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      Alison La Placa

      Alison La Placa

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      Birthday: Dec 16, 1959

      Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

      With comic timing and pliability most actors crave, brunette Alison LaPlaca seemingly bounced from sitcom to sitcom for more than a decade. While not all the series in which she appeared were successful, she was adored by the critics and audiences. LaPlaca's first TV work came soon after she moved to Hollywood, with a bit in the TV-movie "Listen to Your Heart" (CBS, 1983) followed by the role of assistant to "Suzanne Pleshette is Maggie Briggs" (CBS, 1984), a quick flop. In 1986, LaPlaca was cast as the astringent hyper-yuppie, Linda Phillips in the Fox sitcom "Duet." When the show was canceled, the network resurrected some of the characters in "Open House," with LaPlaca's real estate-selling Linda the first one cast. Yet, the show flopped again, and in 1991, LaPlaca found herself in "Stat," an ABC sitcom set at a trauma center. A year later, she was cast as Tom Arnold's assistant on the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Jackie Thomas Show." When Arnold tried a second sitcom, "Tom" (CBS, 1993), he brought along LaPlaca to play his wife, but that also failed. LaPlaca seemed to have found a secure job, as Catherine Merrick, nurse, neighbor, and on-again, off-again love interest to John Larroquette in "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC, 1994-96), but she left the series after only two seasons.

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      MADHOUSE, Alison La Placa, 1990. ©Orion Pictures Corp MADHOUSE, Alison La Placa, 1990. ©Orion Pictures Corp



      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Nick of Time Susan Rosewell (Character) - 1991
      0% 44% Madhouse Claudia (Character) $20.3M 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder: By Reason of Insanity Janet Landry (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 54% Voyage of the Rock Aliens Diane (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 89% Listen to Your Heart Lynn (Character) - 1983


      No Score Yet 82% Mom Louanne (Guest Star) 2014
      67% 70% Up All Night Gail Reinhold (Guest Star) 2012
      21% No Score Yet Man Up! Carroll (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 75% 'Til Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Diane Ktretschmer (Guest Star) 2009
      86% 95% Boston Legal Andrea Michele (Guest Star) 2008
      84% 74% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      68% 71% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Rita Patterson (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 84% ER Female Lawyer (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      78% 93% Friends Joanna (Guest Star) 1997
      67% No Score Yet Temporarily Yours Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Catherine Merrick (Character) 1995-1996
      43% No Score Yet Tom Dorothy Graham (Character) 1994
      78% No Score Yet The Jackie Thomas Show Laura Miller (Character) 1992-1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Open House Linda Phillips (Character) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet Linda Phillips (Character) 1987-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      87% 94% Cheers Paula Nelson (Guest Star) 1985