Dee Wallace Stone

Actor, Acting teacher, English teacher (secondary school)
This likable blonde dancer-turned-thespian gained international attention as the frazzled, clueless but good-hearted mother to a trying but adorable brood in Steven Spielberg's kidflick classic "E. T. The ... Read more »
Born: 12/14/1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (132)

Supernatural 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whispers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Bedroom 1 Bath 2014 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Between the Sand and the Sky 2014 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Christmas Memories 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Delusions 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flamingo Dreams 2014 (Movie)

Ariel (Actor)

Grand Piano 2014 (Movie)

Marjorie Green (Actor)

Grimm 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Margarine Wars 2014 (Movie)

Madge Havershank (Actor)

Plague 2014 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Robocroc 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Scratching the Surface 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blue Rose 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Eden Formula 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The I Scream Man 2014 (Movie)

Candace Stichin (Actor)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Warehouse 13 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Exodus Fall 2011 (Movie)

Shirley Minor (Actor)

Stay Cool 2011 (Movie)

Mrs McCarthy (Actor)

The Office 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detroit 1-8-7 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extraordinary Measures 2010 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The House of the Devil 2009 (Movie)

Landlady (Actor)

The Ocean 2009 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lost 2008 (Movie)

Barbara Hanlon (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Cynthia Strode (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Abominable 2006 (Movie)

Ethel Hoss (Actor)

Boo! 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Close to Home 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Expiration Date 2006 (Movie)

Lucille Silvercloud (Actor)

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Denise Bell (Actor)

Sons & Daughters 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Spice of Life 2006 (Movie)

Jayme (Actor)

Without A Trace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kalamazoo? 2005 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Month of Sundays 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scar 2004 (Movie)

Isabella (Actor)

The Perfect Husband 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out of the Black 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ally McBeal 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

An American Affair 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Circle Boys 1998 (Movie)

Barbara--Kyle's Mother (Actor)

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Invisible Mom 2 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Invisible Mom 1997 (Movie)

Laura Griffin (Actor)

JAG 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nevada 1997 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Pirates of the Plain 1997 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Lightning in a Bottle 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mutual Needs 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Subliminal Seduction 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Frighteners 1996 (Movie)

Patrica Bradley (Actor)

High Sierra Search and Rescue 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Road Home 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Bastian (Actor)

Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Search and Rescue 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet 1994 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

The Skateboard Kid II 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Temptress 1994 (Movie)

Allison Mackie (Actor)

Discretion Assured 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Huck and the King of Hearts 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Family Treasure 1993 (Movie)

Alexandra (Actor)

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Rescue Me 1993 (Movie)

Sarah Sweeny (Actor)

The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Popcorn 1991 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

Alligator II: The Mutation 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

I'm Dangerous Tonight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Lassie 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Legend of the White Horse 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to His Love 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Visitor 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

An Enemy Among Us 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Is Easy 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eleventh Annual Circus of the Stars 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Club Life 1986 (Movie)

Tillie (Actor)

Critters 1986 (Movie)

Helen Brown (Actor)

Shadow Play 1986 (Movie)

Morgan Hanna (Actor)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

Connie Ryan (Actor)

Suburban Beat 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Centre Street 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Cujo 1983 (Movie)

Donna Trenton (Actor)

Jimmy the Kid 1983 (Movie)

May (Actor)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Run, Don't Walk 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Howling 1981 (Movie)

Karen White (Actor)

Dribble 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

10 1979 (Movie)

Mary Lewis (Actor)

The Hills Have Eyes 1977 (Movie)

Lynne Wood (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 1975 (Movie)

Nettie (Actor)

A Whale For the Killing (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Show)

Actor

Help Wanted (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Flight (TV Show)

Actor

I Take These Men (TV Show)

Actor

Runaway Daughters (TV Show)

Actor

She's No Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Sin of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Skeezer (TV Show)

Actor

Skeletons (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger on My Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Path (TV Show)

Actor

The Five of Me (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Mother (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky's No Limit (TV Show)

Actor

To Love, Honor and Betray (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Execution (TV Show)

Actor

Young Love, First Love (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Club Life 1986 (Movie)

("Club Life") (Song Performer)
Casting (1)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

(Casting)

Biography

This likable blonde dancer-turned-thespian gained international attention as the frazzled, clueless but good-hearted mother to a trying but adorable brood in Steven Spielberg's kidflick classic "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). As Mary, Stone (then billed as "Dee Wallace") managed to cope with the demands of work, single parenthood and first contact with alien life while maintaining a sense of humor. When the film broke all previous box-office records, she seemed a solid bet to become the movie Mom for modern America. But it was not to be. Stone remained a steadily working actress in some films and much TV but never again headlined such a high-profile project. Before and after "E.T.," she fared best in several low- and medium-budget thrillers helmed by some interesting genre filmmakers. Otherwise, Stone has most often been seen in guest shots, undistinguished telefilms and youth-oriented specials, more often than not, still playing long-suffering mothers.

Relationships

Robert Stanley Bowers

Father

Maxine Bowers

Mother

Christopher Stone

Husband
born 1943 married June 28, 1980 met while appearing in the same "CHiPS" episode acted together in the feature "Cujo" died October 29, 1995 of heart attack

Gabrielle Stone

Daughter
born November, 1988 father, Christopher Stone

EDUCATION

University of Kansas

Lawrence , Kansas 1971

University of Kansas

Lawrence , Kansas 1971

Milestones

2007

Cast in Rob Zombie's remake of the classic horror film "Halloween"

2006

Cast on the ABC series, "Sons & Daughters"

2001

Guest-starred on the WB's "Felicity"

1996

First role in a major film in over a decade, played a traumatized recluse in Peter Jackson's "The Frighteners"

1995

Played a regular in the NBC summer replacement adventure series "High Sierra Search and Rescue"

1994

Reteamed with director Joe Dante for the Runaway Daughters installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway"

1991

Returned to features after a five year absence to play a supporting role in "Popcorn", a horror-comedy

1989

Co-starred with Stone as the parents in "The New Adventures of Lassie", a syndicated revival series

1987

Reprised her role from "Together We Stand" in the failed retooled sitcom (without Gould) "Nothing is Easy"

1986

Debut as TV series regular, co-starred with Elliot Gould in the short-lived CBS family sitcom, "Together We Stand"; series went on hiatus after a month

1983

Co-starred with husband Stone in the Stephen King adaptation "Cujo"

1982

Played Elliot's divorced mother in Steven Spielberg's domestic box-office champ, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"

1980

First feature starring role, Joe Dante's "The Howling"; first film collaboration with future husband Christopher Stone

1977

First substantial supporting film role, Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes"

1975

Film debut, played the small role of a maid in "The Stepford Wives"

1974

TV-movie debut, "The Sky's No Limit"

1972

Sent a letter, photo and audition request to Broadway producer Hal Prince (date approximate)

Appeared in 300 commercials

Traveled with Milliken Show to Los Angeles;

Traveled to NYC to audition for "A Little Night Music" but lacked the necessary singing skills

Born in Kansas City, MO; raised in Kansas City, KS

Wore the Imperial Margarine "crown" in a commercial at age eight

Remained in NYC; gained a coveted spot as a lead dancer in the Millikan Show, a traveling industrial product presentation starring Gwen Verdon and Robert Morse; earned her Equity Card

Taught high school English for a year while directing plays

Bonus Trivia

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Stone was named after actress Deanna Durbin, a favorite of her mother.

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Stone began serving as co-host as well as fundraiser for the Children's Hospital Telethon for KCET in Los Angeles in 1985.

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Stone became the national spokesperson for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics in 1987.

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