Kathryn Joosten

 

Date Of Birth

December 20, 1939
 

Biography

American actress Kathryn Joosten was born on December 20, 1939 in Eustis, Florida. She took up acting classes later than most, starting her career when she was 42 years old. Before that, she worked as a psychiatric nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. However, she managed to win several awards for her work in the entertainment industry, including an Emmy.

Some of Kathryn Joosten's first roles include those in shows like Sable, Family Matters, Picket Fences and 3rd Rock from the Sun. She has also been seen on ER, Roseanne, Seinfeld and Frasier during the late 1990s. She gained fame for her portrayal of Delores Landingham, secretary to President of the United States Josiah Bartlet on the series The West Wing. She later gained even more fame for her role as God in Joan of Arcadia and as Karen McCluskey on ABC's Desperate Housewives. Since then, she has appeared on shows like Gilmore Girls, Scrubs and The Closer, as well as My Name is Earl and Grey's Anatomy.

On the big screen, she was spotted alongside Vince Vaughn and Pwen Wilson on Wedding Crashers. She also took on the role of Aunt Jackie in 2009's Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
 

Place of Birth

Eustis, Florida
 

Birth Name

Kathryn Joosten
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

- She had a 45-year old smoking habit, causing her to undergo surgery for lung cancer in 2001.
 

Awards

2008: Emmy Awards - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Desperate Housewives"
2005: Emmy Awards - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Desperate Housewives"
2005: Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards - Camie for: Secret Santa. Shared.
 

Filmography

2005-2011: Desperate Housewives (TV series) - Karen McCluskey
2011: Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (TV movie) - Angie
2011: Wish Wizard - Mrs. Inkwell
2010: The Committee Ep. 2: Butterfly Enclosure (video short)
2010: The Committee Ep 1: Bad Dog (video short)
2009: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Aunt Jackie
2009: The Bake Shop Ghost (short) - Miss Cora Lee Merriweather
2001-2009: Scrubs (TV series) - Mrs. Tanner
2008: Bedtime Stories - Mrs. Dixon
2003-2008: Monk (TV series) - Neysa Gordon (Former Babysitter/Nurse Stempel)
2008: The Gold Lunch (short) - Judge
2005-2008: My Name Is Earl (TV series) - Donny's Mom
2008: Las Vegas (TV series) - Robby
2007: Rails & Ties - Mrs. Brown
2007: The Closer (TV series) - Nurse Townsend
2007: In Case of Emergency (TV series) - Mrs Walsh
2007: Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (TV movie) - Cara Goodman
2006: Saved (TV series) - Evelyn Wilson
2006: The Evidence (TV series) - Midge
2006: The TV Set - Lois
2006: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV series) - Grandma Marilyn
2006: Dark Mind - Nurse
2006: Reba (TV series) - Director
2005: Cheaper by the Dozen 2 - Theatre Patron
2005: Malcolm in the Middle (TV series) - Claire
2005: Love, Inc. (TV series) - Doris
2005: Halfway Decent - Bonnie's Mom
2005: Breadwinners (TV movie) - Phyllis
2005: Wedding Crashers - Chazz's Mom
2005: Grey's Anatomy (TV series) - Stephanie Drake
2005: Fathers and Sons (TV movie) - Gene's Mom
2003-2005: Joan of Arcadia (TV series) - Old Lady God
2005: Taking Your Life - Helen
2005: Hostage - Louise
2005: McBride: It's Murder, Madam (TV movie) - Judge Broderick
2004: Gilmore Girls (TV series) - Maisy Fortner
2004: Father of the Pride (TV series)
2004: Combustion (TV movie) - Miss Knight
2004: Breaking Dawn - Neighbor
2004: Everwood (TV series) - Mrs. Hammerhill
2004: Life with Bonnie (TV series) - Phyllis
2004: Yes, Dear (TV series) - Claire Atkinson
2004: Will & Grace (TV series) - Felicia
2004: 10-8: Officers on Duty (TV series) - Mrs Unterberger
2004: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) - Woman at Reception
2003: The King of Queens (TV series) - Maureen
2003: Secret Santa (TV movie) - Winifred
2003: Red Roses and Petrol - Nurse
2003: Strong Medicine (TV series) - Mrs. Nolan
2003: Less Than Perfect (TV series) - Old Lady
2003: Charmed (TV series) - Wife
2003: Hope & Faith (TV series) - Funeral Guest
2003: Wasabi Tuna - Erma
1998-2003: The Drew Carey Show (TV series) - Natalie/Ruth
2003: A.U.S.A. (TV series) - Ginny Romano
2003: Judging Amy (TV series) - Judge Drabowsky
2002-2003: General Hospital (TV series) - Ida Warren
2003: Highway to Oblivion (TV movie) - Nancy
2002: Even Stevens (TV series) - Edna Manning
1999-2002: The West Wing (TV series) - Dolores Landingham
2002: So Little Time (TV series) - Louise Van Horn
2002: The Division (TV series) - Constance 'Connie ' Langtry
2002: Titus (TV series) - Betty
2002: The X-Files (TV series) - Agent Edie Boal
2002: Lehi's Wife - Ida Smith
2001: Spin City (TV series) - Sister Agnes
2001: Raising Dad (TV series)
2001: Dead Last (TV series) - Nurse
1999-2001: Providence (TV series) - Miss O'Meara/Mrs. Nielsen
2001: Arli$$ (TV series) - Kirby's Mother
1998-2001: Dharma & Greg (TV series) - Claire/Elderly Woman
2001: Ally McBeal (TV series) - Sister Alice
2000: Becker (TV series) - Mrs. Goldsmith
2000: Code Blue (Video Game) - Gladys Reilly
2000: Hellraiser: Inferno (video) - Mother
2000: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) - Genevive Holt
1999: Kiss Toledo Goodbye - Wheelchair Lady
1999: Thanks (TV series) - Mrs. Sturges
1999: Tracey Takes On... (TV series) - Diner Waitress
1999: Home Improvement (TV series) - Thelma McCreedy
1998: Phoenix - Esther
1998: The Nanny (TV series) - Ward Nurse
1998: Just Shoot Me! (TV series) - Mrs. Pierce
1998: Prey (TV series) - Landlady
1997: Best Men - Edie
1997: Brooklyn South (TV series) - Mrs. Mariah Westbrook
1997: NYPD Blue (TV series) - Mrs. Prows
1997: Men Behaving Badly (TV series) - Saleswoman
1997: Profiler (TV series) - Morganna Styles
1997: Frasier (TV series) - Vera
1997: Life with Roger (TV series) - Mrs. Mitchell
1997: Seinfeld (TV series) - Warden Betsy
1997: Eating Las Vegas (short) - Landlady
1996: Boston Common (TV series) - Mrs. Schuster
1996: Murphy Brown (TV series) - Secretary #83
1996: Goode Behavior (TV series)
1996: Roseanne (TV series) - Carol, woman in dance class/Supermarket customer
1996: ER (TV series) - Lois
1996: The Making of a Hollywood Madam (TV movie) - Mrs. Oshotz
1996: 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV series) - Cafeteria Lady
1995: Grace Under Fire (TV series) - Ida Reilly
1995: Picket Fences (TV series) - Waitress
1995: The Stranger Beside Me (TV movie)
1995: Pointman (TV series) - Lois
1995: Family Matters (TV series) - Grocery Checker
1989: The Package - Waitress
1987: Sable (TV series) - Waitress
1985: Lady Blue (TV movie) - Margo
1984: Grandview, U.S.A. - Mrs. Clark
 

Nickname

Kathy

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