Jayne Houdyshell


STARmeter
Top 5000
No change this week
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 »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite LGBTQIA+ Couples

Check out some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ couples in Hollywood.

See the gallery

Fall TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

IMDb's guide to the most anticipated new and returning TV shows coming this fall.

See the full list

These Stars Are on the Rise

These stars are on the rise. How many have you seen?

See the gallery

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Maid in Manhattan
Tue, Aug 09 12:30 PM PDT on FREFRM (055)
Blue Bloods
Open Secrets (S4, Ep15)
Thu, Aug 11 7:00 PM PDT on UP (124)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4963 people
created 14 Aug 2014
 
a list of 10000 people
created 30 Sep 2018
 
a list of 1235 people
created 19 Nov 2018
 
a list of 204 people
created 30 Nov 2020
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jayne Houdyshell's work have you seen?

User Polls

6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (37 credits)
 2022 Causeway (completed)
Sharon
 2020-2022 The Accidental Wolf (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #2.1 (2022)
- You deserve it (2020)
 2021-2022 Only Murders in the Building (TV Series)
Bunny Folger
- Flipping the Pieces (2022) ... Bunny Folger
- The Tell (2022) ... Bunny Folger
- The Last Day of Bunny Folger (2022) ... Bunny Folger
- Framed (2022) ... Bunny Folger
- Persons of Interest (2022) ... Bunny Folger
 2021 The Humans
Deirdre
 2020 Quarantine, I Love You (TV Series)
 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
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played "Mrs. Davies" in "Fighting Words", a play by Sunil Thomas Kuruvilla (New Theater, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Steve Shaffer  (divorced)

Parents:

Houdyshell, Galen 'Buzz' | Houdyshell, Louella Taylor
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Nominated for the 2006 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Well". See more »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed