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Camryn Manheim

Highest Rated:   92% The Laramie Project (2002)
Lowest Rated:   1% Twisted (2004)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Return to Sender
  • Nancy
2015
79% 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
53% An Unfinished Life
  • Nina
$8.6M 2005
46% Dark Water
  • Teacher
$25.5M 2005
1% Twisted
  • Lisa
$25.1M 2004
36% 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
85% Happiness
  • Kristina
1998
75% The Tic Code
  • Mrs. Swensrut
1998
17% Mercury Rising
  • Dr. London
1998
39% Wide Awake
  • Sister Sophia
1998
70% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  • Toby
1997
No Score Yet David Searching
  • Gwen
1997
36% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012
  • Chief Winnie Davis Winnie Davis
  • 2017
53% Code Black
2015
  • Alice Williams
  • 2016
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Sam Barton
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Control Diane Claypool
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Carla Hines
  • 2013
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Kim Mendelsohn
  • 2011
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Delia Banks
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Ellen Pierce
  • 2005
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Veronica Bloom
  • 2005
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Daisy
  • 2004
No Score Yet The 10th Kingdom
2000
  • Snow White
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Psychic Sue
  • 2000
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Ellenor Frutt
  • 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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