Conchata Ferrell

Actor
A robust, full-bodied performer with a ringing, resonant voice, Conchata Ferrell can be brassy and cynical or warm and yielding, depending on the demands of the role. She has carved an enviable niche primarily in ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1943 in Loudendale, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

Hearts Afire 1991 - 1995, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Krampus 2015 (Movie)

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L.A. Law 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Popular 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1995, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Two and a Half Men 1993 - 1995, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Frankenweenie 2012 (Movie)

Bob's Mom (Voice)

Kabluey 2008 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Surviving Eden 2006 (Movie)

Rosemary Flotchky (Actor)

Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Going to California 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Mr. Deeds 2002 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Amy and Isabelle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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ER 2001 (Tv Show)

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K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

Betty McAllister (Actor)

Stranger Inside 2001 (Movie)

Mama Cass (Actor)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 (Movie)

Bella (Actor)

Erin Brockovich 2000 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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AAAHH!!! Real Monsters 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Sweet Dreams 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Touch 1997 (Movie)

Virginia Worrel (Actor)

Freeway 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Sheets (Actor)

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

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Minor Adjustments 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

Woman Truck Driver (Actor)

The Buccaneers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Family Prayers 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Romeyou (Actor)

Heaven and Earth 1993 (Movie)

Bernice (Actor)

True Romance 1993 (Movie)

Mary Louise Ravencroft (Actor)

Chains of Gold 1991 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Opposites Attract 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Hollywood Dog 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Eye on the Sparrow 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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For Keeps 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Bobrucz (Actor)

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

Leona Valsouano (Actor)

Old Money 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Picnic 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Where the River Runs Black 1986 (Movie)

Mother Marta (Actor)

e/r 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Nadia 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Emergency Room 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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McClain's Law 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Reunion 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Before and After 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Heartland 1979 (Movie)

Elinore Randall (Actor)

Who'll Save Our Children? 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Girl Called Hatter Fox 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Rag Business 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Mixed Nuts 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Network 1976 (Movie)

Barbara Schlesinger (Actor)

Deadly Hero 1975 (Movie)

Slugger Ann (Actor)

Hot l Baltimore 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

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Backfield in Motion (TV Show)

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Deadly Intentions... Again? (TV Show)

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Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (TV Show)

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Miss Lonelyhearts (TV Show)

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North Beach and Rawhide (TV Show)

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Opposites Attract (Movie)

Flo (Actor)

Peaceable Kingdom (TV Show)

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Runaway Ralph (TV Show)

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The Great Gilly Hopkins (TV Show)

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The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Show)

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The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

Townies (TV Show)

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Wishin' and Hopin' (TV Show)

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Biography

A robust, full-bodied performer with a ringing, resonant voice, Conchata Ferrell can be brassy and cynical or warm and yielding, depending on the demands of the role. She has carved an enviable niche primarily in supporting roles on both the big and small screens. Since making her theatrical debut in the New York Off-Broadway scene in the 1970s, Ferrell has demonstrated her versatility and staying power in a succession of character parts in numerous TV-movies, many theatrical films, several TV series and countless guest spots.

Relationships

Arnold A Anderson

Husband

Luther Martin Ferrell

Father

Mescal Loraine Ferrell

Mother

Samantha Anderson

Daughter
born on June 14, 1982

EDUCATION

Marshall University

Huntington , West Virginia 1967 - 1968

West Virginia University

Morgantown , West Virginia 1961 - 1964

Milestones

2003

Cast as blue-collar housekeeper, Berta on the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men"; earned Emmy (2005, 2007) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

2002

Cast in the short-lived drama "Push, Nevada" (ABC)

2001

Cast in "K-PAX" opposite Kevin Spacey

2000

Cast as Ellen Barkin's best friend in "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia"

2000

Delivered an amusing supporting turn as the officious office manager who comes into conflict with Julia Roberts' "Erin Brockovich"

1997

Had featured role of Aunt Pam on the ABC sitcom "Teen Angel"

1996

Played regular role of a diner owner in the ABC sitcom "Townies"

1995

Portrayed a society matron in the BBC/PBS miniseries adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers"

1993

Was featured in the Naked Angels' stage production of "Naked at the Coast"; delivered a monologue by Jon Robin Baitz

1993

Acted in "True Romance" and "Heaven & Earth"

1993

Joined cast of the CBS TV sitcom, "Hearts Afire", in role of Madeline Stoessinger

1991

Played regular series role of Susan Bloom on a season of the long-running NBC drama series, "L.A. Law"; nominated in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

1989

Played role of Kate Galindo on the short-lived zoo-set drama series, "Peaceable Kingdom", starring Lindsay Wagner

1986

Reprised L.A. stage role of Helen Potts, the aging spinster who cares for an elderly mother, in "Picnic" (PBS)

1985

First TV miniseries, "North Beach and Rawhide"

1984

Played Nurse Joan Thor on the CBS hospital-sitcom "E.R.", toplining Elliott Gould

1981

Played Vangie Cruise on the NBC detective series, "McClain's Law", starring James Arness

1980

First starring role in a feature, "Heartland", opposite Rip Torn

1979

Played recurring role of Wilhemina "The Fox" Johnson on the NBC comedy-adventure series, "B.J. And the Bear"

1977

TV-movie debut, "The Girl Called Hatter Fox"

1976

Theatrical film debut, Sidney Lumet's "Network"

1975

Reprised her role as prostitute April Green from "Hot L Baltimore" for the short-lived ABC TV sitcom

1973

Scored a personal success for her ensemble work in the original off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore"

Co-founded New York's Circle Repertory Theatre

Raised in West Virginia

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