Conchata Ferrell Biography

Birthday: 1943-03-28
Place of Birth: Charleston, West Virginia USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy "Two and a Half Men" (2003). Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "April" in the Norman Lear-produced series "Hot L Baltimore" (1975), in which she recreated her role in Lanford Wilson's off-Broadway hit. However, what was a hit play in New York turned out to be a flop on national TV and, though she worked steadily ever since, it took her role in support of stars Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in "Men" to get her the attention her talent richly deserved. For her role as "Berta", Conchata was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in both 2005 and 2007. She has three Emmy nominations in toto, having previously gotten a nod in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "L.A. Law" (1986). Born Conchata Galen Ferrell on March 28, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia to Luther Martin Ferrell and Mescal Loraine (George) Ferrell, she attended West Virginia University and Marshall University. Conchata graduated from Marshall with a degree in social studies in education. Eventually, she sought a life in the theater, and achieved success off-Broadway as a member of the Circle in the Square theatrical company in Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore". For her next off-Broadway appearance, as "Gertrude Blum" in Edward J. Moore's "The Sea Horse", Ferrell won Drama Desk, Theatre World and Obie Awards as best actress in 1974. She has worked steadily in television and films ever since. Ferrell is married to Arnie Anderson and has one daughter.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Hot L Baltimore 1975 Comedy
E/R (1984) Nurse Joan Thor 1984 - 1985
A Peaceable Kingdom 1989 Drama
Hearts Afire 1992 - 1993 Comedy
Teen Angel Pam 1997 - 1998
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
Two and a Half Men Berta 2011 - 2012 Comedy
Touch 2013 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Network 1976 Drama
Where the River Runs Black Mother Marta 1986 Adventure
For Keeps? 1988 Drama, Romance, Comedy
Mystic Pizza Leona 1988 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Edward Scissorhands Helen 1990 Biography, 0
Deadly Intentions... Again? 1991 Thriller
Chains of Gold Martha Burke 1991 Drama, Action, Thriller
True Romance Mary Louise Ravencroft 1993 0, Game Show, Comedy, Biography
Family Prayers Mrs. Romeyo 1993 Drama
Samurai Cowboy Bobbi Bob Pickette 1994
My Fellow Americans 1996 Adventure, Comedy
Touch Virginia Worrel 1997 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Erin Brockovich Brenda 2000
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 Thriller, Drama
Mr Deeds 2002 Comedy, Romance
Kabluey 2008
Villisca Mrs. Flanks 2015 Horror