Becky Ann Baker

An accomplished character actress with a strong work ethic, Becky Ann Baker found plentiful opportunities on stage, screen and television, and regularly went back and forth between these mediums. Beginning with the ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1953 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Gotham 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madam Secretary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The End of the Tour 2015 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

23 Blast 2014 (Movie)

Patty Wheatley (Actor)

The Black Box 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Discoverers 2014 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Good Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girls 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

Cora, The Waitress (Actor)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

Dot (Actor)

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Stacy (Actor)

Death of a President 2006 (Movie)

Eleanor Drake (Actor)

The Night Listener 2006 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Gretchen 2005 (Movie)

Laurie Finkle (Actor)

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Paramedic #1/Butch Cook (Actor)

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

Disaster Relief Volunteer (Actor)

life as we know it 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

RV Woman (Actor)

Sex and the City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks and Geeks 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Storm of the Century 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Simple Plan 1998 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

L.A. Law 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Man 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Darlene (Actor)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Redgick (Actor)

I'm Not Rappaport 1996 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

Ms Boyde (Actor)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Unstrung Heroes 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Harris (Actor)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Bell (Actor)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

Pellerman's Secretary (Actor)

Come See the Paradise 1990 (Movie)

Marge McGurn (Actor)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Moon in Blue Water 1988 (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

She Said No (TV Show)

Actor

The Confession (TV Show)

Actor

The Exonerated (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An accomplished character actress with a strong work ethic, Becky Ann Baker found plentiful opportunities on stage, screen and television, and regularly went back and forth between these mediums. Beginning with the Broadway production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1978-82), the Kentucky native graced a number of popular stage shows, including "Titanic" (1997-98) and "The Vagina Monologues" (1999-2003). It did not take long for Baker to develop a reputation as a dependable supporting player and she was cast in movies that ran the gamut from blockbusters like "Men in Black" (1997) and "Spider-Man 3" (2007) to such small scale indie projects as "Death of a President" (2006) and "Spinning Into Butter" (2009). Television work also figured prominently on Baker's résumé and after she entered her middle-aged years, the actress was a particular favorite of casting directors looking for suburban moms, a role she played with aplomb on the cult comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) as loveable Jean Weir. She later did effective variations on previous matriarchs for programs like "Smash" (NBC, 2012 - ) and the controversial "Girls" (HBO, 2012 - ), where Baker earned additional attention for the courage she displayed participating in one of the program's racy nude scenes. Never one to shy aware from a daring role or production, Baker possessed the sort of artistic fearlessness and diversity that helped make her stand out.

Milestones

2012

Guest starred on HBO's "Girls" as Hannah's (Lena Dunham) mother

2007

Landed minor role in "Spider-Man 3" as Mrs. Stacy

2007

Guest starred on three episodes of "All My Children" (ABC)

2005

Appeared in the Steven Spielberg alien invasion movie "War of the Worlds"

2004

Portrayed Sara Jane Moore, who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford in 1975, in Broadway revival of "Assassins"

1999

Played the sweet, soft-spoken mother to Linda Cardellini and John Francis Daley on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks"

1997

Cast in the blockbuster "Men in Black"

1997

Made Broadway debut in original production of "Titanic"

1995

Appeared in Sydney Pollack's remake of "Sabrina" with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, and Greg Kinnear

1990

Played a nurse in Adrian Lyne directed horror "Jacob's Ladder"

1988

TV-movie debut, "In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders" (NBC)

1985

Made feature film debut in "The Protector," starring Jackie Chan

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