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Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg most recently starred in Diane Keaton's Hanging Up opposite Walter Matthau. Her feature films have included Carrie, Eating Raoul, Mr. Mom, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to School, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, She's Having A Baby, A River Runs Through It and Natural Born Killers. McClurg's numerous television credits have included roles on WKRP in Cincinnati, Harper Valley, Valerie, The Hogan Family, David Letterman's Daytime Show and Richard Pryor's short lived NBC series, as well as more than 50 guest appearances on various series. McClurg is also one of Hollywood's most prolific voice talents, lending her vocal skills to the animated features The Secret of NIMH, The Little Mermaid, Kiki's Delivery Service, A Bug's Life, The Rugrats Movie, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and several animated television series as well, among them The Jetsons, Tiny Toon Adventures, Rocket Power, Crashbox and Clifford, The Big Red Dog.

On stage, McClurg wrote and performed a one woman show, Whirley June: A Midwestern Woman. She starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at Timothy Busfield's B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and made Los Angeles dramatic stage debut in Never in My Lifetime. She was a founding member of the Groundlings in Hollywood. In the late 1980s, McClurg studied with the mother creator of all improvisational comedy, Viola Spolin, and continues to improvise satiric comedy with the Second City Alumni.

Earlier in her career, McClurg performed with the Pitschel Players in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and did a stint as a stand-up comedienne at The Comedy Store. She earned a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, worked as a disc jockey, news reporter and producer for NPR, and taught radio at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for eight years.

McClurg won the Best Actress award from the Chicago Alternative Film Festival playing Ted Kaczynski's mother in Ted. She also received recognition from the Association for Retarded Citizens for her performance in Bill: On His Own opposite Mickey Rooney for CBS.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Edie McClurg Facts

BirthdayJuly 23, 1951 (70)
BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.