Judith Ivey

Actor
Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey was already well on her way to becoming one of the brightest stars on Broadway by the time she launched a prolific career in film and on television. Earning her professional ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1951 in El Paso, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Big Stone Gap 2015 (Movie)

Nan MacChesney (Actor)

The Stand-In 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Bird of the Air 2011 (Movie)

Eleanor Reeves (Actor)

Big Love 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Belle Block (Actor)

What Alice Found 2003 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Stephen King's Rose Red 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

Joanne Burns (Actor)

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

Barbara Bowerman (Actor)

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Lomax (Actor)

Washington Square 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Elizabeth Almond (Actor)

Buddies 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Critic 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Other Mothers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frogs! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 (Movie)

Peedi (Actor)

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Love Hurts 1990 (Movie)

Susan Volcheck (Actor)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

Miles From Home 1988 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Sister, Sister 1988 (Movie)

Charlotte Bonnard (Actor)

Hello, Again 1987 (Movie)

Zelda (Actor)

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

Blanche (Actor)

The Long Hot Summer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

Nancy Miller (Actor)

Harry & Son 1984 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

The Woman in Red 1984 (Movie)

Didi (Actor)

The Shady Hill Kidnapping 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Decoration Day (TV Show)

Actor

Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Show)

Actor

Down Home (TV Show)

Actor

Half a Dozen Babies (TV Show)

Actor

On Promised Land (TV Show)

Actor

Pictures of Hollis Woods (TV Show)

Actor

The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Show)

Narrator

We Are the Children (TV Show)

Actor

What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey was already well on her way to becoming one of the brightest stars on Broadway by the time she launched a prolific career in film and on television. Earning her professional stripes in the thriving theater community of Chicago in the mid-1970s, she soon took her act to Broadway, where she won her first Tony for her performance in a production of "Steaming" in 1983. At the same time, Ivey began appearing in a string of feature film and television projects that included "The Lonely Guy" (1984) opposite Steve Martin, "The Long Hot Summer" (NBC, 1985) with Don Johnson, and "Compromising Positions" (1985), alongside Susan Sarandon. Disappointments such as a brief leading role in the failed sitcom "Down Home" (NBC, 1990-91) were balanced out by well-received recurring characters on such successful series as "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993). Over the years, Ivey maintained a busy schedule that include work on stage and in film and TV, including a lauded performance on Broadway in "The Glass Menagerie," "The Devil's Advocate" (1997) and "Rose Red" (ABC, 2002). Truly an actor's actor, Ivey gracefully took on roles of every cultural background and age range, and in virtually every medium throughout an inarguably impressive career.

Relationships

Tim Braine Executive Producer

Husband

Margaret Braine

Daughter
Born c. 1989 father, Tim Braine

Thomas Braine

Son
Born December 8, 1993 father, Tim Braine

Ricardo Gutierrez Actor

Husband

Nathan Ivey

Father

Dorothy Ivey

Mother

James Ivey

Brother
Younger

Sara Ivey

Sister
Younger

EDUCATION

Illinois State University

Normal , Illinois 1973

Milestones

2009

Cast as the straight-talking advice columnist Ann Landers in David Rambo's solo show, "The Lady With All the Answers"

2006

Cast in Clint Eastwood's WWII drama, "Flags of Our Fathers"

2003

Co-starred in the independent film, "What Alice Found"

2002

Played the mother of Dr. Leo Markus (Harry Connick, Jr.) on NBC's "Will & Grace"

2001

Cast as Sally Durant Plummer in the Broadway revival of "Follies"

2000

Co-starred with Hayley Mills and Paxton Whitehead in an Off-Broadway staging of Noel Coward's "Suite in Two Keys"

1999

Cast as the wife of a hockey coach in "Mystery, Alaska"

1999

Starred as a radio show host in the stage thriller, "Voices in the Dark"

1998

Played Donald Sutherland's wife in "Without Limits"

1997

Returned to Off-Broadway opposite Rick Stear in "A Madhouse in Goa" by Martin Sherman

1997

Played the mother of Keanu Reeves in "The Devil's Advocate" and Cameron Diaz in "A Life Less Ordinary"

1997

Cast as the cafe owner in the highly-rated CBS drama, "What the Deaf Man Heard"

1996

Was featured in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Buddies"

1996

Returned to the NY stage in the Off-Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's "A Fair Country"

1995

Reprised character voice of Eleanor Sherman in "The Critic," when the show moved to FOX

1995

Played the title character's best-friend in the Lifetime biopic, "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story"

1994

Co-starred as one of "The Five Mrs. Buchanans" in the CBS sitcom

1994

Provided the voice of Eleanor Sherman in the animated series, "The Critic" (ABC)

1994

Starred in the Off-Broadway play, "Moonshot and Cosmos"

1992

Had a recurring role as B.J. Poteet on the CBS sitcom, "Designing Women"

1991

Co-starred with Jason Robards in the Broadway production of "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard"

1990

Cast in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Down Home"

1988

Had a leading role in the film, "Sister, Sister"

1987

Played Ruth in the Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit"; co-starred with Richard Chamberlin and Blythe Danner

1986

Co-starred opposite Ed Harris in the short-lived Broadway play, "Precious Sons"

1984

Made film debut in "Harry and Son" and "The Lonely Guy"

1983

Had breakthrough stage role in "Steaming"

1983

Co-starred in the CBS TV-movie, "Dixie: Changing Habits"

1982

Made TV debut in "The Shady Hill Kidnapping" for American Playhouse (PBS)

1979

Made Broadway debut in "Bedroom Farce"

1978

Worked Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and with Joseph Papp's Public Theatre

1974

Professional stage debut in the Chicago production of "The Sea"

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