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July 5, 1968 |
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Children||Hazel Georgia Dodd Armenante
Heloise Margaret Armenante Dodd
Life and career
Her feature-film credits include Contagion, Bad Teacher, A Mighty Heart, North Country and Girl, Interrupted. On television, Ms. Armenante has made guest appearances on several shows including Shameless, Medium, Party Down, Castle, The Closer, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Las Vegas, ER, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and Northern Exposure.
With Alice Dodd, her wife, Armenante co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog and In Flagrante Gothicto at the Circle X Theatre Company. Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog won the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best New Musical" and "Best Musical Production".
In Flagrante Gothicto received:
- Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for writing, directing and production
- The Ted Schmitt Award for "Most Outstanding Debut of a New Play"
- LA Weekly Theater Award for playwriting and comedy ensemble
- Back Stage West Garland Awards for production, direction, writing, ensemble and Lead Actress (Alice Dodd)
In Flagrante Gothicto was produced at The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle in their 2003 season.
Armenante directed the world premiere of Great Men Of Science, Nos. 21 & 22. The show received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a 99 seat theatre", and The L.A. Weekly Award for Best Production. She also produced The Texarkansas Waltz at Circle X Theatre.
Regionally, she has acted at the Empty Space Theatre in the title role of The Salvation Of Iggy Scrooge; at the Group Theatre in Marisol; at New City Theatre in Stript and 3 Americanisms.
She played "Melony" in a stage version of The Cider House Rules which was performed at The Atlantic Theater in New York City, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this role she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, received a Garland Award and a Theatre World Award for "Debut on the New York Stage". The show also received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a Larger Theatre".
In Seattle, she was a member of Annex Theatre for eight years, where she appeared in The Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Review, Bessemer's Spectacles, Tattoo Girl, and Hamlet The Musical. At Annex, she directed Triplets In Uniform, Exquisite Torture, and Running From Boomerangs. She was the Associate Artistic Director for Alice B. Theatre where she produced Pretty, Witty and Gay and Memory Tricks by Marga Gomez at the Broadway Performance Hall.
|1991||Dogfight||Girl on Street|
|1992||Adventures in Spying||Coed|
|1994||Seven Mysteries of Life, TheThe Seven Mysteries of Life|
|1997||Wright Brothers, TheThe Wright Brothers'||Col. Kovacevich|
|1999||Girl, Interrupted||Cynthia Crowley|
|2002||Moonlight Mile||Caterer (uncredited)|
|2003||Frankie and Johnny Are Married||Cynthia|
|2007||Mighty Heart, AA Mighty Heart||Maureen Platt|
|2007||Gray Man, TheThe Gray Man||Delia Budd|
|2010||Not Your Time||Debbie||Short film|
|2011||Fanboy||Casting Assistant||Short film|
|2011||Bad Teacher||Ms. Pavicic|
|2012||Dark Knight Rises, TheThe Dark Knight Rises||Lawyer's Clerk|
|2012||Stars in Shorts||Debbie|
|1993||Northern Exposure||Townsperson||Episode: "Northern Lights"|
|1994||Northern Exposure||Chef's Assistant
|Episode: "The Big Feast"
Episode: "Baby Blues"
|1994||Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence||Receptionist||TV movie|
|1995||Medicine Ball||Radiologist||Episode: "Wizard of Bras"|
|1997||Cracker: Mind Over Murder||Ina Gardener, RN (uncredited)||Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"|
|1998||Me & George||Baby Nurse||TV series|
|1999||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||Leela||Episode: "Five Votes Down"|
|1999–2005||Judging Amy||Donna Kozlowski||130 episodes|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Francine 'Frankie' Biancavilla||Episode: "The Real World Rittenhouse"|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Francine 'Frankie' Biancavilla||Episode: "Family Practice"|
|2005||ER||Tamara Gordon||Episode: "All About Christmas Eve"|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Mindy Carlson||Episode: "It's the End of the World"
Episode: "As We Know It"
|2007||Las Vegas||Beth Lipshitz||Episode: "Run, Cooper, Run!"|
|2008||Untitled Victoria Pile Project||Det. Grace Dillon||TV movie|
|2008||Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show||Bonny Bonnom||Episode: "Surprise Party"|
|2008||Closer, TheThe Closer||Norma Patterson||Episode: "Cherry Bomb"|
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Rita||Episode: "Allison from Palmdale"
Episode: "Brothers of Nablus"
|2009||Private Practice||Arlene||Episode: "Contamination"|
|2009||Numb3rs||Claire Wells||Episode: "First Law"|
|2009||Castle||Susan Mailer||Episode: "Ghosts"|
|2009||Hawthorne||Cheryl Brooks||3 episodes|
|2009||Dollhouse||Grace||Episode: "The Public Eye"|
|2010||Party Down||Mona||Episode: "Not on Your Wife Opening Night"|
|2011||Medium||Veronica Tate||Episode: "Labor Pains"|
|2011||Shameless||Abby Ruggiero||Episode: "Aunt Ginger"|
|2011||Memphis Beat||Dolores Toscano||Episode: "Flesh and Blood"|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Dr. Perez||Episode; "A Womb with a View"|
|2011||Guild, TheThe Guild||Lizette||Episode: "Downturn"
Episode: "Grande Finale"
|2011||Desperate Housewives||Rachel||Episode: "School of Hard Knocks"
Episode: "The Art of Making Art"
|2012||Scandal||Moira O'Donnell||Episode: "White Hats Off"|
- Rohan, Virginia. "Comic Actress Makes a Lot Out of Little Parts", The Record (Bergen County), August 21, 2001. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Nowadays, she lives in Los Angeles, and on TV she calls Hartford home. But on this summer morning, Jillian Armenante is in Wyckoff, her real hometown, sipping a grande coffee at Starbucks."
- Chiang, Harriet; Gordon, Rachel, "+THE WEDDINGS GO ON /DAY IN COURT: Judges refuse immediate halt to same-sex marriages", SFGate.com