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Liz Sheridan

Highest Rated:   89% Star 80 (1983)
Lowest Rated:   23% Who's That Girl? (2003)
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Liz Sheridan is an actress mostly associated with comedic roles, and best known for her portrayal of Helen Seinfeld, the mother of Jerry Seinfeld, on the series Seinfeld. Born in Westchester County and raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, she graduated from Mamaroneck High School. Sheridan started out in entertainment as a dancer, and was also a pianist and singer. During the early '50s, she crossed personal paths with James Dean; the two became very close, and this period in her life was recounted in Sheridan's book Dizzy and Jimmy: My Life With James Dean (2000). She lived in the Caribbean from 1953 until the mid-'60s, when she returned to New York to embark on an acting career, principally on-stage. Sheridan made a small number of television appearances, on programs such as Kojak, but her real TV career didn't begin until the 1980s, when she started getting guest roles shows such as Gimme a Break, St. Elsewhere, The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, and Scarecrow & Mrs. King, as well as in various made-for-television movies and miniseries, interspersed with the occasional feature film such as Star 80 (1983) and Legal Eagles (1986). She was probably most visible during this period in the role of Selma the housekeeper in the pilot episode of Moonlighting (1985). In 1986, Sheridan became a regular on the series Alf, which ran for four seasons, portraying Mrs. Ochmonek. At the end of that run, she auditioned for and won the role of Helen Seinfeld on Seinfeld. As Jerry Seinfeld's well-meaning but slightly high-strung mother, always trying to mediate between the generations in her family, she revealed a delightful range of comedic skills, working alongside such diverse talents as Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards, Barney Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Jason Alexander, et al. In the years since the cancellation of the series, she has continued to work regularly in television and feature films, primarily portraying matronly and grandmother-type roles.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
27% Play The Game
  • Edna
$0.8M 2009
No Score Yet Surge of Power
  • Herself
2004
23% Who's That Girl?
  • Nurse
2003
No Score Yet Now You Know
  • Grandma
2002
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Changes'
  • Mrs. Hahn
1999
40% Wedding Bell Blues
  • Micki's Mother
1996
No Score Yet Always Say Goodbye
  • Muriel Evans
1996
50% Forget Paris
  • Motorcycle Cop No. 2
1995
No Score Yet Brainsmasher...A Love Story
  • Ma Malloy
1993
No Score Yet Only You
  • Mrs. Stein
1992
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick
  • Mrs. Van Adams
1988
47% Legal Eagles
  • Little Old Lady
1986
No Score Yet School Spirit
  • Mrs. Kingman
1985
40% Avenging Angel
  • Nurse
1985
No Score Yet Nickel Mountain
  • Reception Nurse
1985
No Score Yet The Cartier Affair
  • Actor
1984
89% Star 80
  • Makeup Woman
1983
No Score Yet Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again
  • Mrs. Larson
1982
No Score Yet In the Custody of Strangers
  • Caseworker
1982
No Score Yet World War III
  • Naomi Glass
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Helen Seinfeld Mom Mrs. Seinfeld Helen
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990

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