|Born||Meagen Helen Fay
1957 (age 58–59)
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Fay's television worked continued into the 1980s and 1990s as she guest-starred on numerous shows including thirtysomething, Roseanne, Mad About You, Seinfeld, Dharma and Greg, Gilmore Girls, Suddenly Susan, Charmed and Freaks and Geeks.
She starred in early '90s series Carol & Company, The Home Court, Tales of the City, and Woops!, as well as appearing in Magnolia (1999). In 2004, she starred alongside Bruce Davison and Andrew McCarthy in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital.
More recently, Fay has had recurring roles on Malcolm in the Middle and The Bernie Mac Show, and has guest starred on Six Feet Under, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives, The Big Bang Theory, and as Chelsea's mother on several episodes of Two and a Half Men.
|1988||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels||Lady from Oklahoma|
|1991||Barton Fink||Poppy Carnahan|
|1992||Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even||Mom|
|1993||Rising Sun||Hamaguri receptionist|
|1994||Love Affair||SSA flight attendant|
|2002||The Country Bears||Mrs. Barrington|
|2004||Catch That Kid||Doctor|
|2004||Home of Phobia||Mrs. Paul|
|2005||The Ring Two|
|2008||Mad Money||Mindy Arbogast|
|2008||Extreme Movie||Len's Mom|
|2009||Halloween II||Deputy Lyons|
|2009||I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell||Mrs. Jorgens|
|2012||That's My Boy||Helen|
|2013||The Pretty One||Mrs. Matthews|
|2015||To Keep the Light||Mrs. Williams|
|2016||La La Land||Mia's Mom|
|1983||The Yesterday Show|
|1984||The Imposter||TV movie|
|1989||Your Mother Wears Combat Boots||Edie Winchell||TV movie|
|1989||Alien Nation||Coroner Barkley||2 episodes|
|1990–1991||Carol & Company|
|1991||The Carol Burnett Show|
|1991–1992||Roseanne||Kathy Bowman||4 episodes|
|1994||Tales of the City||Binky Gruen|
|1994||The First Gentleman||Rosie Duff|
|1995–1996||The Home Court||Greer|
|1996||Love and Marriage||Trudy Begg|
|1996||Seinfeld||Mrs. Burns||Episode: "The Abstinence"|
|2000||Diagnosis: Murder||Connie Carmichael||Episode: "Too Many Cooks"|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Mrs. Kentner||Episode: "Dead Dogs and Gym Teachers"|
|2000||Gilmore Girls||Mrs. Shales||Episode; "Kill Me Now"|
|2001||3rd Rock from the Sun||Annabet||Episode: "Mary Loves Scoochie: (Part 1)"|
|2002–2004||Malcolm in the Middle||Gretchen Mannkusser||11 episodes|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Dr. Brenda Abelson||7 episodes|
|2005||Desperate Housewives||Norma Harper||Episode: "Color and Light"|
|2006||Charmed||Nanta||Episode: "Mr. and Mrs Witch"|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Janice Aldrin||2 episodes|
|2008||Single with Parents||Nancy||Unaired pilot|
|2009–2010||Two and a Half Men||Martha||2 episodes|
|2010||Party Down||Nora Doyle||Episode: "Precious Lights Pre-School Auction"|
|2010||Chase||Mrs. McGraw||Episode: "The Posse"|
|2011||Good Luck Charlie||Claire||Episode: "Snow Show: Part 1"|
|2011||Happy Endings||Barbara||Episode: "Why Can't You Read Me?"|
|2011||Free Agents||Dorothy Potter||Episode: "Rebranding"|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Sharon Wright||Episode: "Last Dance"|
|2012||Retired at 35||Joanne||Episode: "The Apartment"|
|2012||The Neighbors||Principal Birker||Episode: "Bathroom Etiquette"|
|2012||The Big Bang Theory||Mrs. Rostenkowski||Episode: "The Fish Guts Displacement"|
|2013||The Mentalist||Joanne Parsons||Episode: "Red and Itchy"|
|2013||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Katherine||Episode: "The Original B----"|
|2014||Murder in the First||Joanna Gibbs||2 episodes|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Frances Bowmont||Episode: "The Deceivers"|
|2015||Marvel's Agent Carter||Miriam Fry||4 episodes|
|2015||Mad Men||Sharon Hill||Episode: "The Milk and Honey Route"|
|2015||The Muppets||Holly||2 episodes|
|2016||The Ranch||Priscilla||Episode: "There Goes My Life"|
|1980–81||Well, I'm Off to the Thirty Years War or Swing Your Partner to the Right||Chicago Mainstage|
|1981–82||Miro, Miro on the Wall||Chicago Mainstage|
|1982||Glenna Loved It or If You Knew Sushi||Chicago Mainstage|
|1982–83||Exit Pursued by a Bear||Chicago Mainstage|
|1983||Also Available in Paperback – A Retrospective||Chicago Mainstage|
|1983–85||Orwell That Ends Well||Chicago Mainstage, The Village Gate||Second City production|
|1986||Twelfth Night; or, What You Will||Maria||New York Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, Delacorte Theater|
|1987||Stepping Out||Vera||John Golden Theatre|
|1995||I Sent a Letter to My Love||Miss Morgan||Primary Stages Theatre|
|1999||Merton of the Movies||Casting director||Geffen Playhouse|
|2000||Bluff||Coronet Theatre||Staged reading|
|2003||To Be Young, Gifted and Black||Mavis|
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