Dana Ivey

Dana Ivey

Highest Rated: 88% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Birthday: Aug 12, 1941

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A handsome supporting player of stage, screen and TV, frequently cast as strong, officious women, Dana Ivey began her career on stage, appearing in numerous productions throughout the US and Canada. She settled in NYC in the 1980s, where she made her Broadway debut in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" and won critical praise (and two OBIE Awards) for creating the roles of Melanie in "Quartermaine's Terms" (1982-83) and the title role of Daisy Werthan in Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning "Driving Miss Daisy" (1986-87). She received two 1984 Supporting Actress Tony nominations for her work on Broadway in the play "Heartbreak Hotel," with Rex Harrison and Amy Irving and in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Sunday in the Park With George," with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters.

Highest rated movies

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Ghost Town
Postcards From the Edge
The Color Purple
A Lesson Before Dying
Addams Family Values Sleepless in Seattle




No Score Yet No Score Yet Professional Cuddler Gloria (Character) - 2017
85% 60% Ghost Town Mrs. Pickthall (Character) $13.2M 2008
18% 63% Rush Hour 3 Sister Agnes (Character) $140.1M 2007
No Score Yet 50% A Very Serious Person Betty (Character) - 2006
37% 18% Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Libby Hauser (Character) $89.8M 2003
42% 59% Two Weeks Notice Ruth Kelson (Character) $93.3M 2002
47% 61% Orange County Vera Gantner (Character) $41.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Dr. Alexander (Character) $69.7M 2000
80% 78% A Lesson Before Dying Edna Guidry (Character) - 1999
57% 66% Mumford Mrs. Crisp (Character) $4.6M 1999
44% 77% Simon Birch Grandmother Wenteworth (Character) $18.3M 1998
63% 73% The Impostors Mrs. Essendine (Character) $2.2M 1998
13% 41% The Scarlet Letter Meredith Stonehall (Character) $10.4M 1995
63% 64% Sabrina Mack (Character) $51.6M 1995
No Score Yet 31% Class of '61 Mrs. Julia Peyton (Character) - 1993
38% 35% Guilty as Sin Judge D. Tompkins (Character) $22.7M 1993
77% 63% Addams Family Values Margaret Addams (Character) $45.7M 1993
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Claire Bennett (Character) $125.6M 1993
73% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Widow Douglas (Character) $23.8M 1993
No Score Yet 80% A Child Lost Forever Lois Jurgens (Character) - 1992
65% 66% The Addams Family Margaret Alford/Margaret Addams (Character) $111.3M 1991
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Wardrobe Mistress (Character) $36.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Die Laughing Gabrielle Harwood (Character) - 1989
88% 84% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Mrs. Reed (Character) $40.9M 1988
75% 66% Explorers Mrs. Müller (Character) - 1985
81% 94% The Color Purple Miss Millie (Character) $93.4M 1985


No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Nelly Conlon (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 72% Odd Mom Out Mrs. Hardwick (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2011
97% 87% Ugly Betty Roberta (Guest Star) 2010
13% No Score Yet The Return of Jezebel James Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 88% Monk Mrs. Eels (Guest Star) 2005
70% 82% Sex and the City Trudy Stork (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 98% Oz Patricia Nathan (Guest Star) 2000
93% 93% Frasier Ms. Langer (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street Eleanor Standard (Character) 1986-1987