Adrienne Barbeau

Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)
Lowest Rated: 10% Father Hood (1993)
Birthday: Jun 11, 1945
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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Swell Dr. Shields 2019
40% Death House Narrator $10.8K 2018
No Score Yet Malevolence 3: Killer Actor 2018
No Score Yet Big Legend Rita Laird 2018
No Score Yet Beyond the Edge (ISRA 88) Dr. Withersford 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
67% Divine Access Catherine 2016
77% Tales of Halloween Radio DJ 2015
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
19% Fly Me to the Moon Scooter's Mom $13.6M 2008
No Score Yet Deceit Kathleen Darrow 2007
No Score Yet Unholy Martha 2007
26% 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
61% Demolition Man Actor 1993
10% 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
59% Two Evil Eyes Jessica Valdemar 1990
No Score Yet Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Dr. Kurtz 1989
85% 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
71% Creepshow Wilma Northrup 1982
67% Swamp Thing Alice Cable 1982
No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Susan O'Neill 1982
31% The Cannonball Run Marcie 1981
87% Escape from New York Maggie 1981
75% The Fog Stevie Wayne 1980
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Maude
1972-1978
Carol Traynor
  • 2017
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
69% 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
72% Dexter
2006-2013
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Jodie
  • 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Helen McCormick
  • 2008
No Score Yet K-Ville
2007
Marquetta Dinovi
  • 2007
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Ruthie
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Oswald's mom Kim Harvey Kim
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Cretak
  • 1999
No Score Yet Sliders
1995-2000
Mother Morehouse
  • 1998
97% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1995
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • 1996
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Amanda Carter
  • 1994
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Kathryn Lynnette Bryant
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Suzanne Stanwyck

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