Nora Dunn

Actor, Stand-up comic, Model
This pretty, sharp-featured actress made a niche for herself playing funny, smart-mouthed character roles on TV and the big screen. A Chicago native, Dunn studied to be an artist before moving to California. By 1981 ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

A Light Beneath Their Feet 2016 (Movie)

Dr. Krolly (Actor)

Best Friends Whenever 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Med 2016 (Tv Show)

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Life in Pieces 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Deanne Emily Marcus (Actor)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Deanne Emily Marcus (Himself)

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sirens 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

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Mulaney 2014 (Tv Show)

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Franklin & Bash 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom 2012 (Movie)

Karen Barlett (Actor)

LOL 2012 (Movie)

Emily's Mother (Actor)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Archie's Final Project 2011 (Movie)

Gretchen Williams (Actor)

Entourage 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Samantha Who? 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Answer Man 2009 (Movie)

Terry Fraser (Actor)

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

Shannon (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Cyndi Pinziki (Actor)

The Civilization of Maxwell Bright 2007 (Movie)

Mary Jane (Actor)

Law & Order 2006 (Tv Show)

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National Lampoon's Pucked 2006 (Movie)

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Shark 2006 (Tv Show)

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Three Moons Over Milford 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

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LAX 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

November 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Fayn (Actor)

Knee High P.I. 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

Judge Abramovitz (Actor)

Love for Rent 2004 (Movie)

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Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

Ally Loman (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Die Mommie Die! 2003 (Movie)

Shatzi Van Allen (Actor)

Out of Time 2003 (Movie)

Dr Donovan (Actor)

Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Stella Hulic (Actor)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Carver (Actor)

Cherish 2002 (Movie)

Bell (Actor)

The Chronicle 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

Miss Madress (Actor)

Max Keeble's Big Move 2001 (Movie)

Lily Keeble--Max's Mom (Actor)

Warner Bros.' Histeria! 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Lutecia Fairbanks (Actor)

Zoolander 2001 (Movie)

British Designer (Actor)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Futurama 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

Madeline (Actor)

Civil Wars 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Colleen (Actor)

The Nanny 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Kings 1999 (Movie)

Adriana Cruz (Actor)

Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver 1998 (Movie)

Natalya (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Missy Berliner (Actor)

Cybill 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The X-Files 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Demo Reel- A Tragedy in 10 Minutes 1997 (Movie)

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Everybody Loves Raymond 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1985 - 1990, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Supper 1996 (Movie)

Sheriff Stanley (Actor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Lindy (Actor)

Sex, Shock and Censorship in the 90's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's on Top? 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Aloud 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

Cynthia Schreiber (Actor)

Mastergate 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Passion Fish 1992 (Movie)

Ti-Marie (Actor)

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

Pam Leichner (Actor)

Miami Blues 1990 (Movie)

Ellita Sanchez (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1985 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Walking the Dog 1990 (Movie)

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How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Bauer (Actor)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

Ginny (Actor)

Just Shoot Me (Tv Show)

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See Arnold Run (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This pretty, sharp-featured actress made a niche for herself playing funny, smart-mouthed character roles on TV and the big screen. A Chicago native, Dunn studied to be an artist before moving to California. By 1981, she was working as a stand-up comic. Dunn joined her hometown's Roxy cabaret in 1983 and moved East when she was cast in "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) in 1985. Her five year stint on the venerable sketch comedy show was relatively uneventful with her only memorable characters being obtuse talk show host Pat Stevens and one-half of the Vegas-style Sweeney Sisters act. In 1990, Dunn left the show shortly after boycotting an episode hosted by controversial comic Andrew Dice Clay.

Relationships

Kevin Dunn Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 24, 1956

John Dunn

Father
Died 1986

Margaret Dunn

Mother
Served as vice president of The Senior Center in Bothell, WA

Ray Hutcherson

Husband
Married September 1987 Divorced 1995

Sean McGarry

Husband
Married April 18, 1998

EDUCATION

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago , Illinois 1970 - 1972

San Francisco City College

San Francisco , California

St Mary's Academy

Belleville , Illinois

Academy of Fine Arts

Chicago , Illinois

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film, "Southland Tales"

2005

Cast opposite Courteney Cox in the drama "November"; premiered at Sundance

2004

Had a small role as a Judge in the romantic comedy "Laws of Attraction," which starred Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore

2003

Featured in the comedy "Bruce Almighty"

2003

Played Mrs. Carver in "The Hebrew Hammer"

2001

Had diverse parts in the comedies "What's the Worst that Could Happen?" and "Max Keeble's Big Move"

2000

Acted in the comedy "What Planet Are You From?"

1999

Featured in the critically acclaimed features "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "Three Kings"

1997

Wrote and performed in the stage show, "Small Prey"

1993

Primetime series debut as TV producer Norma Lear on "Sisters" (NBC)

1992

TV-movie debut, "Mastergate" (Showtime)

1990

Boycotted episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Andrew Dice Clay; eventually left the series

1988

Film debut, "Working Girl"

1985

Joined cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (through 1990)

Bonus Trivia

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On playing a lesbian on television: "It's funny when people ask if I'm a lesbian. I played a real estate agent in 'Father of the Bride, Part II,' but no one has asked me if I sell real estate." - Nora Dunn to The Advocate, Jan. 23, 1996

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