Polly Draper


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Polly Carey Draper is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and director. She was born on June 15, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, USA, to Phyllis (Culbertson), a Peace Corps administrator, and William Henry Draper III, who was the CEO of the United Nations. She is most known for her work on Thirtysomething (1987), The Tic Code (1998), Getting Into ... See full bio »

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(2007-2009)
Thirtysomething Ellyn Warren
(1987-1991)

Filmography

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 2022 Little Brother (post-production)
Gail Duffy
 2022 First Kill (TV Series)
Davina Atwood
- First Love (2022) ... Davina Atwood
- First Date (2022) ... Davina Atwood
- First Fight (2022) ... Davina Atwood
 2022 Hacks (TV Series)
Diana
- Quid Pro Quo (2022) ... Diana
 2020-2021 Billions (TV Series)
Sen. Marcia Vandeveer
- Liberty (2021) ... Sen. Marcia Vandeveer
- The Chris Rock Test (2020) ... Sen. Marcia Vandeveer
 2020 Thirtysomething(else) (TV Movie)
Ellyn Warren
 2020 Once Upon a Main Street (TV Movie)
Rowena Marson
 2020 Love Is Love Is Love
Milly / Marlene (segments "Sailing Lesson" - "Late Lunch")
 2020 Shiva Baby
Debbie
 2018 Tell Me a Story (TV Series)
Madeline Winston
- Chapter 6: Guilt (2018) ... Madeline Winston
- Chapter 5: Madness (2018) ... Madeline Winston
- Chapter 4: Rage (2018) ... Madeline Winston
 2018 Stella's Last Weekend
Sally
 2017 Rhinebrook (TV Series)
Jill Harrington
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Jill Harrington
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Jill Harrington
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Jill Harrington
 2015 Boots (Short)
Waitress
 2015 Demolition
Margot
 2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story
Sylvia Bornstein
 2014 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Ruby
- The Mystery of the Biker Bar (2014) ... Ruby
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Lorainne Joy
- Trust Issues (2014) ... Lorainne Joy
- A Few Words (2014) ... Lorainne Joy
 2014 Obvious Child
Nancy
 2013 Golden Boy (TV Series)
Nora Clark
- Longshot (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Sacrifice (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Atonement (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Scapegoat (2013) ... Nora Clark
- Just Say No (2013) ... Nora Clark
 2013/I Side Effects
Emily's Boss
 2012 The Empty Room (Short)
Kathy
 2011 Bar Karma (TV Series)
Senator Sarah Knowles
- Term Limits (2011) ... Senator Sarah Knowles
 2011 Our Idiot Brother
Ellen
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Lorna
- Taking the Plunge (2010) ... Lorna
 2007 Too Young to Marry
Beth
 2005 A Perfect Fit
Dr. Weiss
 2005 Shooting Livien
Rose Livien
 2004 Second Best
Paula
 2002 Monk (TV Series)
Rita Bronwyn
- Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation (2002) ... Rita Bronwyn
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Christine Wilkes
- Faith (2002) ... Christine Wilkes
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Meryl Dimetrio
- Home (2001) ... Meryl Dimetrio
 2000-2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Elaine Hoffman
- Orphans (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- Dr. Cherry Must Be Stopped (2001) ... Elaine Hoffman
- Clinical Enigma (2000) ... Elaine Hoffman
- The Mistake (2000) ... Elaine Hoffman
- A Routine Case (2000) ... Elaine Hoffman
 2000 The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV Series)
Monique Lacroix
- Strange Death of Professor Marechal (2000) ... Monique Lacroix
 2000 Dinner Rush
Natalie Clemente
 1999 18 Shades of Dust
Marilyn
 1998 The Tic Code
Laura
 1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Dr. Monica Gordon
- Just the Perfect Blendship (1998) ... Dr. Monica Gordon
 1997 Hudson River Blues
Leslie
 1997 Always Say Goodbye
Donna Evans
 1996 Home Song (TV Movie)
Claire
 1994 Schemes (Video)
Evelyn Hayes
 1994 The Innocent (TV Movie)
Pamela Sutton
 1994 A Million to Juan
Olivia Smith
 1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Movie)
Ella Sabin
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Movie)
Adrian Towers
 1987-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Ellyn Warren
- California (1991) ... Ellyn Warren
- Melissa in Wonderland (1991) ... Ellyn Warren
- A Stop at Willoughby (1991) ... Ellyn Warren (credit only)
- Hopeless (1991) ... Ellyn Warren
- Out the Door (1991) ... Ellyn Warren (credit only)
 1990 Soul Mates (Short)
Ann Carroll (voice)
 1989 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Jennifer
- The Verdict (1989) ... Jennifer
 1989 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
Debbie
- Episode #7.9 (1989)
- Episode #7.2 (1989) ... Debbie
 1988 Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living (TV Movie)
Neurotic Woman
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Aileen
- The Grave Robber (1987) ... Aileen
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Pat
 1987 Making Mr. Right
Suzy Duncan
 1986 Adam's Apple (TV Movie)
Bernadette Pascoe
 1986 Seven Minutes in Heaven
Jeff's Mother
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "inside thirtysomething" on Bravo (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Michael Wolff  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Alex Wolff | See more »
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Trivia:

Wrote and produced The Tic Code (1998), which she starred in opposite Gregory Hines, and is about Tourette's Syndrome, an affliction that her husband, musician Michael Wolff, suffers from, who provided the film's score. See more »

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