Jayne Houdyshell


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In addition to her other achievements, she must surely be noted for her work in the series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in her part as Judge Ruth Linden. Over several appearances as a judge in the New York Family Court she certainly conveyed lawyer-like rigidity and judgmental firmness, but combined that with an underlying motherly ... See full bio »

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(2010)
Little Women Hannah
(2019)
Garden State Mrs. Lubin
(2004)
(2009)

Filmography

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 2021 The Humans (post-production)
Deirdre Blake
 2020 The Accidental Wolf (TV Mini-Series)
- You deserve it (2020)
 2020 Evil (TV Series)
Judge Sara Carl Shire
- Justice x 2 (2020) ... Judge Sara Carl Shire
 2019 Little Women
Hannah
 2019 The Tick (TV Series)
Black Market Bob
- Magic Is Real (2019) ... Black Market Bob
 2018 The Chaperone
Sister Delores
 2018 Quantico (TV Series)
The Widow
- The Conscience Code (2018) ... The Widow
 2017-2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Renée / Renée Rampling
- Day 408 (2018) ... Renée
- Inauguration (2017) ... Renée Rampling
 2002-2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Ruth Linden / Ruth Linden
- Complicated (2017) ... Judge Ruth Linden
- Surrendering Noah (2015) ... Judge Ruth Linden
- Pattern Seventeen (2014) ... Judge Ruth Linden
- Glasgowman's Wrath (2014) ... Judge Ruth Linden
- Spring Awakening (2014) ... Judge Ruth Linden
 2017 Downsizing
Paul's Mother
 2015 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (TV Series)
Jane Cotton
- Neon Nights (2015) ... Jane Cotton
- Made Ya Look (2015) ... Jane Cotton
 2015 American Odyssey (TV Series)
Rose Offer
- Fubar Bundy (2015) ... Rose Offer
- Figmo (2015) ... Rose Offer
- Kmag Yoyo (2015) ... Rose Offer
- Wingman (2015) ... Rose Offer
- Tango Uniform (2015) ... Rose Offer
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Carla
- Hemlock (2015) ... Carla
 2014 Lucky Stiff
Harry's Landlady
 2014 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Roseanne Galecki
- Open Secrets (2014) ... Roseanne Galecki
 2014/I Romeo and Juliet
Nurse
 2010 Morning Glory
Stage Manager
 2010 Running Wilde (TV Series)
Gertie Stellvertretter
- Pilot (2010) ... Gertie Stellvertretter
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter
Landlady
 2009 Everybody's Fine
Alice
 2009 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Judge Burslem
- Episode #1.15659 (2009) ... Judge Burslem
 2009 Loving Leah (TV Movie)
Mrs. Finkelman
 2006 The Immaculate Misconception
Sister Patricia
 2006 Conviction (TV Series)
Judge Roberta Palski
- Deliverance (2006) ... Judge Roberta Palski
- Denial (2006) ... Judge Roberta Palski
 2006 Things That Hang from Trees
Pam Dupont
 2005 Road
Postal Clerk / Gun Shop
 2005 Trust the Man
Sex Addicts Leader
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Ruth Pear
- The Unblinking Eye (2005) ... Ruth Pear
 2004 King of the Corner
Louise
 2004 Garden State
Mrs. Lubin
 2002 Maid in Manhattan
Carmen
 1997-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Madelyn Roberts / Marge Littleton / Forewoman
- Dazzled (2002) ... Madelyn Roberts
- Shield (1999) ... Marge Littleton
- Denial (1997) ... Forewoman
 2002 Changing Lanes
Miss Tetley
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Jane
- Welcome to Camelot (1999) ... Jane
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Other Works:

: Played "Ann" in "Well", a play by Lisa Kron (Longacre Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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Won the Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Tony Award for "The Humans" on June 12, 2016. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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