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Kathryn Joosten

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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid
  • Angie
2011
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Aunt Jackie
2009
25% Bedtime Stories
  • Mrs. Dixon
2008
34% Rails & Ties
  • Mrs. Brown
2007
No Score Yet Breaking Dawn
  • Neighbor
2004
52% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
  • Mrs. Stemkowski
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
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Gloria Williams
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Sister Alice
Monk
2002-2009
  • Nurse Stempel
No Score Yet Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Maisy Fortner
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Vera
  • Guest
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Mrs. Holt
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Claire
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Delores Landingham Deloros Landingham Mrs. Landingham
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mrs. Drake
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Lois
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Mrs. Clusky Karen McCluskey Mrs. McClusky Mrs. McCluskey
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Agent Edie Boal
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mrs. Tanner
Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Thelma
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Felicia
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Betsy

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