Connie Ray

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Connie Ray
Constance Ray

(1956-07-10) July 10, 1956 (age 63)
OccupationActress, playwright
Years active1991-present

Constance "Connie" Ray (born July 10, 1956) is an American actress and playwright. Among her highest-profile appearances are Thank You for Smoking (2006) and Stuart Little (1999), and the television drama ER (1997). She also appeared in Ice Princess (2005) and on George Lopez (2002).

Ray wrote the bluegrass gospel musical Smoke On The Mountain, which opened off-Broadway in 1990, "Sander's Family Christmas" and "Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming", three of the most produced musicals in the US for the last 20 years.[1]

Connie Ray studied acting at East Carolina University. She earned a master of fine artsMFA from Ohio University in the early 1980s.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 My Fellow Americans Genny
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Fran Fisher
1998 Hope Floats Bobbi-Claire Patterson
1999 Idle Hands Mrs. Tobias
1999 Stuart Little Aunt Tina
2002 About Schmidt Vicki Rusk
2003 How to Deal Marion Smith
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Clara Jones
2005 Ice Princess Mrs. Fletcher
2005 Thank You for Smoking Pearl
2006 Flourish Wendy Covner
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Mrs. Sousley
2007 Welcome to Paradise Patsy Nellis
20?? American Reject Bonnie Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Harry and the Hendersons Ginger Higgs Episode: "Harry Goes Ape"
1991–1993 The Torkelsons/Almost Home Millicent Torkelson Main role
1992 Quantum Leap Carol Pruitt Episode: "Killin' Time"
1993 L.A. Law Philomena Bannister Episode: "Leap of Faith"
1995 Murphy Brown Ms. Howard Episode: "Murphy's Law"
1995 Never Say Never: The Deirdre Hall Story Shane TV film
1996 Coach Mary Luba Episode: "Nice Guys Get Cut"
1996 Dream On Mandy Episode: "Second Time Aground"
1997 Touched by an Angel Sandra Mills Episode: "The Road Home: Part 1"
1997 Promised Land Sandra Mills Episode: "The Road Home: Part 2"
1997 ER Glenda Episode: "Friendly Fire"
1998 The Pretender Marilyn Miller Episode: "Red Rock Jarod"
1999 Veronica's Closet Jan Schaefer Episode: "Veronica's Big Homecoming"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Beverly Episode: "Two Days in the Valley"
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Betty Episode: "The Feud"
2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Lorie Episode: "Wedding"
2002 Providence Hazel Episodes: "All the King's Men", "Gotcha", "Out of Control"
2002 George Lopez Debbie Episode: "No Free Launch"
2003 Less than Perfect Nona Episode: "High Maintenance"
2005–06 Still Standing Joy Episodes: "Still Bill Vol. 1", "Still Deceitful"
2006 Twenty Good Years Susan Episode: "John's Old Lady"
2007 My Name Is Earl Mrs. Clevenger Episode: "Burn Victim"
2008 Greek Norma Episode: "47 Hours and 11 Minutes"
2008 Worst Week Sheila Episodes: "The Cake", "The Wedding"
2011 Justified Mrs. Reasoner Episode: "Blaze of Glory"
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Biological Mother Episode; "Double Strands"
2011–2013 The Big C Connie Schuler Episodes: "The Little c", "What's Your Story?", "Quality of Life", "The Finale"
2012 Hart of Dixie Mrs. Beaudry Episode: "Walkin' After Midnight"
2013, 2017 Blue Bloods Ruth, Ann Harris Episodes: "Lost and Found", "Ghosts of the Past"
2014–15 Grey's Anatomy Karen Kepner Episodes: "Don't Let's Start", "The Bed's Too Big Without You"
2017 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Mrs. Winters Episode: "Mrs. X at the Gaslight"
2017 Kick Me, I'm Christian Betsy Rafferty Unsold TV pilot
2018 The Good Fight Mrs. Honeycutt Episode: "Day 443"
2019 Kim Possible Nana Possible TV film


Year Title Role Theater
2010 Next Fall Arlene Helen Hayes Theatre


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