Anita GILLETTE
 
 
ANITA
GILLETTE  may be best known for playing MONA the mistress in MOONSTRUCK or Tina Fey’s mother in 30 ROCK, or Jack Klugman’s wife in QUINCY. She recently appeared on MODERN FAMILY and BLUE BLOODS. 


She has more than fourteen Broadway shows to her credit, including CHAPTER TWO (Tony Nomination, LA Drama Critics Award) CABARET, CARNIVAL, GYPSY, GUYS & DOLLS, DON’T DRINK THE WATER, ALL AMERICAN, JIMMY, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, MR. PRESIDENT, THE GAY LIFE, KELLY, SHOWBOAT and ENCORES’ BLOOMER GIRL and 70 GIRLS 70.  Off Broadway and Regional credits include:  THE BIG MEAL (Lortel Award nom.) LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE, THE SEAGULL, SHE LOVES ME, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, SKIN OF OUR TEETH, JUNO, RICH & FAMOUS, TRAVESTIES, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST,  FLAMINGO COURT, MY FA
IR LADY, THE WINSLOW BOY, IRENE,  SOUTH PACIFIC, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, (with Joanne Woodward) THE GREAT WALTZ (recorded for RCA), KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (with Burt Lancaster) and MORNING’S AT SEVEN.


She has played major roles in the recent Ed Burns film,  THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS.    SHALL WE DANCE, BOYS ON THE SIDE, LARGER THAN LIFE, THE GURU,  SHE’S THE ONE, BOB ROBERTS. THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL, HIDING VICTORIA, THE LAST ADAM, BUM RAP, CHARLIE HOBOKEN and UNDERTOW.  Films for television include A CHRISTMAS MEMORY  and SUMMER OF BEN TYLER.

Anita had r
ecurring roles on CSI,  LAW & ORDER SVU and SHAKE IT UP.  She was a series regular on QUINCY,  ALMOST GROWN (by David Chase) THE WAR AT HOME, BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, ME & THE CHIMP, NORMAL OHIO, and THE BAXTERS, ALL THAT GLITTERS for Norman Lear.  Episodic work: SEX & THE CITY, COLD CASE, WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB, FRASIER, LAW & ORDER, MAD ABOUT YOU.  She has been on every major game show including PYRAMID, PASSWORD, MATCH GAME, TO TELL THE TRUTH, WHAT’S MY LINE, etc., etc.   She was a foil for Johnny Carson for at least 50 TONIGHT shows. She performed her one woman show AFTER ALL at Birdland, Feinsteins, and in London at the St. James Theatre, and continues to do her show whenever she can.





 

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