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Ellen Geer

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Ellen Ware Geer (born August 29, 1941) is an American actress, professor, screenwriter, film director and theatre director.Geer has enjoyed a long, distinguished career in film and television. She began her career appearing as a nun in the 1968 Richard Lester drama Petulia. Geer followed this with an appearance in 1969's The Reivers with her father, Will Geer. In 1971, Geer played the deceased wife of the lead character in Kotch, appearing throughout the movie in flashbacks. That same year, she became a regular on The Jimmy Stewart Show (which aired until the following year) and had a supporting role in the acclaimed comedy Harold and Maude. In 1974, she starred in two films which she also wrote: Silence and Memory of Us. Both featured her father. The remainder of Geer's 1970s career consisted primarily of guest appearances and made-for-TV movies. TV shows on which she appeared during this time included Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, and two episodes of Fantasy Island. Her TV movie credits during this time included Babe (1975), The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977), and A Shining Season (1979). The only theatrical film on which she worked in the late '70s was Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge in 1979. The remainder of her TV credits include guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Waltons, Quincy, M.E., Dallas, The Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, NYPD Blue, and Cold Case. She also had recurring roles on Falcon Crest and Beauty and the Beast. She played future Piper Halliwell on the WB series Charmed in the series finale. In October 2007, the actress returned briefly to Desperate Housewives which she briefly appeared in before. Geer has served since 1978 as Artistic Director of the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, a professional repertory, open-air theater in Topanga Canyon, California. Geer has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor, teaching acting, at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater for 12 years.


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Born:
Aug 29, 1941 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
51
First Appeared:
In the movie The Reivers 1969-12-25
Latest Project:
Movie House at the End of the Drive 2014-01-11
Known For
Poster of Castle
Poster of Supernatural
Poster of Beauty and the Beast
Poster of Kotch
Filmography
Movie House at the End of the Drive Eunice Sequoia 2014-01-11
Series Castle Viola Maddox 2009-03-08
Series The Mentalist Grandmother 2008-09-23
Movie The Visitation Mrs. Macon 2006-02-28
Movie Me and You and Everyone We Know Ellen 2005-06-17
Series Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Series Bones Unknown 2005-09-12
Series Supernatural Unknown 2005-09-13
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Carnivàle Unknown 2003-09-14
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Series Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Crossworlds Joe's Mom 1996-10-30
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Woman at Al-Anon 1994-04-29
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Midnight Witness Valerie 1993-02-25
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Movie Lonely Hearts Martha 1991-09-11
Movie Satan's Princess Mary Kulik 1990-05-02
Series Beauty and the Beast 1987-09-25
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie The Wild Pair Fern Willis 1987-12-11
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-28
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie Something Wicked This Way Comes Mrs. Halloway 1983-04-29
Series Voyagers! Unknown 1982-10-03
Movie Bloody Birthday Madge 1981-04-28
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie Over the Edge Sandra Willat 1979-11-02
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-03-21
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series Archer Unknown 1975-01-30
Movie Babe Lilly Didrikson 1975-10-25
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-03-17
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie Kotch Vera Kotcher 1971-09-17
Series The Jimmy Stewart Show Wendy Howard 1971-09-19
Movie Harold and Maude Sunshine Doré 1971-12-20
Movie The Reivers Sally 1969-12-25