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Ellen Ware Geer (born August 29, 1941) is an American actress, professor, screenwriter, film director and theatre director.Geer has enjoyed a long, distinguished career in film and television. She began her career appearing as a nun in the 1968 Richard Lester drama Petulia. Geer followed this with an appearance in 1969's The Reivers with her father, Will Geer. In 1971, Geer played the deceased wife of the lead character in Kotch, appearing throughout the movie in flashbacks. That same year, she became a regular on The Jimmy Stewart Show (which aired until the following year) and had a supporting role in the acclaimed comedy Harold and Maude. In 1974, she starred in two films which she also wrote: Silence and Memory of Us. Both featured her father. The remainder of Geer's 1970s career consisted primarily of guest appearances and made-for-TV movies. TV shows on which she appeared during this time included Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, and two episodes of Fantasy Island. Her TV movie credits during this time included Babe (1975), The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977), and A Shining Season (1979). The only theatrical film on which she worked in the late '70s was Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge in 1979. The remainder of her TV credits include guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Waltons, Quincy, M.E., Dallas, The Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, NYPD Blue, and Cold Case. She also had recurring roles on Falcon Crest and Beauty and the Beast. She played future Piper Halliwell on the WB series Charmed in the series finale. In October 2007, the actress returned briefly to Desperate Housewives which she briefly appeared in before. Geer has served since 1978 as Artistic Director of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a professional repertory, open-air theater in Topanga Canyon, California. Geer has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor, teaching acting, at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater for 12 years.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Ellen Ware Geer (born August 29, 1941) is an American actress, professor, screenwriter, film director and theatre director.Geer has enjoyed a long, distinguished career in film and television. She began her career appearing as a nun in the 1968 Richard Lester drama Petulia. Geer followed this with an appearance in 1969's The Reivers with her father, Will Geer. In 1971, Geer played the deceased wife of the lead character in Kotch, appearing throughout the movie in flashbacks. That same year, she became a regular on The Jimmy Stewart Show (which aired until the following year) and had a supporting role in the acclaimed comedy Harold and Maude. In 1974, she starred in two films which she also wrote: Silence and Memory of Us. Both featured her father. The remainder of Geer's 1970s career consisted primarily of guest appearances and made-for-TV movies. TV shows on which she appeared during this time included Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, and two episodes of Fantasy Island. Her TV movie credits during this time included Babe (1975), The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977), and A Shining Season (1979). The only theatrical film on which she worked in the late '70s was Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge in 1979. The remainder of her TV credits include guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Waltons, Quincy, M.E., Dallas, The Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, NYPD Blue, and Cold Case. She also had recurring roles on Falcon Crest and Beauty and the Beast. She played future Piper Halliwell on the WB series Charmed in the series finale. In October 2007, the actress returned briefly to Desperate Housewives which she briefly appeared in before. Geer has served since 1978 as Artistic Director of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a professional repertory, open-air theater in Topanga Canyon, California. Geer has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor, teaching acting, at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater for 12 years.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1941-08-29

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

A Shining Season as Veta Mercer
2018 Unlovable as Nana
2014 House at the End of the Drive as Eunice Sequoia
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Viola Maddox
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Grandmother
2008 The Gold Bracelet as Miss Hanson
2006 The Visitation as Mrs. Macon
2005 Bones(1 episode)
2005 Supernatural(1 episode) as Gert Case
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know as Ellen
2005 Medium(2 episodes)
2004 Desperate Housewives(3 episodes)
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 Carnivàle(2 episodes)
2002 Nancy Drew as Librarian
2001 The Division(1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(1 episode)
2000 Girlfriends(3 episodes)
1999 Once and Again(2 episodes)
1998 Charmed(1 episode)
1998 The Odd Couple II as Frances Unger Melnick
1997 The Postman as Pineview Woman
1997 The Practice(1 episode)
1996 Crossworlds as Joe's Mom
1995 JAG(1 episode)
1994 ER(1 episode)
1994 Clear and Present Danger as Rose
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman as Woman at Al-Anon
1993 Diagnosis: Murder(1 episode) as Lily
1993 Midnight Witness as Valerie
1992 Patriot Games as Rose
1991 Lonely Hearts as Martha
1990 Satan's Princess as Mary Kulik
1987 The Wild Pair as Fern Willis
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(1 episode) as Dr. Kila Marr
1987 Jake and the Fatman(1 episode)
1987 Beauty and the Beast(56 episodes)
1986 My Town as Mother
1986 Hard Traveling as Norah Sloan
1985 Moonlighting(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes as Mrs. Halloway
1982 Voyagers!(1 episode)
1981 Falcon Crest(11 episodes)
1981 The Princess and the Cabbie as Nellie
1981 Bloody Birthday as Madge
1979 Over the Edge as Sandra Willat
1979 Paris(1 episode)
1978 Night Cries as Mrs. Whitney
1977 CHiPs(5 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E.(2 episodes)
1976 Charlie's Angels(1 episode)
1976 The Bionic Woman(1 episode)
1975 Babe as Lilly Didrikson
1975 Archer(1 episode)
1975 Baretta(1 episode)
1974 Memory of Us as Betty
1974 Silence as Barbara
1973 Police Story(1 episode)
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(1 episode)
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)
1972 The Waltons(2 episodes)
1971 Harold and Maude as Sunshine Doré
1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show(24 episodes) as Wendy Howard
1971 Kotch as Vera Kotcher
1969 The Reivers as Sally
1968 Petulia as Nun

Writing

1974 SilenceWriter

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