Camryn Manheim

Highest Rated: 92% The Laramie Project (2002)
Lowest Rated: 1% Twisted (2004)
Birthday: Mar 8, 1961
Birthplace: Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
After toiling in minor film roles for years, Camryn Manheim finally attained the fame and respect denied to many overweight women who attempt to make it as actresses in Hollywood. In 1998, Manheim came to the attention of television audiences when she won a Best Supporting Actress Emmy for her role as lawyer Ellenor Frutt on David E. Kelley's acclaimed law drama The Practice. Hoisting her award in the air and exuberantly declaring, "This is for all the fat girls!", the actress won over millions of viewers, many of whom may not have been aware of her existence before the awards ceremony.Born in Caldwell, New Jersey on March 8, 1961, Manheim was raised in Peoria, Illinois and Long Beach California, the daughter of a math professor father and school teacher mother. She developed an interest in acting after attending a Renaissance fair at the age of sixteen, and she went on to get a Masters in Fine Arts from New York University in 1987. After graduating, Manheim made her (credited) screen debut with a miniscule role in Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990. A long series of similarly minor roles in films ranging from Jeffrey (1995) to Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) followed before she was cast in The Practice in 1997. After winning fame and an Emmy for her work on the show, Manheim gained additional exposure and respect with her role as a denizen of Todd Solondz's dysfunctional New Jersey suburbia in the acclaimed Happiness (1998). The following year, in addition to winning a Golden Globe and another Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Ellenor Frutt, Manheim continued to act in films, appearing in Fools Gold and Joe the King, both of which were shown at the 1999 Sundance Festival.In the decades to come, Manheim would appear in several films, like An Unfinished Life and Slipstream, as well as on several successful TVseries, like The L Word, Ghost Whisperer, and Harry's Law.In addition to acting, Manheim also authored Wake Up, I'm Fat, a memoir that began life as a one-woman show at New York's Public Theatre. By turns funny and excruciating, it details the actress's transformation from wholesome middle American to tattooed, dozen-earringed California biker, her struggles with those who told her she'd have to lose weight to fit in, and the trials and tribulations of making it in the entertainment industry.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life Actor 2017
13% Return to Sender Nancy 2015
80% Cop Car Bev $0.2M 2015
50% Fort McCoy Florie $78.7K 2014
10% Jewtopia Eileen Daniels $34.6K 2013
36% The Hot Flashes Roxie Rosales 2013
No Score Yet The Makeover Actor 2013
No Score Yet Without Men Boss 2011
No Score Yet Faire: An American Renaissance Actor 2010
No Score Yet Pregnancy Pact School Nurse 2010
29% Love Hurts Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jesse Stone: Thin Ice Elizabeth Blue 2009
No Score Yet Just Peck Ms. Wood 2009
25% Slipstream Barbara 2007
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XII: Great Day of the Flyers Tria 2007
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Lisa Gobar $0.2M 2006
No Score Yet The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses Tria 2005
No Score Yet Snow Wonder Bev 2005
52% An Unfinished Life Nina $8.6M 2005
47% Dark Water Teacher $25.5M 2005
1% Twisted Lisa $25.1M 2004
35% Scary Movie 3 Trooper Champlin 2003
92% The Laramie Project Rebecca Hilliker 2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Suzanne Nabor 2001
No Score Yet Jenifer (The Jenifer Estess Story) Nurse Vandemal 2001
No Score Yet Kiss My Act Executive Producer Sam Berger 2001
42% What Planet Are You From? Alison 2000
No Score Yet East of A Agatha 2000
No Score Yet The Loretta Claiborne Story Janet McFarland 2000
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Actor 1999
67% Joe the King Mrs. Basil 1999
No Score Yet Cracking Up Actor 1998
81% Happiness Kristina 1998
75% The Tic Code Mrs. Swensrut 1998
17% Mercury Rising Dr. London 1998
40% Wide Awake Sister Sophia 1998
72% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Toby 1997
No Score Yet David Searching Gwen 1997
35% Eraser Nurse 1996
68% Jeffrey Single Woman 1995
No Score Yet Deadly Whispers Betty 1995
41% The Road to Wellville Virginia Cranehill 1994
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities Poe Picketer 1990

TV

CREDIT
91% The Magicians
2016
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing
  • 2018
18% Living Biblically
2018
Ms. Meadows
  • 2018
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
Chief Winnie Davis Winnie Davis
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Alice Williams
  • 2016
77% Extant
2014-2015
Sam Barton
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
Control Diane Claypool
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
2011-2016
Control
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Carla Hines
  • 2013
  • 2005
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
Kim Mendelsohn
  • 2011
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Delia Banks
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Ellen Pierce
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Ellen Pierce
  • 2005
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
Veronica Bloom
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Daisy
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Ellenor Frutt
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Ellenor Frutt
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
2000
Snow White
  • 2000
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Psychic Sue
  • 2000
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Ellenor Frutt
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Beatrice Hines Leila Martha Rollins
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
Ellen Pierce

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