Rondi Reed

Active - 1986 - 2010  |   Born - Oct 26, 1952 in Dixon, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Romance

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  • First acting role came in a grade-school production of Johnny Appleseed. Went on to study theater in college.
  • Member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, since 1979; debuted in the 1980 play Bonjour, La Bonjour.  
  • Honored with her first Jeff Award, given for outstanding accomplishments in Chicago theater, in 1982. 
  • In 1986, made directorial stage debut in the two-play series Lydie Breeze.
  • Made Broadway debut in the 1990 stage version of The Grapes of Wrath.
  • First TV role was on the ABC comedy Roseanne in a 1992 episode called "Therapy."
  • Made cinematic debut in the 1992 comedy Mo' Money
  • Rejected role of Mattie Fae in the problematic comedy August: Osage County four times before she agreed to do it; her portrayal earned her a Tony Award.  
  • Landed the role of Peggy in the 2010 CBS comedy Mike & Molly.