Lee Garlington

Lee Garlington
Born Ann Leslie Garlington
(1953-07-20) July 20, 1953
Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981present

Ann Leslie "Lee" Garlington (born July 20, 1953) is an American actress.

Garlington was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series, including The West Wing, 7th Heaven, 8 Simple Rules, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy, Will & Grace, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Practice, Quantum Leap, Home Improvement, Boston Legal, Roseanne, Get a Life, Profiler, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lie to Me and among other series. She also played the part of Kirsten, Rose Nylund's (Betty White) daughter in the final season of The Golden Girls and Ronni, the mistress of Joey Tribbiani's father on Friends.[1] From 2002 to 2005 She had a recurring role as Brenda Baxworth on Everwood. She was one of the stars of the series Lenny.[2]

She also appeared in the sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Psycho II in 1983 and its successor, Psycho III in 1986. The same year she starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen in the action/thriller Cobra. In the 1992 film Sneakers she played Dr. Elena Rhyzkov, a Czechoslovakian mathematics scientist, in a scene with Robert Redford.[2]

Garlington was originally intended for the lead female role in Seinfeld. She was the female regular in the pilot episode, "The Seinfeld Chronicles", playing the waitress Claire at Pete's Luncheonette. When the series was picked up, however, it was decided that there was no need for a regular female waitress, so Garlington's role was dropped, and she did not re-appear.[3] On the September 2, 2011 episode of Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, and on the Julia Louis Dreyfus documentary on the season seven DVD, Jason Alexander (George Costanza from Seinfeld) stated that Garlington made certain unwelcome suggestions to show co-creator Larry David and that her role was dropped because of her suggestions.[4]

Selected filmography

Year Film Character Notes
1981 Carbon Copy Extra Uncredited appearance
King of the Mountain Extra Uncredited appearance
1983 Psycho II Myrna Supporting role
1984 This One Love ???? Bit role
1985 Do You Remember Love 2nd Mother TV Movie
1986 Cobra Nancy Stalk Supporting role
Psycho III Myrna Supporting role
1987 In The Mood Schlitz' waitress Small role
Murder Ordained Lorna's friend TV Movie
Some Kind of Wonderful Gym Instructor Bir role
1988 Down Delaware Road Janet Rhonda TV Movie
Hell Comes To Frogtown Briefing officer Bit role
The Seventh Sign Dr. Margaret Inness Supporting role
Winnie Gladys Supporting role
1989 Cold Sassy Tree Mary Willis TV Movie
Field of Dreams Beulah Gasnick Supporting role
Three Fugitives Lady Cop bit role
1991 The Whereabouts of Jenny Gina TV Movie
Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories Josette TV Movie
1992 Kiss of a Killer Melanie TV Movie
When No One Would Listen Lee TV Movie
Shame Tina Farrell TV Movie
Sneakers Dr. Elena Rhykov Supporting role
1993 The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Anne Williams TV Movie
Love Matters Nan TV Movie
River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Janice TV Movie
Torch Song Phyllis TV Movie
Jack the Bear Mrs. Festinger
Dying to Love You Rita TV Movie
Kiss of a Killer Helaine TV Movie
My Life Carol Sandman Supporting role
Home Improvement Joanie Graham Guest star
1994 Reflections on a Crime Tina Supporting role
Take Me Home Again Nell TV Movie
Higher Education Faye TV movie
Poolside Ectasy Countess Bit role
1995 See Jane Run Carole Garson TV movie
The Babysitter Dolly Tucker
Whose Daughter Is She? Annie TV movie
1996 Driven Marian
Summer of Fear Winnie TV Movie
1997 Dante's Peak Dr. Jane Fox Supporting role
1999 Freak Talks About Sex Nichole's Mom
Can of Worms Dana Pillsbury TV Movie
2000 The Big Thing Beiber's Wife Bit role
Blood Money Jeri Williams TV Movie
Forever Lulu Linda Davis
Boys and Girls L.A. Flight Attendant Bit role
If These Walls Could Talk 2 Georgette (segment "1972") TV Movie
2001 American Pie 2 Natalie's Mom
Evolution Reporter
Layover Public Defender Boone
Lovely & Amazing Jordan's Mom
Stranger Inside Warden Arnold TV Movie
2002 Life Without Dick Colleen's Mother Small role
One Hour Photo Waitress Bit role
The Hot Chick Vice Principal Bernard
The Sum of All Fears Mary Pat Foley
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Betty Sue Supporting role
Guarding Eddy Helen
2015 Band of Robbers Lt. Polly


  1. Hey! It's That Guy!: The Fametracker.com Guide to Character Actors - Page 994, via Google Books
  2. 1 2 Lee Garlington Biography ((?)-), Film Reference
  3. Seinfeld Seasons 1 & 2: Notes about Nothing - "The Seinfeld Chronicles" (DVD). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2004-11-23.
  4. KPCS: Jason Alexander, Blip TV

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