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Mel Harris



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
21% The Lodger
  • Margaret
2009
No Score Yet Arc
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Arc
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Purple Heart
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Out of the Woods
  • 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 Sharon's Secret
  • Laurel O'Connor
1995
No Score Yet The Secretary
  • Ellen Bradford
1995
18% 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 AraƱa y la Mosca
  • Dianna Taylor
1994
69% Suture
  • Renee Descartes
1993
No Score Yet Desperate Motive
  • Katherine June Sullivan
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
56% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
98% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2015
  • Greg's Mom
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Barbara
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Grace
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Julie Rollins
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Eileen Switzer
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Sen. Rafferty

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