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Dorothy Diane "Dedee" Pfeiffer (born January 1, 1964) is an American film and television actress.

Dedee Pfeiffer
Born Dorothy Diane Pfeiffer
(1964-01-01) January 1, 1964 (age 54)
Midway City, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Gregory Fein (1996–2001)
Santiago A. Gomez (2001–06)
Kevin J. Ryan (2009–13)[1]
Family Michelle Pfeiffer (sister)

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Early lifeEdit

Pfeiffer was born on January 1, 1964, in Midway City, California,[2] the daughter of Donna (née Taverna), a homemaker, and Richard Pfeiffer, a heating and air-conditioning contractor.[3] Her parents were both originally from North Dakota. Her paternal grandfather was of German ancestry and her paternal grandmother was of English, Welsh, French, Irish, and Dutch descent, while her maternal grandfather was of Swiss-German descent and her maternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry. She is the younger sister of actress Michelle Pfeiffer.[4]

CareerEdit

Pfeiffer began her acting career at the age of 21 with a 1985 appearance on Simon & Simon,[2] an American detective television series starring Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker. That same year, Pfeiffer made her movie debut in Into the Night,[2] a 1985 American comedy-thriller film directed by John Landis, playing a prostitute opposite Jeff Goldblum and her sister Michelle. Pfeiffer's first nude role came in a 1989 shower scene for the supernatural horror film The Horror Show,[2] and she later would go on to pose nude for Playboy magazine's February 2002 edition.

Along with acting on stage, Pfeiffer starred in many films and on TV. One of her best-known TV roles is on Cybill Shepherd's television series Cybill, as her daughter, "Rachel Blanders," from 1995–1997. She also starred in the TV series For Your Love from 1998 to 2002. She starred with Susanna Hoffs in the 1987 film The Allnighter and has made guest appearances on the TV shows Simon & Simon, Ellen, Seinfeld, Friends, Dream On, CSI: NY and The Dead Zone among others.

In an interview on the 2011 UK DVD & Blu-ray release of Vamp, Pfeiffer states she has shelved her acting career of twenty-five years in favour of pursuing a new career in the field of forensic psychology and is now at college, studying for a master's degree.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Into the Night Hooker credited as Dedee Pfeiffer
1985 Moving Violations Cissy
1986 Dangerously Close Nikki
1986 Vamp Allison / Amaretto
1987 The Allnighter Val
1988 Brothers in Arms Stevie
1989 The Horror Show Bonnie McCarthy
1989 Red Surf Rebecca Direct-to-Video
1990 Tune in Tomorrow... Nellie
1991 A Climate for Killing Donna
1991 Drive The Girl
1991 Frankie and Johnny Frankie's Cousin credited as Dedee Pfeiffer
1991 Providence unknown role
1993 Falling Down Sheila (Whammyburger)
1993 Running Cool Michele
1993 King's Ransom Catherine Direct-to-Video
1993 Sandman Lana Hawkins
1994 Double Exposure Linda Mack
1995 My Family Karen Gillespie
1995 Deadly Past Kirsten
1996 Up Close & Personal Luanne Atwater
1999 The Sky Is Falling Emily Hall
2000 Radical Jack Kate Direct-to-Video
2004 Blue Demon Marla Collins Direct-to-Video
2004 A Killer Within Sarah Moss
2006 Hoboken Hollow Rhonda Simmons
2007 The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie Harlin Direct-to-Video
2007 AVH: Alien vs. Hunter Hilary Direct-to-Video
2008 Fix Daphne
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Emily Radford Direct-to-Video
2009 The Tub unknown role Short film
also Producer
2009 Secret at Arrow Lake Sarah Williams
2009 Laredo N/A Short film
Producer
Boston International Film Festival for Indie Soul Special Recognition Award
2010 Flatline Psychotherapist
2011 L.Al, I Hate You The Casting Director
2016 ShowRunner Marilyn Brenner Short film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Simon & Simon Jennifer Episode: "Slither"
1985 Code Name: Foxfire Bonita Episode: "La Paloma"
1985 Toughlove Kristen Marsh Television Movie
1985 The Midnight Hour Mary Masterson Television Movie
1986 CBS Schoolbreak Special Queenie Episode: "Have You Tried Talking to Patty?"
1986 Hotel Angela Holly Episode: "Child's Play"
1989 Midnight Caller Sally Porter Episode: "Baby Chase"
1990 Dream On Mary Episode: "...And Sheep Are Nervous"
1992 Highway Heartbreaker Emily Television Movie
1993 Jack's Place Allison Episode: "Play It Again, Jack"
1993 Murder, She Wrote Sally Brigs Episode: "Murder in White"
1994 Seinfeld Victoria Episode: "The Opposite"
1994 Wings Joan Episode: "The Spark and How to Get It"
1995-1997 Cybill Rachel Blaunders recurring role (42 episodes)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1996)
1996 A Kiss So Deadly Catherine Deese Television Movie
1997 Ellen Lisa Episode: "Social Climber"
1998-2002 For Your Love Sheri Winston series regular (84 episodes)
1999 Hollywood Squares Herself (Panelist) recurring role (5 episodes)
2000 Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back Leslie Edmonds Television Movie
2001 Neurotic Tendencies unknown role Television Movie
2002 Friends Mary Ellen Jenkins Episode: "The One with the Pediatrician"
2003 One on One Colleen Bay Episode: "I Hear White People"
2003 Titletown unknown role Television Movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Karen Brady Episode: "Swap Meet"
2005 Wanted Lucinda Rose recurring role (3 episodes)
2005–2005 The Dead Zone Linda Finney 2 episodes
2006 CSI: NY Grace Thomason Episode: "Open and Shut"
2007 Seventeen and Missing Emilie Janzen Television Movie
2007 Burn Notice Cara Stagner Episode: "Fight or Flight"
credited as Dedee Pfeiffer
2007 Without a Trace Donna Episode: "Claus and Effect"
2008 ER Annie Raskin Episode: "Haunted"
2009 Supernatural Kate Milligan Episode: "Jump the Shark"
2010 Jack's Family Adventure Emily Vickery Television Movie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Romance is Kevin sent". Sundayworld.com. 18 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
  2. ^ a b c d Mr. Skin (2005). Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide To Finding Your Favorite Actresses Naked. Macmillan. p. 436. ISBN 0312331444. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ Dedee Pfeiffer Biography (1964-)
  4. ^ "Dedee Pfeiffer - Biography". IMDB.

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