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Anne Meara

Anne Meara is known as half of the comedy team, Stiller & Meara, who gained nationwide fame as a comedy team on the Ed Sullivan Show. They have performed together nationally in nightclubs and regional theatres and have made countless appearances on television. Meara also boasts an impressive solo career. Her feature film work includes Like Mike, The Search for One Eyed Jimmy, MIA, An Open Window, Judy Berlin, The Daytrippers, Southie and Get Well Soon with Courtney Cox.

On television, she appeared for several years as Peggy Moody on ABC's All My Children. Other television appearances include the title role in the CBS series Kate McShane and recurring roles on Rhoda, Archie Bunker's Place, Alf, Sex in the City and King of Queens. Guest appearances include Murder She Wrote, Heat of the Night, Homicide, 'Ed,' Will And Grace and Law and Order: SVU, among many others.

Meara has received five Emmy nominations for her television work including a 1997 nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for Homicide. She was co-writer (with Lila Garrett) and star of The Other Woman, a CBS Movie of the Week which won a Writer's Guild Award. Anne's script After-Play was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and enjoyed a sold-out run. Anne received the Outer Critic's Circle John Gassner Award for Playwriting for After-Play. Her last play, Down the Garden Paths, starred Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, and was produced at The George Street Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre and Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Anne Meara Facts

OccupationActress, Comedian
BirthdaySeptember 20, 1929 (93)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.