Lindsay Crouse

Highest Rated: 96% The Insider (1999)
Lowest Rated: 19% The Juror (1996)
Birthday: May 12, 1948
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Tall, thin, and blonde, Oscar-nominated actress Lindsay Crouse has been appearing onscreen since the mid-'70s -- though contemporary, television-savvy fans may be more familiar with her thanks to memorable small-screen roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Providence, and Hack. Crouse is a New York City native and the daughter of Life With Father author Russel Crouse; her literary father named her after his longtime writing partner Howard Lindsay. An education at Radcliffe first led Crouse to a career as a dancer, though it wasn't long before she began leaning toward acting; she made her screen debut in 1976's All the President's Men. Roles in Slap Shot (1977) and The Verdict (1982) found Crouse managing to hold her own opposite screen heavy Paul Newman, and after remaining under the direction of Sidney Lumet for Daniel (1983), Crouse earned an Oscar nod for her performance opposite Sally Field in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart. With the exception of a season of Hill Street Blues, Crouse would stick mainly to feature films for the remainder of the 1980s. Her leading role as a conflicted psychiatrist in 1987's House of Games (under the direction of then-husband David Mamet) seemed to capitalize on her status as one of John Willis' Screen World's "Most Promising New Actors of 1984." If the 1990s found Crouse edging almost exclusively into small-screen work, the occasional feature, such as The Juror (1996) and Prefontaine (1997), proved that she had lost none of her enduring big-screen appeal. Indeed, Crouse was equally effective in both film and television; small-screen roles in Norma Jean and Marilyn and If These Walls Could Talk (both 1996) proved just as compelling as her turn in Michael Mann's acclaimed 1999 drama The Insider. In 2000, Crouse took on the role of Caroline Ingalls in the made-for-TV family film Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Before returning to the character in the 2002 sequel, she played supporting roles in Imposter and Cherish (both 2002).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
56% Somewhere Slow Katherine 2014
55% Mr. Brooks Captain Lister $28.5M 2007
No Score Yet Knuffle Bunny & More Great Childhood Adventure Stories Actor 2007
No Score Yet Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Dot...and More Stories to Make You Feel Good Actor 2005
No Score Yet Summer Solstice Young Margaret 2003
20% Almost Salinas Allie 2003
51% Cherish Therapist $0.2M 2002
22% Impostor Chancellor $5.3M 2002
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy Actor 2000
96% The Insider Sharon Tiller 1999
No Score Yet Progeny Dr. Susan Lamarche 1998
59% Prefontaine Elfriede Prefontaine 1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk Frances White 1996
64% The Arrival Ilana Green 1996
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn Natasha Lytess 1996
19% The Juror Tallow 1996
73% The Indian in the Cupboard Jane 1995
19% Bye Bye, Love Grace 1994
54% Being Human Janet 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Una Pace 1994
No Score Yet Final Appeal Dana Cartier 1993
No Score Yet Chantilly Lace Rheza 1993
No Score Yet The Halloween Tree Actor 1993
36% Desperate Hours Brenda Chandler 1990
20% Communion Anne Strieber 1989
No Score Yet Lemon Sky Ronnie 1988
96% House of Games Margaret Ford 1987
96% Places in the Heart Margaret 1984
No Score Yet Iceman Dr. Diane Brady 1984
43% Daniel Rochelle Isaacson 1983
96% The Verdict Kaitlin Costello Price 1982
91% Prince of the City Carla Ciello 1981
No Score Yet Paul's Case Actor 1980
91% Between the Lines Abbie 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Actor 1977
83% Slap Shot Lily Braden 1977
93% All the President's Men Kay Eddy 1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Actor 1976

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Drive
2007
Ms. Bright
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Judge Denise Grobman Judge Grobman Dr. Diane Meade Judge Hellstrom
  • 2005
  • 1999
  • 1993
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Dr. Mona Lavalle
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Evans
  • 2002
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Guest Sharon Perelli
  • 2002
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Peg
  • 2002
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Lauren McKenzie
  • 2002
  • 2001
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Maggie Walsh Professor Maggie Walsh
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Katherine Cooper
  • 1999
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Jane Wallace
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dr. Anna Castigliano Anna
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Louise Anderson-Crowe
  • 1993
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Guest Joan Allenby
  • 1989
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1988
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
McBride
  • 1987
  • 1986

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