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Phyllis Somerville

Phyllis Somerville
Somerville at the 2007 premiere of Lucky You
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OccupationStage, film, television actress

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Phyllis Somerville, born 1944, is an American stage, screen, and television actress. 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 made her debut in the musical Over Here! on Broadway, which starred Janie Sell, and the then-surviving Andrews Sisters (Maxene, who has since passed on, and Patty). She 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). Her Broadway roles include:

*'night, Mother as Jessie Cates (1983 1984)

*Once in a Lifetime as Miss Chasen (1978)

*Over Here! as Wilma (1974 1975)

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