Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn

  • Highest Rated: 100% Passion Fish (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
  • Birthday: Apr 29, 1952
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Comedic actress Nora Dunn has frequently played acerbic character roles in films and TV as foils to generally likeable leads. She was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990, when she left due to the controversial episode with musical guest Sinead O'Connor and host Andrew Dice Clay. During her five-year run, she played several talk show hosts and was one of the Sweeney Sisters, along with Jan Hooks. She made her film debut in Mike Nichols' Working Girl (1988) as a jaded office worker, followed by Savage Steve Holland's How I Got Into College (1989) as an SAT coach. Her next few films were less successful: Stepping Out, Born Yesterday, and I Love Trouble. She turned back to TV and joined the cast of the NBC drama Sisters as the lesbian TV producer Norma Lear, followed by the CBS comedy The Nanny as Dr. Reynolds. In the late '90s, she had a few small yet funny roles in the more successful films The Last Supper, Bulworth, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Three Kings. She also used her vocal talent to provide voices for the animated TV shows Futurama, The Wild Thornberrys, and Histeria! In 2001, she played the mom in Max Keeble's Big Move, a fashion designer in Zoolander, and Miss Madness in Heartbreakers. Her 2003 projects include the independent comedy Die Mommie Die, the Jim Carrey feature Bruce Almighty, and the romantic comedy Laws of Attraction.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Boy Genius Selma Ally 2019
63% The Oath Eleanor 2018
55% Tag Linda Malloy 2018
No Score Yet Dude Actor 2018
No Score Yet A Light Beneath Their Feet Dr. Krolly 2016
33% Entourage Dr. Deanne Emily Marcus 2015
37% The Guilt Trip Amy $37.2M 2012
40% 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom Mom (Karen) 2012
17% LOL Emily's Mother 2012
57% Archie's Final Project Gretchen Williams 2011
25% Certifiably Jonathan Actor $8.3K 2011
58% It's Complicated Sally $112.8M 2009
29% The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) Terry Fraser 2009
68% Pineapple Express Shannon $87.4M 2008
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s Actor 2008
38% Southland Tales Cyndi Pinziki $0.3M 2007
25% The Darwin Awards Mrs. Pearlman 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Pucked Leona 2006
58% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Girl Group Member $0.5M 2005
No Score Yet Amor en Alquiler Helen Bauman 2005
31% November Dr. Fayn 2005
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Actor 2005
No Score Yet See Arnold Run Arianna Huffington 2005
18% Laws of Attraction Judge Abramovitz $17.9M 2004
No Score Yet Paper Cut Katherine 2004
50% The Hebrew Hammer Mrs. Carver 2003
64% Die Mommie Die! Shatzi Van Allen 2003
73% Runaway Jury Stella Hullic $49.3M 2003
64% Out of Time Dr. Donovan $41M 2003
48% Bruce Almighty Ally Loman $242.6M 2003
51% Cherish Bell $0.2M 2002
29% Max Keeble's Big Move Lily $16.6M 2001
64% Zoolander British Designer $44.8M 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Lutetia Fairbanks $31.1M 2001
53% Heartbreakers Miss Madress 2001
42% What Planet Are You From? Madeline 2000
94% Three Kings Adrianna 1999
46% Drop Dead Gorgeous Colleen 1999
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver Natalya 1998
76% Bulworth Missy Berliner 1998
63% The Last Supper Sheriff Stanley 1996
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock! Actor 1994
22% I Love Trouble Lindy 1994
25% Born Yesterday Cynthia Schreiber 1993
No Score Yet Sex, Shock and Censorship Actor 1993
100% Passion Fish Ti-Marie 1992
No Score Yet Stepping Out Pam Leichner 1991
81% Miami Blues Ellita Sanchez 1990
38% How I Got Into College Bauer 1989
85% Working Girl Ginny 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America
2010
Reality cast member
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
Teresa
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • 2017
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Carol
  • 2016
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Louise
  • 2016
  • 2015
91% iZombie
2015
Eva Moore
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Elizabeth/Victoria
  • 2014
17% Mulaney
2014-2015
Patti Mulaney
  • 2014
90% Bones
2005-2017
Tess Brown
  • 2014
  • 2013
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Linda
  • 2013
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
Joyce Berman
  • 2012
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Dr. Marcus Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Dr. Ginsberg
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
Eve Asher
  • 2010
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
Amber
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Lauren
  • 2009
95% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
Donna
  • 2009
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Doris
  • 2009
77% Samantha Who?
2007-2009
Cheryl
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Susan Stone
  • 2008
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Cynthia Rhodes
  • 2008
  • 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
Gretchen Curbow
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Rosalie Schaffner
  • 2006
No Score Yet Stacked
2005-2006
Lynn
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Rhonda Weber
  • 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Naomi Bergson
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 2002
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
CBS Executive
  • 2001
  • 2000
95% Futurama
1999-2013
Voice Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Nanny
1993-1999
Dr. Reynolds
  • 1999
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Joanne Fletcher
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Everybody Loves Raymond
1996-2005
Helen
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Sisters
1991-1996
Norma Lear
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991
77% Get a Life
1990-1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985

QUOTES FROM Nora Dunn CHARACTERS

Cathy Daitch
Oh look at you Adriana, look at what's become of you.
Adriana Cruz
Yeah look at me, I've got my clothes on - I'm dressed!