Deborah Rush


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Deborah Rush was born on April 10, 1954, in Chatham, New Jersey and developed an early interest in making people laugh as a child. Following high school, she decided to pursue acting headfirst, apprenticing with the Play-House of the Ridiculous comedy troupe for starters. She headed for New York and made her Broadway debut in the Tony-winning ... See full bio »

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You've Got Mail Veronica Grant
(1998)
In & Out Ava Blazer
(1997)
The Box Clymene Steward
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 Accommodations
Victoria Maason
 2016-2018 Billions (TV Series)
Ellen Rhoades
- All the Wilburys (2018) ... Ellen Rhoades
- The Deal (2016) ... Ellen Rhoades
- Pilot (2016) ... Ellen Rhoades
 2013-2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Carol Chapman
- Tattoo You (2017) ... Carol Chapman
- Storm-y Weather (2017) ... Carol Chapman
- Finger in the Dyke (2015) ... Carol Chapman
- 40 Oz. of Furlough (2014) ... Carol Chapman
- Appropriately Sized Pots (2014) ... Carol Chapman
 2016 Crisis in Six Scenes (TV Series)
Judy
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Judy
 2016 Women Who Kill
Grace
 2015 Ava's Possessions
Joanna
 2014 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Mom
- Slow Your Roll (2014) ... Mom
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Thomas-John's Mother
- It's a Shame About Ray (2013) ... Thomas-John's Mother
 2012 Rhymes with Banana
Jane
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Sally Rigby
- Gloves Come Off (2012) ... Judge Sally Rigby
 2010 Big Lake (TV Series)
Linda Franklin
- The Interview (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Chris Falls in Love (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Chris Is Mayor for 24 Minutes (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Therapy (2010) ... Linda Franklin
- Jeremy Gets Caught (2010) ... Linda Franklin
 2010 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Caroline Heffenbacher
- Revolutionary Doughnuts (2010) ... Caroline Heffenbacher
 2009/I The Box
Clymene Steward
 2009 Julie & Julia
Avis De Voto
 2008 Fling
Katherine
 2007/I The Visitor
Upper Eastside Woman
 2007 The Good Life
Diane
 2006 Half Nelson
Jo Dunne
 2005 Strangers with Candy
Sara Blank
 2004 Tempting Adam (TV Movie)
Ruth Heller
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Ms. Davenport
- The Honeymoon Suite (2004) ... Ms. Davenport
 2003 American Wedding
Mary Flaherty
 2002 Bad Company
Mrs. Patterson
 2002 The Good Girl
Gwen Jackson
 2000 Madigan Men (TV Series)
Mrs. Wolfe
- Meet the Wolfes (2000) ... Mrs. Wolfe
 1999-2000 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Sara Blank
- The Last Temptation of Blank (2000) ... Sara Blank
- Bully (2000) ... Sara Blank
- There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket (2000) ... Sara Blank
- Ask Jerri (2000) ... Sara Blank
- Blank Relay (2000) ... Sara Blank
 2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Christina Harlin
- Russian Love Poem (2000) ... Christina Harlin
 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar
Diner Hostess
 1999 Three to Tango
Lenore
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
Heidi Anderson
 1998 You've Got Mail
Veronica Grant
 1996-1998 Spin City (TV Series)
Helen
- The Mayor Who Came to Dinner (1997) ... Helen
- An Affair to Remember (1997) ... Helen
- The Great Pretender (1996) ... Helen
 1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Frances Houston
- Blood (1997) ... Frances Houston
 1997 In & Out
Ava Blazer
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Phoebe Halliwell
- Pilot (1995) ... Phoebe Halliwell
 1995 Reckless
Trish
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)
Isabel Hazard
- Spring 1866 - Spring/Summer 1866 (1994) ... Isabel Hazard
- Autumn 1865 - Spring 1866 (1994) ... Isabel Hazard
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
Stephanie Didcot
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) ... Stephanie Didcot
 1992 Passed Away
Denise Scanlan
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Louise Ciardi
- Pilot (1990) ... Louise Ciardi
 1990/I My Blue Heaven
Linda
 1989 Family Business
Michele Dempsey
 1989 She-Devil
'People' Reporter
 1989 Parents
Mrs. Zellner
 1988 The Dictator (TV Series)
Isabel Domino
- Episode #1.1 ... Isabel Domino
 1988 Big Business
Binky Shelton
 1987 Invisible Thread (TV Movie)
Dr. Norris
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Judy
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Penelope Worth
- The Pinnacle (1987) ... Penelope Worth
 1986 Heat
D.D.
 1985/II A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Hermia
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Angela
- No Room at the Inn (1985) ... Angela
 1985 Compromising Positions
Brenda Dunck
 1983 A Night in Heaven
Patsy
 1983 Zelig
Lita Fox
 1982 Split Image
Judith
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alice's Mother
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Sister Mary Magdalene
 1979 10
Dental assistant
 1978 Oliver's Story
1st Girl in Bar
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(March 6 to April 25, 1987) She acted in Moss Hart's musical, "Light Up The Sky," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Peter Falk, Nancy Marchand, Fritz Weaver and Carrie Nye in the cast. Ellis Rabb was director. See more »

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Debra Rush
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Played Alyson Hannigan's mother in American Wedding (2003), making her Jason Biggs' mother-in-law in the film. Also played Taylor Schilling's mother in Orange Is the New Black (2013), making her Jason Biggs' mother-in-law to-be. See more »

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