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Occupation  Actress
Years active  1976–present

Name  Stephanie Faracy
Role  Film actress
Stephanie Faracy Fourdecade actress started out at Elk Grove High
Born  January 1, 1952 (age 63) (1952-01-01) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
TV shows  True Colors, The Last Resort, Eye to Eye, Charlie Lawrence, His & Hers, Goodnight, Beantown, The Lot
Movies  The Great Outdoors, Hocus Pocus, Surviving Christmas, Sideways, Get Him to the Greek
Similar People  Howard Deutch, Charles Rocket, Lucy Deakins, VenetianPrincess, Tobias Jelinek

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Stephanie Faracy (born January 1, 1952) is an American actress. She is known for playing supporting roles in films include Heaven Can Wait (1978), Scavenger Hunt (1979), Blind Date (1987), The Great Outdoors (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), Sideways (2004), Flightplan (2005), and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). On television, Faracy had the leading roles in the number of short-lived sitcoms, most significantly True Colors (1990–92).


Stephanie Faracy Fourdecade actress started out at Elk Grove High

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Life and career

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Faracy was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She studied acting at Illinois Wesleyan University and Yale School of Drama. She began her acting career in New York stage, and in 1976 has made her television debut in an episode of ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley.

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She went to star in two unsold sitcom pilots, before playing Corinne in the 1978 comedy film Heaven Can Wait. The following year, Faracy played the female leading role of overweight waitress Angel Childress in Columbia Pictures drama film When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?, and svelte Fifi the French Maid named Babbette in the 20th Century Fox' ensemble comedy Scavenger Hunt.

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Faracy has long-running career on television. From 1979 to 1980, she starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Last Resort. From 1983 to 1984, she co-starred alongside Bill Bixby and Mariette Hartley in the another CBS sitcom, Goodnight, Beantown. Also during 1980s, Faracy had roles on the number of miniseries, include The Thorn Birds (1983) as Mary Carson's servant, Judy, Space (1985), and Windmills of the Gods (1988). In film, she co-starred alongside Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger in 1987 romantic comedy film Blind Date, and the following year played John Candy's wife in comedy film The Great Outdoors.

In 1990, Faracy starred alongside Martin Mull in the short-lived NBC sitcom His & Hers. Later that year, she began starring in the Fox sitcom True Colors about an interracial marriage, alongside Frankie Faison (season one), Cleavon Little (season two) and Nancy Walker, who died towards the end of the show's run in 1992.

The following years, Faracy continued her career, appearing in supporting roles on both film and television. She guest-starred on Touched by an Angel, Wings, Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family, and How to Get Away with Murder. In 2016, she had a recurring role in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids. Her notable film credits include Sideways (2004) as Sandra Oh's mother, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) as Zac Efron's mother.


  • Heaven Can Wait (1978) - Corinne
  • Scavenger Hunt (1979) - Babbette
  • When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979) - Angel Childress
  • The Thorn Birds (1983 Television mini-series) - Judy
  • Goodnight, Beantown (1983) - Valerie Wood
  • Carpool (1983)
  • Eye to Eye (1985) - Tracy Doyle
  • Blind Date (1987) - Susie Davis
  • The Great Outdoors (1988) - Connie Ripley
  • Bridesmaids (1989)
  • True Colors - Ellen Freeman
  • Hocus Pocus (1993) - Jenny Dennison
  • Tales of the City (PBS miniseries/1994) - Candi Moretti
  • Wings (1996)- episode: Single and hating it - Carol
  • "Frasier" (2004) - episode: Boo!- Mimi
  • Will and Grace - Head Nurse (2003)
  • Sideways (2004) - Stephanie's Mother
  • Surviving Christmas (2004) - Letitia Vanglider
  • Flightplan (2005) - Anna
  • Grey's Anatomy (2006) - Mrs. Sullivan
  • Ugly Betty (2007) - Mrs. Tanen
  • How I Met Your Mother (2007) - Rhonda
  • Castle (2009) - Patty Schultz
  • Desperate Housewives (2010) - Miss Charlotte
  • Modern Family (2012) - Dottie, "Election Day"
  • Dog with a Blog (2013) - Nora James, "Stan Talks to Gran"
  • Devious Maids (2016) - Frances, Recurring Role
  • How to Get Away With Murder (2016) - Ellen Freeman
  • References

    Stephanie Faracy Wikipedia