Mindy Sterling

Actor, Improvisational acting teacher, Receptionist
Although comedic character actress Mindy Sterling had been working in film and television for nearly two decades, it was not until she portrayed Dr. Evil's shrieking Germanic henchwoman, Frau Farbissina, in Mike Myers' ... Read more »
Born: 07/11/1953 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (84)

Animals. 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Black-ish 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mike Tyson Mysteries 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Detour 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Neighbor 2016 (Movie)

Mae (Actor)

TripTank 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Minions 2015 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Soul Man 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Young & Hungry 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barstow 2008 2014 (Movie)

Mona Finch (Actor)

Frank 2014 (Movie)

Monica Loveless (Actor)

Jesus People 2014 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

ANT Farm 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Incredible Crew 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Any Day Now 2012 (Movie)

Miss Mills (Actor)

iCarly 2007 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Broke Girls 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1997, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Evening Shade 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1996, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Advice 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1994, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

Supervisor (Voice)

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1996, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perfect Strangers 1985 - 1986, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1997, 2007 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 (Movie)

Female Insurance Agent (Actor)

iCarly: iStart a Fan War 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

10 Things I Hate About You 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alpha and Omega 2010 (Movie)

Debbie (Voice)

Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

iCarly: iGot a Hot Room 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

iQuit iCarly 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Chowder 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Monster Mutt 2009 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Reno 911! 2004, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extreme Movie 2008 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

My Own Worst Enemy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Campus Ladies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reno 911: Miami 2007 (Movie)

Spoder's Mom (Actor)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

Lavonne (Actor)

Domestic Import 2006 (Movie)

Bernice Kimmelman (Actor)

Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Female Ox (Actor)

Lovespring International 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Enigma with a Stigma 2006 (Movie)

Patricia Riley (Actor)

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Getting Played 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

That's So Raven 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirty Days Until I'm Famous 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Blonde 2004 (Movie)

Ramona (Actor)

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden Hills 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Spot 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Frau Farbissina (Actor)

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manhattan, AZ 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

Clarnella (Actor)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Frau Farbissina (Actor)

Canned Ham: The Spy Who Shagged Me 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Iris Clark (Actor)

Idle Hands 1999 (Movie)

Lady Bowler (Actor)

Alright Already 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hiller and Diller 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 (Movie)

Frau Farbissina (Actor)

Friends 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 1996 (Movie)

Cindee (Actor)

Saved By the Bell: The College Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Favor 1994 (Movie)

Debbie Rollins--Lamaze Class (Actor)

The Second Half 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

Tentative Woman (Actor)

House 1986 (Movie)

Woman in Bookstore (Actor)

The Devil and Max Devlin 1980 (Movie)

1st Fan at Grammy's (Actor)

Not Like Us (TV Show)

Actor

Shredderman Rules (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Screw-On Head (TV Show)

Voice

The Dog Who Saved Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Working Trash (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although comedic character actress Mindy Sterling had been working in film and television for nearly two decades, it was not until she portrayed Dr. Evil's shrieking Germanic henchwoman, Frau Farbissina, in Mike Myers' spy spoof "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" (1997) and its sequels that she achieved a degree of popular recognition. Sterling moved to Los Angeles from Miami in the early 1970s, where she joined the improvisational comedy troupe the Groundlings. While there, she not only improved her skills, but created long-lasting professional relationships with such notables as Phil Hartman and Lisa Kudrow. Work on high-profile series, including turns on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98) and "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) preceded her breakout performance as Farbissina in Myers' hit comedy and its sequel "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999). With her Hollywood stock on the rise, Sterling landed co-starring roles in features like "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999) and recurring turns on popular series like "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004-12). Utilizing her highly animated features and razor-sharp comic sensibilities honed during her years at the Groundlings, Sterling ensured herself a lengthy career on screens big and small.

Relationships

Brian Gadson

Husband

Max Gadson

Son
born c. 1995

Mark Sterling

Brother
younger

Milestones

2006

Voiced the female Ox in "Ice Age: The Meltdown"

2002

Co-starred with Mike Myers in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"

2000

Appeared in Ron Howard's live action adaptation of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", starring Jim Carrey; Verne Troyer also in the cast

1999

Reprised role of Frau Farbissina, with a more central and provocative role, in the summer hit sequel "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"; initial collaboration with actor Verne Troyer who played Mini-Me

1999

Featured as Kirstie Alley's sidekick and the coordinator of a local teen beauty pageant in Michael Patrick Jann's satire "Drop Dead Gorgeous"

1999

Reteamed with Green for the teen horror comedy "Idle Hands"

1997

Had featured role as Frau Farbissina, Dr Evil's calculating associate, in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"; also first collaboration with actor Seth Green who played Dr Evil's son Scott

1984

Joined the Los Angeles based Groundlings comedy troupe (date approximate); worked alongside actors Jon Lovitz and Kathy Griffin

1981

Had a bit part in "The Devil and Max Devlin"

1973

Landed a recurring role on the syndicated children's series "Dusty's Treehouse" (date approximate)

1973

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career (date approximate)

1967

Enrolled by father in private acting classes, training in Shakespeare at age 13 (date approximate)

1956

Moved from Paterson, New Jersey to Miami, Florida at age two (date approximate)

Worked in community theater in Miami

Began teaching improvisational acting at Groundlings, counting Keanu Reeves, Lisa Kudrow, Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan among her students

Met Mike Myers when he did guest stints at Groundlings

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