Kay Lenz

Highest Rated: 96% American Graffiti (1973)
Birthday: Mar 4, 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Thrushlike American actress Kay Lenz was most effectively cast as hippielike free spirits, even though she rose to prominence after the "flower child" craze had come and gone. After a lot of TV work, Lenz was given her big movie break in director Clint Eastwood's Breezy (1973) as the teenybopper girl friend of middle-aged businessman William Holden. Kay followed this triumph with an Emmy-winning performance in the 1974 ABC Afternoon Playbreak special "Hearts in Hiding." After another good movie assignment in the above-average Canadian actioner White Line Fever, Kay was cast as one of the title characters in The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (1976), portraying a gold-hearted (and light-headed) whore in the old west. Though heavily promoted, the film was a failure, and Lenz had to step down from the ranks of Movie Star to become an actress again -- which she did, in the TV miniseries Rich Man Poor Man. Amidst indifferent movie roles, solid TV work and occasional cartoon voiceover assignments, Kay returned to the forefront of public consciousness in 1988, winning her second Emmy for her guest role as an embittered AIDS victim on the TV series Midnight Caller. This scorching performance assured that Kay Lenz would never, ever be written off as merely the wife of one-time teen idol David Cassidy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Swan Lake Actor 2014
11% The Secret Lives Of Dorks Mrs. Susie Gibson 2013
No Score Yet Southside Travis's Mom 2003
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime Actor 1998
No Score Yet Adventures of Ragtime Detective Hill 1998
No Score Yet A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Peep/Madge 1997
No Score Yet Gunfighter's Moon Linda Yarnell 1995
No Score Yet Trapped in Space Gillings 1995
No Score Yet Shame II The Secret Actor 1995
No Score Yet Against Their Will: Women in Prison (Caged Seduction: The Shocking True Story) Lisa 1994
75% Falling from Grace P.J. 1992
No Score Yet Streets Lieutenant 1990
No Score Yet Hitler's Daughter Actor 1990
No Score Yet Murder by Night Actor 1989
18% Physical Evidence Deborah Quinn 1989
No Score Yet Headhunter Actor 1989
No Score Yet Fear Sharon Haden 1988
14% Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Karen Sheldon 1987
No Score Yet Stripped to Kill Detective Cody Sheenan 1987
62% House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) Sandy Sinclair 1986
No Score Yet Moving Violations Actor 1985
No Score Yet Prisoners of the Lost Universe Carrie Madison 1983
No Score Yet Fast-Walking Moke 1982
No Score Yet The Passage Leah Bergson 1979
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear Carol Bain 1979
No Score Yet The Initiation of Sarah Sarah Goodwin 1978
No Score Yet Mean Dog Blues Linda Ramsey 1978
No Score Yet Moving Violation Cam Johnson 1977
No Score Yet The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (Wildcat) Thursday 1976
No Score Yet White Line Fever Jerri Kane Hummer 1975
No Score Yet Breezy Edith Alice Breezerman ('Breezy') 1973
96% American Graffiti Jane 1973

TV

CREDIT
90% Bones
2005-2017
Harriet White
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Laura Sidle
  • 2013
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Hillary Rhodes
  • 2009
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Connie Quinn Wheeler
  • 2008
No Score Yet Heartland
2007
Nadine
  • 2007
91% House
2004-2012
Mrs. Bradberry
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Linda Cavanaugh
  • 2002
No Score Yet Once and Again
1999-2002
Stephanie Arlyn
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Karen Palmieri Karen
  • 2000
33% The Magnificent Seven
1998-2000
Ella
  • 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1996
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Constance Hunter
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Tick
1994-1996
Voice
  • 1995
  • 1994
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Melissa
  • 1987
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Kelly Nelson
  • 1985
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Jennie
  • 1985
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1984
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Sally DeForrest
  • 1984
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Lettie
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Stephanie
  • 1972
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Joan Robinson
50% Reasonable Doubts
1993
Maggie Zombro

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