Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington

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    • July 20th, 1953
Ann Leslie "Lee" Garlington (born July 20, 1953) is an American actress. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series, including The West Wing, 7th Heaven, 8 Simple Rules, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy, Will & Grace, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Practice, Quantum Leap, Home Improvement, Boston Legal, Roseanne, Get a Life, Profiler, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Two and a Half Men, Lie to Me and among other series. She also played the part of Kirsten, Rose Nylund's (Betty White) daughter in the final season of The Golden Girls and Ronni, the mistress of Joey Tribbiani's father on Friends. From 2002 to 2005, she had a recurring role as Brenda Baxworth on Everwood. She was one of the stars of the series Lenny. Garlington also appeared in the sequels to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Psycho II (1983) and Psycho III (1986). She starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen in the action/thriller Cobra (1986). In Sneakers (1992), she appeared as Dr. Elena Rhyzkov, a Czechoslovakian mathematics scientist, in a scene with Robert Redford. Garlington was originally intended to play the lead female role in Seinfeld. She was the female regular in the pilot episode, "The Seinfeld Chronicles", playing the waitress Claire at Pete's Luncheonette. When the series was picked up, however, it was decided that having the female lead be from such a different social status compared to the rest of the cast would be unworkable, so the character of Claire was dropped and replaced by Elaine Benes. In 2018, Garlington received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role as Darlene in Broken.

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Acting (44 Credits)

2021The Little Things as Landlady
2018Christmas Harmony as Debbie
2017House by the Lake as Dr. Llywelyn
2016The Engagement Clause as Bitsy Tate
2016Do You Take This Man as Esther
2015Band of Robbers as Lt. Polly
2014Mockingbird as Mom
2014The Angriest Man in Brooklyn as Gummy
2014My Sister as Principal Jacobs
2014Some Kind of Beautiful as Wendy
2008The Coverup as Beeverly Thacker
2008Pulse 2: Afterlife as Aunt Carmen
2006Akeelah and the Bee as Regional Judge
2006Something New as Mrs. Cahan
2006Stick It as Head Vault Judge
2005Mortuary as Rita
2005A Lot Like Love as Stewardess
2005American Gun as Psychologist
2004Johnson Family Vacation as Betty Sue
2002One Hour Photo as Waitress
2002The Sum of All Fears as Mary Pat Foley
2002The Hot Chick as Vice Principal Bernard
2001Stranger Inside as Warden Arnold
2001American Pie 2 as Natalie's Mom
2001Lovely & Amazing as Jordan's Mom
2000Forever Lulu as Linda Davis
2000If These Walls Could Talk 2 as Georgette
2000Boys and Girls as L.A. Flight Attendant
1999Can of Worms as Dana Pillsbury
1997Dante's Peak as Dr. Jane Fox
1995The Babysitter as Dolly Tucker
1990A Killing in a Small Town as Peggy Blankenship
1990Meet the Applegates as Nita Samson
1989Three Fugitives as Woman Cop
1989Field of Dreams as Beulah Gasnick
1988The Seventh Sign as Dr. Margaret Inness
1988Hell Comes to Frogtown as Briefing Officer
1987Some Kind of Wonderful as Gym Instructor
1987Student Exchange as Mrs. Whitcoms
1986Cobra as Nancy Stalk
1986Psycho III as Myrna
1983Psycho II as Myrna
1981Carbon Copy


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