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Debra Monk

Highest Rated:   96% Quiz Show (1994)
Lowest Rated:   2% One for the Money (2012)
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A classically trained actress with her roots in the theater, buxom performer Debra Monk spent years specializing in portrayals of matronly types, including aunts, mothers, and policewomen, on-stage and onscreen. Monk made one of her first film appearances as Aunt Dorothy in Norman Rene's fantasy comedy Prelude to a Kiss (1993) opposite Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan, then moved into a lengthy series of additional A-list Hollywood projects, including Fearless (1993), For Love or Money (1993), Quiz Show (1994), and Extreme Measures (1996). In the meantime, Monk also continued her stage work in such Manhattan-area productions as Death Defying Acts (1995) and Redwood Curtain (1997), for which she netted a substantial degree of acclaim. Monk found even greater success on the small screen, however, with two ongoing roles on popular series: that of Katie Sipowicz on Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue and that of Louise O'Malley on Grey's Anatomy. In 2008, Monk landed a supporting role opposite John Malkovich and Colin Hanks in the bittersweet show business drama The Great Buck Howard (2008). She was away from screens for four years after that, but returned in the 2012 Katherine Heigl vehicle One for the Money.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Standing Up, Falling Down
  • Jeanie Rollins
2020
53% Demolition
  • Davis' Mom
$1.7M 2016
43% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Linda Callen
$26.8M 2014
26% Ass Backwards
  • Pawn Shop Owner
2013
32% The Brass Teapot
  • Trudy
2013
2% One for the Money
  • Mrs. Plum
$26.1M 2012
39% The Other Woman
  • Laura
$21.1k 2011
No Score Yet Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
  • Petunia
2011
89% The Savages
  • Nancy Lachman
$6.5M 2007
50% The Producers
  • Lick Me-Bite Me
$19.2M 2005
47% Dark Water
  • Young Dahlia's Teacher
$25.5M 2005
43% Palindromes
  • Mama Sunshine
$0.5M 2004
No Score Yet Eloise at Christmastime
  • Maggie
2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza
  • Maggie
2003
No Score Yet The Music Man
  • Mrs. Paroo
2003
38% Milwaukee, Minnesota
  • Edna Burroughs
2003
No Score Yet Plain Dirty
  • Officer Avon
2003
42% Center Stage
  • Nancy
2000
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Nadine
1997
67% The Devil's Advocate
  • Pam Garrety
1997
72% In & Out
  • Mrs. Lester
1997
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Martha Hackett
1996
56% Extreme Measures
  • Dr. Judith Gruszynski
1996
49% The First Wives Club
  • Jilted Lover
1996
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Lieutenant Ambrose
1996
14% Reckless
  • Therapist
1995
68% Jeffrey
  • Mom
1995
90% The Bridges of Madison County
  • Madge
1995
19% Bed of Roses
  • Mrs. Farrell
1995
No Score Yet Redwood Curtain
  • Geneva Simonson
1995
96% Quiz Show
  • Kintner's Secretary
1994
37% For Love or Money
  • Mrs. Wegman
1993
87% Fearless
  • Alison
1993
63% Prelude to a Kiss
  • Aunt Dorothy
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bull
2016
  • Sandy Harper
  • 2019
54% Instinct
2018
  • Judge Gillespie
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • CEO Sarah Laroche
  • 2017
No Score Yet Barefoot Contessa
2002
  • Guest
  • 2016
32% Crowded
2015-2016
  • Linda
  • 2016
94% Mozart in the Jungle
2014-2018
  • Betty
  • 2016
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Tracy Mintz
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Mary Lou Boris
  • 2015
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mrs. Louise O'Malley Louise O'Malley Mrs. O'Malley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
89% Girls
2012-2017
  • Dr. Sterns
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Loretta
  • 2014
46% Reckless
2014
  • Judge Moss Judge Gertrude Moss
  • 2014
96% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2012
91% Damages
2007-2012
  • Deniece Parsons Ellen's Mother Denise Parsons
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Alexandra Kirby
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Anne
  • 2009
84% The Closer
2005-2012
  • Mary Summers
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Warden Pelis
  • 2007
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Karen
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Kate O'Brien Kathleen O'Brien Dr. Madelyn Stahl
  • 2002
  • 1994
No Score Yet A Nero Wolfe Mystery
2001-2002
  • Mrs. Carlisle
  • 2001
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Katie Sipowicz
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor

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