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Adrienne Barbeau

Highest Rated:   96% Argo (2012)
Lowest Rated:   11% Father Hood (1993)
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Birthplace:   Sacramento, California, USA
American actress Adrienne Barbeau was encouraged by her mother to take dancing and singing lessons. Adrienne was active in theatre both in high school and at Foothills Junior College; by age 19 she was touring Pacific military bases as a member of the San Jose Light Opera. After an unprepossessing job with a termite-control company, Adrienne set out for New York, paying the bills with a variety of jobs including go-go dancing in New Jersey nightclubs. In 1968 she was cast as Hodel in the long-running Broadway production Fiddler on the Roof, and three years later was featured in Grease, winning a Tony nomination through her rendition of "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee." From here, Adrienne was hired by Norman Lear to replace first-choice actress Marcia Rodd in the role of the divorced daughter on the controversial TV sitcom Maude. She played the role from 1972 through the series' cancellation in 1978, after which she began a whole new career as a successful horror-film star and sexy pin-up model. Adrienne married film director John Carpenter in 1979; most of her subsequent screen appearances were in such Carpenter-directed terrors as The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981) and Creepshow (1982). Perhaps Adrienne Barbeau's most enjoyable performance was as the Marlon Brando counterpart (!) in an uproarious distaff parody of Apocalypse Now, sublimely titled Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989). Barbeau would continue to act over the coming decades, appearing on TV shows like The Drew Carey Show, Carnivale, and the soap General Hospital.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Beyond the Edge (ISRA 88)
  • Dr. Withersford
2017
No Score Yet Death House
  • Actor
2017
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  • Actor
$70.6k 2016
67% Divine Access
  • Catherine
2016
No Score Yet The Memory Book
  • Sarah
2014
96% Argo
  • Nina/Serksi the Galactic Witch
$136.1M 2012
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
  • Cat Lady
2010
No Score Yet War Wolves
  • Gail
2009
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  • Cat Lady
2009
No Score Yet Complacent
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Reach for Me
  • Valerie
2008
18% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Scooter's Mom
$13.6M 2008
No Score Yet Deceit
  • Kathleen Darrow
2007
No Score Yet Unholy
  • Martha
2007
25% Halloween
  • Barbara Florentine
$58.2M 2007
No Score Yet Santa Trap
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Christmas Do-Over
  • Trudy
2006
70% A Wake In Providence (Almost Married)
  • Aunt Lidia
2005
No Score Yet Unholy
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Ghost Rock
  • Mattie Baker
2004
No Score Yet Ring of Darkness
  • Alex
2004
No Score Yet Spring Break Lawyer
  • Judge Stern
2001
No Score Yet No Place like Home
  • Evie
2001
No Score Yet Across the Line
  • Mrs. Randall
2000
No Score Yet The Convent
  • Adult Christine
2000
No Score Yet A Champion's Fight
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Bram Stoker's 'Burial of the Rats'
  • The Queen
1995
No Score Yet Silk Degrees
  • Violet
1994
64% Demolition Man
  • Actor
1993
11% Father Hood
  • Celeste
1993
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof
  • Silvia Hartnell
1992
No Score Yet Blood River
  • Georgina
1991
No Score Yet Doublecrossed
  • Debbie Seal
1991
No Score Yet Art of Illusion
  • Narrator
1990
55% Two Evil Eyes
  • Jessica Valdemar
1990
No Score Yet Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
  • Dr. Kurtz
1989
84% Back to School
  • Vanessa
1986
No Score Yet Open House
  • Lisa Grant
1986
No Score Yet Terror at London Bridge
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Seduced
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time
  • Lynn Chandler
1985
No Score Yet The Next One
  • Andrea Johnson
1984
69% Creepshow
  • Wilma Northrup
1982
65% Swamp Thing
  • Alice Cable
1982
No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase
  • Susan O'Neill
1982
30% The Cannonball Run
  • Marcie
1981
86% Escape from New York
  • Maggie
1981
71% The Fog
  • Stevie Wayne
1979
No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Me
  • Sophie
1978
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401
  • Veronica Daniels
1978
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island
  • Margo Dean
1977
No Score Yet Red Alert
  • Judy Wyche
1977
No Score Yet The Great Houdini
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
75% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Marion Harper Marion
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Cissy Howard
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Dr. Theola Kumi
  • 2011
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Herself
  • 2010
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Actor
  • 2009
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Jodie
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Helen McCormick
  • 2008
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Cretak
  • 1999
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Amanda Carter
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1985

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