Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas

Highest Rated: 75% Private Parts (1997)

Lowest Rated: 7% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1948

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

A former public school art teacher, actress Betty Thomas turned a side job as waitress at Chicago's Second City improv club into an acting career that brought her an Emmy on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) as dedicated officer Lucy Bates. Thomas later found even greater success as a director for television and features, including such top-grossing films as "The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995), "Private Parts" (1997) and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel." If critics occasionally dismissed her movies as lightweight fluff, there was no denying that they brought audiences to theaters and drew sizable profits, which in turn made Thomas one of the most accomplished female directors in Hollywood.

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet 82% Dallas Director - 2010
20% 49% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Director - 2009
27% 69% John Tucker Must Die Director $41M 2006
42% 49% Guess Who Producer $68M 2005
7% 29% Surviving Christmas Producer $11.2M 2004
16% 33% I Spy Director,
$33.1M 2002
33% 50% 28 Days Director $37M 2000
68% 45% Charlie's Angels Executive Producer $125.3M 2000
40% 63% Can't Hardly Wait Producer $25.3M 1998
42% 35% Dr. Dolittle Director $144.2M 1998
75% 68% Private Parts Director $41.2M 1997
No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift Director - 1996
62% 46% The Brady Bunch Movie Director $45.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Breast Director - 1994
No Score Yet 33% Only You Director - 1992
25% 62% Troop Beverly Hills Velda Plendor (Character) $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison for Children Angela Brannon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Your Lover Leaves Maude (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 7% Homework Reddog's Secretary (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tunnelvision Bridgit Bert Richards (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Affair Unknown (Character) - 1976


40% No Score Yet The Loop Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons and Daughters Director 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Lucille Bates (Character) 1981-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1981


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