Katherine Helmond

Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)
Lowest Rated: 38% Cars 2 (2011)
Birthday: Jul 5, 1928
Birthplace: Not Available
American actress Katherine Helmond spent nearly thirty years becoming an overnight success. Working fitfully in New York and regional theatre throughout the '50s and '60s, Helmond made ends meet by working as a drama teacher. Her first fleeting film appearances were in the Manhattan-based Believe in Me and The Hospital, both shot in 1971. She received a sizeable role in 1975's The Hindenburg, which utilized local repertory actors from throughout the midwest; she also worked with Hitchcock in 1976's Family Plot. In 1977, Katherine was cast as Jessica Tate, the scatterbrained, hedonistic matriarch on the TV sitcom Soap. She remained with the series until its cancellation in 1981; Soap left poor Jessica Tate facing a firing squad, and didn't reveal her fate until Helmond's guest appearance on the Soap spinoff Benson, wherein she played Jessica's ghost. In 1983, Katherine enrolled in the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop; she helmed the short subject Bankrupt and also several episodes of TV's Who's the Boss, in which she played Mona Robinson from 1984 through 1990. Keeping her hand in films, Katherine Helmond became a favorite of ex-Monty Python director Terry Gilliam, who cast the actress as a vain matron undergoing a really radical facelift in 1984's Brazil.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
69% Cars 3 Lizzie $152.7M 2017
73% Collaborator Irene Longfellow 2012
38% Cars 2 Lizzie $191.5M 2011
No Score Yet A Grandpa for Christmas Roxie Famosa 2007
74% Cars Lizzie $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Strand: Venice Beach, CA Actor 2005
No Score Yet Beethoven's 5th Crazy Cora Wilkens 2003
No Score Yet Mr. St. Nick Mrs. Claus 2002
No Score Yet Living in Fear Mrs. Ford 2001
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Perfect Nanny Mrs. McBride 2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale Shatzie 2000
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reservation Clerk 1998
No Score Yet Ms. Scrooge Maude Marley 1997
No Score Yet Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Hedda Hopper 1995
No Score Yet The Spy Within (The Flight of the Dove) Dr. Schilling 1994
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland Honor Zetterland 1993
No Score Yet Amore! Mildred Schwartz 1993
67% Lady in White Amanda 1988
46% Overboard Edith 1987
No Score Yet Shadey Lady Constance Landau 1987
98% Brazil Ida Lowry 1985
No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk Actor 1983
No Score Yet World War III Dorothy Longworth 1982
No Score Yet Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story Frances Clooney 1982
89% Time Bandits Mrs. Ogre 1981
No Score Yet Scout's Honor Pearl Bartlett 1980
No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Elaine Thurston 1979
No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Miss Colby 1977
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Mattie Riley 1976
No Score Yet Baby Blue Marine Mrs. Hudkins 1976
96% Family Plot Mrs. Maloney 1976
No Score Yet James Dean Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Legend of Lizzie Borden Emma Borden 1975
40% The Hindenburg Mrs. Mildred Breslau 1975
No Score Yet The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Southern Lady 1974
No Score Yet Larry Mrs. Whitten 1974
100% The Hospital Marilyn Mead 1971

TV

CREDIT
69% True Blood
2008-2014
Caroline Bellefleur
  • 2011
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
Mrs. Geller
  • 2010
No Score Yet Everybody Loves Raymond
1996-2005
Lois
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Rose
  • 1999
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Doris Doris Sherman
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Director Mona Mona Robinson
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Soap
1977-1981
Jessica Tate
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
1976-1978
Dr. Harkens
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Dr. Webster
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ena Spratt
  • 1972

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