Mary-Margaret Humes (born April 4, 1954) is an American actress. She won the Miss Florida USA pageant and was third runner up in the 1975 Miss USA. Humes later began working as a television actress, appearing in a more than 50 shows, most notable playing Gail Leery, the title character's mother in the WB drama series Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.
|Born||April 4, 1954|
Watertown, New York, U.S.
Raul A. Bruce
Life and careerEdit
Humes was born at Mercy Hospital in Watertown, New York. She attended Watertown High School ('72) and competed as Miss Thousand Islands in the 1974 Miss New York State contest. She won the Miss Florida USA pageant and was third runner up in the 1975 Miss USA pageant behind eventual winner and fellow actress Summer Bartholomew of California.
In 1981, Humes made her big screen debut as the Vestal Virgin Miriam in the Mel Brooks's comedy film History of the World, Part I. Later Aaron Spelling cast her for the pilot for the action-adventure series Velvet alongside Leah Ayres, Shari Belafonte, and Sheree J. Wilson. During 1980s, Humes guest-starred in a number of shows, including The Dukes of Hazzard, The Love Boat, The A-Team, The Fall Guy and T.J. Hooker. From 1991 to 1992, she played the mother of lead character in the short-lived NBC series Eerie, Indiana. She starred in the 1992 television movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo, and later made appearances in Matlock (three times in different roles), Diagnosis: Murder, In the Heat of the Night and Murphy Brown.
From 1998 to 2003, Humes starred as Gail Leery, the mother of title character in the WB drama series Dawson's Creek. After Dawson's Creek, Humes guest-starred in a number of shows, include Grey's Anatomy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds, and appeared in a number of Hallmark Channel television movies.
|1980||The Dukes of Hazzard||Tinker||Episode: "Mason Dixon's Girls"|
|1981||History of the World: Part 1||Miriam|
|1982||The Fall Guy||Christina Smith (other sources: Vaughn)||Episode: "The Reluctant Traveling Companion"|
|1982||Knight Rider||Carol Reston||Episode: "No Big Thing"|
|1983||The Love Boat||Cristina Stellini||Episode: "The Professor Has Class/When the Magic Disappears/We, the Jury"|
|1983||Manimal||Terry Sloan||Episode: "Night of the Scorpion"|
|1983||The A-Team||Randy Stern||Episode: "Steel"|
|1984||The Fall Guy||Rae Grant||Episode: "Bite of the Wasp"|
|1984||Riptide||Dee Dee||Episode: "The Mean Green Love Machine"|
|1984||Velvet||Lauren 'Boots' Daws||Television film|
|1984||Hunter||Sandy Newton||Episode: "Legacy"|
|1984||The New Mike Hammer||Dana Lord||Episode: "Bonecrunch"|
|1985||Hardcastle and McCormick||Pamela Bayer||Episode: "What's So Funny?"|
|1985||The Fall Guy||Serena||Episode: "Split Image"|
|1985||Half Nelson||April||Episode: "Nose Job"|
|1985||Night Court||Kimberley Daniels||Episode: "Halloween, Too"|
|1985||Shadow Chasers||Allison Collingswood||Episode: "Blood and Magnolias"|
|1985||T. J. Hooker||Chrissi Wilde||Episode: "Hollywood Starr"|
|1986||T. J. Hooker||Lisa Temple||Episode: "Deadly Force"|
|1986||Gung Ho||Melissa||Episode: "Line of Credit"|
|1987||Outlaws||Lora Kirby||Episode: "Primer"|
|1988||A Year in the Life||Kathleen||Episode: "Goodbye to All That"|
|1989||Making a Living||Episode: "Daddy's Little Girl"|
|1990||Jake and the Fatman||Tish
|Episode: "I Ain't Got Nobody"|
Episode: "My Boy Bill"
|1990||The Hogan Family||Honey||Episode: "Come Fly with Me"|
|1990||Matlock||Brigette Laird||Episode: "The Personal Trainer"|
|1991||Matlock||Claudette Hertz||Episode: "The Marriage Counselor"|
|1991||Father Dowling Mysteries||Mrs. Wiley||Episode: "The Monkey Business Mystery"|
|1991–1992||Eerie, Indiana||Marilyn Teller||19 episodes|
|1992||Matlock||Candace Winfield||Episode: "The Legacy"|
|1992||Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo||Laura Rand||Television film|
|1992||Bodies of Evidence||Andie Harper||Episode: "Nearest and Dearest"|
|1993||Dark Justice||Glenda Ross||Episode: "The Greening of Glenda Ross"|
|1993||Time Trax||Tulsa Giles||Episode: "Framed"|
|1994||Time Trax||Tulsa Giles||Episode: "Happy Valley"|
|1994||Diagnosis Murder||Ruth Garfield||Episode: "Shaker"|
|1995||Renegade||Laura Tracy||Episode: "Ace in the Hole"|
|1995||In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound||Karen|
|1995||Gramps||Betsy MacGruder||Television film|
|1995||Legend||Laura Davenport||Episode: "Knee-High Noon"|
|1995||Land's End||Rebecca/Simone||3 episodes|
|1995||Pointman||Marge||Episode: "Going Home"|
|1996||Sworn to Justice||Megan|
|1997||Murphy Brown||Raven-Haired Receptionist||Episode: "Who Do You Truss?"|
Episode: "Blind Date"
|1997||Moloney||Episode: "The Ripple Effect"|
|1998–2003||Dawson's Creek||Gail Leery||93 episodes|
|2000||The Stalking of Laurie Show||Hazel Show||Television film|
|2001||Motocrossed||Geneva Carson||Television film|
|2001||Dying to Dance||Helene Lennox||Television film|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Sandy Collette||Episode: "A Rock and a Hard Place"|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jeri Newman||Episode: "Let the Seller Beware"|
|2004||The Division||Mrs. Newland||Episode: "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Helen Sanders||Episode: "Oedipus Hex"|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Nancy Jennings||Episode: "Desire"|
|2007||My First Christmas Tree||Mom||Short film|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Susan Drake||Episode: "Unhappy Medium"|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Audrey Henson||Episode: "The Crossing"|
|2009||Saving Grace||Deanne Wells||Episode: "Have a Seat, Earl"|
|2010||Head Over Spurs in Love||Lorraine Walker|
|2010||The Republic||Bettie Thompson||Television film|
|2010||Dad's Home||Mrs. Dougherty||Television film|
|2011||The Protector||Jessica Moore||Episode: "Bangs"|
|2012||Luck||Lynette||Episode: "Ace Meets with a Potential Investor"|
|2012||Matchmaker Santa||Katherine||Television film|
|2013||Beverly Hills Cop||Gina Nickles||TV pilot|
|2014||The Girl He Met Online||Agatha Casey||Television film|
|2015||Fire City: End of Days||Human Cornelia|
|2015||Chasing Eagle Rock||Mags Avery|
|2017||Christmas Eve||Maggie DeJesus|
|2018||Home by Spring||Susan||Television film|
|2018||Christmas in Love||Grace Hartman||Television film|
|2019||Winter Love Story||Jeannine Jordan||Television film|
|2019||A Feeling of Home||Constance||Television film|
|2020||A Valentine's Match||Alicia Simmons||Television film|
- "Mary-Margaret Humes | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie.
- Scott, Tony (May 6, 1992). "Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo".
- "Mary-Margaret Humes - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com.
- "Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek, Mary-Margaret Humes Christmas Reunion". December 23, 2018.