Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow

  • Highest Rated: 75% Wedding Crashers (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% 54 (1998)
  • Birthday: Nov 16, 1918
  • Birthplace: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority.Relocated to New York City after graduating from Cornell, and spent 11 years acting, choreographing, performing mime and studying with choreographers Martha Graham and Hanya Holt.Met her husband, Eugene Dow, when she was assistant directing a production at the Carnegie Little Theatre in New York, in which he was starring.Was the producer/creator of Albertini Mime Players for 19 years.Spent 30 years teaching drama and dance.Began her screen acting career in 1985, at age 67, after returning from teaching.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Not Another Not Another Movie Rose 2009
No Score Yet The Invited Actor 2009
No Score Yet Lonely Street Lydia 2008
28% Fat Girls Mildred 2006
75% Wedding Crashers Grandma Mary Cleary $209.3M 2005
No Score Yet Annie's Point Louise Tette 2005
No Score Yet Longshot (Jack of All Trades) Mrs. Fleisher 2002
58% Road Trip Grandma Manilow 2000
23% Ready to Rumble Mrs. MacKenzie 2000
22% Patch Adams Aggie 1998
17% 54 Disco Dottie 1998
68% The Wedding Singer Rosie 1998
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Lila 1995
24% Radioland Murders Organist 1994
72% Sister Act Choir Nun $139.7M 1992
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man Mrs. Coulson 1992
No Score Yet Blood & Concrete: A Love Story Old Lady 1991
No Score Yet Megaville Mrs. Coulson 1991
No Score Yet Genuine Risk Receptionist 1989
No Score Yet Going to the Chapel Grandma Haldane 1988
No Score Yet Munchies Little Old Lady 1987
No Score Yet Walk Like a Man Organist 1987
57% Tough Guys Old Lady 1986
No Score Yet American Drive-In Allison 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

94% New Girl
2011-2018
Old Aunt Ruthie
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Audrey Abruzzi
  • 2007
7% In Case of Emergency
2007
Rose
  • 2007
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Dottie Pierce
  • 2005
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Gertrude
  • 2005
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Roberta
  • 2005
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Betty
  • 2005
  • 2002
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
2000-2006
Grandma Nan
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Ruby
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Sylvia
  • 2001
No Score Yet Nikki
2000-2002
Miss Marie
  • 2000
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Momma
  • 1995
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Riblet Mrs. Ribley
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Mildred
  • 1994
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Felisa Howard
  • 1994
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Grandma
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Wonder Years
1988-1993
Mrs. Tambora
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Video Store Clerk
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest Sarah
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Designing Women
1986-1993
Tight Lips
  • 1990
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Mrs. Ferguson
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Aunt Belle
  • 1990
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Mrs. Baer
  • 1988
No Score Yet Webster
1983-1989
Mrs. Crane
  • 1988
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • 1987
22% Payne
1999
Flo

QUOTES FROM Ellen Albertini Dow CHARACTERS

Rosie
You'll know when you meet the right girl because it's not how you feel about her it's how she makes you feel about yourself
Rosie
You'll know when you meet the right girl because it's not how you feel about her, it's how she makes you feel about yourself.
Grandma Mary Cleary
But that wife of his, Eleanor... Big dyke! Huge dyke. A real rug muncher. Looked like a big lesbian mule.
Grandma Mary Cleary
You're a homo.
Jeremy Grey
Todd, I notice you haven't even touched your food yet.
Todd Cleary
I don't eat meat or fish.
Grandma Mary Cleary
He's a homo.
Grandma Mary Cleary
He's a homo.
Rosie
[to Julia] : He wants to make money. You know - live in a nice house with wide windows and locks. You can't expect him to live forever with his sister and the nipple-twisting that goes on there.
Rosie
[to Julia] He wants to make money. You know - live in a nice house with wide windows and locks. You can't expect him to live forever with his sister and the nipple-twisting that goes on there.