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Deborah Rush

Highest Rated:   100% Zelig (1983)
Lowest Rated:   10% Bad Company (2002)
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Birthplace:   Catham, New Jersey, USA
Deborah Rush performs in theater, feature films, and on television. In film, she has worked with a number of respected directors, including Woody Allen, John Schlesinger, Blake Edwards, and Sidney Lumet. Born in Chatham, NJ, Rush's interest in performing began in childhood, when she wrote and starred in a play about the founder of the Sisters of Charity. Following graduation from high school, Rush joined the Playhouse of the Ridiculous comedy troupe and this paved the way to her career in New York. There, she frequently appeared in Shakespeare in the Park productions, often working alongside the likes of such stars as Raul Julia and Meryl Streep. For her portrayal of Brooke in a Broadway production of Noises Off, Rush received a Tony nomination. On television, she has guest starred on numerous programs and has had regular roles on a few series, notably the ABC sitcom Spin City, where she briefly played the Mayor's busy wife. Rush made her feature film debut in Oliver's Story (1978). Her subsequent film roles include A Night in Heaven (1983), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), My Blue Heaven (1990), and In and Out (1997).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
64% Ava's Possessions
  • Joanna
2016
No Score Yet Rhymes With Banana
  • Actor
2012
45% The Box
  • Clymene Steward
2009
76% Julie & Julia
  • Avis De Voto
2009
No Score Yet Lie to Me (Fling)
  • Katherine
2008
89% The Visitor
  • Upper East Side Woman
2008
20% The Good Life
  • Diane
2007
90% Half Nelson
  • Jo Dunne
2006
52% Strangers with Candy
  • Sara Blank
2005
54% American Wedding
  • Mary Flaherty
2003
81% The Good Girl
  • Gwen
2002
10% Bad Company
  • Mr. Patterson
2002
50% Parents
  • Mrs. Zellner
2000
28% Three to Tango
  • Lenore
1999
No Score Yet Earthly Possessions
  • Heidi Anderson
1999
69% You've Got Mail
  • Veronica Grant
1998
72% In & Out
  • Ava Blazer
1997
14% Reckless
  • Trish
1995
11% Passed Away
  • Denise Scanlan
1992
No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits
  • Actor
1991
71% My Blue Heaven
  • Linda
1990
38% Family Business
  • Michele
1989
41% She-Devil
  • 'People' Reporter
1989
36% Big Business
  • Binky Shelton
1988
No Score Yet Heat
  • D.D.
1986
53% Compromising Positions
  • Brenda Dunck
1985
91% The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • Rita
1985
No Score Yet A Night in Heaven
  • Patsy
1983
100% Zelig
  • Lita Fox
1983
No Score Yet Split Image
  • Judith
1982
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway
  • Sister Mary Magdalen
1981
71% 10
  • Dental Assistant
1979
20% Oliver's Story
  • 1st Girl in Bar
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Frances Houston
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Rigby
43% Big Lake
2010
  • Linda Franklin
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Christina Harlin
88% Girls
2012
  • Thomas-John's Mom

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