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Caroline Eugenie Lagerfelt (born September 23, 1947) is a Swedish-born American actress, long based in the United States.

Caroline Lagerfelt
Caroline Eugenie Lagerfelt

(1947-09-23) September 23, 1947 (age 71)
Paris, France
Other namesCarolyn Lagerfelt
Years active1971–present

Early life and educationEdit

Lagerfelt was born in Paris, the daughter of Swedish diplomat Karl-Gustav Lagerfelt and Mary Charmian Sara (née Champion de Crespigny). She is descended from Swedish nobility[citation needed] and grew up in Sweden. Lagerfelt moved to the United States after college, where she enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Lagerfelt began her career working in theater. Her first professional job was as a stage manager and understudy for the 1971 Broadway play Four on a Garden. That same year she made her onstage debut as Liz in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist at the Royal Court Theatre. She returned to Broadway two years later as Lady Ursula Itchin in the 1973 play The Jockey Club Stakes and again in 1975 as Marie-Louise Durham in The Constant Wife. Her performance in the latter earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her next role on Broadway was as Beth in the 1977 play Otherwise Engaged.

In 1979, Lagerfelt made her first foray into television as a guest star on Archie Bunker's Place. This was followed by numerous appearances on television shows throughout the 1980s, including T. J. Hooker, The Twilight Zone, Cagney & Lacey, Spenser: For Hire, The Equalizer and several television films. Lagerfelt made her film debut as Elizabeth Masters in the 1986 film Iron Eagle.

Lagerfelt remained active in theater throughout the 1980s. She returned to Broadway in 1980 to portray Emma in Betrayal and then appeared as Jean in the 1982 Off-Broadway play The Sea Anchor. Also in 1982, she portrayed Ruth Carson in Night and Day with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The following year she appeared as Anita Manchip in two different productions of Quartermaine's Terms, one at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the other at Playhouse 91 in New York City.

In 1984, she appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Other Places as Gila/Pauline at the Manhattan Theatre Club and portrayed the role of Annie in the original Broadway cast of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (1984–1985) at the Plymouth Theatre. In 1988, she starred in The Wall of Water at the Yale Repertory Theatre and portrayed the role of the Governor's wife in Phaedra Britannica with the Classic Stage Company. She returned to Broadway the following year as Diana in Lend Me a Tenor.

Over the years, she has had a variety of short-term and recurring roles on the daytime soaps. As Patricia Devereaux on The Edge of Night in 1983, she was the ex-wife of spy Ian Devereaux who showed up in Monticello to visit Ian and ended up being murdered by Russian spy David Cameron (Norman Parker) who recalled strangling Nora Fulton as he killed Patricia. A few years later, she played Emily Hargrove on As the World Turns who was a witness for the defense in Frannie Hughes' trial for the murder of Douglas Cummings. The D.A. in this case was played by Norman Parker who ruthlessly cross-examined Emily on the stand. In between those stints, she had appeared briefly on The Guiding Light as the D.A. in the Charlotte Wheaton murder case. As Roger Gordon's ex-wife Carrie on One Life to Live, she was Sarah's natural mother and Megan's adoptive mother, appearing on occasion from 1988 to 1989.

During the 1990s, Lagerfelt began to focus her career on television; perhaps her best known work to date being the role of Inger Dominguez, the wife of Lt. Joe Dominguez on the television series Nash Bridges from 1996 to 2001. She appeared in the recurring role of Sheila Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995 and 1996. She also had a major recurring role on Gossip Girl as CeCe Rhodes from 2007 to 2012.

She appeared Off-Broadway as Izz in Swim Visit (1990), Tekla in Creditors (1992), and Simone in The Workroom (1993). Her only Broadway role of the decade was as Anita in the 1992 play A Small Family Business at the Music Box Theatre. In 2014, she appeared in the Roundabout revival of Tom Stoppard's drama Indian Ink at the Laura Pels Theater. Lagerfelt also appeared in several Regional theatre productions including the roles of Suzanne in Don't Dress for Dinner (1992) at the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Misanthrope (1993) at the Long Wharf Theatre, and Death Takes a Holiday (1997) at the Lobero Theater. More recently she has appeared as Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (2000) with the Huntington Theatre Company and Off-Broadway as Gareth Peirce in Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (2004).


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Iron Eagle Elizabeth Masters
1988 Home at Last Christina Television film
1995 Bye Bye Love Mother #1 at McDonald's
1995 No Way Back FBI Agent in Charge Emily Fukes
1995 Father of the Bride Part II Check-in nurse
1997 Journey of the Heart Lady of the house Television film
1997 Glam Joleen Lemon
1998 The Lake Mayor Louise Terry Television film
2000 Missing Pieces Serena Television film
2002 Minority Report Greta van Eyck
2002 Red Skies Veronica Peirson Television film
2005 Mrs. Harris Madeira School administrator Television film
2005 Homecoming Mrs. Carter
2006 Poseidon Mary
2006 All the King's Men Mrs. Peyton
2007 Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Mary Bergin Television film
2008 August Nancy Sterling
2011 Royal Reunion Elaine Short film
2011 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Caroline Short film
2011 Sunday Dinner Suzy Goodman Short film
2012 Girls Against Boys Professor Sara Randolph
2013 To an Extent Mom Short film
2013 The Red Robin Lillian
2013 March from Innocence Katherine Short film
2014 The Homesman Netti Svendsen
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Emma Direct to video
2015 I'll See You In My Dreams Leslie
2018 Wake. Ivy Rose
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Archie Bunker's Place Ruth Kendall Episode: "The Shabbat Dinner"
1983 The Edge of Night Patricia Devereaux Unknown episodes
1985 T. J. Hooker Julia Episode: "The Throwaway"
1986 As the World Turns Elaine Hargrove Unknown episodes
1986 The Twilight Zone April Hamilton Episode: "The Misfortune Cookie"
1986 Cagney & Lacey Rita Quintero Episode: "DWI"
1988–89 One Life to Live Carrie Gordon Unknown episodes
1988 Spenser: For Hire Governess Episode: "Haunting"
1988 The Equalizer Evelyn Episode: "Eighteen with a Bullet"
1990 Murphy Brown Mary Ann Miller Episode: "But First a Word from Our Sponsor"
1993 Ghostwriter Sally Lewis 5 episodes
1993 TriBeCa Irene Woodward Episode: "The Loft"
1993 Law & Order Danielle Keyes Episode: "Black Tie"
1994 NYPD Blue Kitty Lear Episode: "Good Time Charlie"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Makbar Episode: "Tribunal"
1994 ER Andrea Episode: "ER Confidential"
1995–96 Beverly Hills, 90210 Sheila Silver 5 episodes
1995 Amazing Grace Mrs. Spangler Episode: "The Shooting"
1995 Chicago Hope Nurse Holder Episode: "The Virus"
1995 Central Park West Rhinebeck Retreat receptionist Episode: "Showgirls"
1996 The Drew Carey Show Mrs. Hoyt Episode: "Atomic Cat Fight"
1996 Picket Fences Marta Beiler Episode: "To Forgive Is Devine"
1996–2001 Nash Bridges Inger Dominguez 29 episodes
1997 Pensacola: Wings of Gold Rae Episode: "Bogey Man"
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Mother Episode: "Egg Lessons"
1999 Snoops Marcia Zindler Episode: "The Grinch"
2001 The X-Files Rustic woman Episode: "The Gift"
2002 Maybe It's Me Corinne Episode: "The Fever Episode"
2002 First Monday N/A Episode: "Right to Die"
2003 Six Feet Under Alternate wife Episode: "Perfect Circles"
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Anne Episode: "Lies My Parents Told Me"
2003 Frasier Glinka Episode: "The Doctor Is Out"
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hannah Heltman Episode: "The Posthumous Collection"
2006 How I Met Your Mother Bridal shop lady Episode: "Cupcake"
2006–07 Six Degrees J.T. 4 episodes
2007 All My Children Dr. Massey Season 38, episode 45
2007 House Connie Episode: "Guardian Angels"
2007–12 Gossip Girl Celia "CeCe" Rhodes 10 episodes
2008 Dirty Sexy Money Clare George Episode: "The Star Witness"
2009 Numbers Rose Harris Episode: "Shadow Markets"
2009 Brothers & Sisters Jane Episode: "The Wine Festival"
2010 Weeds Cannabis Network lady Episode: "A Yippity Sippity"
2012 Castle Anjelica Henley Episode: "Secret's Safe with Me"
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marjorie Randell Episode: "Play Dead"
2013 Masters of Sex Barb Episode: "Brave New World"
2014 The Mindy Project Gladys Dunne Episode: "Girl Crush"
2015 Gotham Mrs. Kean 2 episodes

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