Lee Purcell

Lee Purcell

Highest Rated: 83% Valley Girl (1983)

Lowest Rated: 50% The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1947

Birthplace: Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA

Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A.M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role, and while the movie didn't launch her to stardom, she maintained a solid career as a character actress in film and television. A copper-haired cutie with a wide smile, Purcell had an impressive ability to change her looks to suit her roles--in 1978, at the age of 31, she convincingly starred as a high schooler in the episodic teen comedy "Almost Summer," and only five years later, she was entirely believable as a seductive suburban mom--a sort of proto-cougar--in the Generation X touchstone "Valley Girl." Purcell gracefully aged into maternal and professional roles in the '80s and '90s, including a recurring role on the cult favorite police action-comedy "Due South" as the antagonistic State Attorney Louise St. Laurent. She also works regularly in made-for-TV movies, and garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in the dramas "Long Road Home" and "Secret Sins of the Father."

Highest rated movies

Valley Girl
Mr. Majestyk
Stir Crazy
Big Wednesday
The Incredible Hulk Returns

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Love at First Glance Susan Landers (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 41% J.L. Family Ranch Mable Ritter (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 43% Kids vs Monsters Francine Gingerfield (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 13% The Unknown Doris Winslow (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malaika Molly DeMornay (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father Ann Thielman (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movies Money & Murder Lilah (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Road Home Unknown (Character) - 1991
50% 41% The Incredible Hulk Returns Maggie Shaw (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Sandie (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbait Sharon DeLeon (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence Sharon DeLeon (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 0% Space Rage Maggie (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 21% Eddie Macon's Run Jilly Buck (Character) - 1983
83% 72% Valley Girl Beth Brent (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 6% Homework Ms. Jackson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite Bonnie Lee Beaumont (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as the Gambler Jennie Reed (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing at Hell's Gate Jane Pasco (Character) - 1980
67% 75% Stir Crazy Susan (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret War of Jackie's Girls Casey McCann (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Music City Samantha Hunt (Character) - 1979
67% 87% Big Wednesday Peggy Gordon (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Summer Christine Alexander (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 32% Stranger in Our House Julia Trent (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 56% The Amazing Howard Hughes Billie Dove (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Works Overtime Donna (Character) - 1974
79% 67% Mr. Majestyk Wiley (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijack Eileen Noonan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 64% Kid Blue Molly Ford (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 65% Dirty Little Billy Berle (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 29% The Witching Priscilla (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% Adam at 6 A.M. Jerri Jo Hopper (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1989 1994
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Amazing Howard Hughes Billie Dove (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Carol Revson (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Vickie (Guest Star) 1973 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970