Kathleen Chalfant


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Kathleen Chalfant was born on January 14, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Duplicity (2009), Old (2021) and Junior (1994). She has been married to Henry Chalfant since November 26, 1966. They have two children. See full bio »

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Duplicity Pam Frailes
(2009)
Old Agnes
(2021)
Junior Casitas Madres Receptionist
(1994)
Perfect Stranger Elizabeth Clayton
(2007)

Filmography

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 2022 The Courtroom
Judge Easterbrook
 2022 Bull (TV Series)
Judge Steiner
- Goodbye (2022) ... Judge Steiner
- Silent Killer (2022) ... Judge Steiner
 2021 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Alberta Gilbert
- The Skinner (No. 45): Conclusion (2021) ... Alberta Gilbert
 2021 Old
Agnes
 2021 Whalebone (Short)
Nan
 2021 Our Ladies of Brooklyn (TV Series)
Sister Joyce
- Cloisted Fucked (2021) ... Sister Joyce
 2020 Turning Blue (Short)
Clara
 2020 500 Calories (Short)
Ms. Evangeline
 2020 Before/During/After
Olga
 2014-2019 The Affair (TV Series)
Margaret Butler
- Episode #5.11 (2019) ... Margaret Butler
- Episode #5.7 (2019) ... Margaret Butler
- Episode #5.4 (2019) ... Margaret Butler
- Episode #5.3 (2019) ... Margaret Butler
- Episode #5.1 (2019) ... Margaret Butler
 2019 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Molly
- The Denominator (2019) ... Molly
 2019 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Mamie
- Fingerbutt (2019) ... Mamie
 2018 Hereditary
Ellen Taper Leigh (uncredited)
 2017 In the Studio
Ilene
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Margaret Brennan
- The Return (2017) ... Margaret Brennan
- Finally (2017) ... Margaret Brennan
- Faith (2017) ... Margaret Brennan
- Clean Burn (2017) ... Margaret Brennan
- Pilot (2017) ... Margaret Brennan
 2017 Class Rank
Barabara - The Editor in Chief
 2017 Ambition's Debt
Soothsayer
 2016 They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief (Documentary)
Mabel Elliot
 2015-2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Dean Ward
- Render Safe (2016) ... Dean Ward
- Unity Node (2016) ... Dean Ward
- The Ninth Circle (2015) ... Dean Ward
 2016 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Sam's grandmother
- Backwards (2016) ... Sam's grandmother
 2013-2016 House of Cards (TV Series)
Margaret Tilden
- Chapter 51 (2016) ... Margaret Tilden
- Chapter 50 (2016) ... Margaret Tilden
- Chapter 5 (2013) ... Margaret Tilden
- Chapter 3 (2013) ... Margaret Tilden
- Chapter 4 (2013) ... Margaret Tilden
 2014-2015 The Strain (TV Series)
Abraham's Grandmother
- BK, NY (2015) ... Abraham's Grandmother
- Runaways (2014) ... Abraham's Grandmother
 2000-2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
President Roberts / Judge Cutress / Mrs. Nash
- Devastating Story (2015) ... President Roberts
- Pornstar's Requiem (2014) ... President Roberts
- Haystack (2007) ... Judge Cutress
- Noncompliance (2000) ... Mrs. Nash
 2014 Forever (TV Series)
Gloria Carlyle
- The Art of Murder (2014) ... Gloria Carlyle
 2014 My America (segment "Still")
 2014 Hard Choices (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Good Medicine (TV Series)
Coco LaRue
- Raj (2014) ... Coco LaRue
 2014 The Americans (TV Series)
Aunt Helen
- The Walk-In (2014) ... Aunt Helen
 2013 A Dream of Flying (Short)
Old Woman
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Mrs. Clennon
- An Unnatural Arrangement (2013) ... Mrs. Clennon
 2013 The Bath (Short)
Liz
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Ethel Harlan
 2013 Isn't It Delicious
Joan Weldon
 2012 Lillian (Short)
Lillian Manning
 2012 My America (TV Series)
- Still (2012)
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Ginny Williams
- Pilot (2012) ... Ginny Williams
 2009 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Headmistress
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Laurence (2009) ... Headmistress
 2009 Mercy (TV Series)
Mrs. Borghouse
- Can We Get That Drink Now? (2009) ... Mrs. Borghouse
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stieglitz
 2009 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Sean's Ma
- Initiation (2009) ... Sean's Ma
- Wheels (2009) ... Sean's Ma
- Torch (2009) ... Sean's Ma
- Disease (2009) ... Sean's Ma
- Mickey (2009) ... Sean's Ma
 2009 Duplicity
Pam Frailes
 2001-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Arraignment Judge Lisa Cutler / Lisa Cutler / Defense Attorney Lisa Cutler
- Illegitimate (2009) ... Arraignment Judge Lisa Cutler
- Shrunk (2003) ... Lisa Cutler
- Phobia (2001) ... Defense Attorney Lisa Cutler
 2008 Second Guessing Grandma (Short)
Jean
 2007 The Last New Yorker
Mimi
 2001-2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Bessie Holland / Priscilla Van Acker
- Bombshell (2007) ... Bessie Holland
- Smothered (2001) ... Priscilla Van Acker
 2007 Perfect Stranger
Elizabeth Clayton
 2007 First Born
Mrs. Kasperian
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
Catherine Webster
- God's Will (2006) ... Catherine Webster
- Betrayal (2006) ... Catherine Webster
- Withdrawal (2006) ... Catherine Webster
- Forgiveness (2006) ... Catherine Webster
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Mrs. Carmichael
 2004 Kinsey
Barbara Merkle
 2004 2BPerfectlyHonest
Female Customer
 2001-2004 The Guardian (TV Series)
Laurie Solt
- Remember (2004) ... Laurie Solt
- The Watchers (2004) ... Laurie Solt
- Sparkle (2004) ... Laurie Solt
- Let God Sort 'Em Out (2003) ... Laurie Solt
- The Father-Daughter Dance (2003) ... Laurie Solt
 2002 Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series documentary)
Silence Dogood
- The Chess Master (2002) ... Silence Dogood
- The Making of a Revolutionary (2002) ... Silence Dogood
- Let the Experiment Be Made (2002) ... Silence Dogood
 2002 Jo (TV Movie)
 2002 Book of Kings (Short)
Nina
 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie)
Aunt Hannah
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Anonymous Female Rancher
 2001 Supertalk (Short)
 1997-2000 Prince Street (TV Series)
- Father and Sons (2000)
- Everyday People (1997)
 2000 Woman Found Dead in Elevator (Short)
Woman
 2000 Company Man
Mother Quimp
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
Mrs. Waclawek
- Someone to Watch Over Me (2000) ... Mrs. Waclawek
 1999 Storm of the Century (TV Mini Series)
Joanna Stanhope
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Joanna Stanhope
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Joanna Stanhope
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Joanna Stanhope
 1998 Side Streets
Nanda
 1998 The Last Days of Disco
Zenia
 1998 QM, I Think I Call Her QM (Short)
Dr. Ruth Fielding
 1998 A Price Above Rubies
Beggar Woman
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- Hot in the City (1997) ... Mother Superior
 1997 David Searching
Grandmother
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Blue Boy (1996)
 1996 MURDER and murder
Mildred
 1994 Junior
Casitas Madres Receptionist
 1994 All My Children (TV Series)
Rae Ella
- Episode dated 15 February 1994 (1994) ... Rae Ella
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Sister Marlene Branson
- Zo Long (1992) ... Sister Marlene Branson
 1992 Fly by Night
Denise's Mom
 1992 Bob Roberts
Constance Roberts
 1991 Out of the Rain
Ruth
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Hauser
- The Hollow Boy (1991) ... Mrs. Hauser
 1991 Dangerous Music (Short)
Therapist
 1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Dean (segment "Lot 249")
 1989 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Judge Briggs
- Episode dated 29 September 1989 (1989) ... Judge Briggs
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Miss Lily
 1987 Five Corners
Mrs. Fitzgerald
 1984 Wunderkind (Short)
White
 1981 Jules Feiffer's Hold Me (TV Movie)
Woman 2
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(1986-1987 Season) She acted in Dore Schary's play, "Sunrise at Campobello," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ron Parady in the cast. John Going was director. Michael Anania was scenic designer. David Kissel was lighting designer. Guy Geoly was costume designer. See more »

Alternate Names:

Kathleen A. Chalfant

Spouse:

Henry Chalfant  (2 children)
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Studied acting with Wynn Handman, who was a protege of Sandy Meisner. See more »

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