Kathryn Joosten - Rotten Tomatoes

Kathryn Joosten

Highest Rated:   64% The Package (1989)
Lowest Rated:   13% Best Men (1998)
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Once worked as a psychiatric nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Took acting classes at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. While pursuing her dream of a career in acting, she worked as a painter, paperhanger, bartender and waitress. Moved to Hollywood in her mid-50s to pursue her acting career. First TV job was a small role on the sitcom Family Matters. After the death of her West Wing character, White House presidential secretary Mrs. Landingham, the position was filled by Lily Tomlin. She and Tomlin went on to costar as sisters on Desperate Housewives. Survived lung cancer twice before succumbing to the disease in June of 2012.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid
  • Angie
2011
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Aunt Jackie
$219.4M 2009
26% Bedtime Stories
  • Mrs. Dixon
$110M 2008
34% Rails & Ties
  • Mrs. Brown
2007
No Score Yet Breaking Dawn
  • Neighbor
2004
53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
  • Mrs. Stemkowski
$16.9M 2004
No Score Yet Combustion
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Secret Santa
  • Winifred
2003
No Score Yet Wasabi Tuna
  • Erma
2003
No Score Yet Hellraiser - Inferno
  • Mrs. Thorne
2000
No Score Yet Kiss Toledo Goodbye
  • Wheelchair Lady
2000
50% Phoenix
  • Esther
1998
13% Best Men
  • Edie
1998
64% The Package
  • Waitress
1989
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A.
  • Mrs. Clark
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Gloria Williams
  • 2012
72% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Mrs. Clusky Karen McCluskey Mrs. McClusky Mrs. McCluskey
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2011
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Mrs. Tanner
  • 2009
  • 2001
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
  • Robby
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
  • Guest
  • 2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mrs. Drake
  • 2005
13% Love, Inc.
2005-2006
  • Doris
  • 2005
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Claire
  • 2005
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
  • Donnie's Mom
  • 2005
96% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
  • Old Lady God Old Lady (God)
  • 2005
  • 2003
30% Father of the Pride
2004
  • Voice
  • 2004
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Maisy Fortner
  • 2004
75% Life with Bonnie
2002-2004
  • Phyllis
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Felicia
  • 2004
No Score Yet Yes, Dear
2000-2006
  • Claire
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Wife
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
  • Judge Hilda Drabowsky
  • 2003
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
  • Old Lady
  • 2003
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • Nurse Stempel
  • 2003
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
  • Maureen
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
  • Ruth Natalie
  • 2003
  • 1998
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
  • Agent Edie Boal
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Delores Landingham Deloros Landingham Mrs. Landingham
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Sister Alice
  • 2001
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
  • Kirby's mother
  • 2001
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
  • Mrs. Neilsen
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
  • Sister Agnes
  • 2001
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
  • Claire Elderly Waoman
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
  • Mrs. Goldsmith
  • 2000
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Mrs. Holt
  • 2000
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Thelma
  • 1999
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
  • Morganna Styles
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
  • Mrs. Pierce
  • 1998
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Vera
  • 1997
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Mrs. Prows
  • 1997
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Betsy
  • 1997
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Lois
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • Secretary No. 83
  • 1996
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
  • Carol
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
  • Checker
  • 1995
  • 1990

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