A Nero Wolfe Mystery
| February 27, 1949 (age 66) (1949-02-27) Middletown, Ohio, US|
Actress, singer, writer
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
Frostburg State University, Wheaton High School, Southern Methodist University
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical
This Is Where I Leave You, The Devil's Advocate, The Bridges of Madison, Center Stage, The Savages
Cass Morgan, Jim Wann, Karen Ziemba, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Lazar
Debra Monk Wikipedia
Debra Monk (born February 27, 1949) is an American actress, singer, and writer, best known for her performances on the Broadway stage. She earned her first Tony Award for the 1993 production of Redwood Curtain and won an Emmy Award for several guest appearances on NYPD Blue between 1998 and 1999.
Monk was born in Middletown, Ohio. She was voted "best personality" by the graduating class at Wheaton High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 1973. In 1975, Monk received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Monk garnered first attention in theatrical circles as one of the co-writers and co-stars of the 1982 musical Pump Boys and Dinettes. She has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for performance in Redwood Curtain (1993). She also was nominated for a Tony Award for roles in Picnic (1994), Steel Pier (1997), and Curtains (2007). In 2000, she has won Obie Award for The Time of the Cuckoo. She returned to the stage in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Visiting Edna by David Rabe in September 2016.
Monk has appeared in over 30 films as of early 1990s. She made her film debut in the movie version of Prelude to a Kiss, playing Aunt Dorothy. She later appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Advocate. On television, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for recurring performance as Katie Sipowicz in the ABC series, NYPD Blue. She also guest-starred on Law & Order, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, and Girls. Monk had a recurring roles in A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2011), and Damages (2007-2012).A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–02) — Member of the repertory cast, performing various roles in "The Doorbell Rang", "Disguise for Murder", "Over My Dead Body", "Too Many Clients" and "The Silent Speaker"
Law & Order - 1994 as Kathleen O'Brien, 2002 as Dr. Madelyn Stahl & 2005 as Judge G. Proctor
NYPD Blue - 1999 Emmy Award in role of Katie Sipowicz
Grey's Anatomy - Louise O'Malley (seasons 3-8)
Notes from the Underbelly
Desperate Housewives - in season 3 episode "Children and Art"
Damages - Denise Parsons
Frasier 2003 Season 11 episode "No Sex Please We're Skittish"
Glee 2009 season 1 episode "Acafellas"
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!
White Collar 2012 season 3 episode "Pulling Strings"
Girls 2014 season 3 episodes 1 & 2
Mozart in the Jungle (2014 - present) — Betty
Mercy Street (2016 - present)
Drew (2016 pilot; not picked up)