Betty Thomas

Betty Thomas

Highest Rated: 73% Private Parts (1997)

Lowest Rated: 8% 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

Troop Beverly Hills

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
21% 49% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Director - 2009
No Score Yet 82% Dallas Director - 2009
27% 69% John Tucker Must Die Director $41.0M 2006
41% 49% Guess Who Producer $68.0M 2005
8% 29% Surviving Christmas Producer $11.2M 2004
15% 33% I Spy Director,
Producer
$33.1M 2002
68% 45% Charlie's Angels Executive Producer $125.3M 2000
33% 50% 28 Days Director $37.0M 2000
41% 35% Dr. Dolittle Director $144.2M 1998
40% 63% Can't Hardly Wait Producer $25.3M 1998
73% 68% Private Parts Director $41.2M 1997
No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift Director - 1996
63% 47% The Brady Bunch Movie Director $45.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Breast Director - 1994
No Score Yet 34% Only You Director - 1992
14% 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 6% 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

TV

Credit
90% 85% Grace and Frankie Director 2022
40% No Score Yet The Loop Director 2006
11% 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
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Lucille Bates (Character) 1981-1987
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1981