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Mary Jo Randle

Highest Rated: 100% Red Riding: 1974 (2009)

Lowest Rated: 100% Red Riding: 1974 (2009)

Birthday: Apr 28, 1954

Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK

Though best known for her portrayal of the lioness Nala in the Broadway sensation "The Lion King," Mary Randle's early career ambition was to be a chemical engineer. While pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Spelman College in Atlanta, the Chicago native considered her passion for the performing arts as only an exciting hobby. Still, it was enough to encourage her to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at New York University's distinguished Tisch School of the Arts. Then in 1997, she was cast in heralded director Julie Taymor's visually rich stage adaptation of Disney's hit animated feature "The Lion King." Her television debut followed in 1999, when she landed a one-off on the long-running crime drama "Law & Order." The following year, she garnered a featured guest spot on the family drama "Providence," a recurring role on the medical drama "City of Angels," and her first film role, a supporting part in the Kevin Bacon-fronted horror-thriller "The Hollow Man." Afterward, Randle focused primarily on her strong theater career, appearing in numerous productions. Still, she continued to make occasional screen appearance on film and television. In 2002, she won a small role in Joel Schumacher's claustrophobic thriller "Phone Booth," which co-starred Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland." That same year, she also snagged a supporting part in the twisted crime drama "ZigZag," which featured Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo.

Highest rated movies

Red Riding: 1974

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 76% Red Riding: 1974 Eddie's Mum (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Wife Television producer (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Driven to Distraction Detective Sergeant Maitland (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctors Allison Fernham (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 79% Inspector George Gently Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Janet Pennyman (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Ruby Kimber (Character) 1999 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bill W.D.S. Jo Morgan (Character) 1991 1993-1994