Jeanetta Arnette

Jeanetta Arnette

  • Highest Rated: 95% Hunter Gatherer (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Ladybugs (1992)
  • Birthday: Jul 29, 1954
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A fair-haired character actress who maintained a nearly constant presence in American television series and features (making her countenance eminently familiar), Jeanetta Arnette began her career in late-'70s exploitation pictures, such as the 1977 releases Teenage Graffiti and The Class Reunion Massacre. Beginning with a bit part as a party guest in Blake Edwards' midlife-crisis comedy 10 (1979), however, Arnette segued gently into more mainstream efforts. She specialized in playing upbeat, highly energetic women with a professional edge. Early assignments included Rob Cohen's underrated Age of Aquarius period film A Small Circle of Friends (1980), the made-for-television sci-fi opus Brave New World (1980), and Andrew V. McLaglen's telemovie Western The Shadow Riders (1982). Arnette achieved her broadest fame and recognition for several years in 1986, when she signed on to play Bernadette Meara, the assistant principal of the Monroe High School for teen prodigies, on the popular sitcom Head of the Class (1986-1991) -- a role she carried for the entire run of the series. Subsequent assignments included the Rodney Dangerfield comedy Ladybugs (1992), the gender-bending melodrama Boys Don't Cry (1999), and Lasse Hallström's offbeat romantic drama The Shipping News (2001). In 2007, Arnette tackled a more prominent role in director David Gordon Green's earnest ensemble drama Snow Angels.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

95% Hunter Gatherer Dr. Merton 2016
No Score Yet Beneath the Dark Shirley 2010
68% Snow Angels Louise Parkinson $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Sniper 3 Sydney 2004
30% Finding Home Grace 2003
No Score Yet Dunsmore Actor 2003
No Score Yet Florida City Donna Jo 2003
55% The Shipping News Silver Melville $11.5M 2001
44% The Prime Gig Cheryl 2000
88% Boys Don't Cry Lana's Mom 1999
No Score Yet Finding Kelly Actor 1999
43% Judas Kiss Monica Grimes 1998
40% First Love, Last Rites Sissel's Mom 1998
No Score Yet Somebody Is Waiting Edna Rice 1998
13% Ladybugs Glynnis Mullen 1992
No Score Yet The Deliberate Stranger Barbara 1986
No Score Yet Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Nikki 1984
No Score Yet City Killer Actor 1984
No Score Yet A Minor Miracle Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Shadow Riders Southern Belle 1982
No Score Yet Take Your Best Shot Fran 1982
No Score Yet Callie & Son Receptionist 1981
No Score Yet A Small Circle of Friends Waitress 1980
68% 10 Party Guest 1979
No Score Yet Class Reunion Massacre Cindy 1978
No Score Yet Teenage Graffiti Actor 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

77% Extant
2014-2015
Anya Sparks
  • 2015
  • 2014
97% Justified
2010-2015
Marsha Keyhoe
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Sue Overton
  • 2012
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Chelsey Simpson
  • 2009
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Dr. West
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mrs. Spencer
  • 2005
90% Lost
2004-2010
Calloway
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sandra Knowles
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mrs. Hawkes
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Gloria
  • 2002
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
Lana Andrews
  • 2000
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
Dr. Lonnie Heppelman
  • 1999
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Dr. Loews
  • 1997
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Gus
  • 1995
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Nurse
  • 1994
78% The Jackie Thomas Show
1992-1993
Sophia Ford
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Bernadette Meara Bernadette
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Betty
  • 1985
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Marianne
  • 1983

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