Dee Wallace

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Dee Wallace
Dee Wallace cropped.jpg
Wallace at BIFFF in 2010.
BornDeanna Bowers
(1949-12-14) December 14, 1949 (age 64)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Other namesDee Wallace-Stone
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Stone (m. 1980; wid. 1995) 1 child
 
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Dee Wallace
Dee Wallace cropped.jpg
Wallace at BIFFF in 2010.
BornDeanna Bowers
(1949-12-14) December 14, 1949 (age 64)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Other namesDee Wallace-Stone
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Stone (m. 1980; wid. 1995) 1 child

Dee Wallace (born Deanna Bowers; December 14, 1949),[1] also known as Dee Wallace-Stone, is an American actress and scream queen. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films mainly in the horror genre. Her most widely seen role is a starring role as Elliott's mother in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She also played key roles in popular cult films The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and The Howling (1981)[2] and appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and 10 (1979). In total, she has appeared in over 90 television shows and 100 films.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Maxine (née Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers. She loves pets.[1][3] She attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, before attending the University of Kansas and graduating with an education degree. She briefly taught high school drama at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, in the early 1970s. She married fellow actor Christopher Stone in 1980, with whom she had one daughter, Gabrielle, who has since developed a vested interest in acting and filmmaking herself.[4] Christopher died fifteen years later of a heart attack.

Wallace is presently married to television producer, Skip Belyea, whom she wed in 1998.[5]

Aside from acting, Wallace is also a public speaker, and self-help author, having written three books, and has her own call-in radio show where she talks exclusively about the creation of the "self".[6] Wallace often speaks about how you can get through tough times with determination and love. She has also written a book called Bright Light, about her life lessons from an acting career. Wallace has since become somewhat of a cult icon for her roles in horror films. Because of this, she frequently attends horror conventions where she often signs autographs and poses for pictures with her fans. She is described as a very fun lady who loves to meet her fans.

Career[edit]

She appeared in the television series Together We Stand (1986–1987) and the syndicated The New Lassie (1989–1992). In the latter series, she appeared with her now late husband Christopher Stone, with whom she also co-starred in The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). Wallace remains popularly known for her horror film roles, appeared at many horror film conventions with a reputation for being very kind and generous with her many admirers and fans and opened an acting studio to mentor young actors. She starred in Rob Zombie's re-imagining of Halloween, as Cynthia Strode, Laurie's adoptive mother. In 2009, she played the role of Nancy Dooly, Vincent's mother in The Mother of Invention. She appeared in the horror film The Ocean, the western Between the Sand and the Sky and the horror-thriller Sebastian. The latter movie stars Daeg Faerch, Meadow Williams, Betsy Rue, Meg Foster and Greg Vaughan. She is also featured in the eighth season of The Office as the mother of Andy Bernard, in the episode "Garden Party".[7] She also appeared on Grimm as Monroe's mother.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1975The Stepford WivesNettie the Maid
1977The Hills Have EyesLynne Wood
197910Mary Lewis
1981The HowlingKaren White
1982E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialMary
Jimmy the KidMay
1983CujoDonna Trenton
1985Secret AdmirerConnie RyanAka: The Letter
1986CrittersHelen Brown
1987Bialy SmokAlta
1991PopcornSuzanne
Alligator II: The MutationChristine HodgesDirect-to-video
Rock-a-DoodleDory - Mother
1993Lightning in a BottleJean Markley
1995Best of the Best 3: No Turning BackGeorgia
The Phoenix and the CarpetMotherAka: The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet
1995Best of the Best 3: No Turning BackGeorgia
1996The FrightenersPatricia Ann Bradley
1997Invisible MomLaura Griffin
NevadaRuby
1999Pirates of the PlainGlenna
2000ArtieSara the Bartender
2001A Month of SundaysSarah McCabe
2005HeadspaceDr. Denise Bell
BooNurse Russell
2006Kalamazoo?Susan
AbominableEthel Hoss
Expiration DateLucille
The PlagueNora
2007J-ok'elHelen MoretAka: Curse of the Weeping Woman: J-ok'el
Bone DryJoanne
HalloweenCynthia Strode
The Blue RoseMrs. Garrison
2009The House of the DevilLandlady
Stay CoolMrs. McCarthy
The Mother of InventionNancy Dooly
The Haunted World of El SuperbeastoTrixieVoice
Dark FieldsJean Applebe
2010Extraordinary MeasuresSal
BedroomsMarnie
Pound of FleshDean Jean Clark
2011Exodus FallShirley Minor
2012The Lords of SalemSonny
The BoarderElizabeth
2013Hansel & GretelLilith
2014Love and MercyLilith
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1974Lucas TannerWaitressEpisode: Merry Gentlemen
1975The Streets of San FranciscoJoan WarrenEpisode: The Programming of Charlie Blake
Ellery QueenWaitress / MamieEpisode: The Adventures of the Chinese Dog
1977Man from AtlantisHot Dog Stand OwnerEpisode: Melt Down
Starsky & HutchCarol WadeEpisode: The Crying Child
Police WomanShana FayetteEpisode: Did You Still Beat My Wife
The San Pedro Beach BumsLisaEpisode: Godfathers Five
1978Barnaby JonesAmy VickersEpisode: Terror on a Quite Afternoon
Police StorySharon ShayEpisode: A Chance to Live
Lou GrantPattiEpisode: Hooker
1979Hart to HartConnieEpisode: Jonathan Hart, Jr.
Trapper John, M.D.Dr. Valerie TatumEpisode: The Adventures of the Chinese Dog
Mrs. ColumboJanet RutledgeEpisode: Ladies of the Afternoon
TaxiJoyceEpisode: Alex Romance
1978–1979Hart to HartSheila / Angie2 episodes
1980SkagNora2 episodes
Here's BoomerAliceEpisode: Molly
1981ABC Afterschool SpecialSue JinkinsEpisode: Run, Don't Walk
Child Bride of Short CreekMary JacobsMovie
1982, 1987CBS Schoolbreak SpecialFran Welsh/ Jan Fischer2 episodes
1983Wait till Your Mother Gets Home!Pat PetersMovie
1985Finder of Lost LovesGail AamesEpisode: Mister Wonderful
Simon & SimonCarol BrooksEpisode: Love and/or Marriage
The Twilight ZoneJanice HammondSegment: Wish Bank
1986–87Together We StandLori RandallAka: Nothing Is Easy, 19 episodes
1984, 1986–87HotelHelen Johnson / Lisa Mason / Pamela3 episodes
1987Bushfire MoonElizabeth O'DayAka: Miracle Down Under, Movie
1988Stranger on My LandAnnie WintersMovie
1989, 1991Murder, She WroteEllen Wicker / Mildred Terhune2 episodes
1989–92The New LassieDee McCullough35 episodes
1990I'm Dangerous TonightWanda ThatcherMovie
1991P.S. I Luv UMitzi PackerEpisode:Pilot
1992FBI: The Untold StoriesDarleneEpisode: Mommie Dearest
L.A. LawEliane WestonEpisode: Wine Knot
1994Witness to the ExecutionEmily DawsonMovie
Moment of Truth: Cradle of ConspiracySuzanne GuthrieMovie
Vanishing Son IVMeganMovie
Rebel HighwayMrs. GordonEpisode: Runaway Daughters
1995High Sierra Search and RescueMorgan Duffy6 episodes
1997Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet MurderLinda JonesAka: Swearing Allegiance, Movie
JAGCongresswoman Adele DeLongEpisode:Crossing the Line
Touched by an AngelSandra BrownerEpisode: A Delicate Balance
1999Nash BridgesSusan MartinEpisode: Resurrection
Ally McBealGail ClarksonEpisode: Buried Pleasures
2001She's No AngelShawnessyMovie
FelicityAllison Covington2 episodes
2002The DivisionPaula MeeksEpisode: Beyond the Grave
She SpiesDaphneEpisode: First Episode
2003The AgencyDoris, Quinn's SisterEpisode: Our Man in Korea
2004The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson StorySharon RochaMovie
2005Voodoo MoonMary-AnnMovie
Cold CaseCharlotte JonesEpisode: Strange Fruit
Crossing JordanLorraine HeeleyEpisode: Total Recall
2006BonesSpecial Agent Callie WarnerEpisode: The Woman in Limbo
Voodoo MoonMary-AnnMovie
The Eden FormulaRhonda ShaptonMovie
Without a TraceLara DuncanEpisode: All the Sinners, Saints
Close to HomeJoan MonroeEpisode: There's Something About Martha
2006–07Sons & DaughtersColleen Halbert11 episodes
2007Grey's AnatomyJoan WaringEpisode: Time After Time
My Name Is EarlThe Governor - The Warden's Wife / Katherine Hazelwood3 episodes
Ghost WhispererClaire TaylorEpisode: Holiday Spirit
2008Saving GraceJanice ShapiroEpisode: A Survivor Lives Here
Criminal MindsDr. Jan MohikianEpisode: Memoriam
2009The Magic 7Sean's MomVoice, Movie
2010Happy TownAlice ConroyEpisode: Blame It on Rio Bravo
Law & Order: LAEllen PowellEpisode: Sylmar
Detroit 1-8-7Marni EckhartEpisode: Home Invasion/Drive-By
2011The OfficeEllen BernardEpisode: Garden Party
2012Warehouse 13Ellen PowellEpisode: Sylmar
Switched at BirthLorena McGowen / Patrick2 episodes
2014GrimmAlice3 episodes

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