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Celia Weston



Born and raised in South Carolina, character actress Celia Weston has played many a tough Southern gal despite her theater training in both London and New York. Working both on and off Broadway in the '70s, she moved over to television as the snappy Mel's Diner waitress Jolene Hunnicut on the CBS sitcom Alice. After that, she appeared in Southern-tinged feature films like Honky Tonk Freeway and Stars and Bars. Also adept at playing matronly types, she played the mother of Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz in Lost Angels, the mother of one of the victims in Dead Man Walking, and the supposed mother of Ben Stiller in Flirting With Disaster. Back on the stage in 1997, she earned a Tony nomination for her role as Southern Jew Reba Freitag in Alfred Uhry's Last Night at Ballyhoo and returned to Broadway in 2000 as Mom in the revival of Sam Shepard's True West. She made a comeback to films as well with supporting roles in Ride With the Devil, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Snow Falling on Cedars. In 2001, she played a Southern belle mental patient in K-PAX followed by the gossip-hound Mona in Far From Heaven, the Fowler's family friend in In the Bedroom, and the guardian of teenaged Bruce Banner in The Hulk. In 2003 she was back to the small screen as a cast member on the Showtime original series Out of Order. Her career continued to gain momentum throughout the decade thanks to roles in films like The Village, Observe & Report, The Box, and Knight and Day, then in 2010 Weston beat out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest and Kathy Bates to secure the role of Cameron's mother on the ABC sitcom Modern Family. That same year Weston joined the cast of TNT's Memphis Beat, though the series was cancelled after just two seasons.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% The Disappointments Room
  • Marti
2016
No Score Yet In the Radiant City
  • Actor
2016
62% The Intern
  • Doris
2015
48% Adult Beginners
  • Actor
2015
62% Goodbye to All That
  • Joan
2014
No Score Yet Demoted
  • Jane
2011
42% The Extra Man
  • Lagerfeld
2010
52% Knight & Day
  • Molly
2010
26% After.Life
  • Beatrice Taylor
2010
28% Happy Tears
  • Neighbor
2010
45% The Box
  • Lana Burns
2009
50% Observe and Report
  • Mom
2009
19% The Invasion
  • Ludmilla Belicec
2007
42% No Reservations
  • Mrs. Peterson
2007
62% Joshua
  • Hazel Cairn
2007
No Score Yet Return to Rajapur
  • Melanie Parker
2006
86% Junebug
  • Peg
2005
43% The Village
  • Vivian Percy
2004
No Score Yet Undermind (At the End of the Day)
  • Actor
2003
72% Runaway Jury
  • Mrs. Brandt
2003
61% Hulk
  • Mrs. Krensler
2003
87% Far From Heaven
  • Mona
2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Glenda Barry
2003
No Score Yet Out of Order
  • Actor
2003
75% Igby Goes Down
  • Bunny
2002
93% In the Bedroom
  • Katie Grinnel
2001
41% K-PAX
  • Mrs. Archer
2001
49% Hearts in Atlantis
  • Alanna Files
2001
90% Getting to Know You
  • Bottle Lady
2000
67% Joe Gould's Secret
  • Sarah
2000
12% Hanging Up
  • Madge
2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Aunt Joan
1999
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Etta Heine
1999
63% Ride With the Devil
  • Mrs. Clark
1999
41% Celebrity
  • Dee Bartholomew
1998
87% Flirting With Disaster
  • Valerie Swaney
1996
95% Dead Man Walking
  • Mary Beth Percy
1995
74% Unstrung Heroes
  • Amelia
1995
76% Little Man Tate
  • Miss Nimvel
1991
No Score Yet Lost Angels
  • Felicia Marks
1989
29% A New Life
  • Eleanor
1988
No Score Yet Stars and Bars
  • Monika
1988
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway
  • Grace
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Maureen Maureen Chapman
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Adele Delfino
50% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • Paula Ann Hendricks
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Joasnne
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Sue
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Margaret Talmadge
69% Under the Dome
2013-2015
  • Mrs. Moore
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Barb Tucker

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