Dee Wallace

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Dee Wallace
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Wallace at BIFFF in 2010.
Born Deanna Bowers
(1949-12-14) December 14, 1949 (age 65)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Other names Dee Wallace-Stone
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Stone (m. 1980; wid. 1995) 1 child

Dee Wallace (born Deanna Bowers; December 14, 1949),[1] 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).[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Maxine (née Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers. She loves pets.[1][3] She attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, before attending the University of Kansas and graduating with an education degree. She briefly taught high school drama at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, 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.[4] Christopher died fifteen years later of a heart attack.

Wallace is presently married to television producer, Skip Belyea, whom she wed in 1998.[5]

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".[6] 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. Wallace has since become somewhat of a cult icon for her roles in horror films. Because of this, she frequently attends horror conventions where she often signs autographs and poses for pictures with her fans. She is described as a very fun lady who loves to meet her fans.

Career[edit]

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). Wallace remains popularly known for her horror film roles, appeared at many horror film conventions with a reputation for being very kind and generous with her many admirers and fans and opened an acting studio to mentor young actors. 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".[7] She also appeared on Grimm as Monroe's mother.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Stepford Wives Nettie the Maid
1977 The Hills Have Eyes Lynne Wood
1979 10 Mary Lewis
1981 The Howling Karen White
1982 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Mary
Jimmy the Kid May
1983 Cujo Donna Trenton
1985 Secret Admirer Connie Ryan Aka: The Letter
1986 Critters Helen Brown
1987 Bialy Smok Alta
1991 Popcorn Suzanne
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
Nevada Ruby
1999 Pirates of the Plain Glenna
2000 Artie Sara the Bartender
2001 A Month of Sundays Sarah McCabe
2005 Headspace Dr. Denise Bell
Boo Nurse Russell
2006 Kalamazoo? Susan
Abominable Ethel Hoss
Expiration Date Lucille
The Plague Nora
2007 J-ok'el Helen Moret Aka: Curse of the Weeping Woman: J-ok'el
Bone Dry Joanne
Halloween Cynthia Strode
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
2010 Extraordinary Measures Sal
Bedrooms Marnie
Pound of Flesh Dean Jean Clark
2011 Exodus Fall Shirley Minor
2012 The Lords of Salem Sonny
The Boarder Elizabeth
2013 Hansel & Gretel Lilith
2014 Love and Mercy Lilith
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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 Episode: The Adventures of the Chinese Dog
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
1980 Skag Nora 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
1995 High Sierra Search and Rescue Morgan Duffy 6 episodes
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
2005 Voodoo Moon Mary-Ann 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
Voodoo Moon Mary-Ann Movie
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
2012 Warehouse 13 Ellen Powell Episode: Sylmar
Switched at Birth Lorena McGowen / Patrick 2 episodes
2014 Grimm Alice 3 episodes

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