|Born||Maureen Jane Teefy
October 26, 1953
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
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 TV film Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter.
Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982) as Sharon Cooper, Supergirl (1984), 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 Alexander Cassini 23 May 1982. The couple, now divorced, has one child, Isabella.
Teefy lives in Venice, California.
- 1941 (1979)
- Fyre (1979)
- Scavenger Hunt (1979)
- Fame (1980)
- Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter (1981) (TV film)
- Grease 2 (1982)
- Legs (1983) (TV film)
- Supergirl (1984)
- Sunset (1988)
- Disaster at Silo 7 (1989) (TV film)
- Star Time (1993)
- Perversions of Science (1997) (TV series)
- Men Seeking Women (1998)
- 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.