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Deirdre O'Connell

Deirdre O'Connell is an American character actress who has worked extensively on stage, screen, and television. O'Connell began her career at Stage One, an experimental theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. She made herBroadway debut in the 1986 revival of The Front Page, and was nominated for the 1991 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in the off-Broadway production Love and Anger. She is the recipient of two Drama-Logue Awards and a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her stage work in Los Angeles. O'Connell made her screen debut in Tin Men. Additional film credits include State of Grace, Straight Talk, Leaving Normal,Fearless, City of Angels, Hearts in Atlantis, Imaginary Heroes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wendy and Lucy,What Happens in Vegas, Secondhand Lions, and Synecdoche, New York. O'Connell's first television credit was Fernwood 2 Night in 1977. She was a regular on L.A. Doctors and has made numerous guest appearances on series such as Kate & Allie, Chicago Hope, Law & Order, The Practice, Six Feet Under,Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Nurse Jackie. (Wikipedia)

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Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tin Men 1987-03-06
Latest Project:
Movie Diane 2019-03-28
Known For
Poster of The Quitter
Poster of Our Son, the Matchmaker
Poster of Trial by Fire
Poster of Kansas
Movie Diane Donna 2019-03-28
Movie Lez Bomb Rose Anderson 2018-11-09
Movie The Boy Downstairs Amy 2017-04-23
Movie Detours Beth 2016-04-20
Movie Gabriel Meredith 2014-04-17
Movie The Quitter Kathleen Lembo 2014-09-12
Movie St. Vincent Linda 2014-10-09
Series The Affair Athena Bailey 2014-10-12
Movie Being Flynn Frowzy Woman 2012-03-02
Movie You Don't Know Jack Linda 2010-04-14
Movie The Greatest Joyce 2009-01-17
Movie A Dog Year Donna Brady 2009-09-03
Series Nurse Jackie Helen 2009-06-08
Movie What Happens in Vegas Mrs. Fuller 2008-05-07
Movie Synecdoche, New York Ellen's Mother 2008-10-24
Movie Wendy and Lucy Deb (voice) 2008-05-22
Movie Stephanie Daley Jane 2007-04-20
Movie Winter Passing Deirdre 2006-02-07
Movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Hollis Mierzwiak 2004-03-19
Movie Imaginary Heroes Marge Dwyer 2004-09-14
Movie Secondhand Lions Helen 2003-09-19
Movie Dragonfly Gwyn 2002-02-22
Movie Relative Evil Phyllis 2001-09-01
Movie Hearts in Atlantis Mrs. Gerber 2001-09-07
Movie Just Ask My Children Landry 2001-09-10
Movie Murder in a Small Town Kate Faxton 1999-01-10
Movie Just Looking Mrs. Braverman, Lenny's Teacher 1999-10-21
Movie A Deadly Vision 1997-04-21
Series Second Noah Shirley Crockmeyer 1996-02-05
Movie Lifeform Dr. Gracia Scott 1996-09-24
Movie Our Son, the Matchmaker Winona 1996-05-08
Movie Kansas Holly 1995-07-27
Movie Trial by Fire Roberta 1995-10-01
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series Sirens Heidi Schiller 1993-03-10
Movie Fearless Nan Gordon 1993-10-15
Movie Daybreak Mom 1993-05-08
Movie Straight Talk Lily 1992-04-03
Movie Cool World Isabelle Malley 1992-07-10
Movie CrissCross Shelly 1992-05-08
Movie Brain Dead Mrs. Halsey 1990-01-16
Series Law & Order Attorney Jane Schuman 1990-09-13
Movie State of Grace Irene 1990-09-14
Movie Tin Men Nellie 1987-03-06