Debra Monk

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
Birthday: Feb 27, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
A classically trained actress with her roots in the theater, buxom performer Debra Monk spent years specializing in portrayals of matronly types, including aunts, mothers, and policewomen, on-stage and onscreen. Monk made one of her first film appearances as Aunt Dorothy in Norman Rene's fantasy comedy Prelude to a Kiss (1993) opposite Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan, then moved into a lengthy series of additional A-list Hollywood projects, including Fearless (1993), For Love or Money (1993), Quiz Show (1994), and Extreme Measures (1996). In the meantime, Monk also continued her stage work in such Manhattan-area productions as Death Defying Acts (1995) and Redwood Curtain (1997), for which she netted a substantial degree of acclaim. Monk found even greater success on the small screen, however, with two ongoing roles on popular series: that of Katie Sipowicz on Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue and that of Louise O'Malley on Grey's Anatomy. In 2008, Monk landed a supporting role opposite John Malkovich and Colin Hanks in the bittersweet show business drama The Great Buck Howard (2008). She was away from screens for four years after that, but returned in the 2012 Katherine Heigl vehicle One for the Money.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
80% Standing Up, Falling Down Jeanie Rollins 2019
53% Demolition Davis' Mom $1.7M 2016
43% This Is Where I Leave You Linda Callen $26.8M 2014
28% Ass Backwards Pawn Shop Owner 2013
32% The Brass Teapot Trudy 2013
2% One for the Money Mrs. Plum $26.2M 2012
38% The Other Woman Laura $21.1K 2011
No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Petunia 2011
89% The Savages Nancy Lachman $6.5M 2007
50% The Producers Lick Me-Bite Me $19.2M 2005
47% Dark Water Young Dahlia's Teacher $25.5M 2005
43% Palindromes Mama Sunshine $0.5M 2004
No Score Yet Eloise at Christmastime Maggie 2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza Maggie 2003
No Score Yet The Music Man Mrs. Paroo 2003
38% Milwaukee, Minnesota Edna Burroughs 2003
No Score Yet Plain Dirty Officer Avon 2003
42% Center Stage Nancy 2000
No Score Yet Ellen Foster Nadine 1997
67% The Devil's Advocate Pam Garrety 1997
72% In & Out Mrs. Lester 1997
60% The Substance of Fire Martha Hackett 1996
56% Extreme Measures Dr. Judith Gruszynski 1996
49% The First Wives Club Jilted Lover 1996
7% Mrs. Winterbourne Lieutenant Ambrose 1996
14% Reckless Therapist 1995
69% Jeffrey Mom 1995
90% The Bridges of Madison County Madge 1995
19% Bed of Roses Mrs. Farrell 1995
No Score Yet Redwood Curtain Geneva Simonson 1995
96% Quiz Show Kintner's Secretary 1994
37% For Love or Money Mrs. Wegman 1993
87% Fearless Alison 1993
63% Prelude to a Kiss Aunt Dorothy 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bull
2016
Sandy Harper
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
CEO Sarah Laroche
  • 2017
No Score Yet Barefoot Contessa
2002
Guest
  • 2016
32% Crowded
2015-2016
Linda
  • 2016
94% Mozart in the Jungle
2014-2018
Betty
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Tracy Mintz
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
  • 2015
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Mary Lou Boris
  • 2015
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Mrs. Louise O'Malley Louise O'Malley Mrs. O'Malley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
89% Girls
2012-2017
Dr. Sterns
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Loretta
  • 2014
46% Reckless
2014
Judge Moss Judge Gertrude Moss
  • 2014
97% White Collar
2009-2014
  • 2012
93% Damages
2007-2012
Deniece Parsons Ellen's Mother Denise Parsons
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Alexandra Kirby
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Anne
  • 2009
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Mary Summers
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Warden Pelis
  • 2007
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Karen
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Kate O'Brien Kathleen O'Brien Dr. Madelyn Stahl
  • 2002
  • 1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Katie Sipowicz
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000

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