Alyson Reed


January 11, 1958


Born on January 11, 1958, Alyson Reed is an actress who has appeared on many films and TV shows, as well as on Broadway. To younger audiences, she popularly known as Ms. Darbus on the High School Musical Disney film franchise.

A graduate of Anaheim High School, Reed started to hone her acting skills by performing in school plays. One of her biggest roles was in the production of Oliver! where she played the role of Nancy. Two years after graduating, she made her Broadway debut in Dancin’ which was followed by a series of other productions including A Grand Night for Singing, Cabaret, where she was nominated for a Tony Award, and Marilyn: An American Fable where she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.

On the big screen, Reed is credited for A Chorus Line, Skin Deep, and Manhattan Merengue! Her TV credits, on the other hand, include Ghostwriter, Party of Five, Providence, The Agency, and CSI, just to name a few. She also appeared on the show Chase, as well as the TV Movie Madison High.


Anaheim, California, USA


Alyson Reed




-She served as Bo Derek’s double in a dream ballet sequence for 10 but the scene was unfortunately edited from the movie.

-Many people compare her to Bette Midler.

-She previously played Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland’s theme park.


2012: Madison High (TV movie) – Ms. Darbus
2010: Chase (TV series)
2003-2009: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Doris, the Waitress/Mrs. Devereaux
2009: Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Video Game) – Mrs. Darbus – Crowd
2008: High School Musical 3: Senior Year – Ms. Darbus
2008: Eli Stone (TV series) – Judge Brenda McCarthy
2007: Journeyman (TV series) – Nancy Stokes
2007: High School Musical 2 (TV movie) – Ms. Darbus
2006: High School Musical (TV movie) – Ms. Darbus
2004: Higglytown Heroes (TV series) – Zookeeper Hero (voice)
2005: Jake in Progress (TV series) – Travel Agent
2005: Crossing Jordan (TV series) – Gail the Nurse
2005: Numb3rs (TV series) – Eva Salton
2005: Boston Legal (TV series) – Roberta Turner
2004: NYPD Blue (TV series) – Kathleen Halloran
2004: The Division (TV series) – Mrs. Jordan
2004: It’s All Relative (TV series) – Jannine
2004: George Lopez (TV series) – Mrs. Reynolds
2003: Without a Trace (TV series) – Miriam Kazdin
2003: ER (TV series) – Ginny
2003: Nip/Tuck (TV series) – Kate Fitzgerald
2003: Tempted (TV movie) – Lily (voice)
2003: Battlestar Galactica (Video Game) – Kassia (voice)
2001-2002: The Agency (TV series) – Lesley Turnbull/Mrs. Turnbull
2002: MDs (TV series) – Stevie
2002: Felicity (TV series) – Acting Professor
2002: My Sister’s Keeper (TV movie) – Mother Superior
2001: Taking Back Our Town (TV movie) – Roseanne
2001: Popular (TV series) – Stern Woman Judge
2001: Judging Amy (TV series) – Dr. Catherine McCrae
1996-2000: Chicago Hope (TV series) – Linda Morissey/Misty Moss
1999: The X-Files (TV series) – Maggie Lupone
1995-1999: Party of Five (TV series) – Mrs. Reeves
1999: JAG (TV series) – Fran Glass
1998: The Magnificent Seven (TV series) – Emma Dubonnet
1998: The Gregory Hines Show (TV series) – Candice Guy
1997: Over the Top (TV series) – Dot Chandler
1997: High Incident (TV series)
1997: Moloney (TV series)
1996: The Secret She Carried (TV movie) – Donna Snow
1996: Norma Jean & Marilyn (TV movie) – Natalie Kelly
1996: Sisters (TV series) – Virginia Sprague
1996: Murphy Brown (TV series) – Waitress
1996: Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV miniseries) – Anita
1995: Manhattan Merengue! – Susan Kelly
1995: Murder, She Wrote (TV series) – Wendy Maitlin
1995: Frasier (TV series) – Cindy Carruthers
1995: Law & Order (TV series) – M.E. Heather Coyle
1994: Ghostwriter (TV series) – Honey Hawke
1993: Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (TV movie) – Tommy
1993: The Disappearance of Nora (TV movie)
1991: The Family Man (TV series) – Doctor
1991: DEA (TV series) – Ginny Taylor
1991: L.A. Law (TV series)
1990: WIOU (TV series) – Det. Beekler
1990: Matlock (TV series) – Chrissie Dubin
1989: Skin Deep – Alexandra ‘Alex’ Hutton
1985: A Chorus Line – Cassie


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