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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 17, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: actor, voice actor

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This classically-trained blonde actress became a recognizable primetime face and earned four Emmy nominations as breast cancer survivor Nurse Helen Rosenthal on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1983-88), Christina Pickles found a new venue in the 1990s in the recurring role of Judy Geller, the mother of Monica (Courteney Cox) and Ross (David Schwimmer) on the hit NBC sitcom "Friends."

This classically-trained blonde actress became a recognizable primetime face and earned four Emmy nominations as breast cancer survivor Nurse Helen Rosenthal on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1983-88), Christina Pickles found a new venue in the 1990s in the recurring role of Judy Geller, the mother of Monica (Courteney Cox) and Ross (David Schwimmer) on the hit NBC sitcom "Friends."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
3.
4.
 Sol Goode (2002) Sol'S Mom
6.
 Valerie Flake (1999) Meg Darnell
7.
 Wedding Singer, The (1998) Angie
8.
 Monday After the Miracle (1998) Kate Keller
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Born and raised in England
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Moved to the USA
1961:
Co-starred as Lady Jane in CBS production of "Vanity Fair"
1970:
Played Linell Conway on soap opera "The Guiding Light" (CBS)
1974:
Played wife to Jonathan Frid in feature film "Seizure"
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Played Countess Elena on "Another World" (NBC)
1979:
Moved to Los Angeles; performed in stage productions of "Cloud Nine" and "Darlinghissima: Letters to a Friend"
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Co-starred as Nurse Helen Rosenthal on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC); received four Emmy nominations
1985:
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "James A Michener's 'Space'"
1989:
Narrated TBS special "Abortion: For Survival"
1989:
Returned to series TV in "The People Next Door" (CBS)
1994:
Played the estranged wife of Anthony Hopkins in "Legends of the Fall"
1994:
Played the recurring role of Judy Geller, mother of Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Ross (David Schwimmer) on the NBC sitcom "Friends"; earned a 1994-1995 Emmy nomination for the role
1996:
Played Mrs. Montague in Baz Luhrmann's updated version of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"
1996:
Appeared as Illeana Douglas' critical mother in Allison Anders' "Grace of My Heart"
1997:
Co-starred in the HBO movie "Weapons of Mass Distraction"
1999:
Had featured role as Debrah Farentino's mother on the Fox series "Get Real"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

"I didn't know how good 'St. Elsewhere' was until I was in Martha's Vineyard, where they were running the show late at night. I happened to turn on the television and see an episode, and I knew then why people loved the show: because it was so well-written." --Christina Pickles

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companion:
Herb Edelman. Firefighter. Divorced Shear's mother when Shear was a child; re-married and adopted other woman's children; deceased.
companion:
Herb Edelman. Actor. With him at the time of his 1996 death from emphysema.

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uncle:
Wilfred Pickles. Cosmetics executive.
uncle:
Wilfred Pickles. Actor.
daughter:
Rebecca. Had two; survived him.
son:
Oliver. Older.
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