Maureen Jane Teefy|
October 26, 1953
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
(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
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.
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.
|1982||Grease 2||Sharon Cooper|
|1983||Legs||Melissa Rizzo||TV film|
|1988||Disaster at Silo 7||Penny Travers||TV film|
|1997||Men Seeking Women||Teri|
|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"|
|1982||Grease 2||RSO Records||"Score Tonight", "Who's That Guy?", "Girl for All Seasons", "We'll Be Together"|
- 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.