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Janet Carroll

Highest Rated:   96% Risky Business (1983)
Lowest Rated:   8% The Omega Code (1999)
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A versatile performer whose career spans stage, screen, and television roles, in addition to commercial work and musical recording activity, Janet Carroll first drew the attention of audiences with her portrayal of Tom Cruise's mother in the 1983 Risky Business. Over the following decades, she went on to grace similar character roles in such big-screen outings as Secret Admirer (1985), Memories of Me (1988), and Family Business (1989). During the 1990s and 2000s, Carroll placed a heightened emphasis on television work, appearing on such series as Touched by an Angel, Ally McBeal, Scrubs, and Brothers & Sisters, as well as playing recurring roles on Murphy Brown, Married...With Children, and Melrose Place. Meanwhile, Carroll also began promulgating brands including Diet Coke, Holiday Inn, and Outback Steakhouse in television spots, delivered portrayals in stage productions including Elektra, Shadow of Heroes, Gypsy, and Mame, and traveled extensively as the vocalist with a seven-piece swing, jazz, and blues band.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Christmas Spirit
  • Betty
2011
No Score Yet College Debts
  • Actor
2009
65% (Untitled)
  • Helen Finkelstein
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet The Art of War III: Retribution
  • UN Secretary General
2009
No Score Yet Living 'til the End
  • Constance Whilton
2005
No Score Yet Halfway Decent
  • Actor
2005
22% Enough
  • Mrs. Hiller
$39.2M 2002
No Score Yet Changing Hearts
  • Mrs. Lane
2002
No Score Yet All You Need
  • Jane Sabistan
2001
8% The Omega Code
  • Dorothy Thompson
1999
45% Forces of Nature
  • Barbara
1999
12% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Escabel
1995
No Score Yet Born to Be Wild
  • Judge Billings
1995
No Score Yet Timemaster
  • Miss Spinell
1995
No Score Yet Talent for the Game
  • Rachel Bodeen
1991
38% Family Business
  • Margie
1989
No Score Yet Memories of Me
  • Dorothy Davis
1988
No Score Yet The Killing Time
  • Lila Dagget
1987
No Score Yet Bluffing It
  • Margaret Duggan
1987
No Score Yet Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story
  • Susan Baker
1986
33% Secret Admirer
  • Toni's Mother
1985
No Score Yet Getting Physical
  • Myra Gibley
1984
96% Risky Business
  • Joel's mother
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Sloane Dodelson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mrs. Cooke
  • 2006
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Ellen Fish
  • 2002

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