Comedienne and actress Henriette Mantel made her feature film debut playing Alice the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch Movie (1996) and A Very Brady Sequel (1997). Before that, she was a regular on the standup comedy circuit, frequently appearing on such comedy television anthologies as Caroline's Comedy Hour and Evening at the Improv, as well as making guest appearances on the nightly series Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Born and raised on a Vermont farm, she was a natural at funny business and honed her comedic skills on her brothers and sisters. Before making her debut as a standup comedienne at a San Francisco club in 1985, Mantel had worked at various jobs, including a time in Washington, D.C., as part of the consumer advocate group Nader's Raiders.
by Sandra Brennan biography