Mary-Margaret Humes

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Mary-Margaret Humes
Born(1954-04-04) April 4, 1954 (age 60)
Watertown, New York
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Raul A. Bruce (1992-present)
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Mary-Margaret Humes
Born(1954-04-04) April 4, 1954 (age 60)
Watertown, New York
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Raul A. Bruce (1992-present)

Mary-Margaret Humes (born April 4, 1954) is an American actress best known in recent years for playing Gail Leery, the title character's mother on the WB television drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.


Born in Watertown, New York at Mercy Hospital on April 4, 1954, Humes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neale C. Humes. She is a graduate of the Watertown High School Class of 1972. Humes competed as Miss Thousand Islands in the 1973 Miss New York State contest, and she won the Miss Florida USA pageant and was third runner up in the 1975 Miss USA pageant behind eventual winner and fellow actress Summer Bartholomew of California.

She was urged to try acting by fellow Floridian Burt Reynolds and her best known movie role is as the Vestal Virgin Miriam in Mel Brooks's History of the World, Part I. Humes has a long list of guest starring roles to her credit on such diverse shows as Grey's Anatomy, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, Knight Rider, Murphy Brown, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Hardcastle and McCormick, T.J. Hooker, Riptide, and Touched by an Angel. She was also a regular on the short-lived NBC series Eerie, Indiana in 1991.

In 2000, she portrayed Hazel Show the mother of Laurie Show in the fact based film The Stalking of Laurie Show which was a made for television movie.


1980Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of HazzardTinkerEpisode: "Mason Dixon's Girls"
1981History of the World: Part 1Miriam
1982Fall Guy, TheThe Fall GuyChristina SmithEpisode: "The Reluctant Traveling Companion"
1982Knight RiderCarol RestonEpisode: "No Big Thing"
1983Love Boat, TheThe Love BoatCristina StelliniEpisode: "The Professor Has Class/When the Magic Disappears/We, the Jury"
1983ManimalTerry SloanEpisode: "Night of the Scorpion"
1983A-Team, TheThe A-TeamRandy SternEpisode: "Steel"
1984Fall Guy, TheThe Fall GuyRae GrantEpisode: "Bite of the Wasp"
1984RiptideDee DeeEpisode: "The Mean Green Love Machine"
1984VelvetLauren 'Boots' DawsTV movie
1984HunterSandy NewtonEpisode: "Legacy"
1984New Mike Hammer, TheThe New Mike HammerDana LordEpisode: "Bonecrunch"
1985Hardcastle and McCormickPamela BayerEpisode: "What's So Funny?"
1985Fall Guy, TheThe Fall GuySerenaEpisode: "Split Image"
1985Half NelsonAprilEpisode: "Nose Job"
1985Night CourtKimberley DanielsEpisode: "Halloween, Too"
1985Shadow ChasersAllison CollingswoodEpisode: "Blood and Magnolias"
1985T. J. HookerChrissi WildeEpisode: "Hollywood Starr"
1986T. J. HookerLisa TempleEpisode: "Deadly Force"
1986Gung HoMelissaEpisode: "Line of Credit"
1987OutlawsLora KirbyEpisode: "Primer"
1988Year in the Life, AA Year in the LifeKathleenEpisode: "Goodbye to All That"
1988Making a LivingEpisode: "Daddy's Little Girl"
1990Jake and the FatmanTish
Janet Fromer
Episode: "I Ain't Got Nobody"
Episode: "My Boy Bill"
1990The Hogan FamilyHoneyEpisode: "Come Fly with Me"
1990MatlockBrigette LairdEpisode: "The Personal Trainer"
1991MatlockClaudette HertzEpisode: "The Marriage Counselor"
1991Father Dowling MysteriesMrs. WileyEpisode: "The Monkey Business Mystery"
1991–1992Eerie, IndianaMarilyn Teller19 episodes
1992MatlockCandace WinfieldEpisode: "The Legacy"
1992Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless RomeoLaura RandTV movie
1992Bodies of EvidenceAndie HarperEpisode: "Nearest and Dearest"
1993BlossomCarolEpisode: "Time"
Episode: "Hunger"
1993Dark JusticeGlenda RossEpisode: "The Greening of Glenda Ross"
1993Time TraxTulsa GilesEpisode: "Framed"
1994Time TraxTulsa GilesEpisode: "Happy Valley"
1994Diagnosis MurderRuth GarfieldEpisode: "Shaker"
1995RenegadeLaura TracyEpisode: "Ace in the Hole"
1995In the Heat of the Night: By Duty BoundKarenTV movie
1995GrampsBetsy MacGruderTV movie
1995LegendLaura DavenportEpisode: "Knee-High Noon"
1995Land's EndRebecca / Simone3 episodes
1995PointmanMargeEpisode: "Going Home"
1996Sworn to JusticeMegan
1997Murphy BrownRaven-Haired ReceptionistEpisode: "Who Do You Truss?"
Episode: "Blind Date"
1997MoloneyEpisode: "The Ripple Effect"
1998–2003Dawson's CreekGail Leery93 episodes
2000Stalking of Laurie Show, TheThe Stalking of Laurie ShowHazel ShowTV movie
2001MotocrossedGeneva CarsonTV movie
2001Dying to DanceHelene LennoxTV movie
2002Touched by an AngelSandy ColletteEpisode: "A Rock and a Hard Place"
2002CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJeri NewmanEpisode: "Let the Seller Beware"
2004Division, TheThe DivisionMrs. NewlandEpisode: "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"
2006CSI: NYHelen SandersEpisode: "Oedipus Hex"
2007Grey's AnatomyNancy JenningsEpisode: "Desire"
2007My First Christmas TreeMomShort film
2007Ghost WhispererSusan DrakeEpisode: "Unhappy Medium"
2008Criminal MindsAudrey HensonEpisode: "The Crossing"
2008Broken WindowsDori
2008Saving GraceDeanne WellsEpisode: "Have a Seat, Earl"
2010Head Over Spurs in LoveLorraine Walker
2010Portal, TheThe PortalMary
2010Republic, TheThe RepublicBettie ThompsonTV movie
2010Dad's HomeMrs. DoughertyTV movie
2011The ProtectorJessica MooreEpisode: "Bangs"
2012LuckLynetteEpisode: "1.2"
2012Matchmaker SantaKatherine
2013Beverly Hills CopGina Nickles
2014The Girl He Met OnlineAgatha Casey

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Preceded by
Cynthia Zach
Miss Florida USA
Succeeded by
Leigh Walsh