Clare Carey

Clare Carey (born June 11, 1967) is an Rhodesian-born American film and television actress.[1]

Clare Carey
Born (1967-06-11) June 11, 1967 (age 52)
Years active1987–present


Carey was born at a Catholic mission in Rhodesia where her father (a doctor) and mother (a teacher) were serving. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.[2]


Though having acted in many films, Carey is best known for her recurring roles in episodic television, most notably for her role as Kelly Fox on the American sitcom Coach and her role as Macy Carlson, the Olsen twins' mother on the ABC Family sitcom So Little Time. She has also had recurring roles on Point Pleasant in the role of Sarah Parker, Jericho as bartender Mary Bailey, Crash as Christine Emory[3][4] and made a guest-star appearance in Eli Stone as a lawyer opposing Eli in court. Carey also did a cameo in the indie film La Cucina, which premiered on Showtime in December 2009. She plays Rachel Hunter's girlfriend.

She also played a part in NCIS episode "Life Before His Eyes" as Ann Gibbs, the mother of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon. Carey later appeared on NCIS' spinoff NCIS: New Orleans, playing militia villainess Anne Boudreau in the episode, "Sic Semper Tyrannis."



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Zombie High Mary Beth
1988 Waxwork Gemma
1988 Uninvited Bobbie Video
2006 Smokin' Aces Laverne
2006 Submission Samantha Davis Video
2007 La Cucina Celia
2010 Unrequited Ruth Jacobs
2010 The Trial Dr. Anna Wilkes
2012 True Love Dana
2014 Soul Mates Zoe
2016 Savannah Sunrise Angie


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train Meg Boley TV film
1988 Mr. Belvedere Denise "The Apartment"
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! E.C. The Extra Creepy "E.C. the Extra Creepy"
1989–1995 Coach Kelly Fox Main role (seasons 1–7)
1991 Dragnet Lydia Stephens "To Steal a Child"
1992 Obsessed Andie Bledsoe TV film
1995 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Aegina "The Wrong Path"
1995 Betrayed: A Story of Three Women Dana Bixler TV film
1995 Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie Jane (voice) Video game
1996 Them Kelly Black TV film
1997 Echo (1997 film) Tess Lewis TV film
1998 Vengeance Unlimited Pam Broder "Bitter End"
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Helen "Suspicious Minds"
1999 The Pretender Dr. Melissa Blass "Risqué Business"
2000 The Invisible Man Vivian Alburn "Separation Anxiety"
2000 Charmed Eva "All Halliwell's Eve"
2001 Ally McBeal Mary Clapp "Falling Up"
2001 The Division Lorna "What Sharp Teeth You Have"
2001–02 So Little Time Macy Carlson Main role
2002 Home Alone 4 Kate McCallister TV film
2004 Medical Investigation Lisa Connor "You're Not Alone", "Coming Home"
2004 Without a Trace Maureen Grady / Lillian "Thou Shalt Not..."
2005 Judging Amy Megan Mulhern "10,000 Steps"
2005 Stargate SG-1 Kerry Johnson "Threads"
2005 Cold Case Rose "Ravaged"
2005 Weeds Eileen Dodd "Higher Education"
2005 ER Shauna "Blame It on the Rain"
2005 Night Stalker Lisa Panero "Burning Man"
2005 Monk Sister Heather "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa"
2005–06 Point Pleasant Sarah Parker Regular role
2006 The Unit Helene Rouse "SERE"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Vicky Gibson "Where the Boys Are"
2006–2008 Jericho Mary Bailey Regular role
2007 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Meredith "Straight Up Your Heart"
2007 Shredderman Rules Mrs. Byrd TV film
2007 Boston Legal Deena Rice "The Chicken and the Leg"
2008 Eli Stone Sadie Abrams "I Want Your Sex"
2008 Army Wives Carol Hudson "Thicker Than Water"
2008 The Cleaner Shari Giles "Pilot"
2008 Flu Bird Horror Dr. Jacqueline Hale TV film
2008–09 Crash Christine Emory Main role (season 1)
2009 House Ellie Miller "House Divided"
2009 Doc West Denise Stark TV film
2009 Triggerman Denise Stark TV film
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles Helen McGuire "Identity"
2010 Criminal Minds Sheriff Samuels "Risky Business"
2010 CSI: Miami Janet Gardner "Miami, We Have a Problem"
2010 Miami Medical Arianna "Man on the Road"
2010 Private Practice Pam Tanner "Just Lose It"
2010–11 Chuck Kathleen McHugh Guest role (4 episodes)
2011 Castle Noreen Hixton "Lucky Stiff"
2011 Rock the House Jesse TV film
2011 Harry's Law Susan Duggin "Head Games"
2012–2014 NCIS Ann Gibbs "Life Before His Eyes", "Honor Thy Father"
2013 Revenge Patricia Barnes "Power"
2013 Teachers Sara TV film
2013 Major Crimes Mrs. Riley "Jailbait"
2014 The Mentalist Emma Valeria "Black Hearts"
2014 Perception Victoria Pavel "Possession"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Joanna Higgins "Dead Woods"
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Anna Boudreau "Sic Semper Tyrannis"
2015–16 Aquarius Lucille Gladner Recurring role
2017 Maid to Order Natascha Guest role (4 episodes)


Year Production Role Venue Ref(s)
2020 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Judy Boone The Theatre Group at SBCC [5]


  1. ^ "Clare Carey". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 2009-06-17.
  2. ^ "Clare Carey Official Website -Bio". Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-15. Retrieved 2010-04-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2008-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Yates, Maggie. "'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'".

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