Jodie Markell

Jodie Markell (born April 13, 1959) is an American actress and film director.

Jodie Markell
Born (1959-04-13) April 13, 1959 (age 61)
OccupationActress, film director
Years active1987–present


Jodie Markell attended Northwestern University and studied at New York’s Circle in the Square Theatre. As an actress, she has worked with theater directors such as John Patrick Shanley, John Malkovich, and Gary Sinise; film directors such as Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch, and Barry Levinson; starred at Lincoln Center, The Public and Steppenwolf Theatre Company; and won an Obie. She is also a member of the Naked Angels.[1]

She also directed the film The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.[1] The New York Times referred to the film as "the first major [Tennessee] Williams movie in decades — a reanimation of a film career that once rivaled his stage success."[2] In a review for, Neil Pedley said that Markell "couldn't make her debut with a sturdier piece of material than this recently unearthed screenplay of societal scandal and sexual jealousy."[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Vampire's Kiss Joke Girl
1988 Me and Him Eileen
1989 Mystery Train Sun Studio Guide
1991 Queens Logic Inez
1993 Point of No Return Female Student
1994 My Girl 2 Hillary Mitchell
1994 Jimmy Hollywood Casting Assistant
1994 Insomnia Veronica Treadwell
1994 A Worn Path Clinic Attendant
1995 Safe Anita
1998 Why I Live at the P.O. Short
2000 Drop Back Ten Peggy
2002 Hollywood Ending Andrea Ford
2002 Trapped Mary McDill
2002 Easter Wilma Ransom
2004 Noise Margaret
2005 12 and Holding Teacher
2005 Sweet Land Donna Torvik
2007 Joshua Ruth Solomon
2010 Veterans Diamond Short
2012 Keep the Lights On Jill
2019 The Dead Don't Die Cat Lady on TV
20?? The Rest of Us Maddie's Mom Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Crime Story Waitress Episode: "Fatal Crossroads"
1989 China Beach Pam Klinger Episode: "The World: Part 2"
1990 Monsters Sue Weatherby Episode: "Bed and Boar"
1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Lillian Episodes: "here's When the Fat Lady Sings", "Here's a Good Excuse for Missing the Party"
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Phoebe Episode: "On the Road"
1993 A Matter of Justice Sandra TV film
1994 Bakersfield P.D. Brenda James Episode: "The Psychic and the C-Cup"
1997, 2003, 2009 Law & Order Sondra Benton, Mrs. Hitchens, Lorraine Flockhart Episodes: "Working Mom", "Identity", "The Drowned and the Saved"
2002 Guide Season Maryann TV film
2006–07 Big Love Wendy Hunt Recurring role (seasons 1-2)
2010 The Good Wife Sandy Gephart Episode: "Nine Hours"
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lisa Moore Episode: "Wednesday's Child"


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  2. ^ McGrath, Charles (December 23, 2009). "Tennessee Williams returns to the big screen". The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Pedley, Neil. "Running Late". Retrieved March 1, 2014.

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