Phyllis Jeanne Somerville (born December 12, 1943) is an American stage, film and television actress known for her work in The Big C, Little Children, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Stage, film, television actress
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Somerville was born in Iowa City, Iowa. Her most prominent role to date was in 2006 as the mother of the sexual predator played by Jackie Earle Haley in Todd Field's Little Children. She also appeared as Marlene in the Showtime television series The Big C.
Somerville made her Broadway debut in the musical Over Here!, which starred Janie Sell, and the then-surviving Andrews Sisters (Maxene and Patty). Somerville has a long history of appearing both on and off-Broadway and outside New York; most recently in 2003 as "Emily Dickinson/Vera" in The Psychic Life of Savages, a play by Amy Freed (Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, Connecticut).
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Hartig Hilepo Agency Ltd
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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Salt and Pepper
New York City, New York
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