Ursula Burton

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Ursula Burton
Ursula C. Burton

(1966-11-29) November 29, 1966 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Actress, producer
Years active1996–present

Ursula Burton is an American actress, director and producer best known for her work on The Office. With her Five Sisters Productions[1] company banner she has produced films including Just Friends (1997), Temps (1999), Manna From Heaven (2002), which the Los Angeles Times called a "warmhearted comedic fable"[2] and in which she played the role of Theresa.[3] Manna From Heaven was invited to screen for Congress at the MPAA by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Karen McCarthy, and hosted by Jack Valenti.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Just Friends Jane
1999 Temps Jane
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sister Solange
2002 Manna from Heaven Theresa
2006 Death of a Saleswoman June Bass
2007 The Happiest Day of His Life Catherine
2015 A Sort of Homecoming Constance Jones


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Strong Medicine Missy Ahmanson Episode: "Heartbeat"
2005 The West Wing Mrs. Creasy Episode: "365 Days"
2006 The Office Hannah Smotridge-Barr[5] Recurring role (season 3)
2007 The War at Home Donna Schladweiler Episodes: "Put on a Happy Face", "Take This Job and Bleep It"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Janet Episode: "Stage Fright"
2009 Moonshot Marilyn Lovell TV film
2009 My Family Jessica Episode: "It's Training Men"
2012 Shake It Up Ms. Andrews Episode: "Egg It Up"
2012 Happy Endings Susan Episode: "Big White Lies"
2012 Criminal Minds Cynthia Strobl Episode: "Magnificent Light"
2013 Castle Maria Cooper Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Spy Lesley TV film
2013 Old Guy Clara TV series
2013, 2015 Hart of Dixie Gloria Gainey Episodes: "I'm Moving On", "On the Road Again", "Alabama Boys"
2014 Rake Linda Hirschberg Episodes: "Staple Holes", "Remembrance of Taxis Past"
2014 Black-ish Candace Episode: "Crazy Mom"
2015 Jane the Virgin Danielle Sullivan Episode: "Chapter 13"
2016 K.C. Undercover Prosecutor Baker Episode: "Tightrope of Doom"
2017 Dr. Ken Kathy Episode: "Ken and the Basketball Star"
2018 Get Shorty Tammy Episode: "Safe Space"
2018 The Dead Girls Detective Agency Lydia Feldman Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2019 Sunnyside Landrea Orbalyn Episode: "Dr. Potato"
2019 Truth Be Told Prof. Simmons Episode: "Monster"

Other works[edit]

Year Title Notes
1998 Kurt & Courtney Post-production assistant
1999 Temps Producer, key makeup artist
2002 Manna from Heaven Producer, casting director
2007 The Happiest Day of His Life Producer, director, writer
2008 Letting Go of God Assistance director
2013 Old Guy Producer, director, writer
2017 Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens Producer
2018 Good Eggs Associate producer
2019 Hope Builders: Making a Difference in the Inland Empire Producer
2020 Old Guy Producer, director, writer, casting director
20?? Expiration Date Producer, director, writer
20?? Half the History - Belinda's Petition Producer
20?? Half the History - Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change Producer, director


  1. ^ Burke, Jodie (2011-08-21). "Sisters making films: The Burtons". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  2. ^ Scott, Carolyn Patricia (2003-04-11). "'Manna From Heaven' is a real-life sister act". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  3. ^ Kehr, Dave (2003-04-04). "FILM IN REVIEW; 'Manna From Heaven'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  4. ^ Hopkinson, Natalie (2002-10-25). "An Honest-to-Goodness Family Film". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. ^ "Ursula Burton". IMDb.