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

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

21% 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
25% Wanted: Dead or Alive Terry 1987
No Score Yet The Retrievers Actor 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2015
Greg's Mom
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Eileen Switzer
  • 2013
55% Cane
2007
Constance Hughes
  • 2007
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Grace
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Julie Rollins
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Barbara
  • 2006
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Dora Cresswell
  • 2005
No Score Yet Jake in Progress
2005-2006
Tally Hughes
  • 2005
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Oma Desala
  • 2005
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Sen. Rafferty
  • 2005
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Mrs. Hightower
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Kelly Rockhill
  • 2001
45% Madigan Men
2000
Dr. Ivy Castilli
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Doctor
  • 1996
85% Thirtysomething
1987-1991
Hope Steadman Director
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Driver
  • 1980

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