Caroline Aaron

Caroline Aaron

Highest Rated: 96% Big Night (1996)

Lowest Rated: 9% Joe Dirt (2001)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1952

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

Caroline Aaron is a durable character actress best known to moviegoers as a key ensemble player in several Woody Allen films of the '80s and '90s. Playing roles that typified Allen's largely Jewish social and familial milieu, Aaron, with her tough no-nonsense approach, became a favorite cast addition of several leading directors, including Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Mike Nichols. Born to a prominent Jewish-American household in Richmond, Virginia, Aaron's family includes a former civil rights activist mother and a theater director sister. Eager to set her own path as an artist, Aaron initially pursued acting work on Broadway before making her screen debut in 1982 in the Robert Altman-directed "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." She followed up the same year with a bit part in the John Sayles romantic drama "Baby It's You" and went on to meatier roles in Mike Nichols' "Heartburn" (1986) and "Working Girl" (1988). But she gained the most notoriety playing Woody Allen's sister in his acclaimed 1989 dark comedy "Crimes and Misdemeanors," a character that the actress would somewhat reprise on the director's subsequent "Alice" and "Deconstructing Harry." In the '90s and '00s, Aaron began making inroads into TV acting, as well as returning to the stage, performing, most notably, under her sister Josephine Abady's direction in the play "The Boys Next Door."

Highest rated movies

Big Night
Crimes and Misdemeanors
21 Jump Street 22 Jump Street
Primary Colors
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Deconstructing Harry
Love Comes Lately

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 88% Christmas vs. the Walters Jane (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 38% Breakable You Judith Singer (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Vision Leslie Sterling (Character) - 2017
67% 31% Bitch Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 20% Bound & Babysitting Violet (Character) - 2015
84% 77% 22 Jump Street Annie Schmidt (Character) $191.7M 2014
85% 82% 21 Jump Street Annie Schmidt (Character) $138.4M 2012
30% 30% Finding Bliss Debra Balaban (Character) $6.8K 2009
29% 30% Love Hurts Wanda (Character) - 2009
55% 43% Surveillance Janet (Character) $25.4K 2008
71% 50% Love Comes Lately Rachel (Character) $77.5K 2007
49% 59% Nancy Drew Barbara Barbara (Character) $25.6M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Waiting Judy Baxter/Carol Lane (Character) - 2004
42% 64% Beyond the Sea Nina Cassotto Maffia (Character) $6.1M 2004
56% 59% Cellular Marilyn Mooney (Character) $32.0M 2004
27% 39% A Day Without a Mexican Aunt Gigi (Character) $4.2M 2004
No Score Yet 42% Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Madeleine (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 64% Two Days Mrs. Miller (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 29% The Secret Life of Zoey Mimi (Character) - 2002
37% 56% Pumpkin Claudia Prinsinger (Character) $305.7K 2002
No Score Yet 56% When Billie Beat Bobby Gladys Heldman (Character) - 2001
26% 34% Amy's Orgasm Janet (Character) $119.7K 2001
31% 64% Never Again Elaine (Character) $295.5K 2001
9% 63% Joe Dirt Joe's Mom (Character) $27.1M 2001
No Score Yet 39% Life in the Fast Lane Venessa (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Daughter Veronica (Character) - 2000
53% 32% Bounce Abby's Friend (Character) $36.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's No Fish Food in Heaven Venessa (Character) - 2000
42% 28% What Planet Are You From? Nadine (Character) $6.3M 2000
14% 30% Running Mates Jody Daniels (Character) - 2000
71% 84% Tuesdays With Morrie Connie (Character) - 1999
64% 55% Anywhere but Here Gail Letterfine (Character) $18.7M 1999
81% 64% Primary Colors Lucille Kaufman (Character) $39.0M 1998
No Score Yet 50% Weapons of Mass Distraction Robin Zimmer (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Dinner & Driving Roz (Character) - 1997
73% 82% Deconstructing Harry Doris (Character) $10.7M 1997
10% 45% House Arrest Louise Finley (Character) $7.0M 1996
96% 84% Big Night Woman in Restaurant (Character) $12.0M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lies Gallerist (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 88% The Boys Next Door Mrs. Warren (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 71% A Modern Affair Elaine (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dad, the Angel & Me Abby (Character) - 1995
20% 18% The Pickle Nancy Osborne (Character) $45.6K 1993
No Score Yet 67% Dead and Alive Dolly (Character) - 1991
92% 91% Crimes and Misdemeanors Barbara (Character) $17.6M 1989
80% 81% Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Teenager (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
89% 83% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Shirley Maisel (Character) 2018-2019 2022
91% 77% Ghosts Carol (Guest Star) 2021
22% 68% Outmatched Sylvia (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Edie Moran (Guest Star) 2017 2019
31% 69% I Feel Bad Irene (Guest Star) 2018
55% 76% Doubt Judge Eugenia Souza (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Code Black Barbara Abbott (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Karyl (Guest Star) 2016
91% 75% Transparent Judy (Guest Star) 2014-2015
35% 75% Secrets and Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
47% 44% The Millers Kathy (Guest Star) 2014
56% 38% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Instant Mom Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Judge Rebecca Bayles (Guest Star) 2011 2013
85% 89% Modern Family Judge Bartley (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 60% 2 Broke Girls Wiga (Guest Star) 2013
71% 67% Up All Night Marla (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Dana (Guest Star) 2012
76% 86% Happy Endings Pailine Blum (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Stephanie Gibson (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
91% 89% Monk Sheila Dorfman (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 91% Boston Legal Phyllis Goulet (Guest Star) 2008
97% 87% Ugly Betty Judge Biotch (Guest Star) 2008
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
65% 83% Entourage Sheila Rubenstein (Guest Star) 2007
79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Elise (Guest Star) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Cases Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2004
83% No Score Yet Miss Match Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Barbara (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 0% Less Than Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
81% 97% Six Feet Under Amelia (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
22% No Score Yet Payne Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
83% 83% NYPD Blue Doris Steinman (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
70% 83% Sex and the City Pamela Glock (Guest Star) 1998
95% 94% Frasier Phyllis Conrad (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 91% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Not for You Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Trish Dawson (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1992