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      Anita Gillette

      Anita Gillette

      Highest Rated: 92% Moonstruck (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Larger Than Life (1996)

      Birthday: Aug 16, 1936

      Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

      This Strasberg-trained supporting actor came out of musical theater to gain face recognition on panel shows before moving into playing character and mother roles on sitcoms and features. Anita Gillette is best recalled as Mona, Vincent Gardenia's mistress in Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck" (1987) and as Mary-Louise Parker's outspoken mother in Herbert Ross' "Boys on the Side" (1995).

      Highest rated movies

      Moonstruck
      The Great New Wonderful
      Boys on the Side
      The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
      She's the One
      Shall We Dance?
      Larger Than Life

      Photos

      SHALL WE DANCE?, Anita Gillette, Omar Benson Miller, Richard Gere, Bobby Cannavale, 2004, (c) Miramax SHALL WE DANCE?, Anita Gillette, 2004, (c) Miramax 30 Rock, Anita Gillette, 10/11/2006, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Irene & Marie Vicky (Character) - 2015
      64% 50% The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Josie Fitzgerald (Character) $13.8K 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Adam Betty Adams (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 64% Hiding Victoria Althea Jaffery (Character) - 2006
      73% 45% The Great New Wonderful Lanie (Character) $150.1K 2005
      47% 57% Shall We Dance? Miss Mitzi (Character) $57.9M 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner and a Movie Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Hoboken Stepmother (Character) $927 1998
      No Score Yet 64% A Christmas Memory Callie (Character) - 1997
      11% 30% Larger Than Life Mom (Character) $8.3M 1996
      62% 41% She's the One Carol (Character) $9.5M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer of Ben Tyler Suellen (Character) - 1996
      73% 69% Boys on the Side Elaine (Character) $22.2M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Undertow Marlene (Character) - 1991
      92% 80% Moonstruck Mona (Character) $80.0M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Sister Mary Elizabeth (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 15% Ants! Peggy Kenter (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Wife... and Death Helen Baker (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet George M! Ethel Levy Cohan (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Colleen (Guest Star) 2013 2022
      95% 88% Elementary Claire Renziger (Guest Star) 2015
      85% 90% Modern Family Annie (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 61% Shake It Up! Edie Wilde (Guest Star) 2012
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Sheila Tripler (Guest Star) 2010
      78% 92% 30 Rock Margaret Lemon (Guest Star) 2007 2010
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lily Flynn (Guest Star) 2005-2007
      24% 80% The War at Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2007
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      16% No Score Yet Normal, Ohio Joan Gamble (Character) 2000
      70% 78% Sex and the City Mrs. Adams (Guest Star) 2000
      95% 94% Frasier Mrs. Wojadubakowski (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Claire Wicker (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Grown Vi Long (Character) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Alice Henderson (Character) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and the Chimp LIz Reynolds (Character) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961