Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten

Highest Rated: 27% Bedtime Stories (2008)

Lowest Rated: 13% Best Men (1998)

Birthday: Dec 20, 1939

Birthplace: Eustis, Florida, USA

Amidst Hollywood's ranks, finding a late bloomer attaining success on television or in film was more the exception than the rule. For Emmy-winning actress Kathryn Joosten, however, paying her dues in numerous projects ended up paving the way for her later success. Joosten did not even catch the acting bug until middle age. And it was at that time that she hit big with recognizable roles on two of the most successful network programs of the new millennium: "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), portraying the secretary to the President of the United States, and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-2012), in which she essayed the ultimate snoopy suburban neighbor.

Highest rated movies

Bedtime Stories
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Best Men

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 16% Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Angie (Character) - 2011
20% 49% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Aunt Jackie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bake Shop Ghost Miss Cora Lee Merriweather (Character) - 2009
27% 55% Bedtime Stories Mrs. Dixon (Character) $110.0M 2008
No Score Yet 37% Breaking Dawn Neighbor (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 25% Combustion Miss Knight (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 42% Secret Santa Winifred (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 36% Kiss Toledo Goodbye Wheelchair Lady (Character) - 1999
13% 40% Best Men Edie (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story Mrs. Oshotz (Character) - 1996

TV

Credit
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey (Character),
Mrs. McCluskey (Guest Star)
2005-2012
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Hazel (Guest Voice) 2011
83% 86% Scrubs Mrs. Tanner (Guest Star) 2001 2004 2009
91% 89% Monk Nurse Stempel (Guest Star) 2003 2008
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
83% 85% The Closer Nurse Townsend (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 88% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reba Director (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
13% No Score Yet Love, Inc. Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Donny's Mom (Guest Star) 2005
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2005
85% 86% Gilmore Girls Maisy Fortner (Guest Star) 2004
30% No Score Yet Father of the Pride Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
71% No Score Yet Life With Bonnie Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Jenny - Woman at Reception (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 0% Less Than Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.U.S.A. Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Mrs. Landingham (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1999-2002
74% 86% The X-Files Agent Edie Boal (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2000-2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Genevive Holt (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 82% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Mrs. Pierce (Guest Star) 1998
33% No Score Yet Prey Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
83% 83% NYPD Blue Mrs. Prows (Guest Star) 1997
95% 94% Frasier Vera (Guest Star) 1997
67% No Score Yet Temporarily Yours Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life With Roger Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
89% 92% Seinfeld Betsy (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goode Behavior Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 72% Roseanne Carol (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1995