Concetta Tomei

Actor, Junior high school teacher
Originally a school teacher, Concetta Tomei often projects a schoolmarmish air and was frequently cast in officious roles, in which she took no hostages. She managed both attributes as Major Lila Garreau at a Vietnam ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1945 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

The List 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Gone, But Not Forgotten 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 1998 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Purpose 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

More True Stories From Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Nurse Rennert (Actor)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Patricia Ruiz (Actor)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lush Life 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder One 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

Madge (Actor)

Picket Fences 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Birdland 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kirk 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wyatts 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Wings 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twenty Bucks 1993 (Movie)

Sam's Mother (Actor)

Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goodbye Bird 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

China Beach 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

Mom Crandell (Actor)

American Eyes 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Max Headroom 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Murder in Three Acts" 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

In Love and War 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Doubletake 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Amy and the Angel (TV Show)

Actor

One Special Victory (TV Show)

Actor

Sin and Redemption (TV Show)

Actor

The Betty Ford Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Originally a school teacher, Concetta Tomei often projects a schoolmarmish air and was frequently cast in officious roles, in which she took no hostages. She managed both attributes as Major Lila Garreau at a Vietnam medical station on "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-91), although she was softened by a marriage to a guy from the motor pool. Tomei taught junior high school in Milwaukee for four years before deciding to take a stab at acting. She studied at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, then performed with the Houston Alley Theatre for two years before moving to New York. On Broadway she co-starred with David Bowie in "The Elephant Man" and toured nationally with the show. She was in the ensemble cast of the Tommy Tune-directed "Cloud Nine" Off-Broadway from 1981-82, and originated the role of Dr. Bruckner in "The Normal Heart" at the Public Theatre. While still in New York, she landed some TV work. Tomei had a recurring role as a social worker on the soap opera "All My Children" and appeared in "Amy and the Angel", a 1982 "ABC Afterschool Special".

EDUCATION

The Goodman School of Drama

Chicago , Illinois 1975
school now named The Theatre School at DePaul University

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison , Wisconsin

Milestones

1999

Portrayed the ghostly apparition of the heroine's mother in the NBC drama series "Providence"

1996

Was regular on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Lush Life"

1991

Played mother in the feature "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead"

1987

Was regular on the short-lived ABC series "Max Headroom"

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1985

Co-starred in TV-movie "Doubletakes" (CBS)

1981

Appeared in the Off-Broadway production of "Cloud Nine", directed by Tommy Tune

Played Major Lila Garreau on "China Beach" (ABC)

Played Dabney Coleman's wife on "Madman of the People" (NBC)

After studying at Goodman Theatre, spent two years with Houston Alley Theatre

Made Broadway debut in "The Elephant Man"; then toured opposite David Bowie in the production

Early TV appearance in "Amy and the Angel", an "ABC Afterschool Special"

Taught junior high school in Milwaukee for four years

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