Alley Mills

Birthday: May 9, 1951
Birthplace: Not Available
Widely regarded as one of the most extreme -- and yet triumphant -- casting coups on the seminal period comedy drama The Wonder Years (1988-1993), actress Alley Mills was reportedly regarded for years as a complete counterculture figure (a self-described "hippie") and yet secured a role on Years as Kevin Arnold's (Fred Savage) bleached-blonde, prim-and-proper mother, Norma. Mills not only managed to convince and persuade in the part, but did much to help recall the vicissitudes of an unforgettable time in American history -- a dowdy suburban matriarch amid the flower-power era.Born in Chicago in 1951, Mills launched her career in television, appearing in such long-form features as A Matter of Life and Death (1981) and The Atlanta Child Murders (1985). She took her feature bow in 1983 as the romantic lead of John Candy in David Steinberg's second-rate comedy Going Berserk. The Wonder Years represented Mills's breakthrough; after it wrapped, she landed occasional guest parts on such series as NYPD Blue and Roseanne, and appeared infrequently in telemovies, such as Joyce Chopra's 1995 Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan.Off-camera, Mills made headlines when the never-before-married actress wed legendary Hollywood actor Orson Bean, 23 years her senior, not long after Years concluded.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Appetite for Love Aunt Tallulah 2016
No Score Yet Appetite for Love Actor 2016
No Score Yet 3 Holiday Tails Actor 2011
No Score Yet 3 Holiday Tails Katherine 2011
No Score Yet Satin Rose Wells 2010
No Score Yet A Golden Christmas Katherine Wright 2009
No Score Yet Never Get Outta the Boat Jean 2002
No Score Yet The Beach Boys: An American Family Actor 2000
No Score Yet Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire Royce Payne 1994
No Score Yet Tainted Blood Jane Patterson 1993
No Score Yet Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted Carol Willis 1992
No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Actor 1988
No Score Yet The Atlanta Child Murders Amy Kinnear 1985
No Score Yet Prototype Dr. Rebecca Bishop 1983
No Score Yet Going Berserk Nancy Reese 1983
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death Allison Cross 1981
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case Wanda 1980
77% Diary of a Mad Housewife Women's Lib Girl 1970

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Teachers
2016
Guest Joanna Bennigan
  • 2019
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Diana
  • 2003
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Sonya Morrow
  • 2000
60% Popular
1999-2001
Robin John
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1998
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Marjorie Saloon Woman
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1993
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Norma Arnold
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Claire
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Tracy
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Nancy
  • 1978
  • 1972

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