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Anne Ryan Haney, née Thomas, (March 4, 1934 – May 26, 2001) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her roles as social worker Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire and Greta the secretary in Liar Liar.

Anne Haney
Anne Ryan Thomas

(1934-03-04)March 4, 1934
DiedMay 26, 2001(2001-05-26) (aged 67)
Other namesAnne T. Haney
Ann Harvey
Years active1978–2001
Spouse(s)John Haney (19??-1980; his death)



Haney appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors" as Rishon Uxbridge, and later appeared as a Bajoran arbitrator in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Dax". She was a regular guest-star during the syndicated run of Mama's Family, playing Alberta Meechum, the nemesis of Thelma Harper. On Our House she played fussy neighbor Virginia Taft. She was also a recurring cast member of L.A. Law, playing Judge Marilyn Travelini. She guest starred on Benson, Cheers, Designing Women, The Golden Girls, Charmed, Boy Meets World, Columbo, ER, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ally McBeal.

Personal lifeEdit

Haney was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Robert and Dorothy Ryan. She was married to John Haney, a public television executive whom she met at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she had been studying drama, radio, and television. After his death in 1980, she moved with their daughter to southern California, where she began her acting career. Haney was close friends with actor Robert Reed. She and Reed's daughter, Karen, were the only persons Reed allowed to visit him as he was dying of colon cancer.


On May 26, 2001, Haney died of heart failure at the age of 67.

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