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Debra Monk



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
41% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Linda Callen
2014
28% Ass Backwards
  • Pawn Shop Owner
2013
33% The Brass Teapot
  • Trudy
2013
2% One for the Money
  • Mrs. Plum
2012
38% The Other Woman
  • Laura
2011
No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
  • Petunia
2011
89% The Savages
  • Nancy Lachman
2007
50% The Producers
  • Lick Me-Bite Me
2005
46% Dark Water
  • Young Dahlia's Teacher
2005
42% Palindromes
  • Mama Sunshine
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
39% Milwaukee, Minnesota
  • Edna Burroughs
2003
No Score Yet Plain Dirty
  • Officer Avon
2003
43% 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
55% Extreme Measures
  • Dr. Judith Gruszynski
1996
39% The First Wives Club
  • Jilted Lover
1996
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Lieutenant Ambrose
1996
14% Reckless
  • Therapist
1995
68% Jeffrey
  • Mom
1995
89% The Bridges of Madison County
  • Madge
1995
20% Bed of Roses
  • Mrs. Farrell
1995
No Score Yet Redwood Curtain
  • Geneva Simonson
1995
96% Quiz Show
  • Kintner's Secretary
1994
32% For Love or Money
  • Mrs. Wegman
1993
86% Fearless
  • Alison
1993
61% Prelude to a Kiss
  • Aunt Dorothy
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
68% Blindspot
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Warden Pelis
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Kate O'Brien Kathleen O'Brien Dr. Madelyn Stahl
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Mary Lou Boris
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Karen
32% Crowded
2015
  • Linda
46% Reckless
2014
  • Judge Moss Judge Gertrude Moss
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mrs. Louise O'Malley Louise O'Malley Mrs. O'Malley
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Alexandra Kirby
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Deniece Parsons Ellen's Mother Denise Parsons
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Mary Summers
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Anne
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • CEO Sarah Laroche
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Tracy Mintz
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Loretta
89% Girls
2012
  • Dr. Sterns

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