Mel Harris

Mel Harris

Highest Rated: 69% Suture (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Hangman's Curse (2003)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1956

Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

In an era of Mandy Patinkin and Glenn Close, one shouldn't be surprised that one of the loveliest and classiest leading ladies on TV in the 1980s was named Mel Harris. After several years on the fringes of big success, things began to click all at once for Harris in 1987, beginning with a good part in the Rutger Hauer film Wanted Dead or Alive. More importantly, 1987 was the year Harris landed the role of wife/mother/free-lance writer Hope Murdoch on the popular TV series thirtysomething. Harris' subsequent projects have not been as rewarding: there wasn't much she could do with her leading-lady stint in the Jim Belushi opus K-9 (1989), while such melodramas as Raising Caine (1992) and the made-for-TV Women of Spring Break (1995) were beneath not only her talents, but also those of everyone else involved. Hopefully, Mel Harris enjoyed working on the loopy hospital comedy Suture (1993), if for no other reason than her character name was Renee Descartes. In 1996 Harris co-starred with Jere Burns in the TV sitcom Something So Right.

Highest Rated Movies



24% The Lodger Margaret 2009
No Score Yet Arc Actor 2007
No Score Yet Purple Heart Actor 2005
No Score Yet Out of the Woods Mrs. Flemming 2005
No Score Yet Family Under Siege Actor 2004
0% Hangman's Curse Sarah Springfield 2003
0% K-9: P.I. Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Retrievers Karen Lowry 2001
No Score Yet Firetrap Cordelia Calloway 2001
No Score Yet Out of Time Annie Epson 2000
No Score Yet Sonic Impact Jennifer Blake 2000
No Score Yet A Family Under Siege Faye 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Sarah McLeish 1997
No Score Yet Sharon's Secret Laurel O'Connor 1995
No Score Yet The Secretary Ellen Bradford 1995
21% The Pagemaster Claire Tyler 1994
No Score Yet Broken Lullaby Jordan Kirkland 1994
No Score Yet Ultimate Betrayal Susan 1994
No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise Claire Downowski 1994
No Score Yet La Araña y la Mosca Dianna Taylor 1994
69% Suture Renee Descartes 1993
No Score Yet Desperate Motive Katherine June Sullivan 1993
No Score Yet With Hostile Intent Kathy Arnold 1993
No Score Yet Wind Dancer Susan Allen 1993
No Score Yet Child of Rage Jill Tyler 1992
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof Sonia Klonsky 1992
57% Raising Cain Sarah 1992
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Actor 1989
22% K-9 Tracy 1989
No Score Yet My Brother's Wife Eleanor Goldberg-Rusher 1989
No Score Yet Cameron's Closet Nora Haley 1989
33% Wanted: Dead or Alive Terry 1987
No Score Yet The Retrievers Actor 1982


98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Greg's Mom 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Eileen Switzer 2013
55% Cane
Constance Hughes 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
Grace 2006
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Julie Rollins 2006
91% House
Barbara 2006
No Score Yet JAG
Dora Cresswell 2005
No Score Yet Jake in Progress
Tally Hughes 2005
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
Oma Desala 2005
75% The West Wing
Sen. Rafferty 2005
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
Mrs. Hightower 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Kelly Rockhill 2001
45% Madigan Men
Dr. Ivy Castilli 2000
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
Doctor 1996
85% Thirtysomething
Hope Steadman Director 1991
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Driver 1980


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