Lee Garlington



Place of birth:

Teaneck, New Jersey, USA:


Ann Leslie "Lee" Garlington (born July 20, 1953) is an American actress. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series, including The West Wing, 7th Heaven, 8 Simple Rules, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Judging Amy, Will & Grace, Matlock, L.A. Law, The Practice, Quantum Leap, Home Improvement, Boston Legal, Roseanne, Get a Life, Profiler, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Two and a Half Men, Lie to Me and among other series. She also played the part of Kirsten, Rose Nylund's (Betty White) daughter in the final season of The Golden Girls and Ronni, the mistress of Joey Tribbiani's father on Friends. From 2002 to 2005, she had a recurring role as Brenda Baxworth on Everwood. She was one of the stars of the series Lenny. Garlington also appeared in the sequels to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Psycho II (1983) and Psycho III (1986). She starred alongside Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen in the action/thriller Cobra (1986). In Sneakers (1992), she appeared as Dr. Elena Rhyzkov, a Czechoslovakian mathematics scientist, in a scene with Robert Redford. Garlington was originally intended to play the lead female role in Seinfeld. She was the female regular in the pilot episode, "The Seinfeld Chronicles", playing the waitress Claire at Pete's Luncheonette. When the series was picked up, however, it was decided that having the female lead be from such a different social status compared to the rest of the cast would be unworkable, so the character of Claire was dropped and replaced by Elaine Benes. In 2018, Garlington received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her role as Darlene in Broken.

Film Credits

The Little Things (2021)
as Landlady
Christmas Harmony (2018)
as Debbie
Do You Take This Man (2017)
as Esther
Married by Christmas (2016)
as Bitsy Tate
Her Last Will (2016)
Her Last Will (2016)
as Ruth/Rudy
Band of Robbers (2016)
as Lt. Polly
House by the Lake (2016)
as Dr. Llywelyn
Some Kind of Beautiful (2015)
as Wendy
Mockingbird (2014)
as Mom
The Extendables (2014)
as Paint
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
as Gummy
Sister (2014)
as Principal Jacobs
North Blvd (2014)
as Liz
The Psycho Legacy (2010)
as Herself
A Buddy Story (2010)
as Susan's Mom
Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith (2009)
as Jane Burns
The Coverup (2008)
as Beeverly Thacker
Pulse 2: Afterlife (2008)
as Aunt Carmen
Forfeit (2007)
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
as Regional Judge
Stick It (2006)
as Head Vault Judge
Something New (2006)
as Mrs. Cahan
Mortuary (2005)
as Rita
A Lot Like Love (2005)
as Stewardess
American Gun (2005)
as Psychologist
Guarding Eddy (2004)
as Helen
Johnson Family Vacation (2004)
as Betty Sue
The Hot Chick (2002)
as Vice Principal Bernard
One Hour Photo (2002)
as Waitress
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
as Mary Pat Foley
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
as Jordan's Mom
Layover (2001)
as Public Defender Boone
American Pie 2 (2001)
as Natalie's Mom
Stranger Inside (2001)
as Warden Arnold
Boys and Girls (2000)
as L.A. Flight Attendant
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
as Georgette
Forever Lulu (2000)
as Linda Davis
Can of Worms (1999)
as Dana Pillsbury
Driven (1998)
as Marian
Virtual Obsession (1998)
Dante's Peak (1997)
as Dr. Jane Fox
Summer of Fear (1996)
as Winnie
The Babysitter (1995)
as Dolly Tucker
Whose Daughter is She? (1995)
as Annie
See Jane Run (1995)
as Carole Garson
The Yarn Princess (1994)
as Wanda
Reflections on a Crime (1994)
as Tina
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
as Anne Williams
Love Matters (1993)
as Nan
Torch Song (1993)
as Phyllis
Dying to Love You (1993)
as Rita
Kiss of a Killer (1993)
as Helene
When No One Would Listen (1992)
as Lee
Sneakers (1992)
Shame (1992)
as Tina Farrell
The Whereabouts of Jenny (1991)
as Gina
Meet the Applegates (1990)
as Nita Samson
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
as Peggy Blankenship
Last Flight Out (1990)
as Jan
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
as Mary Willis
Field of Dreams (1989)
as Beulah Gasnick
Three Fugitives (1989)
as Woman Cop
The Seventh Sign (1988)
as Dr. Margaret Inness
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
as Briefing Officer
Student Exchange (1987)
as Mrs. Whitcoms
Murder Ordained (1987)
as Lorna's Friend
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
as Gym Instructor
Psycho III (1986)
as Myrna
Cobra (1986)
as Nancy Stalk
Psycho II (1983)
as Myrna
Carbon Copy (1981)
Segal ()
as Himself

Production Credits

P.A.N.I.C. in Griffith Park (1987)