Pamela Reed

Pamela Reed

Highest Rated: 97% Bob Roberts (1992)

Lowest Rated: 10% Passed Away (1992)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1949

Birthplace: Not Available

Although her earthy and somewhat plain appearance might have prevented her from landing the sort of glamorous parts Hollywood seems to reserve for A-list beauty queens, actress Pamela Reed still managed to maintain a healthy career with a series of winning supporting roles. A Washington native who spent the majority of her childhood in Maryland, Reed moved back to the Northwest for an opportunity to work on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. There, she began to study drama at the University of Washington, where she stood out amongst her classmates due to her age (she was nearly 30 when she graduated and began seeking out roles in New York and L.A.). She later appeared off-Broadway in Curse of the Starving Class and impressed audiences with her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemonand her skillful interpretation of Shakespeare in All's Well That Ends Well. In 1978, Reed made her Broadway debut in a production of The November People. With a solid stage resumé, the actress moved to the screen in Walter Hill's 1980 Western The Long Riders. Reed could bring style and depth to even the most threadbare of roles, and in the years that followed, she made a name for herself by essaying key supporting parts in such films as Eyewitness (1981) and The Right Stuff (1983); though her characters rarely broke the mold of supportive wife/girlfriend, her performances were always graceful and believable. Reed took a turn toward the small screen with a role in the 1990 comedy series Grand, and alternated frequently between film and television for the remainder of the decade. From her scene-stealing turn alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop (1990) to her performance as a housewife with a history in the made-for-TV mystery Woman With a Past, Reed proved equally adept at both comedy and drama. Following a memorable role in Tim Robbins' 1992 political satire (and directorial debut) Bob Roberts, the actress returned to television in 1995 for the short-lived comedy series The Home Court. She built a sturdy fan base of Lifetime viewers with such made-for-cable features as The Man Next Door (1995), and continued to appear in such hit features as Bean (1997) and Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998). Reed later starred in the 2000 blockbuster Proof of Life, and appeared in the small-screen drama Book of Days (2003) and Glory Days in 2004.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Shady White Actor 2019
73% The Long Dumb Road Actor 2018
No Score Yet Life of the Party Evelyn 2007
No Score Yet Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Fran Hinkel 2005
No Score Yet Book of Days Sister Grady 2003
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Actor 2003
39% Proof of Life Janice $31.2M 2000
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Janice 1999
No Score Yet Caroline? Grace 1999
No Score Yet Carriers (Virus X - Die tödliche Falle) Holly Parker 1998
52% Why Do Fools Fall In Love Judge Lambrey 1998
41% Bean Alison Langley 1997
No Score Yet Santa Fe Nancy Thomas 1997
No Score Yet The Man Next Door Wanda Gilmore 1996
No Score Yet Critical Choices Arlene 1996
No Score Yet Deadly Whispers Carol Acton 1995
36% Junior Angela 1994
No Score Yet Woman with a Past Dee Johnson 1994
No Score Yet Born Too Soon Elizabeth Mehren 1993
97% Bob Roberts News Anchor Carol Cruise 1992
10% Passed Away Terry 1992
50% Kindergarten Cop Phoebe O'Hara 1990
55% Cadillac Man Tina O'Brien 1990
14% Chattahoochee Earlene 1989
No Score Yet Hemingway Mary Walsh 1988
No Score Yet Rachel River Mary Graving 1987
31% The Best of Times Gigi Hightower 1986
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear Iza 1986
No Score Yet Scandal Sheet Helen Greco 1985
96% The Right Stuff Trudy 1983
No Score Yet I Want to Live! Edie Bannister 1983
No Score Yet The Goodbye People Nancie Scot 1983
29% Young Doctors in Love Norine Sprockett 1982
75% Eyewitness Linda 1981
90% Melvin and Howard Bonnie Dummar 1980
83% The Long Riders Belle Starr 1980


No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
Roberta Deeks Mrs. Deeks 2019
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Mary Bidwell 2014
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Voice 2014
No Score Yet Perception
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Donna Hoppe 2012
85% United States of Tara
Bev 2011
81% Grey's Anatomy
Mrs. Banks 2010
92% Parks and Recreation
Leslie's Mom 2010
61% The Beast
60% Eli Stone
Mrs. Stone 2008
54% Jericho
Gail Green 2008
19% Pepper Dennis
Lynne Dinkle 2006
No Score Yet Judging Amy
Sarah Garrison 2003
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2003
83% The Critic
Voice 1994
80% Grand
Janice Pasetti 1990
No Score Yet Tanner '88
TJ Cavanaugh 1988
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Judith Ashe 1983


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