Lee Garlington

Highest Rated: 86% Field of Dreams (1989)
Birthday: Jul 20, 1953
Birthplace: Not Available
Specializing in roles as cranky authority figures and unassuming mothers, longtime character actress Lee Garlington has the kind of familiar face that makes people wonder, "Where have I seen her before?" With numerous roles on some of the most popular television series of the past 20 years -- including Family Ties, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and CSI -- most TV viewers probably have seen her face before, though wading through her exhaustive list of credits to find out where might be a daunting task. In addition to a busy television career, Garlington found a steady stream of work in features. Averaging about three films per year since her debut in the 1983 sequel Psycho II. The actress turned up again opposite Anthony Perkins three years later in Psycho III, and parts in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), The Seventh Sign (1988), and Field of Dreams (1989) rounded out the decade. Though Garlington had a featured role in the 1989 Seinfeld pilot, her character was replaced by Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) when the series came to fruition the following year. Throughout the '90s, Garlington frequently alternated between the big and small screens, and though most of her TV appearances were only guest spots, she had a rare recurring role in the 1996 series Townies. Garlington became an increasingly familiar supporting player over the next few years in such features as Evolution (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), One Hour Photo (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), and The Hot Chick (2002). In 2003, the longtime actress once again returned to weekly television with a role on the popular evening drama Everwood.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Christmas Harmony Actor 2018
No Score Yet Do You Take This Man Actor 2017
77% Band Of Robbers Lt. Polly $15.3K 2016
No Score Yet Married by Christmas Bitsy Tate 2016
No Score Yet The Engagement Clause Actor 2016
6% Some Kind of Beautiful Wendy 2015
10% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Gummy 2014
No Score Yet The Extendables Actor 2014
No Score Yet A Buddy Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet Prayers for Bobby Psychologist 2009
No Score Yet Pulse 2: Afterlife Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Coverup Beverly Thacker 2008
No Score Yet Forfeit Sharon 2007
85% Akeelah and the Bee Regional Judge $18.9M 2006
31% Stick It Head Vault Judge $26.9M 2006
61% Something New Mrs. Cahan $11.5M 2006
41% A Lot Like Love Stewardess $21.9M 2005
No Score Yet Mortuary Rita 2005
43% Mrs. Harris Tarnower `Ex' No. 2 2005
6% Johnson Family Vacation Betty Sue $31.1M 2004
No Score Yet Guarding Eddy Helen 2004
22% The Hot Chick Vice Principal Bernard 2002
81% One Hour Photo Waitress $31.5M 2002
59% The Sum of All Fears Mary Pat Foley $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet Layover Actor 2001
No Score Yet Virtual Obsession Joan Stevenson 2001
52% American Pie 2 Natalie's Mom $144.1M 2001
43% Evolution Reporter $37.6M 2001
11% Boys and Girls L.A. Flight Attendant 2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Actor 2000
No Score Yet Forever Lulu Linda Davis 2000
No Score Yet The Big Thing Actor 2000
No Score Yet Freak Talks About Sex (Blowin' Smoke) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Can of Worms Pamela Pillsbury 1999
No Score Yet Balloon Farm Maggie 1999
No Score Yet Blood Money Jimmy the Weasel 1999
No Score Yet Driven Actor 1998
No Score Yet Host Actor 1998
24% Dante's Peak Dr. Jane Fox 1997
No Score Yet Women Without Implants Actor 1997
No Score Yet Verano de Terror Winnie 1996
17% The Babysitter Dolly Tucker 1995
No Score Yet Whose Daughter Is She? (Semi-Precious) Annie 1995
No Score Yet See Jane Run Carole Garson 1995
No Score Yet The Yarn Princess Wanda 1994
No Score Yet Reflections in the Dark Tina 1994
42% My Life Carol Sandman 1993
29% Jack the Bear Mrs. Festinger 1993
No Score Yet Love Matters Nan 1993
No Score Yet River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Janice 1993
No Score Yet Dying to Love You Rita 1993
No Score Yet Kiss of a Killer Helaine 1993
No Score Yet When No One Would Listen Lee 1992
78% Sneakers Dr. Elena Rhyzkov 1992
No Score Yet Shame Tina 1992
No Score Yet Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories Josette 1991
No Score Yet I Posed for Playboy Josette 1991
10% Meet the Applegates Nita Samson 1991
No Score Yet When You Remember Me Joanne 1990
No Score Yet A Killing in a Small Town Peggy Blankenship 1990
No Score Yet Last Flight Out Jan 1990
No Score Yet Cold Sassy Tree Actor 1989
86% Field of Dreams Beulah, Angry PTA Mother 1989
14% Three Fugitives Policewoman 1989
15% The Seventh Sign Dr. Inness 1988
No Score Yet Student Exchange Mrs. Whitcoms 1987
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) `Schlitz' Waitress 1987
81% Some Kind of Wonderful Gym Instructor 1987
63% Hell Comes to Frogtown Briefing Officer 1987
No Score Yet Murder Ordained Actor 1987
58% Psycho III Myrna 1986
14% Cobra Nancy Stalk 1986
61% Psycho II Myrna 1983

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
  • 2015
20% Stalker
2014-2015
Kindrick
  • 2014
92% Suburgatory
2011-2014
Dorothy
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
Eleanor
  • 2014
  • 2013
0% Dads
2013-2014
Janet
  • 2013
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Stella Peterson
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Betty Fulford
  • 2012
71% The Killing
2011-2014
Ruth Yitanes
  • 2011
81% FlashForward
2009-2010
Carline
  • 2010
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Mrs. Walker
  • 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Briggitte Reinholt
  • 2009
73% Saving Grace
2007-2010
Sally Ann
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mrs. Frommer Mrs. Briggs Kathy Frommer
  • 2009
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Bren
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Riches
2007-2008
Jane Fedley
  • 2008
  • 2007
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Alisa McKenzie
  • 2007
No Score Yet Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service
2003-2013
Guest
  • 2007
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Peggy
  • 2007
No Score Yet What About Brian
2006-2007
Mona
  • 2007
79% Big Love
2006-2011
Grace, Advertising Agency Exec
  • 2006
92% Everwood
2002-2006
Brenda Boxworth Brenda Baxworth
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Farah Linden Farah
  • 2005
No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules
2002-2005
Fran Leslie
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Carol Prosser
  • 2004
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Alberta Holstein
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Annette
  • 2004
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Louise
  • 2003
100% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Charlotte Bloome
  • 2003
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Alana Waterman
  • 2003
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Mrs. Harris
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Lea Chambers Rosie DePaul
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
Emily
  • 1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Vi
  • 1994
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Joanie
  • 1993
No Score Yet Sirens
1993-1994
Ann Hollings
  • 1993
No Score Yet Blossom
1991-1995
Samy
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Kirsten
  • 1992
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
  • 1991
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Nurse Chatham
  • 1991
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Ms. Foster
  • 1991
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-2018
Carol
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Shawnee
  • 1989
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Claire
  • 1989
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1985

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