Vicki Lewis

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Vicki Lewis
Vicki Lewis.jpg
Lewis at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Born (1960-03-17) March 17, 1960 (age 56)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Philip G. Allen (m. 2008)
Website www.vickithevoicelewis.com

Vicki Lewis (born March 17, 1960) is an American singer and actress of film, stage and television. She may be 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 City. 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]

Career[edit]

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. On How I Met Your Mother, she had the recurring role of 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]

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.

She 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. Her 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."[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
Pushing Tin Tina Leary
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Beret Girl in Café Voice
Direct-to-video
2003 Finding Nemo Deb
Flo
Voice(s)
2007 California Dreaming Teensie Porter
The Last Day of Summer Paige Television film
2008 Roadside Romeo Mini Voice
Uncredited
Justice League: The New Frontier Iris West Allen Voice
Direct-to-video
2009 Wonder Woman Persephone
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Chubster
The Ugly Truth Saleswoman
2010 Alpha and Omega Eve Voice
Den Brother Dina Reams Television film
2012 I Married Who? Vivienne
2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Drizelda Voice
Direct-to-video
2016 Finding Dory Deb Voice

Television[edit]

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"
Grace Under Fire Wanda Episode: "Say Goodnight, Gracie"
1994 Phenom Betsy Episode: "Angela's Fifteen Minutes"
Seinfeld Ada 2 episodes
1995 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans Donna Episode: "Viv'acious"
1995–99 NewsRadio Beth 94 episodes
1996 Caroline in the City Merle Heller Episode: "Caroline in the Cereal"
1997, 1999, 2001–03, 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"
The Norm Show Kyra Episode: "Drive, Norm Say"
2000 King of the Hill Kate (voice) Episode: "Movin' on Up"
The Huntress Myrna Factor Episode: "Pilot"
1999–2000, 2002 Mission Hill Posey Tyler, Natalie Leibowitz-Hernandez (voice) 13 episodes
2001–02 Three Sisters Nora Bernstein-Flynn 18 episodes
2005 Rugrats Pre-School Daze Ms. Weemer (voice) 4 episodes
2007–08, 2010 Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures Molly (voice) 17 episodes
2007 Come on Over Actress Vicki Episode: "Thespians"
Grey's Anatomy Harriet Episode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"
2008 Dirt The Beautician Episode: "What Is This Thing Called?"
Phineas and Ferb Lulu (voice) Episode: "Greece Lightning/Leave the Bustin to Us"
Ben 10: Alien Force Serena (voice) Episode: "X = Ben + 2"
'Til Death Melissa 3 episodes
2009 Bones Helen Bridenbecker Episode: "The Skull in the Sculpture"
2009–10 Sonny with a Chance Ms. Joy Bitterman 5 episodes
2009 Surviving Suburbia Clerk 2 episodes
Curb Your Enthusiasm Stacey Episode: "The Table Read"
The Middle Ms. Barry Episode: "The Scratch"
2011 Melissa & Joey Alexis McKenna Episode: "The Settlement"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wonder Woman, Star Sapphire (voices) 2 episodes
2011–12 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
Austin & Ally Donna Episode: "Family & Feuds"
2014 Turbo FAST Arctic Hare, Rich Lady #1 (voices) Episode: "A Tale of Two Turbos/The Escargot Affair"
See Dad Run Kat 2 episodes
Complete Works Ashley Spitzer
Doc McStuffins Dr. Tundra (voice) Episode: "McStuffins School of Medicine/The Super Amazing Ultra Hoppers"
2015 Modern Family Erica 2 episodes
2016 Angie Tribeca Dog trainer Episode: "Fleas Don't Kill Me"

Video Games[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vicki Lewis Film Reference biodata, filmreference.com; accessed February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Beale, Lewis (December 23, 1997). "NICK'S KNACK HIS EMOTIONAL TROUBLES OVER, NOLTE'S ANGER TURNS TO ON-SCREEN ARTISTRY". Daily News. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ Voll, Daniel (January 29, 2007). "Nick Nolte Has a Drawer Full of Tourniquets". Esquire. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ Vicki Lewis Biography, Yahoo! Movies; accessed February 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Front and back of Alpha and Omega 2 DVD case". DVD Box. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 

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