Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten

  • Highest Rated: 64% The Package (1989)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Best Men (1998)
  • Birthday: Dec 20, 1939
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Once worked as a psychiatric nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Took acting classes at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. While pursuing her dream of a career in acting, she worked as a painter, paperhanger, bartender and waitress. Moved to Hollywood in her mid-50s to pursue her acting career. First TV job was a small role on the sitcom Family Matters. After the death of her West Wing character, White House presidential secretary Mrs. Landingham, the position was filled by Lily Tomlin. She and Tomlin went on to costar as sisters on Desperate Housewives. Survived lung cancer twice before succumbing to the disease in June of 2012.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid Angie 2011
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Aunt Jackie $219.4M 2009
26% Bedtime Stories Mrs. Dixon $110M 2008
34% Rails & Ties Mrs. Brown 2007
No Score Yet Breaking Dawn Neighbor 2004
53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Mrs. Stemkowski $16.9M 2004
No Score Yet Combustion Actor 2004
No Score Yet Secret Santa Winifred 2003
No Score Yet Wasabi Tuna Erma 2003
No Score Yet Hellraiser - Inferno Mrs. Thorne 2000
No Score Yet Kiss Toledo Goodbye Wheelchair Lady 2000
50% Phoenix Esther 1998
13% Best Men Edie 1998
64% The Package Waitress 1989
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A. Mrs. Clark 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Gloria Williams
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Mrs. Clusky Karen McCluskey Mrs. McClusky Mrs. McCluskey
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
84% Scrubs
2001-2010
Mrs. Tanner
  • 2009
  • 2001
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Robby
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Mrs. Drake
  • 2005
13% Love, Inc.
2005-2006
Doris
  • 2005
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Claire
  • 2005
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Donnie's Mom
  • 2005
100% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Old Lady God Old Lady (God)
  • 2005
  • 2003
30% Father of the Pride
2004
Voice
  • 2004
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Maisy Fortner
  • 2004
75% Life with Bonnie
2002-2004
Phyllis
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Felicia
  • 2004
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
2000-2006
Claire
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Wife
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Judge Hilda Drabowsky
  • 2003
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
Old Lady
  • 2003
90% Monk
2002-2009
Nurse Stempel
  • 2003
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Maureen
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Ruth Natalie
  • 2003
  • 1998
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Agent Edie Boal
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Delores Landingham Deloros Landingham Mrs. Landingham
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Sister Alice
  • 2001
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Kirby's mother
  • 2001
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Mrs. Neilsen
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Sister Agnes
  • 2001
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Claire Elderly Waoman
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Mrs. Goldsmith
  • 2000
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Mrs. Holt
  • 2000
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Thelma
  • 1999
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Mrs. Pierce
  • 1998
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Vera Guest
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Mrs. Prows
  • 1997
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
Morganna Styles
  • 1997
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Betsy
  • 1997
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Lois
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Secretary No. 83
  • 1996
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Carol
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Checker
  • 1995
  • 1990

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