Nancy Paine Stoll
August 25, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Nancy Paine Stoll (born August 25, 1947), known professionally as Mink Stole, is an American actress from Baltimore, Maryland. She began her career working for director John Waters, and has appeared in all of his feature films to date (a distinction shared only with Mary Vivian Pearce). Due to her extensive work with Waters, she is considered one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.
She was born into a large Roman Catholic family, and has nine siblings, including noted children's-book author Ellen Stoll Walsh and acclaimed artist George Stoll. Her father, Joseph A. Stoll, died in 1955, with her mother Nell remarrying twice, resulting in an extensive step-family.
Stole is best known for her work in the films of close friend John Waters. Her film career began as a party guest in Waters' film Roman Candles. Since then, she has appeared in all of his feature films up to and including 2004's A Dirty Shame. The only Waters films in which she does not appear are the early short films Hag in a Black Leather Jacket, Eat Your Makeup, and The Diane Linkletter Story. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows, and wrote a column for the Baltimore City Paper titled "Think Mink" until mid-April 2006. She is the lead singer of Mink Stole and Her Wonderful Band, of which musicians Kristian Hoffman, George Baby Woods, and Brian Grillo have been members. The Baltimore incarnation of Mink Stole and Her Wonderful Band (2009–present) includes Scott Wallace Brown (piano, organ), Walker Teret (upright bass, guitar), Skizz Cyzyk (drums), and John Irvine (trumpet).
In 1999, Stole appeared in the satirical lesbian film But I'm A Cheerleader alongside Natasha Lyonne in the role of Megan's mother. In April 2009, Stole connected with cult director Steve Balderson for Stuck!, an homage to film noir women in prison dramas. Co-starring Karen Black, Pleasant Gehman and Jane Wiedlin, Stuck! was filmed in Macon, Georgia. Stole played Esther, a religious inmate sentenced to death. She once again co-starred with Natasha Lyonne in Joshua Grannell's All About Evil.
She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Boston Underground Film Festival in Cambridge following the East Coast Premiere of Stuck! on March 27, 2010. In 2011 she successfully completed a Kickstarter fundraising project to finance her first CD, titled Do Re MiNK. The CD was released on May 23, 2013.
Mink Stole has never married and has no children. She currently lives in Baltimore, and also has a second home in the Los Angeles area. She performs weddings as an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church.
|1966||Roman Candles||Party guest|
|1969||Mondo Trasho||Homeless woman
|1972||Pink Flamingos||Connie Marble|
|1974||Female Trouble||Taffy Davenport|
|1975||Love Letter to Edie||Blonde wicked stepsister|
|1976||Edith's Shopping Bag||Herself||Documentary|
|1977||Desperate Living||Peggy Gravel|
|1994||Serial Mom||Dottie Hinkle|
|1995||Monster Mash: The Movie||Wolfie's mother|
|The Crazysitter||The Nurse|
|A Bucket of Blood||Old woman|
|1997||Pink as the Day She Was Born||Vera|
|Lost Highway||Jury forewoman||Voice|
|Leather Jacket Love Story||Martine|
|The Seller||Aunt Betty|
|Anarchy TV||Ms. Dickman|
|But I'm A Cheerleader||Nancy Bloomfield|
|Forever Fabulous||Miss Vi Ambrose|
|2000||In Bad Taste||Herself||Documentary|
|Cecil B. DeMented||Mrs. Sylvia Mallory|
|The Rowdy Girls||Amanda|
|Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th||Madame La Tourneau|
|2004||Eating Out||Aunt Helen|
|Ring of Darkness||Fletcher|
|Girl Play||Robin's mother|
|A Dirty Shame||Marge the Neuter|
|2005||Flirting with Anthony||Psychic|
|2006||Another Gay Movie||Sloppi Seconds||Scenes deleted|
|Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds||Helen|
|2007||Out at the Wedding||Sunny|
|Sunny & Share Love You||School secretary Stole|
|Pieces of Dolores||Mrs. Fletcher||Short film|
|2008||3 Stories About Evil||Pat Peeters||Short film|
|2009||Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat||Aunt Helen|
|All About Evil||Evelyn|
|Bugbaby||Mrs. Tottifot||Short film |
Winner "Best Horror Short", 2011 Phoenix Film Festival
Winner "Best Supporting Actress", 2012 Pollygrind International Film Festival
|2011||Eating Out 4: Drama Camp||Aunt Helen|
|2012||Eating Out 5: The Open Weekend||Aunt Helen|
|2013||I Am Divine||Herself||Documentary|
|1990||Get a Life||Mrs. Wilson||1 episode|
|1995–1996||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Mrs. Ward||3 episodes|
|1997||Married... with Children||Edna||1 episode|
|2001||Spyder Games||Merna Young||1 episode|
|2016||Difficult People||1 episode|
- "Divine times: Mink Stole, the über-fabulous Dreamlander, recalls the heyday of trash". The Irish Times. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Cooper, Bernard. Seasons Greetings: the cottage industry that is George Stoll. Los Angeles Magazine, January, 2002
- "Nell O. Jones obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
- PunkGlobe.com, November 2012
- "This Christmas, the softer side of Mink Stole." Baltimore Sun, December 10, 2009
- "Steve Balderson's "Stuck!"". Dikenga.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- "Steve Balderson's "Stuck!"/Synopsis". Dikenga.com. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- Peaches Christ Highlights Sixth 'All About Evil' Teaser, Bloody-disgusting.com; June 30, 2009; accessed June 5, 2014.
- "GIFT SHOP - Think Mink". Minkstole.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- "Do Re Mink". Amazon.com. May 24, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Perl, Larry (December 8, 2010). "Actress Mink Stole unwraps a holiday role at Creative Alliance". Baltimore Messenger. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- "Do Re MiNK - Mink Stole's First CD". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved January 3, 2018.