Mary Gross

Mary Gross

Highest Rated: 73% The Santa Clause (1994)

Lowest Rated: 11% Club Paradise (1986)

Birthday: Mar 25, 1953

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

With her pageboy haircut and distinctively flute-like voice, Mary Gross was one of the leading lights of the 1981-'85 casts of "Saturday Night Live." Plucked from Chicago's Second City by new showrunner Dick Ebersol, Gross was one of the only cast members to stay throughout Ebersol's tenure on the show; she specialized in quiet, mousy characters and oddball celebrity impersonations such as Nancy Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. After leaving SNL when creator Lorne Michaels came back in 1985, Gross moved into small character roles in comedy films and guest TV spots. Her older brother, Michael Gross, co-starred on the hit 1980s sitcom "Family Ties."

Highest rated movies

The Santa Clause Baby Boom
Big Business
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Couch Trip
Casual Sex?
Troop Beverly Hills




39% 43% 40 Days and 40 Nights Bev Sullivan (Character) $37.9M 2002
No Score Yet 57% Jailbait Patti Fisher (Character) - 2000
73% 65% The Santa Clause Miss Daniels (Character) $145.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Enemy No. 2 Marcey (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 48% Paydirt Mrs. Bratesman (Character) $8.2K 1992
14% 62% Troop Beverly Hills Annie Herman (Character) $7.9M 1989
20% 49% Feds Janis Zuckerman (Character) $3.5M 1988
31% 29% Casual Sex? Ilene (Character) $9.2M 1988
44% 69% Big Business Judy (Character) $39.6M 1988
33% 46% The Couch Trip Vera Maitlin (Character) $9.9M 1988
70% 62% Baby Boom Charlotte Elkman (Character) $25.4M 1987
11% 36% Club Paradise Jackie (Character) $11.8M 1986


96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Old Lady 3 (Guest Star) 2011
74% 73% The Defenders Judy Baker (Guest Star) 2011
57% 77% Californication Principal Green (Guest Star) 2009
86% 92% Boston Legal Leigh Swift (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2008
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
27% No Score Yet Twins Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
9% No Score Yet Rock Me Baby Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 91% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1997-1998 2002
10% No Score Yet Off Centre Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
81% 96% Six Feet Under Floral Instructor (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 67% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 2000
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something So Right Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courthouse Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
20% No Score Yet Billy Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1981-1985