Maureen Teefy

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Maureen Teefy
Maureen Jane Teefy

(1953-10-26) October 26, 1953 (age 65)
Years active1979–1998
Alexander Cassini
(m. 1982; div. 2006)

Maureen Jane Teefy (born October 26, 1953) is an American actress. Mostly active from 1979 through 1998, she may be best known for her appearances in the films Fame (1980), Grease 2 (1982) and Supergirl (1984).

Life and career[edit]

Teefy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one of eight sisters in a large Irish Catholic family.[1] Her mother was a nurse and her father was an insurance salesman.[1]

In 1971, she graduated from Washburn High School. Her first film role was a small part as a U.S.O. singer in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941 and in the same year she appeared in two minor productions, Fyre and Scavenger Hunt.

She was one of the principal performers in the 1980 Alan Parker musical drama Fame, portraying Doris, a naive young acting student. In 1981, she starred in the CBS Afternoon Playhouse episode "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter".

Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982) as Sharon Cooper, Supergirl (1984) as Lucy Lane, and Sunset (1988). She starred in the 1993 supernatural horror thriller Star Time, directed by her then husband, Alexander Cassini.

She provided the voice of the female robot "host" Chrome on the 1997 HBO horror series Perversions of Science. Other television roles include the made-for-TV films Legs and Disaster at Silo 7. She also guest-starred on TV series including Max Headroom and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. Her acting career developed much more in the theater, singing and dancing in several Broadway musicals. Her last film appearance to date was in the 1997 film Men Seeking Women.

Personal life[edit]

Maureen Teefy married screenwriter and director Alexander Cassini in 1982. The couple had a daughter together, Isabella, before divorcing in 2006.

Teefy lives in Venice, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Fyre Leeann
1979 1941 USO Girl
1979 Scavenger Hunt Lisa
1980 Fame Doris Finsecker
1982 Grease 2 Sharon Cooper
1983 Legs Melissa Rizzo TV movie
1984 Supergirl Lucy Lane
1988 Sunset Stagecoach Lady
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 Penny Travers TV movie
1992 Star Time Wendy
1997 Men Seeking Women Teri
Year Title Role Notes
1979 ABC Afterschool Special Natalia Episode: "Dinky Hocker"
1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse Karen Hughes Episode: "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter"
1987 Max Headroom Shelley Keeler Episode: "Academy"
1997 Perversions of Science Chrome (voice) 10 episodes
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Ali McClain Episode: "The Long Road to Nowhere"


Year Title Label Songs performed
1982 Grease 2 RSO Records "Score Tonight", "Who's That Guy?", "Girl for All Seasons", "We'll Be Together"


  1. ^ a b Bennetts, Leslie (1980-08-29). "New Face: Maureen Teefy Rebel's Long Road To Movie 'Fame'; 'All These Transforming Roles' Turning Point With 'Seagull' Learning to Let Loose Jersey Folk Festival". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-17.

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