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Dorothy Lyman


Dorothy Lyman was born on April 18, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Blow (2001), All My Children (1970) and Mama's Family (1983). She was previously married to Vincent Malle and John Tillinger. See full bio »

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Known For

Blow Judge (Chicago)
(2001)
All My Children Opal Gardner
(1981-1983)
Mama's Family Naomi Oates Harper
(1983-1990)
The Departed Woman at Bar #1
(2006)

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 2018 Back Fork (post-production)
Susie
 2018 Vault (post-production)
Ma
 2018 The Price for Silence (completed)
Wendy Moro
 2018 Bullitt County (completed)
The Mrs.
 2018 FBI (TV Series)
Jilly Peters
- Pilot (2018) ... Jilly Peters
 2017/II Blind
Judge
 2016 Divorce (TV Series)
Bridget
- Christmas (2016) ... Bridget
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Belinda
- Absconded (2015) ... Belinda
 2015 Bad Hurt
Mrs. Salisbury
 2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Dorothy Carr
- Reality Bites (2009) ... Judge Dorothy Carr
 2007 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Socrata Thrace
- Maelstrom (2007) ... Socrata Thrace
 2006 The Departed
Woman at Bar #1
 2006 World Trade Center
Allison's Mother
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Principal Parker
- Alien (2005) ... Principal Parker
 2004 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Naomi - The Maid
- Episode dated 23 August 2004 (2004) ... Naomi - The Maid
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Vivian Kensington
- Dead Zone (2003) ... Vivian Kensington
 2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Ms. Patterson
- Cause for Alarm (2002) ... Ms. Patterson
 1999-2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Diane Starger / Battered Wife Syndrome Expert Dr. Emily Fink
- The Verdict (2002) ... Battered Wife Syndrome Expert Dr. Emily Fink
- Victimless Crimes (1999) ... Dr. Diane Starger
- Marooned (1999) ... Dr. Diane Starger
 2002 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Granny Goshen
- Valley Wonka (2002) ... Granny Goshen
 2002 Taina (TV Series)
- Bad Review (2002)
 2002 Reba (TV Series)
Helen
- Meet the Parents (2002) ... Helen
 2001 Speechless... (Short)
Margaret Tanner
 2001 Blow
Judge (Chicago)
 2001 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Contessa Dorothea DiLyman
- Episode #1.8986 (2001) ... Contessa Dorothea DiLyman
 1993-1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Society Woman #1 / Director / Stewardess / ...
- The Dinner Party (1998) ... Society Woman #1 (uncredited)
- The Heather Biblow Story (1997) ... Director (uncredited)
- A Pup in Paris (1996) ... Stewardess (uncredited)
- The Unkindest Cut (1995) ... Dr. Quinn Director (voice, uncredited)
- My Fair Nanny (1993) ... Maureen Wentworth
 1997 Dinner and Driving
Rita
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Norma Shey
- The Secret of Gila Junction (1995) ... Norma Shey
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Maxine
- Love with an Improper Stranger (1995) ... Maxine
- My Mamma Done Told Me (1995) ... Maxine
 1995 Sisters (TV Series)
Dr. Deborah Rosen
- A Lullaby to My Father (1995) ... Dr. Deborah Rosen
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Miriam Thorne
- Cold Spell (1994) ... Miriam Thorne
 1994 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Boys Will Be Boys (1994) ... Mrs. Green
 1994 I Love Trouble
Suzie, Chronicle Employee
 1993 Young Goodman Brown
Sarah Good
 1993 Bob (TV Series)
Patty Fleisher
- The Entertainer (1993) ... Patty Fleisher
- I'm Getting Remarried in the Morning (1993) ... Patty Fleisher
- Bob and Kaye and Jerry and Patty (1993) ... Patty Fleisher
 1993 Bodies of Evidence (TV Series)
Claudia Brooks
- Shadows (1993) ... Claudia Brooks
 1993 Jack the Bear
Mrs. Morris
 1991-1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Mary McKenna
- Bedfellows (1993) ... Mary McKenna
- Five to Midnight (1993) ... Mary McKenna
- Incident on Main (1993) ... Mary McKenna
- Consenting Adults (1992) ... Mary McKenna
- Hearts & Flowers (1992) ... Mary McKenna
 1993 Ruby in Paradise
Mildred Chambers
 1991-1992 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Bonnie Roberts
- Episode #1.1197 (1992) ... Bonnie Roberts
- Episode #1.1193 (1991) ... Bonnie Roberts
- Episode #1.1192 (1991) ... Bonnie Roberts
- Episode #1.1190 (1991) ... Bonnie Roberts
- Episode #1.1189 (1991) ... Bonnie Roberts
 1990 Camp Cucamonga (TV Movie)
Millie Schector
 1983-1990 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Naomi Oates Harper
- Bye Bye Baby (1990) ... Naomi Oates Harper
- There Is Nothing Like the Dames (1990) ... Naomi Oates Harper
- Look Who's Breathing (1990) ... Naomi Oates Harper
- Guess Who's Going to Dinner (1990) ... Naomi Oates Harper
- Pinup Mama (1990) ... Naomi Oates Harper
 1989 Generations (TV Series)
Rebecca Whitmore #2 (1991)
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Sgt. Carol James Meyers
- The Pit (1989) ... Sgt. Carol James Meyers
 1988 The People Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Ruth Mortimer
 1988 Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (TV Movie)
Mom
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Maura Norris
- Tequila (1988) ... Maura Norris
 1985 Heart's Island (TV Series)
Johnie Baylor
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Catherine
- In the Cards (1985) ... Catherine
 1984 Summer Fantasy (TV Movie)
Dr. Nancy Brannigan
 1981-1983 All My Children (TV Series)
Opal Gardner
- Episode #1.3581 (1983) ... Opal Gardner
- Episode #1.3579 (1983) ... Opal Gardner
- Episode dated 15 July 1983 (1983) ... Opal Gardner
- Episode dated 13 July 1983 (1983) ... Opal Gardner
- Episode dated 12 July 1983 (1983) ... Opal Gardner
 1980 Another World (TV Series)
Gwen Parrish Frame
- Episode dated 12 August 1980 (1980) ... Gwen Parrish Frame
- Episode dated 5 August 1980 (1980) ... Gwen Parrish Frame
 1980 Night of the Juggler
Nurse Jenny
 1971 A World Apart (TV Series)
Julie Stark
- Episode dated 25 June 1971 (1971) ... Julie Stark
 1971 The 300 Year Weekend
Jean
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Sister Margaret (1975)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Elly Jo Jameson (1972-1973)
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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
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She played Gertie Farrish in John Tillinger's adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, "The House of Mirth," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Waris Hussein was director. Marjorie B. Kellogg was set designer. Bill Walker was costume designer. Judy Rasmuson was lighting designer. See more »
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Originated the role of the colorful Opal Gardner on ABC's All My Children (1970). See more »

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