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Henriette Mantel

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Birth date1958
Place of birthVermont
OccupationFilm actress, producer, screenwriter

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Henriette Mantel (born c. 1958) is an Emmy Award-winning American writer, actress, producer, director, and stand-up comic from Vermont.

She was born and raised in Newfane, Vermont on her family's farm.

In the late 1970s, she spent two years in Washington, D.C., working with Ralph Nader at his Center for the Study of Responsive Law. Twenty years later, she co-wrote and directed An Unreasonable Man with her friend Steve Skrovan. The movie was a hit at Sundance and was on the "short list" for the Academy Awards.

She has worked in documentary and reality television as a writer/producer on such shows as the Emmy Award winning The Osbournes and Michael Moore's The Awful Truth. She won her first Emmy for writing on Win Ben Stein's Money. Most recently, she was a consultant for HBO's The Comeback and co-authored the book Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood with Teri Garr. As an actress, Henriette has appeared in many feature films and television comedies. She appeared in The Brady Bunch films as Alice the maid. She also appeared in an episode of Friends as nurse #2 in the eighth season; episode 23: The One Where Rachel Has a Baby. She played Shelley Long's lovable nanny in the second season of the CBS sitcom Good Advice.

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