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Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series Maude (1972) and in horror films, especially those directed by John Carpenter, with whom she was once married. She was born on June 11, 1945 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of an executive for Mobil Oil. Early on in her career, she starred in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Escape from New York
The Fog
The Fog Stevie Wayne
Argo Nina / Serksi the Gallactic Witch
Creepshow Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")


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  Hoax (post-production)
 2018 Apple Seed (post-production)
 2018 Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (post-production)
Mrs. Monetgue
  Killer (completed)
 2018 Big Legend (completed)
Rita Laird
 2018 Warm Human Magic (Short)
Mary's Mom
 2018 Death House
 2017 Dimension 404 (TV Series)
 2017 Gates of Darkness
 2016 Real Mature (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2016 ISRA 88
Dr. Withersford
 2015 Jimmy's Jungle
 2015 Mad Max (Video Game)
Pink Eye (voice)
 2015 Tales of Halloween
The Radio DJ (voice)
 2012-2015 Revenge (TV Series)
Marion Harper
 2015 Divine Access
 2015 American Dad! (TV Series)
 2014 The Memory Book (TV Movie)
Sarah Lund
 2014 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Cissy Howard
 2013 Hell's Kitty (TV Series)
Mrs. Carrie
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Alice Noone
 2013 God of War: Ascension (Video Game)
Alethia (voice)
 2012 Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
Hotel Manager's Wife (voice)
 2012 Halo 4 (Video Game)
Dr. Tillson (voice)
 2012 Argo
Nina / Serksi the Gallactic Witch
 2012 Complacent
Judy Sanderson
 2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Video Game)
Clara Sydamus / Additional Voices (voice)
 2010-2011 General Hospital (TV Series)
Suzanne Stanwyck
 2011 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Dr. Theola Kumi
 2010 The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (TV Movie)
 2010 God of War III (Video Game)
Hera (voice)
 2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Letitia Peplau
 2009 The Dog Who Saved Christmas (TV Movie)
Cat Lady
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Jodie Crowley
 2009 Dexter (TV Series)
Suzanna Coffey
 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum (Video Game)
Gretchen Whistler / Voice of Arkham (voice)
 2009 Alice Jacobs Is Dead (Short)
Alice Jacobs
 2009 War Wolves (TV Movie)
Gail Cash
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Helen McCormick '08
 2008 Reach for Me
 2008 Fly Me to the Moon 3D
Scooter's Mom (voice)
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series)
Marquetta Dinovi
 2007 Unholy
 2006 Christmas Do-Over (TV Movie)
 2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Video Game)
Sif (voice)
 2006 Deceit (TV Movie)
Kathleen Darrow
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
 1998-2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Kim Harvey
 2002-2004 Totally Spies! (TV Series)
Helga von Guggen
 2004 Century City (TV Series)
 2004 Ring of Darkness (TV Movie)
 2003 Ghost Rock
Mattie Baker
 2002 The Santa Trap (TV Movie)
Alice (Homeless Woman)
 2002 No Place Like Home
 2000-2002 Gotham Girls (TV Series)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle / Det. Renee Montoya
 2002 The Chronicle (TV Series)
Evelyn Hall
 2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Adrienne Barbeau
 2001 Spring Break Lawyer (TV Movie)
Judge Stern
 2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Annie Corell
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
 2000 Across the Line
Mrs. Randall
 2000 The Convent
Adult Christine
 1999 A Wake in Providence
Aunt Lidia
 1999 Descent 3 (Video Game)
Dr. Katelyn Harper (voice)
 1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Grace Brooks
 1998 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Toluca Lake
 1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Video)
Simone Lenoir (voice)
 1997-1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle
 1998 Sliders (TV Series)
Mother Morehouse
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Vivien Sanderson
 1998 Shattered Hearts: A Moment of Truth Movie (TV Movie)
Nancy Muldenhower
 1997 Weird Science (TV Series)
 1996 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Trish Neidermeyer
 1996 Flipper (TV Series)
Sydney Brewster
 1992-1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Catwoman / Selina Kyle / Martha Wayne
 1995 Burial of the Rats (TV Movie)
The Queen
 1995 Judge Dredd
Central (voice, uncredited)
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Amanda Carter
 1994 The George Carlin Show (TV Series)
Barbara Rossetti
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Mrs. Sheila Norton
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Edna Jaynes
 1994 Silk Degrees
 1993 Demolition Man
Main Frame Computer (voice, uncredited)
 1993 Daddy Dearest (TV Series)
 1993 Father Hood
 1993 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Lucindak 'Lucy' Condraj
 1993 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Marguerite Dobson
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Gloria Gantz
 1992 Queen Esther (Video short) (voice)
 1992 The Burden of Proof (TV Movie)
Silvia Hartnell
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie)
Debbie Seal
 1991 Blood River (TV Movie)
 1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mary Martelli
 1990 Wake, Rattle & Roll (TV Series)
Mrs. Baxter (1990)
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
Jessica Valdemar (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
 1989 Monsters (TV Series)
Fiona Flynn
 1989 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Gloria - Dr. Samuels' Sister
 1989 The Easter Story (Video short)
Mary Magdalene (voice)
 1987 Ultraman: The Adventure Begins (TV Movie)
Lt. Beth O'Brien (voice)
 1987 Open House
Lisa Grant
 1985-1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lynette Bryant / Kathryn
 1984-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Ellie / Barbara Harrington
 1986 Back to School
 1986 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
Mary Magdalene
 1985 Terror at London Bridge (TV Movie)
Lynn Chandler
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ms. Peters (segment "Teacher's Aide")
 1985 Seduced (TV Movie)
Barbara Orloff
 1984 The Next One
 1978-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Adele Anthony / Brenda Richards / Margo Dean
 1982 The Thing
Computer (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Creepshow
Wilma Northrup (segment "The Crate")
 1982 Swamp Thing
Alice Cable
 1981 Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (TV Movie)
Susan O'Neill
 1981 The Cannonball Run
 1981 Escape from New York
 1980 Tourist (TV Movie)
Barbara Huggins
 1980 Valentine Magic on Love Island (TV Movie)
Beverly McGraw
 1980 Top of the Hill (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Stone
 1980 The Fog
Stevie Wayne
 1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV Movie)
Margaret Corwin
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
 1978 Someone's Watching Me! (TV Movie)
 1978 Crash (TV Movie)
Veronica Daniels
 1972-1978 Maude (TV Series)
Carol Traynor
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Cathy Randall
 1978 The Fighting Nightingales (TV Movie)
Maj. Kate Steele
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Marcia Levine
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Carol Bowen - Rape Counselor
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie)
Judy Wyche
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Jennifer Linden
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie)
Allie Duggin
 1976 The Great Houdini (TV Movie)
Daisy White
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrator of Judith Krantz's "Mistral's Daughter" - audiobook. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael & Adrienne


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Personal Quote:

[from her memoir "There Are Worst Things I Could Do" (2006)]: It's not easy, though, singing upside down in a headstand on a raised platform with your unfettered breasts hitting you in the chin. I'm a short woman with a pretty good body and large breasts - that's not what I think of as sexy. See more »


Has one son with John Carpenter: Cody Carpenter. See more »


Often cast by her ex-husband John Carpenter See more »


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