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Full Name  Pamela Reed
Spouse  Sandy Smolan (m. 1988)
Years active  1963—
Name  Pamela Reed
Role  Actress

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Born  April 2, 1949 (age 66) (1949-04-02) Tacoma, Washington, United States
Parents  Vernie Reed, Norine Geistle
Movies and TV shows  Kindergarten Cop, Bean, Junior, Jericho, Proof of Life
Similar People  Penelope Ann Miller, Richard Tyson, Sandy Smolan, Linda Hunt, Ivan Reitman

Children  Lily Smolan, Reed Smolan
Education  University of Washington

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Pamela Reed (born April 2, 1949) is an American actress. She is known for playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's hypoglycemic police partner in the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop and as the matriarch Gail Green in Jericho. She appeared as Marlene Griggs-Knope on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.


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Reed was born in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Vernie and Norma Reed. She received her B.F.A. at the University of Washington. Reed has been married to Sandy Smolan since 1988. Since 2004, she has resided in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two children, Reed and Lily.


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Reed earned a Drama Desk Award for the off-Broadway play Getting Out and an Obie Award for "sustaining excellence in performance in theater". She was a regular in the cast of the 1977 CBS drama The Andros Targets. She had minor film and television work in the 1980s. She won a CableAce Award for Best Actress for the HBO series Tanner '88 (1988). She also co-starred with Daryl Hannah in the film Clan of the Cave Bear 1985.

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Her notable film roles include The Long Riders (1980), The Right Stuff (1983), The Best of Times (1986), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Junior (1994), Bean (1997), and Proof of Life (2001).

Reed played Janice Pasetti in the quirky NBC sitcom Grand, and then played a judge and single mother in the short-lived NBC sitcom The Home Court. She has provided the voice for the character Ruth Powers in various episodes of the animated TV series The Simpsons and guest-voiced in an episode of the 1994-1995 animated series The Critic. She played a main role in Jericho and has appeared as the mother of main character Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) on Parks and Recreation.

In 2005 Reed portrayed executive producer Esther Shapiro in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty.

Reed has also worked for Storyline Online, reading Stellaluna.


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