Pamela Reed


Pamela Reed Biography

Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949) is an American actress. She is known for playing Ruth Powers in various episodes of TV's The Simpsons, as Arnold Schwarzenegger's hypoglycemic partner in the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop and as the matriarch Gail Green in Jericho. She currently appears in a recurring role as Marlene Griggs-Knope on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Personal life

Reed was born in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Vernie Reed. She received her B.F.A. at the University of Washington. Reed has been married to Sandy Smolan since 1988. Since 2004, she has resided in Hancock Park, California, with her husband and two children, Reed and Lily, both adopted.

Career

Reed earned a Drama Desk Award for the off-Broadway play Getting Out and an Obie award for "sustaining excellence in performance in theater". She had minor film and television work in the 1980s. She won a Cable Ace Award for Best Actress for the HBO series Tanner '88 (1988). Her notable film roles include The Long Riders (1980), The Right Stuff (1983), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Junior (1994), Bean (1997), and Proof of Life (2001). Reed played Janice Pasetti in the quirky NBC sitcom Grand, and then played a judge and single mother in the short-lived NBC sitcom The Home Court. She had also guest-voiced in an episode of the 1994-1995 animated series The Critic. She played a main role in Jericho and appeared as Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) mother on Parks and Recreation.

In 2005 Reed portrayed Executive Producer Esther Shapiro in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty.

Reed has also worked for Storyline Online, reading Stellaluna.

Filmography

  • Spencer's Pilots (1976) TV series guest star, 1 episode
  • The Andros Targets (1977) TV series .... Sandi Farrell (unknown episodes)
  • All's Well That Ends Well (1978) (TV) .... Helena
  • Melvin and Howard (1980) .... Bonnie Dummar
  • The Long Riders (1980) .... Belle Starr
  • Until She Talks (1981) (TV) .... College Girl
  • Inmates: A Love Story (1981) (TV) .... Sunny
  • Eyewitness (1981) .... Linda Mercer
  • Young Doctors in Love (1982) .... Nurse Norine Sprockett
  • Heart of Steel (1983) (TV) .... Valerie
  • The Right Stuff (1983) .... Trudy Cooper
  • I Want to Live (1983) (TV) .... Edie Bannister
  • The Goodbye People (1984) .... Nancie Scot
  • Scandal Sheet (1985) (TV) .... Helen Grant
  • The Best of Times (1986) .... Gigi Hightower
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) .... Iza
  • Rachel River (1987) .... Mary Graving
  • L.A. Law .... Norma Heisler (1 episode, 1988)
  • Tanner '88 .... T.J. Cavanaugh (11 episodes, 1988)
  • Hemingway (1988) TV mini-series .... Mary Welsh
  • Chattahoochee (1989) .... Earlene
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990) .... Detective Phoebe O'Hara
  • Cadillac Man (1990) .... Tina
  • Caroline? (1990) (TV) .... Grace Carmichael
  • Redlands (1990) (V) .... Maude
  • Grand .... Janice Pasetti (26 episodes, 1990)
  • Bob Roberts (1992) .... Carol Cruise
  • Passed Away (1992) .... Terry Scanlan Pinter
  • Woman with a Past (1992) (TV) .... Dee Johnson
  • The Simpsons .... Ruth Powers (3 episodes, 1992"2003)
  • Family Album (1993) TV series .... Denise Lerner (unknown episodes)
  • Born Too Soon (1993) (TV) .... Elizabeth Mehren
  • Junior (1994) .... Angela
  • The Critic .... Jay's No.1 Fan (1 episode, 1994)
  • The Home Court (1995) TV series .... Judge Sydney J. Solomon (unknown episodes)
  • Deadly Whispers (1995) (TV) .... Carol Acton
  • Buford's Got a Gun (1995) (TV) .... Laurie
  • Critical Choices (1996) (TV) .... Arlene
  • The Man Next Door (1996) (TV) .... Wanda Gilmore
  • Bean (1997) .... Alison Langley
  • Santa Fe (1997) .... Nancy Vigil
  • Carriers (1998) (TV) .... Holly Parker
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998) .... Judge Lambrey
  • Standing on Fishes (1999) .... Janice
  • Proof of Life (2000) .... Janis Goodman
  • The Kennedys (2001) (TV) .... Pamela Kennedy
  • Judging Amy .... Sarah (1 episode, 2003)
  • Book of Days (2003) (TV) .... Grady
  • JAG .... Major General Willsey (1 episode, 2004)
  • Tanner on Tanner .... T.J. Cavanaugh (4 episodes, 2004)
  • Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't (2005) (TV) .... Fran Henkel
  • Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (2005) (TV) .... Esther Shapiro
  • Life of the Party (2005) .... Evelyn
  • Pepper Dennis .... Lynn Dinkle (4 episodes, 2006)
  • Jericho .... Gail Green (23 episodes, 2006"2008)
  • Eli Stone .... Mrs. Stone (2 episodes, 2008)
  • Parks and Recreation .... Marlene Griggs-Knope (recurring, 2009")
  • The Beast .... Paulson (1 episode, 2009)
  • United States of Tara .... Beverly (1 episode, 2009)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation .... (1 Episode, 2011)
Greys Anatomy 2010 Valentines Massacre Mrs.Banks




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