Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips (born January 2, 1952) is an American actress, noted for playing David Selby's character's last wife, Lauren Daniels, during the final season of Falcon Crest and for playing Gerald McRaney's wife, Claire Greene, on both Touched by an Angel and Promised Land. Other television series in which she has been a featured player have included A Year in the Life, The Robert Guillaume Show,[1] Homefront and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Among her film works, there is a role in Airplane II: The Sequel and also in Bugsy.

Wendy Phillips
Mitchell Ryan Wendy Phillips Executive Suite 1976
Phillips and Mitchell Ryan in Executive Suite, 1976.
Born (1952-01-02) January 2, 1952 (age 69)
Years active1975–2009; 2018

Phillips was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Wendell Phillips and Jean Shelton, both of whom are actors and acting teachers.[2]

In 2020, Phillips was a guest on the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Fraternity Row Betty Ann
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Mary
1988 Midnight Run Gail
1988 From Hollywood to Deadwood Monolith Secretary
1989 The Wizard Christine Bateman
1991 Hard Time Romance
1991 Bugsy Esta Siegel
2001 I Am Sam Miss Wright
2002 My Femme Lady Mom Short film
2004 Marty and Sven Therapist Short film
2006 Friends with Money Fundraiser Host
2007 Rendition Samantha
2009 Vocabular Delectations Muse Martha Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Death Be Not Proud Mary Wilson TV movie
1975 One of Our Own Debbie Hinshaw TV movie
1976–1977 Executive Suite Stacey Walling 18 episodes
1978–1979 The Eddie Capra Mysteries Lacey Brown 10 episodes
1979 Paris Dina Novotny Episode: "Pawn"
1979 Lou Grant Nell Wheeler Episode: "Frame-Up"
1979 The Last Resort Sandy Episode: "Girlfriends"
1980 B. J. and the Bear Officer Tracy McBain Episode: "The 18-Wheel Rip-Off"
1980 The Love Tapes Lisa Del Monte TV movie
1981 CHiPs Joanne Episode: "The Killer Indy"
1982 Trapper John, M.D. Laura Johnson Episode: "42"
1982 Taxi Heather Episode: "The Road Not Taken: Part 1"
1982 Paper Dolls TV movie
1984 Partners in Crime Shirley Hamner Episode: "The Hottest Guy in Town"
1984 Shattered Vows TV movie
1984 St. Elsewhere Diane Hassett Episode: "Fade to White"
1984 The New Leave It to Beaver Mrs. Roberts Episode: "Thanksgiving Day"
1985 The Twilight Zone Mom Episode: "The Uncle Devil Show"
1986 Amazing Stories Barbara Lynn Episode: "The Sitter"
1986 Fuzzbucket Mom TV movie
1986 A Year in the Life Anne Gardner-Maxwell TV miniseries
1987 Matlock Paula Campbell Episode: "The Court-Martial: Part 1"
Episode: "The Court-Martial: Part 2"
1987 Murder, She Wrote Nancy Dalton Episode: "Murder, She Spoke"
1987 Baby Girl Scott TV movie
1987–1988 A Year in the Life Anne Gardner-Maxwell 22 episodes
1989 The Gifted One Sarah Grant TV movie
1989 The Robert Guillaume Show Ann Sherr 12 episodes
1989–1990 Falcon Crest Lauren Sharpe Daniels Channing 20 episodes
1990 Appearances Marie Danzig TV movie
1990 Lifestories Mrs. Hawkins Episode: "The Hawkins Family"
1991–1993 Homefront Anne Metcalf 42 episodes
1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All Hannah Foss TV movie
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice Hannah Foss TV movie
1994 The Stand Lisa Hull Episode: "The Plague"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Karen Fielder Episode: "Murder Most Vial"
1994 Touched by an Angel Ruth Ann Russell Episode: "The Southbound Bus"
1995 The Commish Emily Sherman Episode: "The Johnny Club"
1995 Picket Fences Janine Barrett Episode: "The Song of Rome"
1995 Fast Company Paula Stone TV movie
1996 Home of the Brave Claire Greene TV movie
1996 Heroine of Hell Margaret TV movie
1996 Savannah Lucille Richards 9 episodes
1996 The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play Babs Honeywell TV movie
1996 A Season in Purgatory Luanne Utley TV movie
1996 ABC Afterschool Specials Karen Episode: "Too Soon for Jeff"
1996–1998 Touched by an Angel Claire Greene 6 episodes
1996–1999 Promised Land Claire Greene 67 episodes
2000 Family Law Ruth Crowley Episode: "Are You My Father?"
2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family TV movie
2000 Strong Medicine Michelle Freid Episode: "Brainchild"
2001 Charmed Sister Agnes Episode: "Charmed Again: Part 2"
2002 For the People Alice Benedict Episode "Pilot"
2002 MDs Mrs. Farrell Episode: "Cruel and Unusual"
2003 Presidio Med Louise Altman Episode: "Breathless"
2003 Joan of Arcadia Brenda Jameson Episode: "Touch Move"
2003 ER Mrs. Lambright Episode: "Missing"
2004 Life on Liberty Street Lucy Zane TV movie
2005 Ghost Whisperer Diane Shields Episode: "Homecoming"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Diane Shields Episode: "The Vanishing"
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Shelley Green 4 episodes
2006–2011 Big Love Peg Embry 15 episodes
2008 The Closer Patricia Simmons Episode: "Speed Bump"
2009 Bones Abby Chevaleer Episode: "The Goop on the Girl"
2018 SEAL Team Linda Hayes Episodes: "The Worst of Conditions", "All That Matters"
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Herself Stu-D2 1138 on the Binary Sunset Sith

(Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon)


  1. ^ Finke, Nikki (April 5, 1989). "It's Not Just Another Sitcom : Robert Guillaume Says New Show's Interracial Romance 'No Big Deal'". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Wendy Phillips Biography (1952–)". Filmreference.com.

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