Bess Armstrong

Actor
Fresh-faced, all-American performer with strong stage experience. Armstrong was sympathetic as the new wife whose presence disrupts the harmony of a close-knit group of friends in Alan Alda's "middle ages" comedy, "The ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Switched at Birth 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zoo 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Corporate Affairs 2014 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

Drop Dead Diva 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

House of Lies 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reckless 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

True Blood 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Married Who? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Tree Hill 2004, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2000, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Was Then 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Morning, Miami 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diamond Men 2001 (Movie)

Katie Harnish (Actor)

Pecker 1998 (Movie)

Dr Deborah Klompus (Actor)

The Nanny 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas Every Day 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Judy Randall (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

My So-Called Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream Lover 1994 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

The Skateboard Kid 1992 (Movie)

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Second Sight 1989 (Movie)

Sister Elizabeth (Actor)

Mother, Mother 1988 (Movie)

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All Is Forgiven 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Donna Mildred Martin (Actor)

High Road to China 1983 (Movie)

Eve Tozer (Actor)

Barefoot in the Park 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaws 3-D 1982 (Movie)

Kathryn Morgan (Actor)

Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1981 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Four Seasons 1981 (Movie)

Ginny Newley (Actor)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

Dr Worthington (Actor)

11th Victim (TV Show)

Actor

Forever Love (TV Show)

Actor

Forgotten Sins (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Married (TV Show)

Actor

Her Best Friend's Husband (TV Show)

Actor

How to Pick Up Girls! (TV Show)

Actor

Lace (TV Show)

Actor

Married People (TV Show)

Actor

On Our Own (TV Show)

Actor

She Cried No (TV Show)

Actor

Stolen Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Take Me Home Again (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

This Girl For Hire (TV Show)

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Walking Through the Fire (TV Show)

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What's Cookin'? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Fresh-faced, all-American performer with strong stage experience. Armstrong was sympathetic as the new wife whose presence disrupts the harmony of a close-knit group of friends in Alan Alda's "middle ages" comedy, "The Four Seasons" (1981). She also appeared in the hit TV miniseries "Lace" (1984) as Judy Hale, a magazine publisher and one of the three women Phoebe Cates rounds up in her quest for her mother. Armstrong's film work of the same period includes a starring role in the flat "Jaws 3-D" (1983), playing Tom Hanks' ex-girlfriend in the comedy "Nothing in Common" (1986) and Elaine in "Dream Lover" (1994).

Relationships

Alexander Armstrong

Father

Louise Armstrong

Mother

John Fiedler

Husband

Lucy Fiedler

Daughter
born severely disabled on July 22, 1986 died six months later on January 8, 1987

Luke Fiedler

Son
born on January 14, 1988

Samuel Fiedler

Son
born on June 16, 1991

EDUCATION

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island 1975

Bryn Mawr School for Girls

Bryn Mawr , Pennsylvania
attended for 14 years

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island 1975

Milestones

2002

Co-starred in the ABC series "That Was Then"

2000

Featured in the independent drama "Diamond Men"

1998

Starred in the CBS TV-movie "Forever Love" as a widow who joins the family of her comatose best friend, dealing with the awkwardness when the woman awakes twenty years later

1998

Had guest roles on the CBS series "Touched By an Angel" and "The Nanny", playing the ghost of the deceased wife of male lead Maxwell Sheffield in the latter

1998

Acted in John Waters' comedy "Pecker"

1997

Played Christina Ricci's mother in the children's adventure "That Darn Cat"

1996

Racked up more TV-movie credits in "Forgotten Sins" (ABC), "She Cried No" (NBC), "The Perfect Daughter" (USA Network) and "Christmas Every Day" (Family Channel)

1995

Featured in the TV-movies "She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal" (ABC), "Stolen Innocence" (CBS) and "Danielle Steel's 'Mixed Blessings'" (NBC)

1986

Featured in the Garry Marshall comedy-drama "Nothing in Common"

1986

Starred on the NBC sitcom "All Is Forgiven" as a woman struggling to deal with her new marriage, disagreeable teenage stepdaughter and job as a soap opera producer

1984

Played magazine publisher Judy Hale, one of three women Phoebe Cates' revenge bent Lili suspects to be her neglectful mother in the popular miniseries "Lace" (ABC)

1983

Acted in the campy horror sequel "Jaws 3-D" and starred with Tom Selleck in the adventure "High Road to China"

1982

Starred with Richard Thomas in the HBO adaptation of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park"

1981

Featured in Alan Alda's directorial debut "The Four Seasons"

1979

Played a mother-to-be battling Hodgkin's Disease in the fact-based CBS movie "Walking Through the Fire"

1979

Made screen acting debut in "The House of God"

1978

TV-movie debut, starring opposite Richard Thomas in "Getting Married" (CBS)

1977

Played Julia Peters, one of the program's two leads, on debut as series regular, the CBS sitcom, "On Our Own"

1975

Off-off Broadway debut, "Harmony House"

Played role of Patty Chase, mother of protagonist Angela, on the ABC drama series "My So-Called Life"

Starred on the ABC sitcom "Married People"

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