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Cynthia Stevenson (born August 2, 1962) is an American actress. She has appeared in several movies including The Player, Forget Paris, Home for the Holidays, Happiness, and Air Bud: Golden Receiver, and in the television shows Cheers, My Talk Show, Bob, Hope and Gloria, Oh Baby, Dead Like Me, Men in Trees, and Surviving Suburbia, amongst others.
|Born||August 2, 1962|
Oakland, California, U.S.
Tom Davies (m. 1992)
Life and careerEdit
Stevenson was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Gayle, an editor, and Al Stevenson, an upholstery warehouse owner. She grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended University of Victoria in Victoria, BC.
One of her first roles was a guest appearance as Norm Peterson's high-strung secretary "Doris" on Cheers. Other early work included the short-lived comedy series My Talk Show (1990–1991) and Bob (1992–1993). She had a leading role on the sitcom, Hope and Gloria, which ran for 35 episodes in 1995 and 1996. She also appeared in the Lifetime Television series Oh Baby.
On film, Stevenson has appeared in The Player, Forget Paris, Happiness, Home for the Holidays, Will You Merry Me?, Agent Cody Banks and Agent Cody Banks 2. She played the role of Mrs. Cooverman in the 2009 film I Love You, Beth Cooper.
Stevenson was a regular cast member on the series Dead Like Me, playing lead character George (Ellen Muth)'s mother. In April 2006, she completed filming a sitcom pilot for CBS called You've Reached the Elliotts, starring opposite Chris Elliott as his wife, which was not picked up by the network. She had a recurring role on the cable series The L Word, and on the cancelled series Men in Trees, which was taped in Vancouver. She also had an occasional role as "Cindy Devlin" on According to Jim. In April 2009, she co-starred opposite Bob Saget on the short-lived ABC sitcom Surviving Suburbia. She played Shiri Appleby's character's mother on The CW series Life Unexpected. She also appeared in the music video for the song "Fuckin' Perfect" by Pink.
|1991||To the Moon, Alice||Perky Girl||Short film|
|1992||The Player||Bonnie Sherow|
|1995||Home for the Holidays||Joanne Larson Wedman|
|1995||Live Nude Girls||Marcy|
|1998||Happiness||Trish Maplewood||National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble|
|1998||Air Bud: Golden Receiver||Jackie Framm|
|2002||Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch||Jackie Framm||DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|2003||Agent Cody Banks||Mrs. Banks|
|2003||Air Bud Spikes Back||Jackie Framm|
|2004||Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London||Mrs. Banks|
|2006||Air Buddies||Jackie Framm|
|2007||Full of It||Mrs. Leonard|
|2008||Snow Buddies||Jackie Framm|
|2009||Dead Like Me: Life After Death||Joy Lass|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||Mrs. C|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Chip's Mom|
|2012||Tiger Eyes||Bitsy Kronick|
|1986||Off the Wall||Various|
|1988||A Father's Homecoming||Toni||Television movie|
|1989||Newhart||Nancy||Episode: "Shoe Business Is My Life"|
|1989||Married to the Mob||Marie Scarlotti||Unsold television pilot|
|1989||Double Your Pleasure||Nicole||Television movie|
|1989||Cheers||Doris||Episodes: "The Two Faces of Norm" and "Feeble Attraction"|
|1990||Empty Nest||Amy||Episode: "Everything But Love"|
|1990–1991||My Talk Show||Jennifer Bass||Main role, 59 episodes|
|1991||Major Dad||Anita||Episode: "Flying Solo"|
|1992–1993||Bob||Trisha McKay||Main role, 28 episodes|
|1995||Dream On||Abby Kaplow||Episode: "Off-Off Broadway Bound"|
|1995–1996||Hope and Gloria||Hope Davidson||Main role, 35 episodes|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Jane Conrad||Television miniseries|
|1998||Ally McBeal||Hayley Chisolm||Episode: "Alone Again"|
|1998–2000||Oh Baby||Tracy Calloway||Main role, 44 episodes|
|2003–2004||Dead Like Me||Joy Lass||Main role, 28 episodes|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Joy Solomon||Episode: "The Silence"|
|2005||Joan of Arcadia||Woman at Joan's Award Ceremony||Episode: "The Rise & Fall of Joan Girard"; uncredited|
|2006||You've Reached the Elliotts||Tracy Elliott||Unsold television pilot|
|2006||A Little Thing Called Murder||Beverly Bates||Television movie|
|2006||The L Word||Roberta Collie||3 episodes|
|2006||Monk||Dianne Brooks||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Class Reunion"|
|2003–2007||According to Jim||Cindy Devlin||4 episodes|
|2006–2008||Men in Trees||Celia Bachelor||Main role, 27 episodes|
|2008||Will You Merry Me?||Marilyn Kringle||Television movie|
|2009||Surviving Suburbia||Anne Patterson||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Ruthie Carlin||Episode: "Blink"|
|2010||Life Unexpected||Laverne Cassidy||5 episodes|
|2011||Off the Map||Charlene||Episode: "Hold on Tight"|
|2011||Chaos||Violet Green||Episode: "Defending Sophia"|
|2011||Private Practice||Karen||Episode: "Step One"|
|2012||The Soul Man||Carolyn||Episode: "How to Be a Church Lady"|
|2013||Scandal||Mary Nesbitt||Episode: "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"|
|2014||Killing Daddy||Emma Granger||Television movie|
|2014||Kingdom||Marilyn Wheeler||Episode: "Please Refrain from Crying"|
|2014||Sleepy Hollow||Gina Lambert||Episode: "Mama"|
|2015||Your Family or Mine||Jan||Main role|
|2015||Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories||Matt's mother||Episode: "Tornado"|
|2018||Supergirl (TV series)||Mrs Queller||Episode: "Shelter from the Storm"|
|2018||How to Get Away with Murder||Pam Walsh|
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