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Anne Meara


Comedienne Anna Meara was born September 20, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, to Mary (Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, who were both of Irish descent. She and her husband, Jerry Stiller were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became SCTV (1976). They performed as a duo under the name "Stiller and Meara", and ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Simpler Times (Short) (post-production)
Gloria
 2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
Winnie (voice)
 2004-2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Irene Kerns / Ida Becker
- Dreams Deferred (2012) ... Irene Kerns
- Scavenger (2004) ... Ida Becker
 2011 Rip City (TV Movie)
Myrt
 2010 Another Harvest Moon
Ella
 2010 Gravity (TV Series)
Mrs. Talbot
- Old People Creep Me Out (2010) ... Mrs. Talbot
 2009 The Queen of Greenwich Village (Short)
Violet Arlotta
 2009 When the Evening Comes
Marion Corrado
 2009 The Wonder Pets (TV Series)
Granny Jenny / Linny's Grandmother
- Save the Old White Mouse!/The Adventures of Bee & Slug (2009) ... Granny Jenny (voice)
- Save the Old White Mouse ... Linny's Grandmother (voice)
 2007 The Shallow End of the Ocean (Short)
Ellen (voice)
 1999-2007 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Veronica / Veronica Olchin / Mary Finnegan
- China Syndrome, Parts 1 and 2 (2007) ... Veronica
- Icky Shuffle (2004) ... Veronica
 2006 Four Kings (TV Series)
Ruth
- Pilot (2006) ... Ruth
 2003 Crooked Lines
Hard Boiled
 2003 Charlie Lawrence (TV Series)
Charlie's Mother
 2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Claire's Friend
- The Slow and the Furious (2003) ... Claire's Friend
 2002 The Yard Sale (Short)
Hank
 1999-2002 Oz (TV Series)
Aunt Brenda O'Reily
- Wheel of Fortune (2002) ... Aunt Brenda O'Reily
- Legs (1999) ... Aunt Brenda O'Reily
 2001 Get Well Soon
Linda
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Mrs. Friedman
- Star-Spangled Banter (2001) ... Mrs. Friedman
 2001 Zoolander
Protestor (uncredited)
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
Barbara Gennacarro
- The Test (2001) ... Barbara Gennacarro
 2001 What Makes a Family (TV Movie)
Evelyn Cataldi
 2000 Chump Change
Casting Director
 2000 The Independent
Rita
 1999 Brooklyn Thrill Killers (Short)
Mrs. Perrett
 1999 A Fish in the Bathtub
Molly
 1999 Judy Berlin
Bea
 1993-1998 All My Children (TV Series)
Peggy Moody
- Episode dated 18 May 1998 (1998) ... Peggy Moody
- Episode dated 26 November 1996 (1996) ... Peggy Moody
- Episode dated 1 August 1996 (1996) ... Peggy Moody
- Episode dated 22 February 1995 (1995) ... Peggy Moody
- Episode dated 9 June 1993 (1993) ... Peggy Moody
 1997 Jitters (TV Movie)
Louise Domino
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Donna DiGrazi
- Hostage: Part 1 (1996) ... Donna DiGrazi (uncredited)
 1996 The Daytrippers
Rita Malone
 1995 Kiss of Death
Bev's Mother
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Reena Bernecky
- Brown in Toyland (1994) ... Reena Bernecky
- Bye Bye Bernecky (1994) ... Reena Bernecky
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
Holly Hoyt
 1994 Good Advice (TV Series)
 1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Roda
- Poor Relations (1994) ... Roda
 1988-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Mae Shaughnessy / Winnie Tupper Banner
- Murder in White (1993) ... Mae Shaughnessy
- Who Threw the Barbitals in Mrs. Fletcher's Chowder? (1988) ... Winnie Tupper Banner
 1993 Through an Open Window (Short)
Madeline Jason
 1987-1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Patricia Lennon / Mrs. Salters
- Love Off Limits (1993) ... Patricia Lennon
- The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (1987) ... Mrs. Salters
 1991 Highway to Hell
Medea, Waitress in Pluto's
 1987-1991 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Silent 'Help' Film Narrator
- Episode #23.7 (1991) ... Silent 'Help' Film Narrator (voice)
- Episode #18.67 (1987) ... Silent 'Help' Film Narrator (voice)
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Bernice Shapiro (segment "The Detective")
- The Sunset Gang (1991) ... Bernice Shapiro (segment "The Detective")
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
Rose Finkler
- Avenue Z Afternoon ... Rose Finkler
 1990 Awakenings
Miriam
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Greta
- One Wolf's Family (1990) ... Greta
 1989 That's Adequate
Charlene Lane
 1987 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Bartender
- Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1987 The Hustler of Money (TV Short)
Barmaid
 1986 The Stiller & Meara Show (TV Movie)
Anne Bender
 1986 The Longshot
Madge
 1979-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Minnie Dunlop / Rose Vitelli / Margaret Hanrahan
- April's Return/Super Mom/I'll See You Again (1979) ... Margaret Hanrahan
 1983 The Other Woman (TV Movie)
Peg Gilford
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Gloria Chernoff
- Garbage Man/Doctor's Wife (1979) ... Gloria Chernoff
 1978 The Boys from Brazil
Mrs. Curry
 1977 Nasty Habits
Sister Geraldine
 1976-1977 Rhoda (TV Series)
Sally Gallagher
- What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (1977) ... Sally Gallagher
- Guess Who I Saw Today (1976) ... Sally Gallagher
- A Touch of Classy (1976) ... Sally Gallagher
- Man of the Year (1976) ... Sally Gallagher
- Rhoda Questions Her Life and Flies to Paris (1976) ... Sally Gallagher
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series)
Kate McShane
- Midnight Lady, Pretty Lady (1975) ... Kate McShane
- God at $15,732 a Year (1975) ... Kate McShane
- Conspiracy of Silence (1975) ... Kate McShane
- Publish or Perish (1975) ... Kate McShane
- Accounts Receivable (1975) ... Kate McShane
 1974 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Harriet
- The Three Faces of Edwina (1974) ... Harriet
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Rose Miller
- The Enemies (1974) ... Rose Miller
 1971-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Janet Ferguson (segment "Love and the Clinical Problem") / Martha (segment "Love and the Conjugal Visit")
 1972-1973 The Corner Bar (TV Series)
Mae / Jennifer
- Aunt Blanche (1973) ... Mae
- Fifty Grand (1973) ... Mae
- Mixed Doubles (1973) ... Mae
- To Your Good Health (1973) ... Mae
 1972-1973 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
Grace Dickerson
- Barbara Goes Home to Mother (1973) ... Grace Dickerson
- To Wed or Not to Wed (1972) ... Grace Dickerson
- The Landlord (1972) ... Grace Dickerson
 1971-1972 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Annie Dempsey / Bunny Sterling
- We Love Annie (1972) ... Annie Dempsey
- Thy Neighbor Loves Thee (1971) ... Bunny Sterling
 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
Goldie Fain-Follies Star
 1971 Dames at Sea (TV Movie)
Joan
 1964-1965 Linus! The Lion Hearted (TV Series)
- Linus to the Rescue (1965) ... (voice, as Stiller & Meara)
- Adrift on the Rapids (1964) ... (voice, as Stiller & Meara)
- Mocking Bird (1964) ... (voice, as Stiller & Meara)
 1960 Ninotchka (TV Movie)
Anna
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Oliver Twist (1959)
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Betty Blake
- Man on the Mountaintop (1954) ... Betty Blake
 1954 The Greatest Gift (TV Series)
Harriet
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Hosted a monthly HBO show with husband Jerry Stiller called "HBO Sneak Preview", an hour-long show previewing the HBO program lineup for the following month. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Stiller & Meara | Stiller and Meara | Meara

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Earned a 1993 Tony nomination as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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