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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Noise (2007)
David is a successful lawyer who can't stand the fact that Manhattan is a place where it's too noisy to get a good night's sleep, listen to his wife play classical music, or even make love. Every time he hears a car alarm going off, he swings into action. His acts of vandalism generate no end of g
2.
Dummy (2002) as Mrs Gurkel
Steven Schoichet is browbeaten at every turn, by his family, his dead-end job, the faceless suburb where he still lives at home. That is until he decides to make a change: Ventriloquism--hey, a dream's a dream. His family barely pays him enough attention to even dismiss the idea--his mother is only
3.
Trick (1999) as Greasy Spoon Waitress
Gabriel is a young, gay aspiring musical theater writer/composer whose life seems to be stuck in the first act. He shares a tiny one-room apartment with Rich, whose robust and heterosexual lovelife has left Gabriel sleeping in the hallway. His best friend, Katherine is a struggling off-off-off Broad
4.
Associate, The (1996) as Mrs Cupchick
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She's fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she's passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she's formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don't have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
5.
North (1994) as Operator
Feeling unappreciated by his mother and father, an 11-year-old boy finds a lawyer, declares himself a "free agent" and searches the world for the "perfect" parents.
6.
I.Q. (1994) as Rose
Set in Princeton, N.J. in the mid-1950s, the scientific genius Albert Einstein is cast in the role of a most unlikely Cupid when his brainy niece, Catherine, becomes engaged to an equally scholarly but conniving psychologist. Foreseeing a bleak future for Catherine if she goes through with the marri
7.
Used People (1992) as Aunt Ruthie
Set in 1969, the story of a recently widowed Jewish woman from Queens, New York, and her relationship with her family and the Italian man who has loved her from afar for many years.
8.
Butcher's Wife, The (1991) as Molly
A butcher living in New York City marries a country girl who is a clairvoyant. When her powers are discovered, they have a profound effect on the people in their neighborhood.
9.
Betsy's Wedding (1990) as Fitter
The father of a bride faces a serious dilemma when problems with his construction business threaten his daughter's wedding.
10.
Ariana (1989) as Woman
Airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery," Police Inspector Theo Kojak tries to solve the mystery surrounding Ariana, a little girl from Greece, whom Kojak finds lost and frightened. He soon learns that Ariana is being used as a lure and he is the prey. The hunter is a multimillionaire druglord f
11.
Fear, Anxiety, and Depression (1989) as Roz
A satirical look at life among artists in New York's Lower East Side.
12.
Just Like in the Movies (1989) as Darcy Simons
When an emotionally detached investigator's fledgling romance with a struggling actress flounders, he begins surveillance of her.
13.
New York Stories (1989) as Citizen ("Oedipus Wrecks")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen's segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese's segment, based on Dostoyevsky's "The Gambler", centers on an artist's romance. Francis Coppola's segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York's Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
14.
Coming to America (1988) as Subway Lady
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.
15.
License to Drive (1988) as Miss Hellberg
after failing his driving test a young boy steals his grandfather's car for the night in order to take out a date.
16.
Clinton and Nadine (1988) as Lady Manager
An odd couple (a smuggler of exotic birds and a prostitute) are caught in the midst of a criminal conspiracy that includes murder, fund diversion, and gun-running to the Contras.
17.
Moonstruck (1987) as Lotte
When she tries to make peace in her new family, an engaged woman falls for her fiance's brother.
18.
Apology (1986) as Cashier
A web of terror surrounds Lily McGuire, a conceptual artist living in New York City's SoHo district. As artistic inspiration she solicits and tapes anonymous apologies over the telephone. A caller confesses to a series of brutal gay murders being investigated by a detective and Lily refuses to turn
19.
Off Beat (1986) as Waitress
Library worker(Reinhold), filling in for policeman friend at rehearsal for a dance recital, falls in love with female cop.
20.
9 1/2 Weeks (1986) as Flea Market Shawl Seller
Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke court passion, obsession and manipulation in "9 ½ Weeks" (1986), a stylish and erotic drama about two isolated people drawn together by a chance meeting. Director Adrian Lyne dives deep into the psychology of the characters, resulting in a piece that is as emotional as it is sexual. This expanded edition includes footage not seen in the original U.S. theatrical release.
21.
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
A movie character steps off the screen and into the life of his biggest fan.
22.
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) as Bag Lady
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
23.
Arthur (1981) as Perry'S Wife
A childlike millionaire must choose between keeping his fortune and marrying a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
24.
Willie & Phil (1980) as Used Car Salesperson
Intellectual Jewish teacher Willie meets the outgoing Italian-American fashion photographer Phil at a screening of Jules and Jim and the two instantly become good friends. When they meet Jeanette, who has moved to New York from the South, the duo becomes a threesome. A romantic triangle results and
25.
Stardust Memories (1980) as Vivian Orkin
A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work.
26.
Manhattan (1979) as Party Guest
A TV comedy writer falls for his best friend's girl.
27.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) as Herb'S Wife
Set in the 1950, a young man moves to Greenwich Village in New York City in order to escape his domineering mother.

Cast (special)

28.
Big Shots in America (1985) as Mrs Cohen
The story of Jovan "Joey" Shagula, a Russian-born immigrant who has become a janitor in a small apartment building on Pitcan Street in Brooklyn, New York, and who hopes to one day make a fortune as a big shot. In the pilot episode, Joey receives an unexpected visit from his cousin, Enci, who has de

Cast (special)

29.
Woman Named Jackie, A (1991) as Deranged Woman (Part 3)
A three-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's book on the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

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