Deirdre Lovejoy

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Deirdre Lovejoy
Born (1962-06-30) June 30, 1962 (age 52)
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990-present

Deirdre Lovejoy (born June 30, 1962) is an American actress.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Lovejoy is best known for her role on the HBO television series The Wire as Rhonda Pearlman. She graduated from the University of Evansville with an undergraduate degree in theatre, and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, with an MFA in Acting.[2]

Lovejoy portrayed Nora Clark's disapproving mother in the 2006 dance film Step Up. She played the role of the serial kidnapper/murderer Heather Taffet (aka "The Gravedigger") on the American television series Bones. She also appeared in Bad Teacher as a student's mother. She also appeared in a recurring role on the Dana Delany series Body of Proof.[3] Lovejoy will appear on Broadway with Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Rescuing Desire Bookstore salesgirl
1998 Number One Jean Short film
1998 Sour Grapes Nurse Wells
1999 Random Hearts Officer Isabel
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Fighting neighbor
2000 Shaft Police Officer Uncredited
2001 My Sister's Wedding Beverly Modina
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Student teacher
2006 Step Up Nora's mom / Katherine Clark
2009 Gloria & Eric Gloria Short film
2009 The Stepfather Detective Tylar
2011 Bad Teacher Sasha's mother
2013 Killing Vivian Toaster Short film
2013 Lionhead Detective Lundgren
2014 Thirsty Doris Townsend Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Rosemary Kennedy
1994 Law & Order Judith Crockit Episode: "Virtue"
1997 Law & Order CSU Technician Episode: "Thrill"
1998 Seinfeld Customer #3 Episode: "The Dealership"
1999 Trinity Karen Sealey Episode: "Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down"
1999–2000 Spin City Reporter 3 episodes
2000–2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hernandez 2 episodes
2001 Ed Ms. Diamond Episode: "Closure"
2002 Without a Trace Mrs. Peterson Episode: "In Extremis"
2002–2008 The Wire Asst. State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman 60 episodes
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Penny Halliwell Episode: "Malignant"
2003 Strong Medicine Taylor Episode: "Orders"
2003 Touched by an Angel Courtney Episode: "A Time for Every Purpose"
2003 Kingpin Unknown Episode: "Black Magic Woman"
2003 The Lyon's Den Ms. Easton Episode: "The Fifth"
2003 Judging Amy State Attorney Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
2004 NYPD Blue Michelle Foster Episode: "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang"
2004 The West Wing Lisa Wolfe 2 episodes
2005 Nip/Tuck Allie Tedesco Episode: "Hannah Tedesco"
2006 The Closer Melissa Langner Episode: "Heroic Measures"
2006 Numb3rs Daria Samson Episode: "Waste Not"
2006–2007 Close to Home Ellen Porter 2 episodes
2007 Cold Case Regie Kunze Episode: "Justice"
2008 Under Detective Cavanaugh Television movie
2008 Shark Monica Wells Episode: "One Hit Wonder"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Penelope Fielding Episode: "Cold"
2008 Eli Stone A.D.A. Samantha Jarrells 2 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Holly Sando Episode: "Unchained"
2009 Saving Grace Linda Hall Episode: "What Would You Do?"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Agent Carmen Martino Episode: "Revolution"
2009 The Forgotten Zoe Jenks Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Medium Dr. Messner 2 episodes
2009–2011 Bones Heather Taffet 3 episodes
2010 Outlaw Karen Rukheyser Episode: "In Re: Officer Daniel Hale"
2011 Criminal Minds Agent Bates Episode: "The Thirteenth Step"
2011 Brothers & Sisters Marissa Crandall Episode: "Father Unknown"
2011 The Protector Unknown Episode: "Affairs"
2012 Body of Proof Jeannie Morris 2 episodes
2012 Private Practice Unknown Episode: "Apron Strings"
2013 American Horror Story: Asylum Lana's host Episode: "Continuum"
2014 Girls Aunt Margo Episode: "Flo"
2014 Orange Is the New Black Chris Maser 2 Episodes

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