Anita GILLETTE
 
 
ANITA
GILLETTE  was MONA the mistress in MOONSTRUCK and played Tina Fey’s mother in 30 ROCK. She can be seen on MODERN FAMILY in this season’s finale.  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 had a major role in the recent Ed Burns film,   THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS.  Other films include:  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, and 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, MATCHGAME, 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 and in London at the St. James Theatre, and will also be doing her show at The Metropolitan Room in December.





 

Nomination for a 1978 Broadway Tony Award as Best Actress in a Play for her starring role in Neil Simon’s "Chapter Two".


 

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