Clea Lewis

Clea Lewis

Highest Rated: 86% Antarctica (2020)

Lowest Rated: 10% Perfect Stranger (2007)

Birthday: Jul 19, 1965

Birthplace: Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA

Clea Lewis' role as Audrey Penney, with her squeaky voice and totally negative attitude about everyone and everything which constantly annoys her neighbor Ellen DeGeneres on "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-98), turned out to be her breakthrough part. The petite Ohio-born actress began as a child performer with the Cleveland Playhouse. After receiving her degree from Brown, she headed to Chicago where she spent three years with the famed Second City improvisational troupe. Lewis then moved to California expecting to earn an MFA degree at the University of San Diego. While on summer break, she began auditioning in Los Angeles, and won a guest appearance on "Doogie Howser, M.D.," followed by one on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." In 1992, Lewis had landed a regular role as the secretary on "Flying Blind," a short-lived Fox sitcom, and a part in her first feature, Stephen Frears' "Hero." Still, it was what was supposed to be guest appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' ABC show that launched Lewis. She was a person Ellen did not wish to socialize with, but felt obligated to do so. The audience soon understood Ellen's reluctance, but also enjoyed the character of Audrey. The producers asked Lewis to return and eventually signed her as a regular on the revamped show, "Ellen." Lewis also played a small role in the remake of "Diabolique" and won praise for her role in "The Rich Man's Wife" (both 1996).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 80% Antarctica Diane (Character) - 2020
68% 37% Life of Crime Tyra (Character) $261.7K 2013
46% 62% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Start Mom (Voice) - 2009
26% 49% Confessions of a Shopaholic Miss Ptaszinski (Character) $44.3M 2009
10% 51% Perfect Stranger Gina (Character) $23.7M 2007
No Score Yet 66% Tom Sawyer Amy Lawrence (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotch and Milk Ilsa (Character) - 1998
13% 38% The Rich Man's Wife Nora Golden (Character) $8.5M 1996
18% 34% Diabolique Lisa Campos (Character) $16.5M 1996

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017
96% 94% The Americans Deirdre Kemp (Guest Star) 2017
53% 78% Doubt Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
94% 74% Royal Pains Margaret Redding (Guest Star) 2015-2016
89% 78% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heaven Moscowitz (Guest Star) 2008
92% No Score Yet Andy Barker, P.I. Unknown (Character) 2007
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Winters Rachel Tomlinson (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Audrey Penney (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1995-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Rush Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Salesperson (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Friends Franny (Guest Star) 1994
73% No Score Yet Flying Blind Unknown (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992

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