Vicki Lewis

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Vicki Lewis
Born (1960-03-17) March 17, 1960 (age 55)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Philip G. Allen (2008–present)

Vicki Lewis (born March 17, 1960) is an American film, stage, television and voice actress best known for her role as Beth in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio.

Personal life[edit]

Lewis was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Marlene, a nursing administrator, and Jim Lewis, an air traffic supervisor.[1] She has a sister, Denise. Lewis graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati in 1978. She studied musical theater at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music. After receiving her diploma she moved to New York. She proceeded to work in various on and off Broadway shows.

Lewis was in a long-term relationship with Nick Nolte.[2][3] The two met during the filming of I'll Do Anything. She is married to sound engineer Philip G. Allen.[4]


Lewis's film appearances include roles in Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, MouseHunt, Godzilla, Pushing Tin, 2007's California Dreaming with NewsRadio co-star Dave Foley, and 2010's Den Brother.

On television, Lewis starred for 5 seasons on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, followed by Three Sisters and the WB animated comedy Mission Hill. She made guest appearances on Seinfeld (in the episodes "The Secretary" and "The Race") and Murphy Brown. In a recurring role on Home Improvement, she played Maureen Binford, producer of the show-within-a-show Tool Time. Also in a recurring role, on How I Met Your Mother, she played Lily Aldrin's doctor, Dr. Sonya.

She appeared on Caroline in the City, The Norm Show, Grace Under Fire, Phenom and The 5 Mrs. Buchanans. Most recently, she made guest appearances on Surviving Suburbia, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance as Ms. Bitterman, the social worker on The Middle, and FX's Dirt.

Aside from Mission Hill, her voice acting career includes characters in Justice League Heroes, Rugrats Pre-School Daze, King of the Hill, Hercules: The Animated Series, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Finding Nemo, Phineas and Ferb, and Justice League: The New Frontier. Most recently, she voiced Eve in the 2010 film Alpha and Omega and its sequel.[5]

She is scheduled to reprise her role as Deb (and Flo) in the 2016 film Finding Dory.

On stage, Lewis has appeared in City of Angels and My One and Only in Los Angeles, and has performed as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Her Broadway credits include Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Snoopy!!! The Musical, Damn Yankees, Chicago and The Crucible. She also appeared with Peter Gallagher and Patti LuPone in Pal Joey at the New York City Center. Lewis won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Hotel C'est L'amour.

Lewis was part of the one-night celebrity-performed staging of Howard Ashman's unproduced musical Dreamstuff. The musical was re-imagined by Ashman's partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green and performed one night only at Los Angeles's Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series, directed by Ugly Betty actor Michael Urie. Lewis co-starred alongside Eden Espinosa, Fred Willard, David Blue and Luke Macfarlane.

Lewis's debut solo album East of Midnight was released in May 2010. The eclectic rock album has songs penned by Lewis as well as three cover songs. Lewis says this about the writing of the album: "The words and music of these songs unfolded before me like a foreboding window into a chapter of my life that would prove to be dauntingly destructive and spiritually bereft. Locked in my office in Malibu, California I wrote what would become a self-fulfilling prophecy - it would also prove to be the making of me."



Year Title Role Notes
1994 I'll Do Anything Millie
1995 Bye Bye Birdie Gloria Rasputin Television film
1997 MouseHunt April Smuntz
1998 Godzilla Dr. Elise Chapman
1999 Breakfast of Champions Grace Le Sabre
1999 Pushing Tin Tina Leary
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Beret Girl in Café (voice) Direct-to-video
2003 Finding Nemo Deb / Flo (voice)
2007 California Dreaming Teensie Porter
2007 The Last Day of Summer Paige Television film
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Iris West Allen (voice) Direct-to-video
2008 Roadside Romeo Mini (voice) Uncredited
2009 Wonder Woman Persephone (voice) Direct-to-video
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Chubster (voice) Direct-to-video
2009 The Ugly Truth Saleswoman
2010 Den Brother Dina Reams Television film
2010 Alpha and Omega Eve (voice)
2012 I Married Who? Vivienne Television film
2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Drizelda (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 Finding Dory Deb / Flo (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Diane Kaplan Episode: "The Day the Senior Class Got Married"
1992 Home Improvement Maureen Binford 2 episodes
1993 Murphy Brown Secretary #59 Episode: "One"
1993 Grace Under Fire Wanda Episode: "Say Goodnight, Gracie"
1994 Phenom Betsy Episode: "Angela's Fifteen Minutes"
1994 Seinfeld Ada 2 episodes
1995 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Donna Episode: "Viv'acious"
1995–1998 NewsRadio Beth 94 episodes
1996 Caroline in the City Merle Heller Episode: "Caroline in the Cereal"
1997, 1999, 2001–2003, 2005 Rugrats Miss Carol, Miss Weemer, Witch, Mother Cat (voice) 6 episodes
1998 Hercules Arachne (voice) Episode: "Hercules and the Tapestry of Fate"
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Weasel (voice) Episode: "Lost and Foundation"
1999 The Norm Show Kyra Episode: "Drive, Norm Say"
2000 King of the Hill Kate (voice) Episode: "Movin' on Up"
2000 The Huntress Myrna Factor Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2000, 2002 Mission Hill Posey Tyler, Natalie Leibowitz-Hernandez (voice) 13 episodes
2001–2002 Three Sisters Nora Bernstein-Flynn 18 episodes
2005 Rugrats Pre-School Daze Ms. Weemer (voice) 4 episodes
2007–2008, 2010 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Molly (voice) 17 episodes
2007 Come on Over Actress Vicki Episode: "Thespians"
2007 Grey's Anatomy Harriet Episode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"
2008 Dirt The Beautician Episode: "What Is This Thing Called?"
2008 Phineas and Ferb Lulu (voice) Episode: "Greece Lightning/Leave the Bustin to Us"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Serena (voice) Episode: "X = Ben + 2"
2008 'Til Death Melissa 3 episodes
2009 Bones Helen Bridenbecker Episode: "The Skull in the Sculpture"
2009–2010 Sonny with a Chance Ms. Joy Bitterman 5 episodes
2009 Surviving Suburbia Clerk 2 episodes
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Stacey Episode: "The Table Road"
2009 The Middle Ms. Barry Episode: "The Scratch"
2011 Melissa & Joey Alexis McKenna Episode: "The Settlement"
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wonder Woman, Star Sapphire (voice) 2 episodes
2011–2012 How I Met Your Mother Dr. Sonya 3 episodes
2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Agent Locke (voice) Episode: "The Widening Gyre"
2012 Checked Out Lisa 3 episodes
2013 Doll & Em Carla 2 episodes
2013 Austin & Ally Donna Episode: "Family & Feuds"
2014 Turbo FAST Artic Hare, Rich Lady #1 (voice) Episode: "A Tale of Two Turbos/The Escargot Affair"
2014 See Dad Run Kat 2 episodes
2014 Complete Works Ashley Spitzer 2 episodes
2014 Doc McStuffins Dr. Tundra (voice) Episode: "McStuffins School of Medicine/The Super Amazing Ultra Hoppers"
2015 Modern Family Erica 2 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Finding Nemo Deb / Flo
2009 Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Serena


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