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      Alyson Reed

      Alyson Reed

      Highest Rated: 83% Ad Astra (2019)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Skin Deep (1989)

      Birthday: Jan 11, 1958

      Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA

      A veteran actress, singer, and dancer, Alyson Reed is well known to teens as the fervent drama teacher from Disney's "High School Musical" movie franchise. Growing up in Anaheim, California, Reed acted in her own high school musicals at Anaheim High, and starred in an "Alice in Wonderland" production at the local Disneyland theme park. She debuted on Broadway in 1978 in the Bob Fosse musical "Dancin'" and went on to perform in productions of "Dance a Little Closer" and "Marilyn: An American Fable." She co-starred with Joel Grey in the 1987 revival of "Cabaret," for which she earned a Tony nomination. Reed made her film debut as Cassie in Richard Attenborough's adaptation of "A Chorus Line" with Michael Douglas. After a guest role in an episode of "Matlock," Reed began a prolific television career, appearing on over 50 different shows between 1990 and 2006, when the first "High School Musical" TV movie was released. Although her screen time was reduced to just one scene in "High School Musical 2," her character of Ms. Darbus was back in force for the theatrical release of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." During that time Reed continued to be a busy character actor on television. She also teaches at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood.

      Highest rated movies

      Ad Astra
      High School Musical 2
      High School Musical
      High School Musical 3: Senior Year
      A Chorus Line
      Skin Deep

      Photos

      Alyson Reed SKIN DEEP, L-R Chelsea Field, Denise Crosby, Diana Barton, John Ritter, Brenda Strong, Brenda Swanson, Heidi Paine, Julianne Phillips, Raye Hollit, Alyson Reed, and Jean Marie McKee (bottom), 1989. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, clockwise from foreground center: Corbin Bleu, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren, Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Olesya Rulin, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, 2008. ©Walt Disney Co. Mad Men, from left: S E Perry, Alyson Reed, Sam Page, Christina Hendricks, Christine Estabrook, 'Signal 30', Season 5, Ep. #4, 04/15/2012, ©AMC SKIN DEEP, Alyson Reed, Chelsea Field, John Ritter, 1989 ©20th Century Fox ©20th Century Fox A CHORUS LINE, director Richard Attenborough, Alyson Reed, 1985, (c)Columbia Pictures A CHORUS LINE, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, 1985. ©Columbia Pictures Alyson Reed at arrivals for Premiere of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, Galen Center at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Alyson Reed at arrivals for Premiere of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR, Galen Center at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Alyson Reed at arrivals for High School Musical 3: Senior Year Premiere, Galen Center at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, October 16, 2008. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% 40% Ad Astra Janice Collins (Character) $50.2M 2019
      64% 72% High School Musical 3: Senior Year Ms. Darbus (Character) $90.6M 2008
      83% 72% High School Musical 2 Ms. Darbus (Character) - 2007
      67% 74% High School Musical Ms. Darbus (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 67% My Sister's Keeper Mother Superior (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret She Carried Donna Snow (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Merengue Susan Kelly (Character) - 1995
      32% 56% Skin Deep Alex (Character) $19.4M 1989
      48% 61% A Chorus Line Cassie (Character) $14.2M 1985

      TV

      Credit
      88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Panel Judge 2 (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 83% NCIS Monica Keogh (Guest Star) 2018
      90% 87% Grace and Frankie Maureen (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 78% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      94% 93% Silicon Valley Louise (Guest Star) 2015
      85% 90% Modern Family Angela (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      90% 83% Bones Susan Lauderbach (Guest Star) 2013
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      94% 96% Mad Men Ruth Harris (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Doris, the Waitress (Guest Star) 2003 2009
      60% 100% Eli Stone Judge Brenda McCarthy (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      86% 93% Boston Legal Roberta Turner (Guest Star) 2005
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Kathleen Halloran (Guest Star) 2004
      14% No Score Yet It's All Relative Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 81% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 85% ER Ginny (Guest Star) 2003
      74% 83% Nip/Tuck Kate Fitzgerald (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      74% 85% The X-Files Maggie Lupone (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 88% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      93% No Score Yet The Gregory Hines Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      17% No Score Yet Over the Top Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Wendy Maitlin (Guest Star) 1995
      95% 94% Frasier Cindy Carruthers (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Guest Star)