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Nora Dunn

Highest Rated:   100% Passion Fish (1992)
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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 A Light Beneath Their Feet
  • Dr. Krolly
2016
33% Entourage
  • Dr. Deanne Emily Marcus
2015
38% The Guilt Trip
  • Amy
$37.2M 2012
42% 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
57% It's Complicated
  • Sally
$112.8M 2009
30% 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
36% 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
32% November
  • Dr. Fayn
2005
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet See Arnold Run
  • Arianna Huffington
2005
17% Laws of Attraction
  • Judge Abramovitz
$17.9M 2004
No Score Yet Paper Cut
  • Katherine
2004
52% The Hebrew Hammer
  • Mrs. Carver
2003
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Shatzi Van Allen
2003
72% Runaway Jury
  • Stella Hullic
$49.3M 2003
65% 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
44% Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Colleen
1999
21% Air Bud 2 - Golden Receiver
  • Natalya
1998
75% Bulworth
  • Missy Berliner
1998
63% The Last Supper
  • Sheriff Stanley
1996
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock!
  • Actor
1994
20% I Love Trouble
  • Lindy
1994
26% 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
84% Working Girl
  • Ginny
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Teresa
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Actor
  • 2017
62% Life in Pieces
2015
  • Carol
  • 2016
93% New Girl
2011
  • Louise
  • 2016
  • 2015
97% iZombie
2015
  • Eva Moore
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Elizabeth/Victoria
  • 2014
17% Mulaney
2014-2015
  • Patti Mulaney
  • 2014
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Tess Brown
  • 2014
  • 2013
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Linda
  • 2013
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
  • Joyce Berman
  • 2012
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Dr. Marcus
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Dr. Ginsberg
  • 2010
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Eve Asher
  • 2010
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Amber
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Lauren
  • 2009
98% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
  • Donna
  • 2009
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Doris
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Susan Stone
  • 2008
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Cynthia Rhodes
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Rosalie Schaffner
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Rhonda Weber
  • 2003
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • CBS Executive
  • 2001
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • CBS Executive
  • 2001
No Score Yet Futurama
1999
  • Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Joanne Fletcher
  • 1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985

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