Wallace at BIFFF in 2010.
December 14, 1949
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
|Other names||Dee Wallace-Stone|
|Spouse(s)||Christopher Stone (m. 1980; wid. 1995) 1 child|
Dee Wallace (born Deanna Bowers; December 14, 1949), also known as Dee Wallace Stone, is an American actress and scream queen. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films mainly in the horror genre. Her most widely seen role is a starring role as Elliott's mother, Mary, in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She also played key roles in popular cult films The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). She also appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and 10 (1979). In total, she has appeared in over 90 television shows and 100 films.
Wallace was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Maxine (née Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers. She loves pets. She attended Wyandotte High School before attending the University of Kansas and graduating with an education degree. She briefly taught high school drama at Washington High School in her native Kansas City in the early 1970s.
She married fellow actor Christopher Stone in 1980, with whom she had one daughter, Gabrielle Stone, who has since developed an interest in acting and filmmaking herself. Christopher Stone died fifteen years later of a heart attack. Wallace married television producer Skip Belyea in 1998.
Aside from acting, Wallace is also a public speaker, and self-help author, having written three books, and has her own call-in radio show where she talks exclusively about the creation of the "self". Wallace often speaks about how you can get through tough times with determination and love. She has also written a book called Bright Light, about her life lessons from an acting career.
She appeared in the television series Together We Stand (1986–1987) and the syndicated The New Lassie (1989–1992). In the latter series, she appeared with her now late husband Christopher Stone, with whom she also co-starred in The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). She starred in Rob Zombie's re-imagining of Halloween, as Cynthia Strode, Laurie's adoptive mother.
In 2009, she played the role of Nancy Dooly, Vincent's mother in The Mother of Invention. She appeared in the horror film The Ocean, the western Between the Sand and the Sky and the horror-thriller Sebastian. The latter movie stars Daeg Faerch, Meadow Williams, Betsy Rue, Meg Foster and Greg Vaughan. She is also featured in the eighth season of The Office as the mother of Andy Bernard, in the episode "Garden Party". She also appeared on Grimm as Monroe's mother.
|1975||The Stepford Wives||Nettie the Maid|
|1977||The Hills Have Eyes||Lynne Wood|
|1981||The Howling||Karen White|
|1982||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||Mary|
|Jimmy the Kid||May|
|1985||Secret Admirer||Connie Ryan||Aka: The Letter|
|Alligator II: The Mutation||Christine Hodges||Direct-to-video|
|Rock-a-Doodle||Dory - Mother|
|1993||Lightning in a Bottle||Jean Markley|
|1995||Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back||Georgia|
|The Phoenix and the Carpet||Mother||Aka: The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet|
|1995||Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back||Georgia|
|1996||The Frighteners||Patricia Ann Bradley|
|1997||Invisible Mom||Laura Griffin|
|1999||Pirates of the Plain||Glenna|
|2001||A Month of Sundays||Sarah McCabe|
|2005||Headspace||Dr. Denise Bell|
|2007||J-ok'el||Helen Moret||Aka: Curse of the Weeping Woman: J-ok'el|
|The Blue Rose||Mrs. Garrison|
|2009||The House of the Devil||Landlady|
|Stay Cool||Mrs. McCarthy|
|The Mother of Invention||Nancy Dooly|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Trixie||Voice|
|Dark Fields||Jean Applebe|
|Pound of Flesh||Dean Jean Clark|
|2011||Exodus Fall||Shirley Minor|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Sonny|
|2013||Hansel & Gretel||Lilith|
|2014||Haunting of Cellblock 11||Ms. Simon|
|2014||Love and Mercy||Lilith|
Selected television appearances
|1974||Lucas Tanner||Waitress||Episode: Merry Gentlemen|
|1975||The Streets of San Francisco||Joan Warren||Episode: The Programming of Charlie Blake|
|Ellery Queen||Waitress/Mamie||2 episodes|
|1977||Man from Atlantis||Hot Dog Stand Owner||Episode: Melt Down|
|Starsky & Hutch||Carol Wade||Episode: The Crying Child|
|Police Woman||Shana Fayette||Episode: Did You Still Beat My Wife|
|The San Pedro Beach Bums||Lisa||Episode: Godfathers Five|
|1978||Barnaby Jones||Amy Vickers||Episode: Terror on a Quite Afternoon|
|Police Story||Sharon Shay||Episode: A Chance to Live|
|Lou Grant||Patti||Episode: Hooker|
|1979||Hart to Hart||Connie||Episode: Jonathan Hart, Jr.|
|Trapper John, M.D.||Dr. Valerie Tatum||Episode: The Adventures of the Chinese Dog|
|Mrs. Columbo||Janet Rutledge||Episode: Ladies of the Afternoon|
|Taxi||Joyce||Episode: Alex Romance|
|CHiPs||Sheila||Episode: Death Watch|
|1978–1979||Hart to Hart||Sheila/Angie||2 episodes|
|Here's Boomer||Alice||Episode: Molly|
|1981||ABC Afterschool Special||Sue Jinkins||Episode: Run, Don't Walk|
|Child Bride of Short Creek||Mary Jacobs||Movie|
|1982, 1987||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Fran Welsh/Jan Fischer||2 episodes|
|1983||Wait till Your Mother Gets Home!||Pat Peters||Movie|
|1985||Finder of Lost Loves||Gail Aames||Episode: Mister Wonderful|
|Simon & Simon||Carol Brooks||Episode: Love and/or Marriage|
|The Twilight Zone||Janice Hammond||Segment: Wish Bank|
|1986–87||Together We Stand||Lori Randall||Aka: Nothing Is Easy, 19 episodes|
|1984, 1986–87||Hotel||Helen Johnson/Lisa Mason/Pamela||3 episodes|
|1987||Bushfire Moon||Elizabeth O'Day||Aka: Miracle Down Under, Movie|
|1988||Stranger on My Land||Annie Winters||Movie|
|1989, 1991||Murder, She Wrote||Ellen Wicker/Mildred Terhune||2 episodes|
|1989–92||The New Lassie||Dee McCullough||35 episodes|
|1990||I'm Dangerous Tonight||Wanda Thatcher||Movie|
|1991||P.S. I Luv U||Mitzi Packer||Episode:Pilot|
|1992||FBI: The Untold Stories||Darlene||Episode: Mommie Dearest|
|L.A. Law||Eliane Weston||Episode: Wine Knot|
|1994||Witness to the Execution||Emily Dawson||Movie|
|Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy||Suzanne Guthrie||Movie|
|Vanishing Son IV||Megan||Movie|
|Rebel Highway||Mrs. Gordon||Episode: Runaway Daughters|
|1997||Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder||Linda Jones||Aka: Swearing Allegiance, Movie|
|JAG||Congresswoman Adele DeLong||Episode:Crossing the Line|
|Touched by an Angel||Sandra Browner||Episode: A Delicate Balance|
|1999||Nash Bridges||Susan Martin||Episode: Resurrection|
|Ally McBeal||Gail Clarkson||Episode: Buried Pleasures|
|2001||She's No Angel||Shawnessy||Movie|
|Felicity||Allison Covington||2 episodes|
|2002||The Division||Paula Meeks||Episode: Beyond the Grave|
|She Spies||Daphne||Episode: First Episode|
|2003||The Agency||Doris, Quinn's Sister||Episode: Our Man in Korea|
|2004||The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story||Sharon Rocha||Movie|
|Cold Case||Charlotte Jones||Episode: Strange Fruit|
|Crossing Jordan||Lorraine Heeley||Episode: Total Recall|
|2006||Bones||Special Agent Callie Warner||Episode: The Woman in Limbo|
|The Eden Formula||Rhonda Shapton||Movie|
|Without a Trace||Lara Duncan||Episode: All the Sinners, Saints|
|Close to Home||Joan Monroe||Episode: There's Something About Martha|
|2006–07||Sons & Daughters||Colleen Halbert||11 episodes|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Joan Waring||Episode: Time After Time|
|My Name Is Earl||The Governor/The Warden's Wife/Katherine Hazelwood||3 episodes|
|Ghost Whisperer||Claire Taylor||Episode: Holiday Spirit|
|2008||Saving Grace||Janice Shapiro||Episode: A Survivor Lives Here|
|Criminal Minds||Dr. Jan Mohikian||Episode: Memoriam|
|2009||The Magic 7||Sean's Mom||Voice, Movie|
|2010||Happy Town||Alice Conroy||Episode: Blame It on Rio Bravo|
|Law & Order: LA||Ellen Powell||Episode: Sylmar|
|Detroit 1-8-7||Marni Eckhart||Episode: Home Invasion/Drive-By|
|2011||The Office||Ellen Bernard||Episode: Garden Party|
|2011||Switched at Birth||Lorena McGowen/Patrick||2 episodes|
|2012||Warehouse 13||Ellen Powell||Episode: Sylmar|
|2013||Robocroc||Dr. Riley||Syfy Movie (9/13/13)|
|2015||General Hospital||Patricia Spencer||3 episodes|
- "Dee Wallace Stone Biography (1949-)". filmreference.com.
- "Dee Wallace Talks Horror -- Exclusive Video Interview". dreadcentral.com.
- Dee Wallace fansite; accessed April 9, 2015.
- "Jerry Saravia on cinema and pop culture". jerrysaravia.blogspot.com. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- "20 years later, Dee Wallace Stone's "E.T." performance still charms". kuconnection.org. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- "I AM Dee Wallace". I Am Dee Wallace. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
- "'The Office': Stephen Collins, Dee Wallace to guest as...". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- SOD (March 6, 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: GENERAL HOSPITAL CASTS PAT!". Soap Opera Digest (United States: soapoperadigest.com). American Media. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
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- Dee Wallace at the Internet Movie Database
- Dee Wallace at AllMovie
- Dee Wallace-Stone official website
- Dee Wallace Stone's Online Acting Studio