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      Lee Purcell

      Lee Purcell

      Highest Rated: 84% Valley Girl (1983)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Kid Blue (1973)

      Birthday: Jun 15, 1947

      Birthplace: Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA

      Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A.M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role, and while the movie didn't launch her to stardom, she maintained a solid career as a character actress in film and television. A copper-haired cutie with a wide smile, Purcell had an impressive ability to change her looks to suit her roles--in 1978, at the age of 31, she convincingly starred as a high schooler in the episodic teen comedy "Almost Summer," and only five years later, she was entirely believable as a seductive suburban mom--a sort of proto-cougar--in the Generation X touchstone "Valley Girl." Purcell gracefully aged into maternal and professional roles in the '80s and '90s, including a recurring role on the cult favorite police action-comedy "Due South" as the antagonistic State Attorney Louise St. Laurent. She also works regularly in made-for-TV movies, and garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in the dramas "Long Road Home" and "Secret Sins of the Father."

      Highest rated movies

      Valley Girl
      Mr. Majestyk
      Stir Crazy
      Big Wednesday
      The Incredible Hulk Returns
      Kid Blue

      Photos

      Lee Purcell at arrivals for 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA June 12, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Lee Purcell at arrivals for LOVING Premiere, Samuel L. Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills, CA October 20, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Lee Purcell at arrivals for Hallmark Summer TCA event, private residence, Beverly Hills, CA July 27, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Lee Purcell at arrivals for Hallmark Summer TCA event, private residence, Beverly Hills, CA July 27, 2016. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection MR. MAJESTYK, Al Lettieri, Lee Purcell, 1974 STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, Lee Purcell, 1972 ADAM AT 6 A.M., Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, 1970 KID BLUE, Lee Purcell, 1973, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, Lee Purcell, 1972 DIRTY LITTLE BILLY, Lee Purcell, Richard Evans, 1972 DIRTY LITTLE BILLY, Lee Purcell, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Evans, 1972 NECROMANCY, Lee Purcell, Orson Welles, 1972 ALMOST SUMMER, Karen Lamm, Tim Matheson, Lee Purcell, 1978, (c) Universal Pictures NECROMANCY, Lee Purcell, 1972 KID BLUE, Lee Purcell, Dennis Hopper, 1973, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, Lee Purcell (carrying sign), 1972 DIRTY LITTLE BILLY, Michael J. Pollard, Lee Purcell, 1972 ALMOST SUMMER, John Friedrich, Lee Purcell (back row), Bruno Kirby, Tim Matheson (front row), 1978, (c) Universal Pictures EDDIE MACON'S RUN, from left: Lee Purcell, John Schneider, 1983. ©Universal MR. MAJESTYK, Lee Purcell, Al Lettieri, Taylor Lacher, 1974

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 22% Love at First Glance Susan Landers (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 37% J.L. Family Ranch Mable Ritter (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 43% Kids vs Monsters Francine Gingerfield (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 13% The Unknown Doris Winslow (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Malaika Molly DeMornay (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father Ann Thielman (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joke Jane (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Movies Money & Murder Lilah (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Road Home Unknown (Character) - 1991
      50% 41% The Incredible Hulk Returns Maggie Shaw (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Sandie (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence Sharon DeLeon (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbait Sharon DeLeon (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 8% Space Rage Maggie (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland (Character) - 1985
      84% 72% Valley Girl Beth Brent (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 20% Eddie Macon's Run Jilly Buck (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 6% Homework Ms. Jackson (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite Bonnie Lee Beaumont (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing at Hell's Gate Jane Pasco (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 50% Kenny Rogers as the Gambler Jennie Reed (Character) - 1980
      69% 75% Stir Crazy Susan (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Muerte en la Puerta del Infierno Unknown (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret War of Jackie's Girls Casey McCann (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Music City Samantha Hunt (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 31% Stranger in Our House Julia Trent (Character) - 1978
      67% 87% Big Wednesday Peggy Gordon (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Almost Summer Christine Alexander (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 58% The Amazing Howard Hughes Billie Dove (Character) - 1977
      83% 67% Mr. Majestyk Wiley (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Works Overtime Donna (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hijack Eileen Noonan (Character) - 1973
      50% 62% Kid Blue Molly Ford (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 29% The Witching Priscilla (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 67% Dirty Little Billy Berle (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 38% Adam at 6 A.M. Jerri Jo Hopper (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Due South Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Frances McNean (Guest Star) 1986 1989 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Colleen Huntley/Missy Taylor (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Goldie Morris (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Carol Revson (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Vickie (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Cathy Cullen (Guest Star) 1970