Jessica Lundy

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Jessica Lundy
Born (1966-03-20) March 20, 1966 (age 52)[1][2][3][4]
San Diego, California, U.S.[5][6]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present

Jessica R. Lundy (born March 20, 1966)[7] is an American actress. Although she has appeared in several movies, she is noted more for her television roles, especially as Joel Fleishman's fiancée/ex-fiancée Elaine Shulman on the series Northern Exposure. Lundy also appeared in two episodes of Seinfeld, including the episode titled "The Bubble Boy", playing Jerry's girlfriend who was noted for her peculiar laugh which was described on the show as "Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer."[8]

Early life and education[edit]

Lundy was born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Jean (née McDonald) and Joel Lundy, a surgical oncologist.[9] She grew up in Avon, Connecticut.[10][11][12] Lundy has a younger sister by the name of Judy L. Lundy.[13]

Lundy attended the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, where she majored in drama and performing arts.[6][13] Lundy moved to Los Angeles in 1990.[10]


Lundy made her film debut with Bright Lights, Big City (1988). That same year, she appeared in Caddyshack II (1988). Lundy also appeared opposite John Larroquette in the 1990 film, Madhouse.[11]

From 1990 to 1991, Lundy appeared opposite Edward Woodward in the short-lived series, Over My Dead Body.[14]

Lundy has also performed in theater. In 1994, Lundy portrayed Rita Altabel in an Off-Broadway production of Uncommon Women and Others.[15]

From 1995 to 1996, Lundy played the titular role of Gloria in the short-lived sitcom, Hope and Gloria.[16][17][18][19]

In 1996, she appeared opposite Tom Arnold in The Stupids.[10]

Since 2015 Lundy has portrayed Inspector Amanda Wainwright in the CBS series, The Inspectors.[20]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Bright Lights, Big City Theresa
1988 Vampire's Kiss Sharon
1988 Caddyshack II Kate Hartounian
1989 B.L. Stryker Michelle Episode: "Blind Chess"
1990 Madhouse Bernice
1990–1991 Over My Dead Body Nikki Page 11 episodes
1990 Northern Exposure Elaine Shulman Episode: "Russian Flu"
1991 Northern Exposure Elaine Shulman Episode: "Roots"
1991 The Fanelli Boys Lauren Shaw Episode: "The Wedding: Part 1"
Episode: "The Wedding: Part 2"
1991–1992 Baby Talk Susan Davis 7 episodes
1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. Sheila Davidson Episode: "What You See Ain't Necessarily What You Get"
1992 The Golden Girls Janet Devereaux Episode: "Home Again, Rose: Part 1"
Episode: "Home Again, Rose: Part 2"
1992 Single White Female Talkative Applicant
1992 Dream On Stephanie Episode: "What Women Want"
1992 Seinfeld Naomi Episode: "The Watch"
Episode: "The Bubble Boy"
1992–1994 Dinosaurs Various (voice) 8 episodes
1993 The Last Shot Rachel Tullis TV short
1993 TriBeCa Nina Episode: "The Hopeless Romantic"
1993–1994 The Second Half Denise Palmaro 15 episodes
1994 I Love Trouble Flight Attendant #1
1995–1996 Hope and Gloria Gloria Utz 35 episodes
1996 The Outer Limits Theresa McPhee Episode: "Vanishing Act"
1996 The Stupids Joan Stupid
1997 Killer per caso Carol Graham
1997 RocketMan Julie Ford
1997 Party of Five Nina Rondstadt 5 episodes
1998 Denial Bonnie
1998 Cupid Kate Episode: "The Linguist"
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Terrianne
1998 October 22 Liz
1998 Dharma & Greg Patty Episode: "The House That Dharma Built"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Dawn Episode: "Arthur 2: On the Rocks"
1999 Wasteland Felicia Episode: "Double Date"
2000 Snoops Abby Episode: "Swan Chant"
2001 Some of My Best Friends Meryl Doogan 8 episodes
2002 What I Like About You Marcy Episode: "The Teddy Bear"
2002 Boomtown Vivian Colson Episode: "The Squeeze"
2003 Titletown TV movie
2003 Without a Trace Dr. Covington Episode: "Clare de Lune"
2003 Lost at Home Julie Barton Episode: "Best Friends"
2004 Monk Rachel Sweeney Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Married"
2004 Sweden, Ohio Actor TV movie
2004 Century City Bertha Wood Episode: "To Know Her"
2004 Missing Susan Bordner La Belle Episode: "Resurrection"
2006 A Merry Little Christmas Noelle
2007 'Til Death Barbara Episode: "The Hockey Lie"
2007 Medium Lisa Wolfe / Sandra O'Bannon Episode: "The One Behind the Wheel"
2007 The Game Penny Episode: "The Big Chill"
2007 Saving Grace Belle Grady Episode: "Bring It On, Earl"
2007 Pushing Daisies Hillary Hundin Episode: "Bitches"
2008 3 Days Gone Det. Kelsey Video
2009 Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face Sour Lemon Drop
2009 Numb3rs Carolyn White Episode: "Where Credit's Due"
2009 Men of a Certain Age Brenda Blye Episode: "The New Guy"
2010 90210 Sandra Mathison Episode: "How Much Is That Liam in the Window"
2011 Criminal Minds Alison Sparks Episode: "Coda"
2011 Castle Myrna Ramsey Episode: "Eye Of The Beholder"
2012 Of Two Minds Madeleine TV movie
2013 Two and a Half Men Allie Episode: "Another Night With Neil Diamond"
2015-present The Inspectors Amanda Wainwright Series lead


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