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Rhoda Griffis is an American actress who has played supporting roles both in independent and mainstream films and television.

Rhoda Griffis
Years active1991—present


Life and careerEdit

She has played the roles of Lady MacBeth and Lady Anne; and appeared in the stage plays Angels in America, Proof, Intimate Apparel, Collected Stories, Dinner with Friends and Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

Griffis' first big screen film role was in the 1992 drama film Love Field, where she played Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady and widow of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy.[1] Though her first role, her first movie role outside of theater was actually in the television movie A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story, a biographical film about Elizabeth Morgan. Aside from film, she made numerous appearances on made for TV films and series - including In the Heat of the Night. Griffis is known for making the roles she is offered both memorable and intriguing.

Griffis has been in over 30 feature films, and 33 TV films and series. Griffis is also a notable professional actress on stage. She worked seven seasons with The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, 5 seasons with Charlotte Rep, as well as appearing at Saint Louise Repertory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival,[2] Theatre by the Sea (Portsmouth, NH), The Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and 3 Seasons with Actors Theatre of Atlanta.

Griffis is known for her work in Love Field, Runaway Jury, Walk the Line, Road Trip, and Year One. In 2000, she appeared in Songcatcher, as the wife of the coal company boss named Ambrose, Clementine McFarland. Among her most recent roles is the feisty Lenore Baker in Lifetime's hit television drama, Army Wives. In addition, she made memorable appearances in American Summer and the film remake One Missed Call.


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Love Field Jacqueline Kennedy
1993 The Program Reporter #3
1994 Cobb Amanda Chitwood Cobb
1995 Something to Talk About Edna
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Card Club Woman #2
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 Saleswoman
Chill Factor Pregnant Woman
2000 A Good Baby Mother in Shack
Songcatcher Clementine McFarland
Road Trip Tour Group Mom
Doomsday Man Mrs. Gloria Prentiss
2001 Rustin Lyla Griggs
2002 Run Ronnie Run TV Anchorwoman
New Best Friend Attending Nurse
2003 A Touch of Fate Chippy Trick
Runaway Jury Rikki Coleman
2004 No Witness Fiona Haskell
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Woman Hit in Leg (uncredited)
The Lost Cause Deena Short film
2005 Black Oasis Mom Short film
Our Very Own Fanny
Walk the Line Five and Dime Manager
Dreamer Classroom Mother
The Unseen Loretta
The Gospel Lawyer #1
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Mrs. Gallagher
Broken Bridges Idalee
Secret of the Cave Roy's Mom
We Are Marshall Mrs. Shaw
2008 One Missed Call Marie Layton
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Secretary
2009 Year One Eve
Road Trip: Beer Pong Tour Group Mom Direct to video
The Blind Side Beth
2010 Father of Invention Penny Camp
Blood Done Sign My Name Isabel Taylor
The Last Song Doctor
2011 The Pool Boys Nancy
2012 The Hunger Games Registration Woman
What to Expect When You're Expecting Convention Organizer
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Dr. Lesley Hunt
Flight Amanda Anderson
Parental Guidance Dr. Schveer
2013 Plus One Mrs. Howard
42 Miss Bishop
2014 Kill the Messenger Female Anchor
2015 90 Minutes in Heaven Mary
Magic Mike XXL Julia
2016 Miracles from Heaven Church Lady
Hidden Figures White Librarian
Masterminds Real Estate Agent
2017 The Yellow Birds Sheryl
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sneeper Madame
2018 Forever My Girl Mrs. Grant
Blockers Art Teacher Uncredited
I Can Only Imagine Jen-Amy's Manager
2019 The Best of Enemies Whitney Post-production
2020 Just Mercy Judge Pamela Bachab Post-production
TBA The Banker Mrs. Barker Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1991 In the Heat of the Night The Secretary Episode: "The More Things Change"
1992 A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Sharon TV movie
1993 The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Dina TV movie
1993 A Family Torn Apart Liz Kelley TV movie
1993 Scattered Dreams Mrs. Virgil TV movie
1994 On Promised Land Ellen Appletree TV movie
1994 One of Her Own Lynn Wickstrom TV movie
1994 Matlock Jane Kravitz
Linda Kirsch
Episode: "The Murder Game"
Episode: "The Tabloid"
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Diane Marsh TV movie
1995 The Sister-in-Law Kelly Richards TV movie
1995 The Client Female Reporter Episode: "Pilot"
1996 A Season in Purgatory Maid (uncredited) TV movie
1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive Mother at House TV movie
1997 Close to Danger Lucille TV movie
1997 Perfect Crime Gia TV movie
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Martha Chaffee Episode: "Apollo One"
1998 Mama Flora's Family Mrs. Hopkins (Younger Woman) TV movie
1998 The Tempest Sophie Dupree TV movie
1999 Dawson's Creek Dr. Marlee Summer Episode: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
Episode: "Reunited"
1999 The Hunley Young Lady TV movie
1999 The Price of a Broken Heart Katie TV movie
2002 Jo Girlfriend TV movie
2002 The Locket Aunt May TV movie
2003 One Tree Hill Rachel Episode: "Are You True?"
2004 The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel Leigh TV movie
2005 Odd Girl Out Denise Larson TV movie
2005 Palmetto Pointe Guidance Counselor Episode: "Off to the Pointe"
2005 Snow Wonder Jane TV movie
2006 Surface Annie Boertz Episode: "1.13"
2006 For One Night Ginny Stephens TV movie
2007 Girl, Positive Karen Sandler TV movie
2007 K-Ville Cora Dunlevy Episode: "Cobb's Webb"
2007-2010 Army Wives Lenore Baker Ludwig 11 episodes
2008 Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Pamela Blackburn TV movie
2008 Living Proof Bindy Blake TV movie
2009 Eastbound & Down The Teacher Episode: "Chapter 2"
2009 Solving Charlie Rose TV movie
2009 My Fake Fiancé Val TV movie
2009-2014 Drop Dead Diva Paula Dewey Recurring role
2010 Tough Trade Lucy TV movie
2010 The Wronged Man Tina TV movie
2010 Past Life Barb Stafford Episode: "Soul Music"
2010 Memphis Beat Elizabeth Hatcher Episode: "Love Her Tender"
2011 Hail Mary Principal Gertrude Teague TV movie
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ilene Hanover TV movie
2011 Teen Spirit Vesper Summers TV movie
2011 Single Ladies Jane Sherrod Episode: "Is This the End?"
2011 Level Up Barbara TV movie
2013 Nashville Jane Rawlins 1 episode
2014 Satisfaction Candice 6 episodes
2016 Confirmation Judith Resnik Television movie
2017 Shots Fired Doreen Platt 1 episode
2017 Daytime Divas Brooke Chandler 2 episodes
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber Beth Ackerman 1 episode
2017 Mindhunter Esther Mayweather 1 episode
2018 Fear the Walking Dead Vivian 4 episodes


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