Nancy Lenehan

Nancy Lenehan

Born: April 26, 1953
Age: 65
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, U.S.
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Nancy Lenehan (born April 26, 1953) is an American actress who has appeared in film and television since the 1980s.

Lenehan was born in Long Island, New York. She co-starred on the short-lived sitcom Worst Week. She also co-starred as Sandy Kelly, the matriarch in the sitcom Married to the Kellys, and had a recurring role on My Name Is Earl as Earl and Randy's mother, Kay Hickey.

She has appeared in featured, recurring and guest roles in many television shows and television movies, and feature films, including Malcolm in the Middle, Everybody Loves Raymond, How I Met Your Mother, Judging Amy, Gilmore Girls, Caroline in the City, Dharma & Greg, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 3rd Rock from the Sun, ER, Boy Meets World, The Nanny, Quantum Leap, Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, V, The Facts of Life, Hill Street Blues and Alice.

Lenehan attended Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota.


Television credits

Year Title Role Notes
1979-1980 Alice Customer #2 2 episodes
1982 Family Ties Roberta 1 episode
Hill Street Blues Katy Moore 2 episodes
1983 The Facts of Life Customer 1 episode
Emergency Room Young Woman
1983-1988 Newhart Kristi Gastetter 2 episodes
1984-1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Georgette 2 episodes
1985 Tall Tales & Legends Lyda 1 episode
Fame Brenda Haskell 1 episode
V Science Frontiers Scientist 1 episode
1986 Sunday Drive Receptionist
Making a Living 1 episode
Heart of the City Linda Kilmer 1 episode
Assassin Grace Decker
The Twilight Zone Employee #2 Segment: "Dead Run"
1987 Student Exchange Mrs. Barton
Beauty and the Beast Lucy 1 episode
Mr. President Lenore 1 episode
CBS Summer Playhouse Vivian 1 episode
Baby Girl Scott Dinah
My Sister Sam Judy 1 episode
1988 Beverly Hills Buntz Mrs. Fairchild 1 episode
Rock 'n' Roll Mom Connie
1989 Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon Mrs. Harris
Trying Times The Neighbor 1 episode
Sister Kate 1 episode
Night Court Ms. Abrams 1 episode
Guns of Paradise Marti Brandt 1 episode
ALF Laverne Litwak 1 episode
1990 The Dreamer of Oz Harriet Alvena Baum Neal
His & Hers 1 episode
The Golden Girls Nun 1 episode
Dear John Mrs. Williams 1 episode
Roseanne Happy Customer 1 episode
Murphy Brown Sydney 1 episode
1991 Quantum Leap Colleen McBain 1 episode
To the Moon, Alice Mother
Nurses Cheryl Pinson 1 episode
Runaway Father Blanche
Passion Maryedith Sweetzer
Sisters Joy Zimmer 1 episode
1992 Great Scott! Beverly Melrod 13 episodes
Civil Wars 1 episode
1993 Bakersfield P.D. Amy Baker 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special Susan Thomas 1 episode
Seinfeld Volunteer 1 episode
Dudley Nancy 1 episode
1993-1998 Grace Under Fire Audrey Sheffield 12 episodes
1994 The Nanny Russian Woman 1 episode
Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Radio Show Hostess
Step by Step Mrs. Tubmann 1 episode
Missing Parents Judy Miller
1995 Mad About You Dr. Wallach 1 episode
1996 The Cherokee Kid Sister Faith, Love Gang
Townies Lila, Shannon's Mom 2 episodes
The Faculty Daisy Skelnick 13 episodes
1996-1997 Ellen Margaret 4 episodes
1997 George & Leo Mimi 1 episode
The Practice Nurse MacKenzie 1 episode
Ink Nancy Milford 1 episode
3rd Rock from the Sun Mrs. St. Clair 1 episode
Boy Meets World Susan Kalliback 1 episode
1998 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Pat 1 episode
Caroline in the City Plum 2 episodes
The Ransom of Red Chief Temperance Lady 1
The Tony Danza Show Mrs. Erlich 1 episode
Working Meredith Hirsh 1 episode
1999 Just Shoot Me! Bunny 1 episode
Providence Jane 1 episode
Zoe Mrs. Needles 1 episode
Dharma & Greg Karen Love 2 episodes
ER Edie Harvell 1 episode
1999-2000 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Dr. Peel 2 episodes
1999-2001 Felicity Faye Rotundi 3 episodes
2000 Yes, Dear Judy 1 episode
2000-2003 Malcolm in the Middle Christie 2 episodes
2001 Men, Women & Dogs Jan 1 episode
Gilmore Girls LaDawn 1 episode
Jack & Jill 1 episode
Judging Amy Mrs. Hoeller 1 episode
FreakyLinks Dr. Gibson 1 episode
2002 Everybody Loves Raymond Pamela 1 episode
Titus Faye 1 episode
Door to Door
Ally McBeal Principal Deborah Harkness 2 episodes, 2002
2003 That '70s Show Nina's Mother 1 episode
What I Like About You Linda 1 episode
2003-2004 Married to the Kellys Sandy Kelly 20 episodes
2004 Jack & Bobby School Secretary 1 episode
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Sister Lane 1 episode
Nip/Tuck Sue Alderman 1 episode
Close to Home Patty 2 episodes
Joan of Arcadia Erica Marx 1 episode
2005-2008 My Name Is Earl Kay Hickey 9 episodes
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Mrs. Jeter 1 episode
2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Principal Marcie Nunley 6 episodes
2007 My Boys Eileen 1 episode
2008 Little Britain USA Kelly 3 episodes
Family Man Wanda
2008-2009 Worst Week Angela Clayton 16 episodes
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Lara 1 episode
2010 Outsourced 1 episode
2011 How to Be a Gentleman Diane
2012 The Middle Penny 1 episode
2013-2014 How I Met Your Mother Cheryl Whitaker 2 episodes
2014 Episodes Sex Therapist 1 episode
2014-2016 Veep Mrs. Ryan 4 episodes
2016-present People of Earth Margaret Flood 10 episodes
2018 Man with a Plan Alice Episode: "Out with the In-Laws"

Selected film roles

  • Sex Tape (2014) - Linda
  • A Better Life (2011) - Mrs. Donnelly
  • Beauty Shop (2005) - Mrs. Struggs
  • Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (TV) (2003) - Home-Ec Teacher
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) - Carol Strong
  • The Limey (1999) - Lady on Plane
  • Pleasantville (1998) - Marge Jenkins
  • She's Having a Baby (1988) - Cynthia

[ Source: Wikipedia ]