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Lynne Thigpen (1948–2003)


Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen was born Cherlynne Thigpen in Joliet, Illinois, on December 22, 1948. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a short time, but her interest in acting eventually... See full bio »

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Known For

The Warriors
(1979)
Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial Man President Marjorie Bota
(1999)
Anger Management
Anger Management Judge Brenda Daniels
(2003)
Lean on Me
Lean on Me Leonna Barrett
(1989)

Filmography

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 1997-2003 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
Luna
- The Great Bandini (2003) ... Luna (voice)
- Big Blue Home of the Brave (2003) ... Luna (voice)
- Show Your Stuff (2003) ... Luna (voice)
- A Trip to the General Store (2003) ... Luna (voice)
- A Strange Bird (2003) ... Luna (voice)
 2000-2003 The District (TV Series)
Ella Farmer
- Into the Sunset (2003) ... (credit only)
- Ella Mae (2003) ... Ella Farmer (credit only)
- Rage (2003) ... Ella Farmer
- Criminally Insane (2003) ... Ella Farmer
- Bloodlines (2003) ... Ella Farmer
 2003 Anger Management
Judge Brenda Daniels
 2001 Novocaine
Pat
 2000 Shaft
Carla Howard
 2000 An American Daughter (TV Movie)
Dr. Judith B. Kaufman
 1983-2000 All My Children (TV Series)
Flora Baxter / Aunt Grace
- Episode dated 6 April 2000 (2000) ... Flora Baxter / Aunt Grace
- Episode dated 29 December 1997 (1997) ... Flora Baxter / Aunt Grace
- Episode dated 26 November 1996 (1996) ... Flora Baxter / Aunt Grace
- Episode dated 8 July 1995 (1995) ... Flora Baxter / Aunt Grace
- Episode #1.3581 (1983) ... Flora Baxter
 1999 Bicentennial Man
President Marjorie Bota
 1995-1999 Law & Order (TV Series)
Judge Ida Boucher
- Patsy (1999) ... Judge Ida Boucher
- Savages (1995) ... Judge Ida Boucher
- Switch (1995) ... Judge Ida Boucher
 1999 The Insider
Mrs. Williams
 1999 Random Hearts
Phyllis Bonaparte
 1999 Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time (Video Game)
The Chief
 1999 Night Ride Home (TV Movie)
Fran
 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Dr. Holmes / Linda
- Turkey Day (1998) ... Dr. Holmes
- The First Gentleman (1998) ... Linda
 1998 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Wasa Training Officer
- Slimey Returns from the Moon to Sesame Street (1998) ... Wasa Training Officer
 1998 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego (Video Game)
The Chief
 1998 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
Ms. Wood
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Judge
- Hank's Dirty Laundry (1998) ... Judge (voice)
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Dr. Bea Goldman
- Take Back the Night (1997) ... Dr. Bea Goldman
 1997 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Regina Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 3 (1997) ... Regina Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 2 (1997) ... Regina Wilson
- Blood Ties: Part 1 (1997) ... Regina Wilson
 1996 Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series)
The Chief
 1996 Pretty Poison (TV Movie)
Jane Azenauer
 1996 Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego? (Video Game)
The Chief
 1996 A Mother's Instinct (TV Movie)
'Mike' Wheelwright (as Lynn Thigpen)
 1996 The Boys Next Door (TV Movie)
Mrs. Tracy
 1991-1995 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (TV Series)
The Chief / Agnes Acme
- A Rodent Ran Through It (1995) ... The Chief
- Totem Bites Back (1995) ... The Chief
- Art So Nice, They Stole It Twice (1995) ... The Chief
- Ready, Willing and Cable (1995) ... The Chief
- Latitude Adjustment (1995) ... The Chief
 1995 Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (TV Movie)
Capt. Gigi Cardenas
 1995 Just Cause
Ida Conklin
 1995 The Puzzle Place (TV Series)
Chief
- The Mystery of the Fabulous Hat (1995) ... Chief
 1994 Blankman
Grandma Walker
 1994 The Paper
Janet
 1993 Naked in New York
Helen
 1989-1993 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Jo Delancey / Mrs. Meeks
- Girlfriend (1993) ... Jo Delancey
- Private Affairs (1989) ... Mrs. Meeks
 1991-1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
D.A. Ruby Thomas
- Zo Long (1992) ... D.A. Ruby Thomas
- Second Time Around (1992) ... D.A. Ruby Thomas
- Say Goodnight Gracie (1992) ... D.A. Ruby Thomas
- Beauty and the Breast (1992) ... D.A. Ruby Thomas
- Love in Bloom (1992) ... D.A. Ruby Thomas
 1992 Bob Roberts
Kelly Noble
 1992 Article 99
Nurse White
 1991 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hudson
- Theo and the Kids: Part 2 (1991) ... Mrs. Hudson
- Theo and the Kids: Part 1 (1991) ... Mrs. Hudson
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini-Series)
Ruth Alice Stovall
 1991 Dear John (TV Series)
Sarah Donnelly
- The Poet: Part 2 (1991) ... Sarah Donnelly
 1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Nate's Cousin
- Here's One Way to Fill Every Waking Moment (1991) ... Nate's Cousin
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Lt. Marilyn Fowler
- Where Echoes End (1990) ... Lt. Marilyn Fowler
 1989-1990 FM (TV Series)
Naomi Sayers
- Off the Record (1990) ... Naomi Sayers
- Sex, Lies and 35mm Slides (1990) ... Naomi Sayers
- The Last Virgin (1990) ... Naomi Sayers
- Let's Spend the Night Together (1990) ... Naomi Sayers
- No Fool Like an April Fool (1990) ... Naomi Sayers
 1990 Impulse
Dr. Gardner
 1989 Fear Stalk (TV Movie)
Barbara
 1989 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Rosie
- New Parents (1989) ... Rosie
- New Baby (1989) ... Rosie
- Best of Enemies (1989) ... Rosie
- About Last Night (1989) ... Rosie
- Politics (1989) ... Rosie
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dr. Bryce
- The Slice of Life (1989) ... Dr. Bryce
 1989 Lean on Me
Leonna Barrett
 1988 Running on Empty
Contact at Eldridge St.
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Madame Torchet
- Dueling Voodoo (1988) ... Madame Torchet
 1987 Hello Again
Reporter #2
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Cleaning Lady
- Blood & Wine: Part 2 (1987) ... Cleaning Lady
- Blood & Wine: Part 1 (1987) ... Cleaning Lady
 1987 The Ellen Burstyn Show (TV Series)
Pam James
- Writer, Wronger (1987) ... Pam James
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mrs. Jarvis
- The Hopes and Fears (1986) ... Mrs. Jarvis
 1986 Sweet Liberty
Claire
 1985-1986 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Loretta Harper
- Family Reunion (1986) ... Loretta Harper
- Alabamy Bound: Part 2 (1985) ... Loretta Harper
- Alabamy Bound: Part 1 (1985) ... Loretta Harper
 1986 Rockabye (TV Movie)
Rica Towne
 1985 Walls of Glass
Woman Cop
 1985 The Recovery Room (TV Movie)
Gail
 1984 Streets of Fire
Subway Motorwoman
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Judge Hale (1992)
 1983 The News Is the News (TV Series)
 1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Nancy
- Alison: Part 1 (1983) ... Nancy
 1982-1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Louisa / Telephone Operator
- The Files on Jill Hatch: Part I (1983) ... Louisa
- Working (1982) ... Telephone Operator
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Sojourner Truth / Barbara Jordan
 1982 Tootsie
Jo
 1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Mrs. Dupree
- Double-Cross (1981) ... Mrs. Dupree
 1979 The Warriors
D.J.
 1973 Godspell
Lynne
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
Witch / Ensemble
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Other Works:

Audio book: Narrated Ernest J. Gaines' "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lynne Richmond | Lynn Thigpen

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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The official coroner's report on Lynne's sudden death stated that she died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Lynne had been suffering from severe headaches just days before her fatal attack. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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