Phyllis Somerville - Rotten Tomatoes

Phyllis Somerville

Highest Rated:   90% Arthur (1981)
Lowest Rated:   14% Restless (2007)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
For decades, actress Phyllis Somerville checked in as one of Hollywood's most popular character actresses when filling roles for matronly types. Somerville did much of her early work on the theatrical stage, prior to moving into features and television in the early '80s. Some cinematic contributions included small roles in Arthur (1981) and Leap of Faith (1992), while on the small screen, the actress enjoyed multi-episode roles on NYPD Blue and Law & Order. She received heightened exposure with a turn as the mother of a beleaguered sexual predator (Jackie Earle Haley) in Todd Field's Little Children (2006), and in 2008 joined stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's epic-scaled fantasy opus The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% 3rd Street Blackout
  • Susan Sussman
2016
No Score Yet Stuff
  • Actor
2015
82% The Double
  • Simon's Mother
$0.6M 2014
71% Forgetting The Girl
  • Ruby
2013
69% Stoker
  • Mrs. McGarrick
$1.8M 2013
46% The Mighty Macs
  • Sister Sister
$1.9M 2011
30% A Bird of the Air
  • Ivy Campbell
$10.7k 2011
No Score Yet The Brooklyn Heist
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Capers
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Weakness
  • Lenore
2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Grandma Fuller
$127.5M 2008
64% Broken English
  • Denise
$0.9M 2007
29% Lucky You
  • Pawnbroker
$5.8M 2007
14% Restless
  • Sheila
2007
80% Little Children
  • May McGorvey
$5.4M 2006
14% Swimfan
  • Aunt Gretchen
$28.4M 2002
79% The Sleepy Time Gal
  • Rebecca's Adoptive Mother
2001
71% Bringing Out the Dead
  • Mrs. Burke
1999
62% The Impostors
  • Woman at Bar
1999
No Score Yet Montana
  • Waitress
1998
No Score Yet Better Living
  • Nellie
1998
67% Leap of Faith
  • Dolores
1992
90% Arthur
  • Saleslady
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Outsiders
2016
  • Lady Ray
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Beth
  • 2015
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Louise Nolfi
  • 2015
95% Elementary
2012
  • Miriam Berg
  • 2013
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Ruth
  • 2013
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Alice Merchant
  • 2011
69% The Big C
2010-2013
  • Marlene
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Louise Russo
  • 2010
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Brenda
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Head Nurse Nurse
  • 1991
  • 1990

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