Nora Dunn Biography (1952-)

Born April 29, 1952, in Chicago, IL; daughter of John (a musician and poet) and Margaret (a nurse) Dunn; sister of Kevin Dunn (an actor); married Ray Hutcheson (a playwright), September 1987 (divorced, 1995); married Sean McGarry (a set builder), 1998.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, comedienne
Birth Details
April 29, 1952
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Various characters, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1985-1990
  • Norma Lear, Sisters, NBC, 1993-1996
  • Dr. Reynolds, The Nanny, CBS, 1998-1999
  • Voice of Lydia Karioke/Statue of Liberty, Histeria! (animated), The WB, 1998-?
  • Movies
  • Mastergate, Showtime, 1992
  • Margo, Shake, Rattle and Rock! (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994
  • Andrea, Charlie's Wish, 2001
  • Specials
  • Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary, NBC, 1989
  • A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (also known as A Los Angelesand Chicago Salute to Michael Jordan), NBC, 1991
  • Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International, Lifetime, 1992
  • Dr. Norma Hoeffring and various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Jean Kirkpatrick, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin, NBC, 1999
  • Herself and various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of DanaCarvey, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Pat Schroder/Joan Baez, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Irma, "Prisoner of Love," Get a Life, 1991
  • Women Aloud, Comedy Central, 1992
  • Mrs. Richardson, "The Bird's Nest," The Nanny, CBS, 1996
  • Dr. Walker, "Regarding Henry," Cybill, CBS, 1997
  • Dean Shirley Martin, "The Bongos," George and Leo, CBS, 1997
  • Helen, "The Letter," Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 1997
  • Voice, "A Temporary Insanity," Extreme Ghostbusters (animated), syndicated, 1997
  • Voice characterization, Invasion America (animated), The WB, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Linda Tripp, The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Precious, "Brainwashed: Part 3: Wash Harder," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998
  • JoAnne Fletcher, "Dreamland," The X-Files, Fox, 1998
  • JoAnne Fletcher, "Dreamland II," The-X Files, Fox, 1998
  • Voice of female officer, "Thornberry Island," The Wild Thornberrys(animated), Nickelodeon, 1999
  • Mrs. Shaw, "The Mustang and the Tutor," Chicken Soup for the Soul,PAX, 2000
  • Voice of Morgan Proctor, "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back," Futurama (animated), Fox, 2000
  • Dr. Gorham, "Only the Young Die Good," The Chronicle, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Ginny, Working Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Francine Bauer, SAT coach, How I Got into College, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Ellita Sanchez, Miami Blues, Orion, 1990
  • Pam Leichner, Stepping Out, Paramount, 1991
  • Walking the Dog, 1991
  • Ti-Marie, Passion Fish, Miramax, 1992
  • Cynthia Schreiber, NPR talk show host, Born Yesterday, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Lindy, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Sheriff Alice Stanley, The Last Supper, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1995
  • Missy Berliner, Bulworth, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Natalya, Air Bud: Golden Receiver (also known as Air Bud 2), Dimension Films, 1998
  • Colleen Douglas, state pageant, Drop Dead Gorgeous (also known asGnadenlos schon), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Adriana Cruz, Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Swap Meet, Trimark Video, 1999
  • Various characters, Saturday Night Live Christmas, 1999
  • Madeline, What Planet Are You From?, Sony Pictures Entertainment,2000
  • Miss Madness, Heartbreakers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Lutetia Fairbanks, What's the Worst That Could Happen?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • British designer, Zoolander, Paramount, 2001
  • Lily (Max's mom), Max Keeble's Big Move, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Bell, Cherish, Fine Line, 2002
  • Herself, Scene Stealers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Episodes
  • Sisters, NBC, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • CongressDaily/P.M., October 15, 1996
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 26, 1996, p. 40
    • People Weekly, November 30, 1987, p. 95

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