Mary Page Keller

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Mary Page Keller
Born (1961-03-03) March 3, 1961 (age 53)
Monterey Park, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Thomas Ian Griffith (1991–present)
Children 2

Mary Page Keller (born March 3, 1961)[1] is an American actress known for roles on television. Keller began her career on the daytime soap operas Ryan's Hope (1982–1983) and Another World (1983–1985), and later starred in a number of television sitcoms. She starred as Laura Kelly in the Fox comedy series Duet from 1987 to 1989 and also in the show's spin-off, Open House (1989-1990). Keller later had lead roles in the short-lived sitcoms Baby Talk (1991-1992), Camp Wilder (1992-1993) and Joe's Life (1993).

In film, Keller is known for her performance in the 2010 comedy-drama Beginners. In 2000s, she had recurring and guest-starring roles in a number of television dramas. In 2014, Keller began starring as the mother of the lead character in the ABC Family drama series Chasing Life.

Career[edit]

Keller began her acting career on daytime soap operas. She played the role of Amanda Kirkland on Ryan's Hope from 1982 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985 she starred as Sally Frame on Another World. Moving to primetime, she played the part of Laura Kelly on two Fox sitcoms, Duet (1987–89) and its spinoff Open House (1989–90).[2] From 1992 to 1992, Keller was lead actress in the second season of the ABC comedy series Baby Talk. From 1992 to 1993 she starred in another short-lived ABC sitcom, Camp Wilder.[3] In 1993 she starred in Joe's Life, also on ABC. During the same years, Keller acted in a number of television films, and had a dramatic role in Life Goes On.

As of mid-1990s, Keller has made many guest appearances on television series, including Ellen, The Practice, NCIS, Criminal Minds, 24, Mad Men, Castle, The Closer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Supernatural, Pretty Little Liars and Scandal. She had recurring roles in Cybill, JAG, NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, Commander in Chief and Hart of Dixie.[4] She also was regular on Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (1999) and starred as Johnny Kapahala's mother in the Disney Channel original movies Johnny Tsunami (1999) and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007). She played the lead character's mother in the 2010 comedy-drama film Beginners.[5]

In 2011, Keller was cast as the lead character's mother in the ABC Family drama pilot Chasing Life.[6] In April 2013, ABC Family picked up the pilot to series, for airing in 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Keller was born in Monterey Park, California. She has been married to her former Another World costar Thomas Ian Griffith since 1991.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Scared Stiff Kate Christopher
1988 A Place to Hide
1989 Those She Left Behind Sue Grimes
1990 Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler Sydney Westin Television film
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Cassie Woodfield Television film
1991 Deception: A Mother's Secret Amanda Milner Television film
1993 Ulterior Motives Erica
1995 The Colony Leslie Knowlton Television film
1995 Picture Perfect Vicky Walters-Thomas
1997 Any Place But Home Roberta Dempsey
1998 Dirty Little Secret Ellie Ramer Television film
1998 The Negotiator Lisa Sabian
1999 Johnny Tsunami Melanie Television film
2000 Father Can't Cope Robin Television film
2001 Venomous Dr. Christine Edmonton Henning DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress
2003 Timecop: The Berlin Decision Doc
2007 Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board Melanie Television film
2008 Gigantic Marguerite Lolly
2009 Spooner Joanne Conlin
2010 Beginners Georgia Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982–1983 Ryan's Hope Amanda Kirkland Series regular
1983–1985 Another World Sally Spencer Frame Hobson Ewing Series regular
1986 Kate & Allie Holly Episode: "Lucky 13"
1987–1989 Duet Laura Kelly Series regular, 54 episodes
1989–1990 Open House Laura Kelly Series regular, 24 episodes
1990–1991 Life Goes On Gina Giordano Episodes: "Libby's Sister" and "Head Over Heels"
1991–1992 Baby Talk Maggie Campbell Series regular, 23 episodes
1992–1993 Camp Wilder Ricky Wilder Series regular, 19 episodes
1993 Joe's Life Sandy Gennaro Series regular, 11 episodes
1996 Ellen Sarah Episode: "Bowl, Baby, Bowl"
1997 Cybill Julia Bishop 4 episodes
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Mrs. Bean Series regular, 13 episodes
2000 Providence Monica Lang 3 episodes
2001 Emerill Nora Lagasse 4 episodes
2002 The Practice Melissa Halpern Episodes: "Privilege" and "Convictions"
2002–2003 JAG Cmdr. Beth O'Neil 3 episodes
2004 NCIS Cmdr. Michaela "Micki" Shields Episode: "Terminal Leave"
2004–2005 NYPD Blue Brigid Scofield 5 episodes
2004–2005 Nip/Tuck Andrea Hall 3 episodes
2005 Commander in Chief Grace Bridges 5 episodes
2006 Criminal Minds SSA Katherine Cole Episode: "P911"
2009 24 Sarah Episodes: "Day 7: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m." and "Day 7: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m."
2009 Mad Men Annabelle Mathis Episode: "The Gypsy and the Hobo"
2010 Castle Rebecca Dalton Episode: "Almost Famous"
2011 The Closer Emily Dixon Episode: "Repeat Offender"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Angela Tully Episode: "The Debt"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Leslie Clyborn Episode: "Seeing Red"
2012 Supernatural Joyce Bicklebee Episode: "Out with the Old"
2012 Grimm Dr. Higgins Episode: "The Other Side"
2012 Hart of Dixie Emily Chase 4 episodes
2012–2013 Pretty Little Liars Dianne Fitzgerald Episodes: "Stolen Kisses" and "Hot Water"
2013 Scandal Susan Osborne Episode: "Molly, You in Danger, Girl"
2014 Chasing Life Sara Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in History" Forbes.com 03 March 2011
  2. ^ Bernstein, Fred (1987-06-29). "That Bubbly Soap Charmer Mary Page Keller Gets Pressed into Beefing Up Duet's Tv Ratings". People.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Mary Page Keller Takes On Extended Family" The Item - Oct 2, 1992
  4. ^ "Mary Page Keller Credits". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/movies/beginners-mike-millss-autobiographical-film.html?pagewanted=all
  6. ^ "Soap Vet Mary Page Keller Joins ABC Family Pilot 'Terminales'". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Family Pilot 'Terminales' Picked Up - Titled 'Chasing Life'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Mary Page Keller Has Variety Of Acting Credits"[dead link] Post And Courier - Dec 13, 1991

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