Alley Mills

Actor, Producer
This (usually) blonde, warm actress has often played older than she is, most particularly as Norma Arnold, the "everything will be okay" mother of three, on the hit ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years" (1988-93). Alley Mills ... Read more »
Born: 05/08/1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

A Golden Christmas: Second Tail 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Satin 2009 (Movie)

Rose Wells (Actor)

Yes, Dear 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girlfriends 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane White Is Sick & Twisted 2002 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Popular 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beach Boys: An American Family 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Love in the Dark Ages 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wonder Years 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Testing Dirty 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Maggie 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Atlanta Child Murders 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Poor Richard 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Edition 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Berserk 1983 (Movie)

Nancy Reese (Actor)

The Associates 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Making the Grade 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Life and Death 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

A Golden Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

I Love You Perfect (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. President (TV Show)

Actor

Prototype (TV Show)

Actor

Tainted Blood (TV Show)

Actor

To Heal a Nation (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This (usually) blonde, warm actress has often played older than she is, most particularly as Norma Arnold, the "everything will be okay" mother of three, on the hit ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years" (1988-93). Alley Mills may also be recalled as the champion-of-the-oppressed young attorney Leslie Dunn on "The Associates" (ABC, 1979-80), a heralded but short-lived ensemble sitcom.

Relationships

Orson Bean

Husband
married c. 1993

Chester Kerr

Step-Father
worked at Yale University Press

Ted Mills

Father

Genevieve Mills

Step-Mother
French often appeared on "The Jack Paar Show"

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Art

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1973
graduated magna cum laude

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1973
graduated magna cum laude

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont 1969 - 1971

Milestones

1997

Appeared in Off-Broadway play "The Quick Change Room", directed by Orson Bean

1996

Produced an L.A. stage revival of "Golden Boy", featuring Orson Bean

1982

Was featured in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Making the Grade"

1982

Had recurring role as the sister of Officer Renko on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)

1980

Made TV-movie debut, "Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case" (CBS)

1979

Appeared as regular in the ensemble series "The Associates" (ABC)

1978

Made Los Angeles stage debut in "Voices"

1969

Feature film debut in "Diary of a Mad Housewife"

1959

Made her TV debut on "The Patti Page Show" at age eight (date approximate)

After earning MA degree at London Academy of Music and Art, returned to New York and appeared Off-Broaday, then toured in "Romeo and Juliet"

Appeared in recurring role of Marjorie, sister of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"

Played Norma Arnold on the ABC sitcom "The Wonder Years"

Appeared in several L.A. stage productions

Bonus Trivia

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While a student at Yale, Mills was haunting the dusty cellars of the Art School when she stumbled upon a lost painting by Frederick Church. The work is now valued at $800,000 and hangs in the Yale Art Gallery.

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"I was drawn to acting because it was the one place that I found an emotional outlet." --Alley Mills

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