 2011 The Miraculous Year (TV Movie)
 2011 Union Square
 2011 Company
 2011 Glee (TV Series)
Patti LuPone
- New York (2011) ... Patti LuPone
 2010 Open Books (TV Movie)
 2005-2007 Great Performances (TV Series)
Leocadia Begbick / The Old Lady
- Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2007) ... Leocadia Begbick
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Mrs. Weiner
 2005 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
- American Songbook - Passion (2005) ... Fosca
 2003 Cold Blooded
Van Klerk
 2003 In-Laws (TV Series)
Rochelle Landis
- Mother's Nature (2003) ... Rochelle Landis
 2002 City by the Sea
Maggie (as Patti Lupone)
 2002 Monday Night Mayhem (TV Movie)
Emmy Cosell
 2002 Life at Five Feet (TV Movie)
Mrs. Marshack
 2001 The Victim (Short)
 2001 Heist
Betty Croft (as Patti Lupone)
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Alice Dupree
- Thief of Hearts (2001) ... Alice Dupree
 2000 State and Main
Sherry Bailey
 2000 Falcone (TV Series)
Francesca Gold
 1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (TV Movie)
Miss C. Canzinarra
 1999 Encore! Encore! (TV Series)
Wine Critic
- A Review to Remember (1999) ... Wine Critic
 1998 Family Brood (TV Movie)
 1993-1998 Frasier (TV Series)
Aunt Zora Crane / Pam
- Dinner at Eight (1993) ... Pam (voice)
 1996-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ruth Miller
- Navy Blues (1997) ... Ruth Miller
- Homesick (1996) ... Ruth Miller
 1996 Her Last Chance (TV Movie)
Joanna Saxen
 1996 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Grace Cavendish
- There But for the Grace (1996) ... Grace Cavendish
 1995 The Song Spinner (TV Movie)
 1993 Family Prayers
Aunt Nan
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Rita Lang
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
Florine Werthan (as Patti Lupone)
 1987 Un siciliano in Sicilia (TV Mini-Series)
 1987 Cowboy Joe (TV Movie)
Linda Tidmunk
 1985 Witness
 1985 America's Musical Theater (TV Series)
- The Cradle Will Rock (1985) ... Moll
 1984 Piaf (TV Movie)
 1982/I Fighting Back
Lisa D'Angelo
 1979 1941
Lydia Hedberg
 1978 King of the Gypsies (uncredited)
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Sharon Walker
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 2 (1977) ... Sharon Walker
- Requiem for a Stolen Child: Part 1 (1977) ... Sharon Walker
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She acted in Studs Terkel's musical, "Working" on Broadway in New York City with Joe Mantegna in the cast. 24 performances only. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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For a long time, I don't think people thought I was capable of comedy. I mean, I'm Italian, so crying has always been easy for me - our emotions are just underneath the skin. But I've always had a black sense of humor, and I've always been able to find humor in any situation. See more »


Performing around the country in her one-woman shows "Matters of the Heart" and "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda." See more »

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