Phyllis Somerville

Highest Rated: 88% Arthur (1981)
Lowest Rated: 15% Swimfan (2002)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
For decades, actress Phyllis Somerville checked in as one of Hollywood's most popular character actresses when filling roles for matronly types. Somerville did much of her early work on the theatrical stage, prior to moving into features and television in the early '80s. Some cinematic contributions included small roles in Arthur (1981) and Leap of Faith (1992), while on the small screen, the actress enjoyed multi-episode roles on NYPD Blue and Law & Order. She received heightened exposure with a turn as the mother of a beleaguered sexual predator (Jackie Earle Haley) in Todd Field's Little Children (2006), and in 2008 joined stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's epic-scaled fantasy opus The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
34% Poms Helen 2019
40% 3rd Street Blackout Susan Sussman 2016
No Score Yet Stuff Actor 2015
83% The Double Simon's Mother $0.6M 2014
71% Forgetting The Girl Ruby 2013
69% Stoker Mrs. McGarrick $1.8M 2013
45% The Mighty Macs Sister Sister $1.9M 2011
30% A Bird of the Air Ivy Campbell $10.7K 2011
No Score Yet The Brooklyn Heist Actor 2009
No Score Yet Capers Actor 2009
No Score Yet Weakness Lenore 2009
71% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Grandma Fuller $127.5M 2008
64% Broken English Denise $0.9M 2007
29% Lucky You Pawnbroker $5.8M 2007
17% Restless Sheila 2007
80% Little Children May McGorvey $5.4M 2006
15% Swimfan Aunt Gretchen $28.4M 2002
81% The Sleepy Time Gal Rebecca's Adoptive Mother 2001
71% Bringing Out the Dead Mrs. Burke 1999
62% The Impostors Woman at Bar 1999
No Score Yet Montana Waitress 1998
No Score Yet Better Living Nellie 1998
60% Leap of Faith Dolores 1992
88% Arthur Saleslady 1981

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Gloria Paley
  • 2018
76% Outsiders
2016-2017
Lady Ray
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Beth
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Louise Nolfi
  • 2015
97% Elementary
2012
Miriam Berg
  • 2013
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
Ruth
  • 2013
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Alice Merchant
  • 2011
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Marlene
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Louise Russo
  • 2010
72% Life on Mars
2008-2009
Mrs. Raimes
  • 2008
92% The Sopranos
1999-2007
Brenda
  • 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Faye Ann Ralston
  • 1998
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Dorothy Russell
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Head Nurse Nurse
  • 1991
  • 1990

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