Dorothy Lyman

Dorothy Lyman

Highest Rated: 86% Ruby in Paradise (1993)

Lowest Rated: 50% Bullitt County (2017)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1947

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Although she was best known for playing unsophisticated, gum-smacking blue-collar southern belles, actress and director Dorothy Lyman herself was very different. She grew up the daughter of a stockbroker in Minneapolis. In 1971, she got her start acting on the CBS soap "A World Apart," moving over to its sister show, "The Edge of Night," a year later to play the sinister Elly Jo Jameson. After a brief stint on "One Life to Live" and a longer run on "Another World," Lyman finally found a home on the popular ABC daytime drama "All My Children" as the fish-out-of-water beautician Opal Sue Gardner. Shortly after joining the show she was also cast in Vicki Lawrence's new "Carol Burnett Show" spin-off, "Mama's Family"; Lyman played Mama's daughter-in-law, Naomi. With "Mama's Family" Lyman found herself in a leading role on a respectably rated television show and stayed on for the series' entire six seasons. After "Mama's Family" went off air in 1990, Lyman jumped into directing, teaming up with Fran Drescher to helm over 70 episodes of "The Nanny" from 1993 to 1998. Lyman also made regular returns to the soap-opera genre, playing guest roles on "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Days of Our Lives," and "As the World Turns." She won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Actress for her work on "All My Children."

Highest rated movies

Ruby in Paradise
Bad Hurt
Bullitt County

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Back Fork Susie (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 60% Vault Ma (Character) - 2019
50% 77% Bullitt County The Mrs. (Character) - 2017
80% 70% Bad Hurt Mrs. Salisbury (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Split Ends Director,
Producer
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Northern Kingdom Nan (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2009
No Score Yet 40% Dinner & Driving Rita (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story Dorothy (Character) - 1994
86% 80% Ruby in Paradise Mildred Chambers (Character) $77.6K 1993
No Score Yet 96% Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss Mom (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Fantasy Dr. Nancy Brannigan (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 70% Night of the Juggler Nurse Jenny (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 300 Year Weekend Jean (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
91% 80% The Blacklist Delaine Uhlman (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 58% FBI Jilly Peters (Guest Star) 2018
95% 89% Elementary Belinda (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Principal Parker (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Helen (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Payne Director 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1995-1998 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bodies of Evidence Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Naomi Oates Harper (Character) 1986-1990 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sgt. Carol James Meyers (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 87% ALF Maura Norris (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1985

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