Lesley Ann Warren

Actor, Singer, Dancer
A greatly underutilized talent in features, this stage-trained actress has shone in numerous TV-movies, miniseries and music-oriented specials. America first discovered Lesley Ann Warren as a fresh-faced ingenue; she ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (102)

Babysitter 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Losing Grace 2014 (Movie)

Mary Reed (Actor)

The Meyersons 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sphere and the Labyrinth 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

TripTank 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Clara Jobs (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Little Help 2011 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Desperate Housewives 2005, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Working Class 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Constellation 2007 (Movie)

Nancy Boxer (Actor)

10th and Wolf 2006 (Movie)

Aunt Tina (Actor)

Stiffs 2006 (Movie)

Joy Tramontana (Actor)

When Do We Eat? 2006 (Movie)

Peggy Stuckman (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deep Water 2004 (Movie)

Pam (Actor)

Less Than Perfect 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shore 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Will & Grace 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Tiny Universe 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

Joan Holloway (Actor)

The Quickie 2001 (Movie)

Anna Petrov (Actor)

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Ropewalk 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Trixie 2000 (Movie)

Dawn Sloane (Actor)

Lesley Ann Warren: A Cinderella Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teaching Mrs. Tingle 1999 (Movie)

Leigh Ann's Mother (Actor)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Twin Falls, Idaho 1999 (Movie)

Francine (Actor)

All of It 1998 (Movie)

Glenda Holbeck (Actor)

Love Kills 1998 (Movie)

Evelyn Heiss (Actor)

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

Nina Casselman (Actor)

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1997 (Movie)

Mrs Rich (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Bird of Prey 1996 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Murderous Intent 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Color of Night 1994 (Movie)

Sondra (Actor)

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Pure Country 1992 (Movie)

Lula Rogers (Actor)

Life Stinks 1991 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

27 Wagons Full of Cotton 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Family of Spies 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Lola 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

Eleanor Larimore (Actor)

Cop 1988 (Movie)

Kathleen McCarthy (Actor)

The Dancing Princess 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Burglar 1987 (Movie)

Dr Cynthia Sheldrake (Actor)

Apology 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Clue 1985 (Movie)

Miss Scarlet (Actor)

Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Choose Me 1984 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Songwriter 1984 (Movie)

Gilda (Actor)

A Night in Heaven 1983 (Movie)

Faye (Actor)

A Special Eddie Rabbitt 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Victor/Victoria 1982 (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

Race For the Yankee Zephyr 1981 (Movie)

Sally Gibson (Actor)

Betrayal 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

Gloria Fontaine (Actor)

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission: Impossible 1966 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Saga of Sonora 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Letters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Cat Ballou 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Hate, Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Pickup on 101 1971 (Movie)

Nickie (Actor)

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 (Movie)

Alice Bower (Actor)

Happiest Millionaire 1966 (Movie)

Cordy Biddle (Actor)

A Fight For Jenny (TV Show)

Actor

A Mother's Revenge (TV Show)

Actor

Assignment: Munich (TV Show)

Actor

Baja Oklahoma (TV Show)

Actor

Beulah Land (TV Show)

Actor

Bound By a Secret (TV Show)

Actor

Community (Tv Show)

Actor

In Sickness and in Health (TV Show)

Actor

Joseph (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Enemy (TV Show)

Actor

Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Show)

Actor

Portrait of a Stripper (TV Show)

Actor

Recipe for Disaster (TV Show)

Actor

Seven in Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Valentino (TV Show)

Actor

The Letters (Movie)

Laura Reynolds (Actor)

Wolf Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A greatly underutilized talent in features, this stage-trained actress has shone in numerous TV-movies, miniseries and music-oriented specials. America first discovered Lesley Ann Warren as a fresh-faced ingenue; she was a radiant "Cinderella" (CBS, 1966) in the now classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical TV special. The next year, Warren made her feature debut in "The Happiest Millionaire", a Disney musical starring Fred MacMurray. She followed up with another Disney songfest, "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" (1968), in which she was the love interest of John Davidson. Warren then turned her attention to the small screen, appearing in numerous TV-movies, busted pilots, miniseries and guest spots. Whereas feature assignments were few and far between--only three between 1968 and 1982--TV realized Warren's potential as a lead.

Relationships

Scott Baio Actor

Companion
Briefly dated after being introduced by Warren's son Chris Peters; no longer together No longer dating

Jeffrey Hornaday

Companion
together 1980-87

Jon Peters Actor

Husband
married in 1967 former hairdresser turned film executive divorced in 1977

Christopher Peters

Son
Warren took a hiatus from acting to raise him born c. 1968

Ron Taft

Husband
former vice president of Columbia now vice president of Electric Entertainment born c. 1947 became engaged in October 1996 married in January 2000

William Warren

Father
changed family surname from Warrenoff

Carol Warren

Mother

EDUCATION

High School of Music and Art

New York , New York
transferred to the Professional Children's School

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Actors Studio

New York , New York
studied under Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler

Milestones

2006

Starred as the mom in the Jewish comedy "When Do We Eat?"

2005

Guest-starred as the high-maintenance mother of Susan (Hatcher) on the ABC drama "Desperate Housewives"

2002

Had supporting role in "Secretary" won Special Jury Prize at Sundance

2001

Appeared in crime drama "The Quickie"

2000

Had occasional recurring role on "Will & Grace" (NBC)

2000

Reteamed with Alan Rudolph as co-star of "Trixie"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival

1999

Co-starred in the Steven Soderbergh-directed "The Limey"

1999

Played recurring role as Christina Applegate's mother on the NBC sitcom "Jessie"

1997

Returned to Broadway as co-star of the musical "Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical"

1991

Was Mel Brooks' leading lady in "Life Stinks"

1985

Had leading role in NBC miniseries "Evergreen"

1983

Starred in the critically-drubbed "A Night in Heaven"

1982

Played her best known feature role, Norma Cassidy, the moll of James Garner in Blake Edward's "Victor/Victoria"; earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

1975

Starred as Lois Lane in the ABC-TV adaptation of the Broadway musical, "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman"

1969

Joined the cast of the popular CBS espionage series, "Mission: Impossible" for one season as Dana Lambert

1968

TV-movie debut, "Seven in Darkness", a plane crash drama starring Milton Berle

1967

Feature debut, "The Happiest Millionaire", a Disney musical; final film overseen by Walt Disney

1966

Breakthrough role, starring in the CBS-TV adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

1963

Professional Broadway debut at age 16, "110 in the Shade", the musical version of "The Rainmaker"

Signed to a feature contract by Robert Evans, then president of Paramount

Reportedly was the youngest person ever to be accepted as a member of the Actors Studio

Bonus Trivia

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"If there comes a point where you're not playing the sexy mother, so what."---Warren to People, May 23, 2005.

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