Dorothy Lyman

Actor, Director
Although she was best known for playing unsophisticated, gum-smacking blue-collar southern belles, actress and director Dorothy Lyman herself was very different. She grew up the daughter of a stockbroker in Minneapolis ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1947

Filmography

Actor (42)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Elementary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battlestar Galactica 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

Woman at Bar #1 (Actor)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

Allison's Mother (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reba 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1999, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Dinner & Driving 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Law 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bodies of Evidence 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1992 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boys Will Be Boys 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Self Portrait 1995 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Suzie (Actor)

Young Goodman Brown 1994 (Movie)

Sarah Good (Actor)

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Morris (Actor)

Ruby in Paradise 1993 (Movie)

Mildred Chambers (Actor)

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Generations 1988 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mama's Family (Syndicated) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Hearts Island 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Mama's Family 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

A World Apart 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

300 Year Weekend 1969 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Camp Cucamonga (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

The People Across the Lake (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Payne 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

The Simple Life 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Although she was best known for playing unsophisticated, gum-smacking blue-collar southern belles, actress and director Dorothy Lyman herself was very different. She grew up the daughter of a stockbroker in Minneapolis. In 1971, she got her start acting on the CBS soap "A World Apart", moving over to its sister show, "The Edge of Night", a year later to play the sinister Elly Jo Jameson. After a brief stint on "One Life to Live" and a longer run on "Another World", Lyman finally found a home on the popular ABC daytime drama "All My Children" as the fish-out-of-water beautician Opal Sue Gardner. Shortly after joining the show she was also cast in Vicki Lawrence's new "Carol Burnett Show" spin-off, "Mama's Family"; Lyman played Mama's daughter-in-law, Naomi. With "Mama's Family" Lyman found herself in a leading role on a respectably rated television show and stayed on for the series' entire six seasons. After "Mama's Family" went off air in 1990, Lyman jumped into directing, teaming up with Fran Drescher to helm over 70 episodes of "The Nanny" from 1993 to 1998. Lyman also made regular returns to the soap-opera genre, playing guest roles on "The Bold and the Beautiful", "Days of Our Lives", and "As the World Turns". She won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Actress for her work on "All My Children".

Relationships

Vincent Malle

Husband

Emma Tillinger Koskoff Assistant

Daughter

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