Lee Purcell

Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A. M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1947

Filmography

Actor (36)

Persons Unknown 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malaika 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Hollywood 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Due South 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1987, 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Joke 1992 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Jailbait: Betrayed By Innocence 1989 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Space Rage 1985 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Eddie Macon's Run 1983 (Movie)

Jilly Buck (Actor)

Valley Girl 1983 (Movie)

Beth Brent (Actor)

Homework 1982 (Movie)

Ms Jackson (Actor)

My Wife Next Door 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Stir Crazy 1980 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

The Gambler 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger in Our House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Summer 1978 (Movie)

Christine Alexander (Actor)

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Peggy Gordon (Actor)

Hijack! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Majestyk 1974 (Movie)

Wiley (Actor)

Dirty Little Billy 1972 (Movie)

Berle (Actor)

Kid Blue 1972 (Movie)

Molly Ford (Actor)

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972 (Movie)

Karen Hammond (Actor)

Necromancy 1971 (Movie)

Priscilla (Actor)

Adam at 6 A.M. 1970 (Movie)

Jerri Jo Hopper (Actor)

Betrayed by Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Killing at Hell's Gate (TV Show)

Actor

Long Road Home (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Music City (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Show)

Actor

To Heal a Nation (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A. M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role, and while the movie didn't launch her to stardom, she maintained a solid career as a character actress in film and television. A copper-haired cutie with a wide smile, Purcell had an impressive ability to change her looks to suit her roles--in 1978, at the age of 31, she convincingly starred as a high schooler in the episodic teen comedy "Almost Summer", and only five years later, she was entirely believable as a seductive suburban mom--a sort of proto-cougar--in the Generation X touchstone "Valley Girl". Purcell gracefully aged into maternal and professional roles in the '80s and '90s, including a recurring role on the cult favorite police action-comedy "Due South" as the antagonistic State Attorney Louise St. Laurent. She also works regularly in made-for-TV movies, and garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in the dramas "Long Road Home" and "Secret Sins of the Father".

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