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      Denise Dowse

      Denise Dowse

      Highest Rated: 79% Ray (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Bio-Dome (1996)

      Birthday: Feb 21, 1958

      Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

      Hard-working Hawaiian-born actress Denise Dowse appeared most memorably in dual roles on the decade-spanning '90s staple "Beverly Hills, 90210." In the early half of the 1990s, she launched her career putting in one-off appearances on hit sitcoms like "ALF" and "Full House." But soon this exposure and her strong demeanor won her parts in feature films like the Robert Redford comedy-thriller "Sneakers" and the Pauly Shore vehicle "Bio-Dome." As her career moved forward, she began to score roles on shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and stole the show as tough-as-nails Sky Marshall Meru in the cult favorite "Starship Troopers." Further TV work led to two recurring roles in the final years of "Beverly Hills, 90210" as the strict-but-sweet Vice Principal of West Beverly Hills High School, Mrs. Yvonne Teasley, as well as Professor Harriet Strathmore during the show's college years. While Dowse appeared in acclaimed 1990s films "Pleasantville" and "Requiem for a Dream," she also landed the part of tough Judge Rebecca Damsen for over 30 episodes of the CBS legal drama "The Guardian." Denise Dowse died on August 14, 2022 at the age of 64.

      Highest rated movies

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      The Call
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      Bio-Dome

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story Director - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cloud So High Detective Trina McWilliams (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grey Streets Aunt Suzanna (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 100% Loners Clara Maloy (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Instance Pearl (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father Olivia (Character) - 2017
      44% 65% The Call Flora (Character) $51.9M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longer Day of Happiness Lydia Jones (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 10-20 Sarah (Character) - 2010
      64% 85% Coach Carter Principal Garrison (Character) $67.3M 2005
      79% 87% Ray Marlene (Character) $75.3M 2004
      No Score Yet 77% Book of Love Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 48% Killing Mr. Griffin Det. Pruitt (Character) - 1997
      4% 51% Bio-Dome Olivia Biggs (Character) $12.2M 1996
      No Score Yet 57% Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Dispatcher (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kissing Miranda Cristianne (Character) - 1995

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 77% The Resident Carol Austin (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 56% New Amsterdam Alfreeda Watson (Guest Star) 2019
      93% 90% Imposters Auntie Colleen (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      74% 85% The X-Files Dr. Babsi Russel (Guest Star) 2018
      82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      35% 75% Secrets and Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 87% Rizzoli and Isles Judge (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
      90% 81% Bones Dr. Sherry Bannon (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 96% House Glenda (Guest Star) 2010
      91% 90% Monk Samantha Austin (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Detective Carla Mulvey (Guest Star) 2008
      52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      86% 86% Gilmore Girls Judge (Guest Star) 2007
      44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Cecily Sutherland (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 97% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 93% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996 1998 2000
      No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Sheila Swann (Guest Voice) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 91% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Day Now Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 84% ER Mrs. Lysell (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 100% Step by Step Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      95% 75% NewsRadio Adoption Agent (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Built to Last Unknown (Character) 1997
      85% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ms. Miller (Guest Star) 1997
      44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vanishing Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      44% No Score Yet Me and the Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      89% 92% Seinfeld Mother (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet California Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 80% Full House Mrs. Jacobs (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 82% ALF FBI 4 (Guest Star) 1989