Debra Monk

Debra Monk

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    • February 27th, 1949
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Debra Monk (born February 27, 1949) is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. Monk has received a Tony Award and Emmy Awards. Monk was born in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted "best personality" by the graduating class at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring,Maryland. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 1973. In 1975, Monk received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the 1982 musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She also was nominated an Tony Award for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007). In 2000, she has won Obie Award for The Time of the Cuckoo. Monk has appeared in over 30 films as of early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy. She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for recurring performance as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue. She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had a recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2011), and Damages (2007-2012).

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Acting (32 Credits)

2019Standing Up, Falling Down as Jeanie Rollins
2015Demolition as Davis' Mom
2014This Is Where I Leave You as Linda Callen
2012One for the Money as Mrs. Plum
2012The Brass Teapot as TrudyWatch Free
2011Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! as Petunia
2009The Other Woman as Laura Greenleaf
2008The Great Buck Howard as DoreenWatch Free
2007The Savages as Nancy Lachman
2005Dark Water as Young Dahlia's Teacher
2005The Producers as Lick Me-Bite Me
2004Palindromes as Mama Sunshine
2003The Music Man as Mrs. Paroo
2003Eloise at Christmastime as Maggie
2003Milwaukee, Minnesota as Edna Burroghs
2003Eloise at the Plaza
2002Briar Patch as Officer Avon
2000Center Stage as Nancy
1998Bulworth as Helen
1997The Devil's Advocate as Pam Garrety
1997In & Out as Mrs. Lester
1996Bed of Roses as Lewis' Mom
1996Extreme Measures as Dr. Judith Gruszynski
1996Mrs. Winterbourne as Lieutenant Ambrose
1996The Substance of Fire as Martha Hackett
1996The First Wives Club as Jilted Lover
1995The Bridges of Madison County as Madge
1995Jeffrey as Mom
1994Quiz Show as Kintner's Secretary
1993For Love or Money as Mrs. Wegman
1993Fearless as Alison
1992Prelude to a Kiss as Aunt Dorothy


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