Nancy Lenehan

Nancy Lenehan

Highest Rated: 60% Door to Door (2002)

Lowest Rated: 16% Sex Tape (2014)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1953

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA

Veteran character actor Nancy Lenehan is best known for playing unflappably cheerful soccer moms and school administrators on series television. Featured in recurring and guest roles on numerous programs since the early '80s, Lenehan may not be a household name, but her perfectly perky beam is a familiar one to fans of sitcoms. Originally from Long Island, New York, Lenehan attended school in South Dakota and, after graduating, relocated to San Francisco, where she briefly joined a comedy troupe. Her rise in Hollywood came slowly; and after countless faintly remembered TV and film roles as the sweet-natured girl-next-door, in 1996 she was cast as a recurring character on the Emmy-nominated comedy series "Ellen." Lenehan resurfaced as a series regular on several more comedies, including the Brett Butler-starring "Grace Under Fire," the short-lived "Married to the Kellys," and the wildly popular NBC series "My Name Is Earl," in which she made a memorable appearance as Kay Hickey, the mother of title character Earl Hickey.

Highest rated movies

Door to Door
Sex Tape



No Score Yet 44% That's Amor Lainie (Character) - 2022
16% 33% Sex Tape Linda (Character) $38.5M 2014
60% 83% Door to Door Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 36% Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Radio Show Hostess (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Father Blanche (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 57% Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon Mrs. Harris (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 100% Rock 'n' Roll Mom Connie (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 0% Assassin Grace Decker (Character) - 1986


No Score Yet 83% Man With a Plan Alice (Guest Star) 2018 2020
93% 79% Superstore Judy (Guest Star) 2020
82% 83% Bless This Mess Deb (Guest Star) 2019
89% 86% People of Earth Margaret Flood (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
93% 90% Veep Mrs. Ryan (Guest Star) 2014 2016
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Cheryl (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Penny (Guest Star) 2012
26% 0% How to Be a Gentleman Diane (Character) 2011-2012
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2009-2010
30% 40% Accidentally on Purpose Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Angela Clayton (Character) 2008-2009
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Kay Hickey (Guest Star) 2005-2008
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Mrs. Jeter (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Sue Alderman (Guest Star) 2005
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
33% No Score Yet Married to the Kellys Sandy Kelly (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 2003
No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 100% What I Like About You Linda (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% Everybody Loves Raymond Pamela (Guest Star) 2002
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 68% Felicity Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001
86% 86% Gilmore Girls LaDawn (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Bunny (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 84% ER Edie Harvell (Guest Star) 1999
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pat (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
30% No Score Yet Working Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1998
23% No Score Yet Hiller and Diller Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 89% Boy Meets World Susan Kalliback (Guest Star) 1997
30% No Score Yet Townies Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
14% No Score Yet The Faculty Daisy Skelnick (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Dr. Wallach (Guest Star) 1995
50% No Score Yet Great Scott! Beverly Melrod (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Paula Richardson (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 85% Quantum Leap Colleen McBain (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 88% The Golden Girls Nun (Guest Star) 1990
76% 71% Roseanne Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tracey Ullman Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
No Score Yet 81% ALF Laverne Litwak (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beverly Hills Buntz Mrs. Fairchild (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1988
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Lucy (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. President Lenore (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Phylis Caruso (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
67% 89% V Science Frontiers Scientist (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Customer (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Katy Moore (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1980