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January 1, 1952 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Faracy was born in Brooklyn, New York. One of her earliest notable roles was as Mary Carson's servant (and later the Cleary family) "Judy", in the 1983 television mini-series The Thorn Birds. She starred in the sitcom True Colors (1990–92), a series about an interracial marriage, alongside Frankie Faison (season one), Cleavon Little (season two) and Nancy Walker, who died towards the end of the show's run. She co-starred with John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors. In late 2007 she played Rosemary Tanen, Amanda Tanen's mother on Ugly Betty.
- Heaven Can Wait (1978) - Corinne
- Scavenger Hunt (1979) - Babbette
- When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979) - Angel Childress
- The Thorn Birds (1983 Television mini-series) - Judy
- Goodnight, Beantown (1983) - Valerie Wood
- Carpool (1983)
- Eye to Eye (1985) - Tracy Doyle
- Blind Date (1987) - Susie Davis
- The Great Outdoors (1988) - Connie Ripley
- True Colors - Ellen Freeman
- Hocus Pocus (1993) - Jenny Dennison
- Tales of the City (PBS miniseries/1994) - Candi Moretti
- "Frasier" (1997) - episode: Boo!- Mimi
- Will and Grace - Head Nurse (2003)
- Sideways (2004) - Stephanie's Mother
- Surviving Christmas (2004) - Letitia Vanglider
- Flightplan (2005) - Anna
- Grey's Anatomy (2006) - Mrs. Sullivan
- Ugly Betty (2007) - Mrs. Tanen
- How I Met Your Mother (2007) - Rhonda
- Castle (2009) - Patty Schultz
- Desperate Housewives (2010) - Miss Charlotte
- Modern Family (2012) - Dottie, "Election Day"
- Dog with a Blog (2013) - Nora James, "Stan Talks to Gran"
- Devious Maids (2016) - Frances, Recurring Role
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