|Born||October 26, 1952|
Dixon, Illinois, U.S.
Rondi Reed (born October 26, 1952) is an American actress of stage and screen. A longtime member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she has appeared in more than 50 productions at that theater. Also active on Broadway, she won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Mattie Fae Aiken in August: Osage County. She is best known for the role of Peggy on the television sitcom Mike & Molly which she played from 2010-2016.
Reed has been a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company for many years, appearing in 51 productions with the company. She appeared on Broadway in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice in 1994 and The Grapes of Wrath in 1990, among others. On July 13, 2005, she originated the role of Madame Morrible in the Chicago production of the musical Wicked.
She later reprised her role of Madame Morrible in Wicked in Chicago, beginning June 27, 2008. Her second run ended November 18, 2008 and she was again replaced by Robertson. She then reprised her role as Mattie Fae Aiken in the London production of August: Osage Country before returning to Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked. She began performances March 17, 2009, replacing Jayne Houdyshell and bowed out as the evil headmistress on June 27, 2010, to star in the Australian production of August in Sydney. The limited engagement of the show ran from August 13-September 25, 2010. She returned to the New York production of "Wicked" from July 31, 2017 to January 28, 2018.
She appeared in the Seinfeld episode "The Kiss Hello" (originally aired on February 16, 1995). She starred on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, as Peggy Biggs, Mike's mother. She also appeared on Roseanne as Jackie's therapist.
|1986||One More Saturday Night||Mrs. Becker|
|1992||Mo' Money||District Attorney|
|1993||Born Yesterday||Victoria Penny|
|Joshua Tree||Detective Chelsey||Also released as Army of One and Vanishing Red, among other titles|
|1996||Eye for an Eye||Regina Gratz|
|1997||Jungle 2 Jungle||Sarah|
|1999||The Astronaut's Wife||Dr. Conlin|
|1992||Roseanne||Therapist||Season 4 episode 20: "Therapist"|
|L.A. Law||Nancy Lapine||Season 6 episode 20: "Beauty and the Breast"|
|Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||TV movie|
|1993||Wild Palms||Eileen Whitehope||Miniseries|
Episodes: "Everything Must Go" and "The Floating World"
|Murder in the Heartland||Jonette Fox||Miniseries|
|1995||Grace Under Fire||Irma Gold||Season 2 episode 14: "No Money Down"|
|Seinfeld||Mary||Season 6 episode 17: "The Kiss Hello"|
|A Streetcar Named Desire||Eunice||TV movie|
|1996||Innocent Victims||Bonnie Griffin||TV movie|
|1997||Nothing Sacred||Barbara||Episode 3: "Mixed Blessings"|
|Night Man||Hospitalized girl's Mother||Season 1 episode 5: "Still of the Night"|
|1998||The Practice||Mrs. Carroll||Season 2 episode 22: "Another Day"|
|Cybill||Therapist||Season 4 episode 16: "Fine Is Not a Feeling"|
|1999||Home Improvement||Dr. Miller||Season 8 episode 22: "Loose Lips and Freudian Slips"|
|2003||Normal||Roy's Sister Beth||TV movie|
|Fargo||Anne Mendelson||TV movie|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Lana||Season 1 episode 4: "Chapter Four: Bombay Highway|
|2010||You Don't Know Jack||Judge Cooper||TV movie|
|2010-2016||Mike & Molly||Peggy||62 episodes|
|2014||Long Way Home||Sandy "Go-Go" Rhodes||Season 1 episodes 1-4: "Del 1," "Del 2," "Del 3," "Del 4"|
|2015||Scandal||Mary Peterson||Season 4 episode 20: "First Lady Sings the Blues"|
|2016||Masters of Sex||Edith Schiff||Season 4 episodes 5, 6, 7: "Outlier," "Family Only," "In to Me You See"|
|2018||Disjointed||Nana||Episode 18: "A-A-R-Pot"|
|Midnight, Texas||Grace Barrone||Season 2 episode 4: "I Put A Spell on You"|
|2019||Speechless||Nina||Season 3 episode 13: "F-a-Fashion 4 A-All"|
- Sood, Kiran. "A chat with actress Rondi Reed" saukvalley.com, February 16, 2012
- "Rondi Reed biography", steppenwolf.org; retrieved June 10, 2010.
- "Rondi Reed Broadway Credits and Awards" Playbill (vault), accessed July 18, 2016
- Bacalzo, Dan (February 24, 2009). "Rondi Reed to Be Broadway 'Wickeds New Madame Morrible". theatermania.com.
- Gans, Andrew (June 9, 2010). "Kathy Fitzgerald to Join Cast of Broadway's 'Wicked'" Archived 2010-06-13 at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com.
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