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Also Known As: Conchata Galen Ferrell Died:
Born: March 28, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Loudendale, West Virginia, USA Profession: actor

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A robust, full-bodied performer with a ringing, resonant voice, Conchata Ferrell can be brassy and cynical or warm and yielding, depending on the demands of the role. She has carved an enviable niche primarily in supporting roles on both the big and small screens. Since making her theatrical debut in the New York Off-Broadway scene in the 1970s, Ferrell has demonstrated her versatility and staying power in a succession of character parts in numerous TV-movies, many theatrical films, several TV series and countless guest spots.

A robust, full-bodied performer with a ringing, resonant voice, Conchata Ferrell can be brassy and cynical or warm and yielding, depending on the demands of the role. She has carved an enviable niche primarily in supporting roles on both the big and small screens. Since making her theatrical debut in the New York Off-Broadway scene in the 1970s, Ferrell has demonstrated her versatility and staying power in a succession of character parts in numerous TV-movies, many theatrical films, several TV series and countless guest spots.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Frankenweenie (2012)
2.
 Kabluey (2007)
3.
 Surviving Eden (2006)
4.
 Mr. Deeds (2002) Jan
5.
 Amy and Isabelle (2001) Bev
6.
 Stranger Inside (2001) Mama Cass
7.
 K-Pax (2001) Betty Mcallister
9.
 Erin Brockovich (2000) Brenda
10.
 Touch (1997) Virginia Worrel
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Raised in West Virginia
:
Co-founded New York's Circle Repertory Theatre
1973:
Scored a personal success for her ensemble work in the original off-Broadway production of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore"
1975:
Reprised her role as prostitute April Green from "Hot L Baltimore" for the short-lived ABC TV sitcom
1976:
Theatrical film debut, Sidney Lumet's "Network"
1977:
TV-movie debut, "The Girl Called Hatter Fox"
1979:
Played recurring role of Wilhemina "The Fox" Johnson on the NBC comedy-adventure series, "B.J. And the Bear"
1980:
First starring role in a feature, "Heartland", opposite Rip Torn
1981:
Played Vangie Cruise on the NBC detective series, "McClain's Law", starring James Arness
1984:
Played Nurse Joan Thor on the CBS hospital-sitcom "E.R.", toplining Elliott Gould
1985:
First TV miniseries, "North Beach and Rawhide"
1986:
Reprised L.A. stage role of Helen Potts, the aging spinster who cares for an elderly mother, in "Picnic" (PBS)
1989:
Played role of Kate Galindo on the short-lived zoo-set drama series, "Peaceable Kingdom", starring Lindsay Wagner
1991:
Played regular series role of Susan Bloom on a season of the long-running NBC drama series, "L.A. Law"; nominated in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1993:
Was featured in the Naked Angels' stage production of "Naked at the Coast"; delivered a monologue by Jon Robin Baitz
1993:
Joined cast of the CBS TV sitcom, "Hearts Afire", in role of Madeline Stoessinger
1993:
Acted in "True Romance" and "Heaven & Earth"
1995:
Portrayed a society matron in the BBC/PBS miniseries adaptation of Edith Wharton's "The Buccaneers"
1996:
Played regular role of a diner owner in the ABC sitcom "Townies"
1997:
Had featured role of Aunt Pam on the ABC sitcom "Teen Angel"
2000:
Cast as Ellen Barkin's best friend in "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia"
2000:
Delivered an amusing supporting turn as the officious office manager who comes into conflict with Julia Roberts' "Erin Brockovich"
2001:
Cast in "K-PAX" opposite Kevin Spacey
2002:
Cast in the short-lived drama "Push, Nevada" (ABC)
2003:
Cast as blue-collar housekeeper, Berta on the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men"; earned Emmy (2005, 2007) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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Education

West Virginia University: Morgantown , West Virginia - 1961 - 1964
Marshall University: Huntington , West Virginia - 1967 - 1968

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husband:
Arnold A Anderson.

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father:
Luther Martin Ferrell.
mother:
Mescal Loraine Ferrell.
daughter:
Samantha F Anderson. Born on June 14, 1982.

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