Debra Mooney

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Debra Mooney
Born Debra Vick
(1947-08-28) August 28, 1947 (age 66)
Aberdeen, South Dakota, US
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Porter Van Zandt (19??-present; 1 child)

Debra Mooney (born August 28, 1947) is an American character actress, best known for her role as Edna Harper on the drama series Everwood.

Life and career[edit]

Mooney was born Debra Vick in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of Isabel (née Smith) and Henry M. Vick.[1] She is married to stage producer and director Porter Van Zandt.[2]

Mooney is best known for her role as Edna Harper on the drama series Everwood (2002-2006).[2] She appeared in many stage production and plays roles of over 80 films and TV shows. Her notable film credits include Chapter Two opposite Marsha Mason, and well Tootsie, Dead Poets Society and Domestic Disturbance. On television she also starred of short-lived series Dream Street, Davis Rules and Kirk. Mooney guest-starred on the Roseanne, ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, Grey's Anatomy as Owen Hunt's mother, Bones and Weeds.

Mooney played Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton in second season of ABC's drama series Scandal created by Shonda Rhimes.[3] In 2014 she played Gabriel Vaughn's mother in Intelligence.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Chapter Two Marilyn
1982 Supervisors Ms. Barnes Short film
1982 Tootsie Mrs. Mallory
1983 Cradle Will Fall, TheThe Cradle Will Fall Vangie Lewis Television movie
1986 Agent on Ice Mrs. Kirkpatrick
1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Unknown Television movie
1988 Too Young the Hero Calvin's Mother Television movie
1989 Dead Poets Society Mrs. Anderson
1990 Joshua's Heart Claudia's Mother Television movie
1994 Breathing Lessons Mrs. Stuckey Television movie
1994 Schemes Ruby Video
1996 Mary & Tim Unknown Television movie
1997 Anastasia Actress voice
1999 Silk Hope Violet Television movie
2001 Domestic Disturbance Theresa
2006 Mermaid Chair, TheThe Mermaid Chair Kat Television movie
2010 Den Brother Mrs. Jacklitz Television movie
2010 Last Godfather, TheThe Last Godfather Sister Theresa
2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Caroline Television movie


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Delvecchio Dr. Petrie 2 episodes
1985 ABC Afterschool Special Mrs. Anderson Episode: "Don't Touch"
1988 Kate & Allie Unknown Episode: "Wedding Belle Blues"
1989 Dream Street Lillian DeBeau 6 episodes
1990 Roseanne Mrs. Wellman 4 episodes
1990 Empty Nest Mrs. Bierman Episode: "The Tortoise & the Harry"
1990 thirtysomething The Preceptor Episode: "The Guilty Party"
1991 L.A. Law Lawyer Episode: "The Gods Must Be Lawyers"
1991 Tales from the Crypt Ellen Episode: "Easel Kill Ya"
1991–1992 Davis Rules Mrs. Rush 20 episodes
1992 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Nurse Petty Episode: "Ill Will"
1992 Love & War Saleswoman Episode: "Bustiers and Body Points"
1993 Flying Blind Joan Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
1993 Dream On Receptionist Episode: "The French Conception"
1993 Seinfeld Mrs. Sweedler Episode: "The Bris"
1993 Grace Under Fire Peg Episode: "Grace in the Middle"
1993–1994 Murphy Brown Dr. Lee Larkin 3 episodes
1994 Herman's Head Herman's Mother Episode: "Bedtime for Hermo"
1994 George Carlin Show, TheThe George Carlin Show Rosemarie Episode: "George Destroys a Way of Life"
1994 One West Waikiki Sarah Gaines Episode "Along Came a Spider"
1994–1995 Something Wilder Mrs. Thorton 2 episodes
1995 Northern Exposure Jane Stowe O'Connell Episode: "The Mommy's Curse"
1995 Step by Step Nurse Deckers Episode: "One Truck, Al Dente"
1995 Pig Sty Kasha Episode: "Mr. Nice Guy"
1995 Party of Five Gloria Metzler Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
1995 Mad About You Sister Dorothea Episode: "Mad Without You"
1995–1996 Kirk Sally 31 episodes
1996 Sisters Paulette Brown Episode: "Taking a Gamble"
1996 Touched by an Angel Mrs. Shaw Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
1996 Champs Prof. Carnovsky Episode: "To Be There or Not to Be There"
1996 Ellen Barbara Episode: "Not So Great Expectations"
1996 Boston Common Mrs. Taggert Episode: "Coming Clean"
1996 Unhappily Ever After Saleslady Episode: "The Tell-Tale Lipstick"
1997 Meego DMV Lady Episode: "Car and Driver"
1997 Naked Truth, TheThe Naked Truth Eleanor Episode: "He Ain't Famous, He's My Brother"
1997 Caroline in the City Eleanor Episode: "Caroline and the Decanter"
1998 House Rules Mother Superior Episode: "Twisted Sister"
1998 Maggie Winters Idah Episode: "Suburban Myth"
1999 ER Leila Morgan 2 episodes
2000 Just Shoot Me! Ellen Gelman Episode: "Blinded by the Right"
2000 Will & Grace Sister Robert Episode: "Sweet (and Sour) Charity"
2000–2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Judge P. Spindle 7 episodes
2001 Judging Amy Marjorie Landsdown Episode: "Adoption Day"
2001 Any Day Now Teacher Episode: "Blinded by the White"
2002 Philly Brenda Pagano Episode: "Lies of Minelli"
2002–2003 Everybody Loves Raymond Lee 2 episodes
2002–2006 Everwood Edna Harper 62 episodes
2004 Joan of Arcadia Ruth Washington Episode: "Silence"
2006 Closer, TheThe Closer Elaine Donahue 2 episodes
2007 Psych Mrs. Lassiter Episode: "Poker? I Barely Know Her"
2007 Private Practice Sylvie Episode: "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together"
2007–2008 Boston Legal Judge Patrice Webb 4 episodes
2008 Pushing Daisies Calista Cod Episode: "Frescorts"
2008 Cold Case Betty Sue Baker Episode: "Pin Up Girl"
2009 ER Barbara Feingold Episode: "Love Is a Battlefield"
2009 Eleventh Hour Pete Hammer Episode: "Pinocchio"
2009–2010 Grey's Anatomy Mrs. Hunt 2 episodes
2010 Untitled David Litt Project Lizzie Herman Unsold TV pilot
2010 Hawthorne Maureen Episode: "No Exit"
2011 Bones Allison Rose Episode: "The Change in the Game"
2011 Weeds Shelby Keene 2 episodes
2011 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Lydia Bibb Episode: "Blood and Sand"
2012–2013 Neighbors, TheThe Neighbors Theresa 2 episodes
2012–2013 Scandal Verna Thornton 10 episodes
2013 Arrested Development Joan Bark 3 episodes
2013 Save Me Ruby Episode: "WWJD"
2014 Parks and Recreation Rosie Demarco Episode: "Anniversaries"
2014 Intelligence Mrs. Vaughn Episode: "Being Human"


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Farm, TheThe Farm
1977 Chapter Two Faye Medwick / Jennie Malone Replacement
1980 Talley's Folly Sally Talley Replacement
1985 Odd Couple, TheThe Odd Couple Mickey Replacement
1992 Price, TheThe Price Esther Franz
1998 Getting and Spending Mary Phillips


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