April 10, 1954 |
Chatham Borough, New Jersey, U.S.
||Chip Cronkite (1985–present; 2 children)
Deborah Rush (born April 10, 1954) is an American actress.
Rush has worked in television, film and on Broadway. In 1984, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off. She also acted in Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. In 2003 she acted in the comedy film American Wedding, as Mary Flaherty, Michelle Flaherty's mom.
In December 2008, she joined the cast of the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit.
Rush has acted in a number of movies and television series, including the Woody Allen films Zelig and The Purple Rose of Cairo. She was a regular cast member of the television series Strangers with Candy. She had a recurring role on Spin City as Helen Winston, eventual ex-wife of mayor Randall Winston, and on Orange Is the New Black, as Piper's mother.
She is the daughter-in-law of television journalist Walter Cronkite and is the mother of two sons, Walter Cronkite IV and Peter Cronkite.
||Kiss Me, Petruchio
||Alice at the Palace
||Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream
||Spenser: For Hire
||Episode: "No Room at the Inn"
||Episode: "The Pinnacle"
||Episode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
||Dictator, TheThe Dictator
||Against the Law
||Episode: "I Don't Do Cuddles"
||Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III
||Client, TheThe Client
||Recurring role (4 episodes)
||Law & Order
||Strangers with Candy
||Main role (30 episodes)
||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
||Episode: "Russian Love Poem"
||Episode: "Meet the Wolves"
||Jury, TheThe Jury
||Episode: "The Honeymoon Suite"
||Electric Company, TheThe Electric Company
||Episode: "Revolutionary Doughnuts"
||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife
||Judge Sally Rigby
||Episode: "Gloves Come Off"
||Episode: "It's a Shame About Ray"
||Orange Is the New Black
||Episodes: "I Wasn't Ready", "Lesbian Request Denied", "WAC Pack"