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Ellen Geer

Biography

Screenwriter and movie director, most recognized on her focus on series just like the Practice and NYPD Blue. She was raised in attractive Manhattan, NY. She once experienced a supporting part in the greatly popular humor, Harold and Maude. She wedded children’s musician Peter Alsop. Celebrity Maura Tierney made an appearance in her display, ER.

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Full Name Ellen Geer
Date Of Birth August 29, 1941
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Screenwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Ed Flanders, Peter Alsop
Children Willow Geer, Ian Geer Flanders, Megan Geer
Parents Will Geer, Herta Ware
Siblings Melora Marshall, Thad Geer, Kate Geer
Movies Harold and Maude, Over the Edge, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Odd Couple II, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Kotch, Practical Magic, Phenomenon, Criminal, Montana Amazon, Creator, Big Shots, Our House, Man in the Chair, Deadly Lessons, The Visitation, Crossworlds, The Reivers, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, Babe, The Princess and the Cabbie, Memory of Us, The Gold Bracelet, Hard Traveling, June, Silence, Devil's Odds, Night Cries
TV Shows Beauty and the Beast, The Jimmy Stewart Show
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1A member of the ensemble cast of Omnium Gatherum, the closing show of Theatricum Botanicum's 2006 season. [October 2006]
2She is currently an acting professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, working both with undergraduate and Master of Fine Arts students. [March 2005]
3She and her mother Herta Ware both made guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Beauty and the Beast (1987).
4Aunt of Kelly Linville.
5Ex-sister-in-law of Larry Linville.
6Sister of Kate Geer and Thad Geer.
7Mother, with Ed Flanders, of Ian Geer Flanders; mother, with Peter Alsop, of Willow Geer and Megan Geer.
8Since the death of her father Will Geer in 1978, she has served as the artistic director of the family's beloved "Theatrical Botanicum," an outdoor theater in Topanga Canyon, California. She has displayed her talents as both director and actress in scores of productions over the decades, including "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Harold and Maude," "Medea" and "The Madwoman of Chaillot."
9Daughter of actors Will Geer and Herta Ware. Mother of actress Willow Geer-Alsop and Megan Geer.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bionic Woman1976TV SeriesSister Barbara
Delvecchio1976TV SeriesEdie Parker
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976TV MovieMyra Condon
Police Story1976TV SeriesJenny Benson
Babe1975TV MovieLilly Didrikson
Archer1975TV SeriesMarsha
The New Land1974TV Series
Memory of Us1974Betty
Silence1974Barbara
The New Perry Mason1973TV SeriesMaria Findley
Medical Center1973TV SeriesRose Sachs
Circle of Fear1972TV SeriesMarian
The Jimmy Stewart Show1971-1972TV SeriesWendy Howard
Harold and Maude1971Sunshine Doré
Kotch1971Vera Kotcher
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesSally Henderson
The Reivers1969Sally
Petulia1968Nun
Play of the Week1961TV SeriesSusan
Unlovablepost-productionNana
The Middle2015TV SeriesCynthia
Son of a Barman2014ShortKathy Kirby
Country Fixin's2014ShortDotty
House at the End of the Drive2014Eunice Sequoia
Montana Amazon2012Vernice
Desperate Housewives2007-2012TV SeriesLillian Sims / Lillian Simms
Castle2012TV SeriesViola Maddox
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior2011TV SeriesMary Ellen Stahl
Medium2006-2010TV SeriesGrandma Benoit
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesGrandmother
Bones2009TV SeriesAnne Reilly
Twilight2008/IIShortLu
Supernatural2007TV SeriesGert Case
Man in the Chair2007Mrs. Erskine
7th Heaven2006TV SeriesJoyce
Charmed2006TV SeriesElderly Piper
Our House2006TV MovieRose
The Gold Bracelet2006Miss Hanson
The Visitation2006Mrs. Macon
Carnivàle2005TV SeriesThe Crone
American Dreams2005TV Series
Me and You and Everyone We Know2005Ellen
June2004TV MovieGrandma P.
Death of the Day2004ShortLois
Cold Case2004TV SeriesKay Lang
Criminal2004Grandma
Girlfriends2003-2004TV SeriesElizabeth Bickle
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesVeronica Lewis
Nip/Tuck2003TV SeriesAnnalise Anderson
ER2003TV SeriesMrs. Ferguson
Nancy Drew2002TV MovieLibrarian
For the People2002TV Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2002TV SeriesRuth Elliott
Philly2001TV SeriesCarol Vaughn
Once and Again1999-2000TV SeriesCeleste
After Romeo1999
Practical Magic1998Pharmacist
The Odd Couple II1998Frances Unger Melnick
The Postman1997Pineview Woman
The Practice1997TV SeriesJudge G. Warner
JAG1997TV SeriesJudge Gail Sanders
Phenomenon1996Bonnie
Crossworlds1996VideoJoe's Mom
Skates1994Short
Clear and Present Danger1994Rose
Tonya & Nancy: The Inside Story1994TV MovieFormer Skater
When a Man Loves a Woman1994Woman at Al-Anon
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesLily
Murder Between Friends1994TV Movie
When Jesus Was a Kid1993Video short
Deadly Exposure1993uncredited
Sirens1993TV SeriesMrs. Croft
The Pirates of Dark Water1992-1993TV Series
Midnight Witness1993Valerie
South of Sunset1993TV Series
Patriot Games1992Rose
Jake and the Fatman1991TV SeriesWoman on the Beach
Star Trek: The Next Generation1991TV SeriesDr. Kila Marr
Lonely Hearts1991Martha
Santa Barbara1990TV SeriesNorma Flannery
Beauty and the Beast1988-1990TV SeriesMary
Dallas1979-1989TV SeriesDr. Krane / Mrs. Bouleris
Satan's Princess1989Mary Kulik
TV 1011989TV SeriesWaitress
The Town Bully1988TV Movie
The Wild Pair1987Fern Willis
Big Shots1987Bar Waitress
A Different Affair1987TV Movie
Falcon Crest1985-1987TV SeriesDoris
Hard Traveling1986Norah Sloan
My Town1986TV MovieMother
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesAmy Everette
Hunter1986TV SeriesMrs. Dudleigh
Kung Fu: The Movie1986TV MovieOld Wife
Too Close for Comfort1985TV SeriesLoraine Dockery
Creator1985Mrs. Spencer
Stingray1985TV MovieSybil Rosenberg
Call to Glory1984TV SeriesNatalie
Irreconcilable Differences1984uncredited
Trauma Center1983TV Series
Tales of the Unexpected1983TV SeriesStella Archer
I Want to Live1983TV MovieMrs. Cooley
Something Wicked This Way Comes1983Mrs. Halloway
Heart Like a Wheel1983Mrs. Marianne Kalitta
Voyagers!1983TV SeriesEleanor Roosevelt
Deadly Lessons1983TV MovieMrs. Grant
CHiPs1978-1982TV SeriesJulie Barris / Mrs. Williams / Margo Adams / ...
Insight1974-1982TV SeriesIris / Cathy / Dr. Sally Carlin / ...
Trapper John, M.D.1982TV SeriesRoberta
Quincy M.E.1982TV SeriesSarah Markham / Dr. Solomon
Code Red1982TV Series
Strike Force1981TV SeriesMrs. Wilcox
The Princess and the Cabbie1981TV MovieNellie
Bloody Birthday1981Madge
Dynasty1981TV SeriesCharlotte
My Kidnapper, My Love1980TV MoviePaula Stanley
The Waltons1972-1980TV SeriesRonie Cotter / Eva Mann
On the Nickel1980Louise
A Shining Season1979TV MovieVeta Mercer
Paris1979TV SeriesMarie Castle
Fantasy Island1978-1979TV SeriesSylvia / Doris Greer
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesHutton
Barnaby Jones1975-1979TV SeriesRuth Parks / Mary Wiley
Over the Edge1979Sandra Willat
Night Cries1978TV MovieMrs. Whitney
Baretta1977TV SeriesSusan Foster
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald1977TV Movie
Westside Medical1977TV SeriesSusan MacAllister
The Streets of San Francisco1977TV SeriesBetty Rollins

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Memory of Us1974
Silence1974adaptation

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After Romeo1999

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Medieval Theater: The Play of Abraham and Isaac1974Short documentary associate producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Two Moon Junction1988walla group

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHerself
Medieval Theater: The Play of Abraham and Isaac1974Short documentaryGil Pink, Isaac


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