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Concetta Tomei

Character actress Concetta Tomei was born on December 30, 1945, and raisedin her hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the only child of a policeman who wasa talented artist on the sly. She came from a long line of educators and waslikely drawn to that career at an influential age. She attended theUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Sciencedegree in education. After teaching school in a Milwaukee suburb for fouryears, however, she abruptly quit to pursue her acting dream. She became astudent of the famed Goodman School of Drama in Chicago where she received aanother degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in theater arts. She started herprofessional career on the stock and repertory stages and gathered aformidable list of early credits appearing in such plays as "A StreetcarNamed Desire, "Candida," "Blithe Spirit" and "The Corn Is Green." She madeher debut on Broadway replacing Carole Shelley in "The Elephant Man" playingthe actress/grande dame Mrs. Kendal. She continued in her role when asubsequent tour went out starring David Bowie.Seeking on-camera experience, she moved out West in the 1980s and foundplentiful work on TV with her all-controlling, severe-looking femmes, whichculminated in the critically acclaimed Vietnam War drama "China Beach"(1988) in which she played a hard-as-nails major. She continued with a hostof guest parts on "L.A. Law," "Murphy Brown," "Picket Fences" and "Wings,"among many others. Not readily known for her film work, she has neverthelessoffered occasional arch support (since 1991) in such pictures as Don't TellMom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), Twenty Bucks (1993), Out to Sea (1997)Deep Impact (1998), The Muse (1999) and View from the Top (2003). Anotherregular series TV role came with "Providence" (1999), in which she played achain-smoking mom.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Paris: The Luminous Years
  • Narrator
2012
No Score Yet The List
  • Ms. Fitch
2007
No Score Yet Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Rita
2005
No Score Yet Purpose
  • Lily
2002
52% The Muse
  • Nurse Rennert
1999
48% Deep Impact
  • Patricia Ruiz
1998
38% Out to Sea
  • Madge
1997
No Score Yet Sin and Redemption
  • Marina Preston
1994
75% Twenty Bucks
  • Sam's Mother
1993
No Score Yet The Goodbye Bird
  • Principal
1993
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof
  • Clara Stern
1992
33% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Mrs. Crandell
1991
No Score Yet In Love and War
  • Doyen
1991
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's 'Murder in Three Acts'
  • Janet Crisp
1986
No Score Yet Amy and the Angel
  • Mrs Mixner
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Roxane's Duenna/Sister Marthe
58% The Mick
2016
  • Evelyn
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Violet Golding
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Margaret
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Dr. Sarah Kemple
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Maureen Ayers
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
  • Angela
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Odala

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