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Amy Yasbeck

Highest Rated:   77% The Mask (1994)
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If television and movie buffs with a keen eye suspect that they may have seen actress Amy Yasbeck somewhere before, it could be from her early roles on the long-running soap opera mainstay Days of Our Lives or a mid-'90s stint on Wings, but it's possible that Yasbeck's recognition factor reaches back even further into the pop culture public conscience. As a child, the pretty actress was featured on the box of the wildly popular Easy Bake Oven.Born and raised the daughter of a grocery store proprietor father and a homemaker in Cincinnati, OH, Yasbeck got her break in show business after moving to New York City, where she was discovered by an agent while working in a restaurant. Moving to Los Angeles shortly after she began auditioning for roles, the aspiring actress made her television debut on Love, American Style before taking a villainous turn as Olivia in Days of Our Lives. As her small-screen career began gaining momentum with roles in Dallas, Magnum P.I., and The Cosby Show, Yasbeck also appeared early on in such features as House II: The Second Story (1987), Pretty Woman, and Problem Child (both 1990), on the set of which she met future husband John Ritter. Her versatile ability to transform herself into a given character regardless of apparent physical disparities was later evidenced in Yasbeck's role as Maid Marian in Mel Brooks' zany parody Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Though her role description called for a buxom blond actress of British persuasion, the artifices of a wig, a phony accent, and some creative costume-stuffing won the actress the role while simultaneously winning the favor of director Brooks (who later cast Yasbeck opposite Wings co-star Steven Webber in Dracula: Dead and Loving It [1995]). Drifting between television (Alright, Already, I've Got a Secret) and film (Odd Couple II, Denial [both 1998]). Throughout the next decade she made regular guest appearances in various TV series including Just Shoot Me!, That's So Raven, and Hot in Cleveland.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Something About Sex
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Denial
  • Claudia
1998
No Score Yet Dead Husbands
  • Betty Lancing
1998
No Score Yet The Ex
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sweet Dreams
  • Laura Renault
1996
No Score Yet Bloodhounds II
  • Sharon
1996
11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It
  • Mina
1995
65% Home for the Holidays
  • Ginny Johnson Drewer
1995
No Score Yet The Nutty Nut
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love
  • Actor
1995
77% The Mask
  • Peggy Brandt
1994
48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Maid Marian
1993
No Score Yet Dillinger
  • Elaine
1991
7% Problem Child 2
  • Annie Young
1991
4% Problem Child
  • Flo Healey
1990
61% Pretty Woman
  • Elizabeth Stuckey
1990
No Score Yet Splash, Too
  • Madison Bauer
1988
0% House II: The Second Story
  • Lana
1987
No Score Yet Little White Lies
  • Actor
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Diana Malkin
  • 2013
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Guest
  • Lorraine
  • 2013
No Score Yet The 4 To 9ers Reloaded
2013
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Hailey Nash
  • 2010

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