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Deborah Rush

This delightful comic redhead from theater, films and TV customarily steals scenes with a mere vacant look or simply by opening her mouth. With her patent quirky demeanor and trademark scratchy voice she is one of those gifted characters that defies description. Deborah Rush was born on April 13, 1954, in Chatham, New Jersey and developed an early ... See full bio »
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 2016 Billions (TV Series)
- Pilot (2016)
 2013-2015 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Carol Chapman
- Finger in the Dyke (2015) ... Carol Chapman
- 40 OZ of Furlough (2014) ... Carol Chapman
- Appropriately Sized Pots (2014) ... Carol Chapman
- Low Self Esteem City (2014) ... Carol Chapman
- Thirsty Bird (2014) ... Carol Chapman
 2015 Ava's Possessions
 2014 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
- Slow Your Roll (2014) ... Mom
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Thomas-John's Mother
- It's a Shame About Ray (2013) ... Thomas-John's Mother
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Sally Rigby
- Gloves Come Off (2012) ... Judge Sally Rigby
 2010 Big Lake (TV Series)
Linda Franklin
- The Interview (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Chris Falls in Love (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Chris Is Mayor for 24 Minutes (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Therapy (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Jeremy Gets Caught (2010) ... Linda Franklin
 2010 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Caroline Heffenbacher
- Revolutionary Doughnuts (2010) ... Caroline Heffenbacher
 2008 Fling
 2007/I The Visitor
Upper Eastside Woman
 2004 Tempting Adam (TV Movie)
Ruth Heller
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Ms. Davenport
- The Honeymoon Suite (2004) ... Ms. Davenport
 2002 Bad Company
Mrs. Patterson
 2002 The Good Girl
Gwen Jackson
 2000 Madigan Men (TV Series)
Mrs. Wolfe
- Meet the Wolfes (2000) ... Mrs. Wolfe
 2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Christina Harlin
- Russian Love Poem (2000) ... Christina Harlin
 1999 Three to Tango
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
Heidi Anderson
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Frances Houston
- Blood (1997) ... Frances Houston
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Phoebe Halliwell
- Pilot (1995) ... Phoebe Halliwell
 1995 Reckless
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Louise Ciardi
- Pilot (1990) ... Louise Ciardi
 1989 She-Devil
'People' Reporter
 1989 Parents
Mrs. Zellner
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
Dr. Norris
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Penelope Worth
- The Pinnacle (1987) ... Penelope Worth
 1986 Heat
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- No Room at the Inn (1985) ... Angela
 1985 Compromising Positions
Brenda Dunck
 1983 A Night in Heaven
 1983 Zelig
Lita Fox
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1982 Split Image
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Sister Mary Magdalene
 1979 10
Dental assistant
 1978 Oliver's Story
1st Girl in Bar
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: Played Marion in "Absurd Person Singular" play by Alan Ayckbourn (Biltmore Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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Played Alyson Hannigan's mother in American Wedding (2003), making her Jason Biggs' mother-in-law in the film. Also played Taylor Schilling's mother in Orange Is the New Black (2013), making her Jason Biggs' mother-in-law to-be. See more »

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