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Lesley Ann Warren

Mostly Credited As: Lesley Ann Warren
Date Of Birth: August 16, 1946 (Age 68)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Lesley Ann Warren


Comely, versatile actress who plays emotionally fragile women, tough-minded careerists, hardworking single moms, and downright wacky ladies with equal verve and skill. She made her first show-biz splash right out of her teens, playing the lead in a 1966 TV musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." Walt Disney saw her and signed the wholesome, fresh-faced Warren to play a supporting role in The Happiest Millionaire (1967), the last film he personally supervised. She also appeared in the Disney studio's The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968) before taking "adult" roles in the TV series "Mission: Impossible" (1970-71) and a slew of made-for-TV movies, as well as the lowbudget Pickup on 101 (1972). She worked extensively in TV movies and miniseries throughout the rest of the decade, most notably The Legend of Valentino (1975), Portrait of a Stripper (1979), and "Beulah Land" (1980).

Blake Edwards gave Warren a juicy part on the big screen in Victor/Victoria (1982), competing with Julie Andrews for the attentions of James Garner; she showed a real flair for broad comedy, and was Oscar-nominated for her uninhibited supporting performance. There haven't been many follow-ups of the same caliber, though she fared well in Choose Me, Songwriter (both 1984), and Baja Oklahoma (1988), in which she starred as a Texas barmaid who wants to be a songwriter. Mel Brooks gave her a good showcase in his otherwise forgettable Life Stinks (1991) as a homeless woman teetering on the edge of sanity. She remains active on television, and starred in Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992); in 1994 she costarred in the theatrical feature Color of Night

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
In Plain Sight (2008)As: Jinx Shannon (S01, S02 Recurring afterwards)
79 Park Avenue (1977)As: Marja Fludjicki
Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966)As: Dana Lambert (S05, as Lesley Warren)
Episode Cast Credits 

Psych (2006) 
  100 Clues 07x05: (Mar/27/2013) As Leslie, [Special Guest Stars]

In Plain Sight (2008) 
  All's Well That Ends 05x08: (May/04/2012) As Jinx Shannon, [Special Guest Stars]
  Sacrificial Lam 05x07: (Apr/27/2012) As Jinx Shannon, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Anti-Social Network 05x01: (Mar/16/2012) As Jinx Shannon, [Special Guest Stars]
  Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up 04x13: (Aug/07/2011) As Jinx Shannon, [Special Guest Stars]

Working Class (2011) 
  Medieval Woman 01x10: (Mar/25/2011) As TBD 

Desperate Housewives (2004) 
  Where Do I Belong? 07x12: (Jan/09/2011) As Sophie Bremmer 
  The Sun Won't Set 02x08: (Nov/20/2005) As Sophie Bremmer 
  I Wish I Could Forget You 02x06: (Nov/06/2005) As Sophie Bremmer 
  Sunday in the Park with George 01x21: (May/08/2005) As Sophie Bremmer 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Overcoming Drug Addictions 02x204: (Jun/12/2008) As Herself 
  teens and seat belts; skin care and the sun. 02x199: (Jun/05/2008) As Herself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  The Mourning Son 08x20: (Apr/27/2006) As Tina 
  I Never Cheered For My Father 06x21: (Apr/08/2004) As Tina 
  Whoa, Nelly 04x13: (Jan/10/2002) As Tina 
  Cheaters (2) 03x17: (Feb/22/2001) As Tina 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  John Corbett, Lesley Ann Warren, John Edward 02x128: (Apr/05/2006) As Herself 
  Tom Bergeron, Dave Dettman, Cynthia Nixon, Alex Thomason 01x140: (Apr/29/2005) As Herself 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  Locard's Exchange 04x17: (Apr/10/2005) As Arlene Lebowski 

Less Than Perfect (2002) 
  Claude's Apartment 02x17: (Feb/24/2004) As Diane Stedman 

The Practice (1997) 
  Special Deliveries (2) 07x16: (Mar/24/2003) As Sylvia Bakey 
  Choirboys (1) 07x15: (Mar/10/2003) As Sylvia Bakey 

Twice in a Lifetime (1999) 
  Matchmaker, Matchmaker 02x03: (Sep/06/2000) As Rhonda 

Jesse (1998) 
  Momma Was a Rollin Stone 01x20: (Mar/18/1999) As Susan Foose 

The Muppet Show (1976) 
  Lesley Ann Warren 03x18: (Feb/08/1979) As Herself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 35x01: (Jan/28/1978) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (for '79 Park Avenue') 

Jigsaw John (1976) 
  Too Much, Too Soon Blues 01x03: (Feb/16/1976) As Claudine Roman 

Harry O (1974) 
  APB Harry Orwell 02x09: (Nov/06/1975) As Gail Stephens 

Doctors' Hospital (1975) 
  Sleepless with Pale Eyes 01x03: (Sep/24/1975) As Sybil Payson 

S.W.A.T. (1975) 
  Deadly Tide (2) 02x02: (Sep/13/1975) As Linda 
  Deadly Tide (1) 02x01: (Sep/13/1975) As Linda 

Columbo (1971) 
  A Deadly State of Mind 04x06: (Apr/27/1975) As Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren) 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  Death on a Barge 03x13: (Mar/04/1973) As Hyacinth 

The Don Knotts Show (1970) 
  Season 1, Episode 5 01x05: (Oct/20/1970) As Herself 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  A Run for the Money 01x21: (Mar/11/1969) As Virginia "Ginny" Wells 

The Carol Burnett Show (1967) (1967) 
  with Don Adams, Lesley Ann Warren 01x11: (Nov/27/1967) As Herself 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  The Last Safari 01x28: (Apr/25/1966) As Julie Foster 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Harvest 11x27: (Mar/26/1966) As Betsy Payson 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  No Other Road (4) 05x45: (Feb/15/1966) As Bonda Jo Weaver 
  I Can Hear the Ice Melting (3) 05x44: (Feb/14/1966) As Bonda Jo Weaver 
  Some Tales for Halloween (2) 05x43: (Feb/08/1966) As Bonda Jo Weaver 
  Few Hearts, Few Flowers (1) 05x42: (Feb/07/1966) As Bonda Jo Weaver 

For the People (1965) (1965) 
  Dangerous to the Public Peace and Safety 01x07: (Mar/21/1965) As Terry 
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