Debra Monk

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Debra Monk (born February 27, 1949) is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. Monk has received a Tony Award and Emmy Awards.

Monk was born in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted "best personality" by the graduating class at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring,Maryland. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 1973. In 1975, Monk received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the 1982 musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She also was nominated an Tony Award for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007). In 2000, she has won Obie Award for The Time of the Cuckoo. Monk has appeared in over 30 films as of early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy. She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for recurring performance as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue. She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had a recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2011), and Damages (2007-2012).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Debra Monk (born February 27, 1949) is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. Monk has received a Tony Award and Emmy Awards.

Monk was born in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted "best personality" by the graduating class at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring,Maryland. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 1973. In 1975, Monk received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the 1982 musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She also was nominated an Tony Award for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007). In 2000, she has won Obie Award for The Time of the Cuckoo. Monk has appeared in over 30 films as of early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy. She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for recurring performance as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue. She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had a recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2011), and Damages (2007-2012).

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Demolition as Davis' Mom
2016 Crowded(1 episode) as Linda
2015 Blindspot(1 episode) as Colonel Powers
2014 This Is Where I Leave You as Linda Callen
2012 The Brass Teapot as Trudy
2012 One for the Money as Mrs. Plum
2009 The Other Woman as Laura
2009 White Collar(1 episode) as Mrs. Mitchell
2009 Glee(1 episode) as Will's Mother
2008 The Great Buck Howard as Doreen
2007 Damages(1 episode)
2007 The Savages as Nancy Lachman
2006 Brothers and Sisters(1 episode) as Alexandra Kirby
2005 The Producers as Lick Me-Bite Me
2005 Ghost Whisperer(1 episode)
2005 Dark Water as Young Dahlia's Teacher
2005 The Closer(1 episode)
2005 Grey's Anatomy(8 episodes)
2004 Desperate Housewives(4 episodes)
2003 Eloise at Christmastime as Maggie
2003 The Music Man as Mrs. Paroo
2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota as Edna Burroghs
2003 Plain Dirty as Officer Avon
2003 Eloise at the Plaza
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery(29 episodes)
1998 Bulworth as Helen
1998 LateLine(1 episode)
1997 The Devil's Advocate as Pam Garrety
1997 The Substance of Fire as Martha Hackett
1996 Extreme Measures as Dr. Judith Gruszynski
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne as Lieutenant Ambrose
1996 Bed of Roses as Lewis' Mom
1995 New York News(1 episode)
1995 Jeffrey as Mom
1995 The Bridges of Madison County as Madge
1995 Redwood Curtain as Geneva, Laird's Sister
1994 Quiz Show as Kintner's Secretary
1993 Fearless as Alison
1993 For Love or Money as Mrs. Wegman
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1992 Prelude to a Kiss as Aunt Dorothy
1990 Law & Order(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)

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