Mary Pat Gleason

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Mary Pat Gleason
MaryPatGleasonApr2011.jpg
Gleason in April 2011
Born (1950-02-23) February 23, 1950 (age 67)
Lake City, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Writer
Years active 1982–present
Website marypatgleason.com

Mary Pat Gleason (born February 23, 1950) is an American film and television actress and an Emmy Award winning writer.[1] From 1983–85, she appeared on The Guiding Light as Jane Hogan.

Since the early 1980s she has appeared on such television series as Full House, Dear John, Murphy Brown, Empty Nest, L.A. Law, Saved by the Bell, Murder, She Wrote, Friends, Step by Step, Suddenly Susan, Will & Grace, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Family Matters, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Middleman, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Motive, Baby Daddy, Grey's Anatomy, Partners, Mama's Family,Two Broke Girls and Mom.[2][3]

She has appeared in such feature films as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Basic Instinct, Traffic, Bruce Almighty, 13 Going on 30, The Crucible, Bottle Shock, A Cinderella Story, The Island, Killing Kennedy and Nina.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Easy Money Party Mother
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Kindly Troop Leader
1989 I, Madman Policewoman
1989 Fat Man and Little Boy Dora Welsh
1990 Vital Signs Rotunda Woman
1990 Pastime Woman at Bar
1991 Defending Your Life Waitress
1991 Soapdish Housewife
1992 Basic Instinct Juvenile Officer
1992 Man Trouble Vira
1992 Lorenzo's Oil The Librarian
1994 Lookin' Italian Casting Director
1994 Holy Matrimony Female Officer
1994 Speechless Desk Clerk
1995 A Walk in the Clouds Bus Driver
1996 Infinity County Nurse #2
1996 The Crucible Martha Corey
1996 No Easy Way Nurse Barb
2000 Traffic Witness #2
2001 Evolution Customer
2002 Hometown Legend Tee Naters
2003 Bruce Almighty Heavyish Woman
2003 Cliché Francesca DePesto Short
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Nero's Waitress
2003 Grand Theft Parsons Nurse
2004 13 Going on 30 Mrs. Flamhaff
2004 A Cinderella Story Eleanor
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Natasha
2005 The Island Nutrition Clerk
2005 Underclassman Ms. Hagerty
2006 Lies & Alibis Operator #3
2006 One Sung Hero Sara's Mom Short
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Eugene's Mother
2006 Room 6 Nurse Holiday
2007 Because I Said So Iris
2007 The Memory Thief Hospital Patient
2007 Nobel Son Ruby
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Teresa
2007 Moving McAllister Margerie
2008 Bottle Shock Marge
2008 Drillbit Taylor Mrs. Farber
2010 Santa's Apprentice Beatrice Lovejoy
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Marge
2011 I Love You Like Crazy Yvette Short
2012 Arcadia Agnes
2013 The Magic Snowflake Beatrice Lovejoy English version, voice
2014 Blended Pharmacy Cashier
2014 Earth to Echo Dusty - Mullet Lady at Bar
2014 Big Stone Gap Alice Lambert
2016 Nina Orderly
2016 Ophelia Grumpy Short
2017 Fan Girl Carla

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Texas Doris Hodges 1 episode
1983 Guiding Light Jane Hogan Episode: "Thanksgiving Day"
1986 Guiding Light Writer, 2 episodes
1987 What a Country! Nurse Episode: "Nikolai Speaks"
1987 Full House Jennifer Sianski Episode: "The Return of Grandma"
1987 Highway to Heaven Lucille Perry Episode: "Why Punish the Children?"
1988 Mama's Family Arlene Madison Episode: "A Friend Indeed"
1988 Frank's Place Mother Episode: "Night Business"
1988 The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Waitress Television film
1989 Those She Left Behind Nurse Walker Television film
1989 Murphy Brown Olga Episode: "Moscow on the Potomac"
1989 Peter Gunn Nurse Television film
1989 Quantum Leap Mrs. Thompson Episode: "Camikazi Kid"
1989 Highway to Heaven Bus Driver Episode: "The Squeaky Wheel"
1989 Dear John Secretary Episode: "The Secret of Success"
1989 Life Goes On Mrs. Pasogian Episode: "Pets, Guys and Videotape"
1989 Night Court Sister Ruth Episode: "The Cop and the Lady"
1990 His & Hers Mrs. Fishbain Episode: "M Is for the Many Things She Lifted"
1990 Singer & Sons Marilyn Episode: "The Boxer Rebellion"
1990 Framed Art Museum Woman Television film
1990 Steel Magnolias Janice Van Meter Pilot
1990 ABC Afterschool Specials Episode: "Testing Dirty"
1990 Who's the Boss? Diane Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"
1990 Empty Nest Nurse Bradford Episode: "Honey, I Shrunk Laverne"
1990 Night Court Matron Episode: "A Night Court at the Opera"
1990 L.A. Law Edna Garth Episode: "Vowel Play"
1990 Saved by the Bell Madame Oeuf Episode: "The Babysitters"
1991 Davis Rules Waitress Episode: "Twisted Sister"
1991 In the Heat of the Night Hostess Episode: "Just a Country Boy"
1991 Perfect Strangers Betty Episode: "A Catered Affair"
1991 Top of the Heap Mrs. Epstein Episode: "The Agony and the Agony"
1991 Nurses Off Duty Nurse Episode: "Son of a Pilot"
1991 Murder, She Wrote Reference Librarian Episode: "Night Fears"
1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Amanda Cooper Television film
1991 The Story Lady Receptionist Television film
1992 The Golden Palace Lost and Found Woman Episode: "Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye"
1992 A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story Mrs. Rory Television film
1993 Getting By Mrs. Hanover 2 episodes
1993 Precious Victims Waitress #1 Television film
1993 The Secrets of Lake Success Lady Diner 3 episodes
1993 Coach Winnie Episode: "Piece o' Cake"
1993 Blossom Woman Episode: "Big Doings: Part 2"
1994 Children of the Dark Lydia Fallbrook Television film
1994 Good Advice Carol Episode: "Two Times Twenty"
1994 Friends Nurse Sizemore Episode: "The One with George Stephanopoulos"
1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Helen McConnell Episode: "Nothing on Delilah"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Postal Inspector Episode: "Metallo"
1995 Sister, Sister Snaggle-Toothed Woman Episode: "Kid in Play"
1995 Step by Step Ms. Butkus Episode: "Maid to Order"
1995 The West Side Waltz Television film
1996 The Right to Remain Silent Doris Television film
1996 ER Adoption Caseworker Anne Parks Episode: "The Healers"
1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man voice Episode: "Apocalypse Not"
1996 Lush Life Morgana Episode: "The Lush Hex"
1996 The Secret Life of Alex Mack Mrs. French Episode: "Images"
1996 Dave's World Lucille Episode: "The Importance of Missing Earnest"
1997 NYPD Blue Mary Mosler Episode: "Emission Impossible"
1997 Total Security Renata Fogel Episode: "Looking for Mr. Goombah"
1997 Suddenly Susan Edna Episode: "Susan's Minor Complication"
1998 Ask Harriet Nurse Episode: "Turn Your Head & Kafka"
1998 Grown-Ups Nurse Television film
1998 Family Matters Berta Episode: "Polkapalooza"
1998 You Lucky Dog Cook Television film
1999 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Hazel Episode: "Honey, I'll Be Right Witch You"
1999 A Season for Miracles Young Grandmother Television film
2000 Will & Grace Sally 2 episodes
2001 The Huntress Nurse Episode: "Family Therapy"
2001 Sex and the City Lucille Episode: "My Motherboard, My Self"
2001 That's Life Dispatcher Episode: "Boo!"
2001 Malcolm in the Middle Woman Episode: "Emancipation"
2002 General Hospital Mother Superior 1 episode
2002 Providence Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2003 Lucky Ticket Agent Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"
2004 Desperate Housewives Ms. Elenora Butters Episode: "Who's That Woman?"
2004 Memron Shelley Johansson Television film
2004 NCIS Nurse Wells Episode: "The Bone Yard"
2005 Inconceivable Carmen Episode: "The Last Straw"
2007 Nip/Tuck Carol McCrackin Episode: "Duke Collins"
2008 Desperate Housewives Ms. Elenora Butters Episode: "Back in Business"
2008 The Middleman Ida 12 episodes
2009 United States of Tara Masseuse Episode: "Betrayal"
2009 The Mentalist Charlotte McAddo Episode: "The Scarlet Letter"
2010 Chuck Morgue Clerk Episode: "Chuck Versus the American Hero"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Rita Episode: "Take Mel Out to the Ball Game"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Landlady Episode: "Bounty"
2011 Billion Dollar Freshmen Esther Television film
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Land Lady Episode: "Ka Iwi Kapu"
2012 The Middle Mrs. Colavita Episode: "Year of the Hecks"
2012 Desperate Housewives Ms. Elenora Butters Episode: "Any Moment"
2012 Bones Crystal Jones Episode: "The Bump in the Road"
2012 BlackBoxTV Francine Episode: "Silverwood: The Perfect Night"
2012 2 Broke Girls Blanche Episode: "And the Cupcake War"
2012 Scandal Betsy Ray Episode: "Spies Like Us"
2012 Up All Night Esther Episode: "First Snow"
2012 1600 Penn Presidential Assistant Episode: "Putting Out Fires"
2013 1600 Penn Patty 3 episodes
2013 Motive Marion Reader Episode: "Framed"
2013 The Bridge Denise Pilot
2013 Baby Daddy Aunt Betty Episode: "The Christening"
2013 Grey's Anatomy Marge Walker Episode: "Thriller"
2013 Killing Kennedy Marguerite Oswald Television film
2013-2014 Instant Mom Mrs. Gosnold 4 episodes
2014 Mom Mary 2 episodes
2014 Dog with a Blog Carol Episode: "The Mutt and the Mogul"
2014 Partners Maxine Episode: "Who's Your Mama?"
2014 Mistresses Debbie Episode: "Surprise"
2014 Finders Keepers Carol Television film
2016 Shameless Drug Lord Episode: "#AbortionRules"
2016 How to Get Away with Murder Robin Laforge Episode: "What Happened to You, Annalise?"
2016 Mom Mary Episode: "Beast Mode and Old People Kissing"
2016 Albert Earth Mama (voice) Television film

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Stopping Traffic Herself Vineyard Theatre

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result
1986 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team Guiding Light Won

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