Ellen Albertini Dow

Highest Rated:
75%     Wedding Crashers (2005)
Lowest Rated:
12%     Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Birthday:
Nov 16
Birthplace:
Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
Bio:
Whenever a script calls for a wacky old lady, character actor Ellen Albertini Dow is there to play the part. After a lifetime as a teacher, the Cornell graduate made her television debut on an episode of the Twilight Zone in 1985 when she was in her late sixties. She spent the rest of the '80s…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
Not Another Not Another Movie
  • Actor
-- 2009
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling
  • Actor
-- 2009
The Invited
  • Actor
-- 2009
Lonely Street
  • Actor
-- 2008
28% Fat Girls
  • Mildred
-- 2006
Annie's Point
  • Louise Tette
-- 2005
75% Wedding Crashers
  • Grandma Mary Cleary
$209.2M 2005
12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
  • See's Candies Box
$23.3M 2002
57% Road Trip
  • Barry's Grandma
-- 2000
23% Ready to Rumble
  • Actor
-- 2000
67% The Wedding Singer
  • Rosie
-- 1998
13% 54
  • Disco Dottie
-- 1998
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
  • Lila Duvane
-- 1995
19% Radioland Murders
  • Organist
-- 1994
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man
  • Mrs. Coulson
-- 1992
71% Sister Act
  • Choir Nun
-- 1992
Blood & Concrete
  • Old Lady
-- 1991
Megaville
  • Mrs. Coulson
-- 1991
Genuine Risk
  • Receptionist
-- 1989
Going to the Chapel
  • Grandma Haldane
-- 1988
Walk Like a Man
  • Organist
-- 1987
Munchies
  • Little Old Lady
-- 1987
62% Tough Guys
  • Old Lady
-- 1986
American Drive-In
  • Allison
-- 1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% New Girl
2011-2014
  • Old Aunt Ruthie
2013
Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Audrey Abruzzi
2007
Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Roberta
2005
50% Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Betty
2005
Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Sylvia
2001
ER
1994-2009
  • Mrs. Ribley
  • Mrs. Ribley
1995

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Quotes from Ellen Albertini Dow's Characters

    • Rosie:
      You'll know when you meet the right girl because it's not how you feel about her, it's how she makes you feel about yourself.
    From The Wedding Singer. Submitted by Amrit A (10 months ago)

    • Grandma Mary Cleary:
      But that wife of his, Eleanor... Big dyke! Huge dyke. A real rug muncher. Looked like a big lesbian mule.
    From Wedding Crashers. Submitted by Kelly E (20 months ago)