Dedee Pfeiffer

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Dedee Pfeiffer
Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer

(1964-01-01) January 1, 1964 (age 57)
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Gregory Fein (1996–2001)
Santiago A. Gomez (2001–2006)
Kevin J. Ryan (2009–2013)[1]
FamilyMichelle Pfeiffer (sister)

Dorothy Diane "Dedee" Pfeiffer (sometimes credited as De Dee Pfeiffer or Deedee Pfeiffer) (born January 1, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing Cybill's daughter, Rachel, on the sitcom Cybill (1995-1997), Sheri on the sitcom For Your Love (1998-2002), and her film appearance as Val in The Allnighter (1987). She is also known for guest appearances on several other 90's sitcoms such as Wings, Ellen, Seinfeld, and Friends. Most recently, she is known for playing Denise on ABC'S Big Sky.

Early life[edit]

Pfeiffer was born on January 1, 1964 in Midway City, California,[2] the daughter of Donna (née Taverna), a homemaker, and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor.[3] She is the younger sister of actress Michelle Pfeiffer.[4] Her parents originally were from North Dakota.


Pfeiffer began her acting career at the age of 21 with a 1985 appearance on Simon & Simon.[2] The same year, Pfeiffer made her movie debut in Into the Night.

Along with acting on stage, Pfeiffer starred in many films and on TV.

One of her better-known TV roles is on Cybill Shepherd's television series Cybill as her daughter Rachel Robbins Blanders from 1995–1997.

She also starred in the TV series For Your Love from 1998 to 2002.

Other work includes starring with Susanna Hoffs in the 1987 film The Allnighter and making guest appearances on Wings, Ellen, Seinfeld, Friends, Dream On, CSI: NY, and The Dead Zone. She posed for Playboy's February 2002 edition.

Apart from a couple of brief appearances, Pfeiffer took a long break from acting in 2010, almost ten years. During this time she earned her Masters in Social Work and worked in the field.[5]

In 2020, Pfeiffer returned to acting, playing the role of Denise Brisbane in the ABC drama/thriller series Big Sky, created by her brother-in-law David E. Kelley.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Into the Night Hooker Credited as Deedee Pfeiffer
1985 Moving Violations Cissy
1986 Dangerously Close Nikki
1986 Vamp Allison / Amaretto
1987 The Allnighter Val
1988 Brothers in Arms Stevie
1989 The Horror Show Bonnie McCarthy
1989 Red Surf Rebecca Direct-to-video
1990 Tune in Tomorrow... Nellie
1991 A Climate for Killing Donna
1991 Drive The Girl
1991 Frankie and Johnny Frankie's Cousin Credited as De Dee Pfeiffer
1991 Providence unknown role
1993 Falling Down Sheila Folsom
1993 Running Cool Michele
1993 King's Ransom Catherine Direct-to-video
1993 Sandman Lana Hawkins
1994 Double Exposure Linda Mack
1995 My Family Karen Gillespie
1995 Deadly Past Kirsten
1996 Up Close and Personal Luanne Atwater
1999 The Sky Is Falling Emily Hall
2000 Radical Jack Kate Direct-to-video
2004 Blue Demon Marla Collins Direct-to-video
2004 A Killer Within Sarah Moss
2006 Hoboken Hollow Rhonda Simmons
2007 The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie Harlin Direct-to-video
2007 AVH: Alien vs. Hunter Hilary Direct-to-video
2008 Fix Daphne
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Emily Radford Direct-to-video
2009 The Tub unknown role Short film; also producer
2009 Secret at Arrow Lake Sarah Williams
2009 Laredo N/A Short film; producer
Boston International Film Festival for Indie Soul Special Recognition Award
2010 Flatline Psychotherapist
2011 L.A., I Hate You The Casting Director
2016 ShowRunner Marilyn Brenner Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Simon & Simon Jennifer Episode: "Slither"
1985 Code Name: Foxfire Bonita Episode: "La Paloma"
1985 Toughlove Kristen Marsh Television movie
1985 The Midnight Hour Mary Masterson Television movie
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Queenie Episode: "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986 Hotel Angela Holly Episode: "Child's Play"
1989 Midnight Caller Sally Porter Episode: "Baby Chase"
1990 Dream On Mary Episode: "...And Sheep Are Nervous"
1992 Highway Heartbreaker Emily Television movie
1993 Jack's Place Allison Episode: "Play It Again, Jack"
1993 Murder, She Wrote Sally Brigs Episode: "Murder in White"
1994 Seinfeld Victoria Episode: "The Opposite"
1994 Wings Joan Episode: "The Spark and How to Get It"
1995-1997 Cybill Rachel Manning Recurring role (42 episodes)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1996)
1996 A Kiss So Deadly Catherine Deese Television movie
1997 Ellen Lisa Episode: "Social Climber"
1998-2002 For Your Love Sheri Winston Series regular (84 episodes)
1999 Hollywood Squares Herself (Panelist) Recurring role (5 episodes)
1999 Up Close & Personal Luanne Atwater
2000 Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back Leslie Edmonds Television movie
2001 Neurotic Tendencies unknown role Television movie
2002 Friends Mary Ellen Jenkins Episode: "The One with the Pediatrician"
2003 One on One Colleen Bay Episode: "I Hear White People"
2003 Titletown unknown role Television movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Karen Brady Episode: "Swap Meet"
2005 Wanted Lucinda Rose Recurring role (3 episodes)
2005–2006 The Dead Zone Linda Finney 2 episodes
2006 CSI: NY Grace Thomason Episode: "Open and Shut"
2007 Seventeen and Missing Emilie Janzen Television movie
2007 Burn Notice Cara Stagner Episode: "Fight or Flight"
credited as DeDee Pfeiffer
2007 Without a Trace Donna Episode: "Claus and Effect"
2008 ER Annie Raskin Episode: "Haunted"
2009 Supernatural Kate Milligan Episode: "Jump the Shark"
2010 Jack's Family Adventure Emily Vickery Television movie
2020 Big Sky Denise Brisbane Series regular


  1. ^ "Romance is Kevin sent". November 18, 2013. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Mr. Skin (2005). Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide to Finding Your Favorite Actresses Naked. Macmillan. p. 436. ISBN 0312331444. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  3. ^ Dedee Pfeiffer Biography (1964-)
  4. ^ "Dedee Pfeiffer - Biography". IMDB.
  5. ^ "'Interview with DeDee Pfeiffer'". January 5, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 13, 2020). "'The Big Sky': Dedee Pfeiffer Cast in David E. Kelley's PI Drama Series for ABC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 13, 2020.

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