Anne Twomey

Anne Carolyn Twomey (born June 7, 1951) is an American actress.

Anne Twomey
Anne Carolyn Twomey

(1951-06-07) June 7, 1951
Years active1980–2003
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
ChildrenHannah Lloyd (b. 1978)
Elizabeth Lloyd (b. 1982)[2]

Early life

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of Muriel Descoteaux Twomey and Harry F. Twomey, Jr. of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. She has a brother, John Twomey. John is married to Maria S. Chan.

Twomey's mother Muriel Descoteaux Twomey of Gladwyne, PA, died peacefully on November 1, 2012 in Ossining, N.Y, after a long illness. [3]


Twomey earned critical acclaim for her performance in the 1980 play Nuts, for which she won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. Her additional Broadway credits include To Grandmother's House We Go (1981) and Orpheus Descending (1989). Off-Broadway she appeared in Vieux Carré (1983), which garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, and The Vampires (1984).

Twomey's feature film credits include Deadly Friend (1986), Last Rites (1988), The Scout (1994), Picture Perfect (1997), and The Confession.

Twomey had recurring roles in the 1993 season of L.A. Law and the 2000-01 season of Third Watch. She has made guest appearances on Shannon (1981 TV series), The Cosby Show, Magnum, P.I., Seinfeld, Spin City, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and had a featured role in the 1998 television remake of Rear Window starring Christopher Reeve and Daryl Hannah.

Twomey has narrated several audiobooks, including works by Dean Koontz, Joyce Carol Oates, Tracy Chevalier, and M.T. Anderson.

Charity work

Twomey has worked with prisoners at Rehabilitation Through the Arts.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Imagemaker Molly Grainger
1986 Deadly Friend Jeannie Conway
1988 Last Rites Zena
1994 The Scout Jennifer
1997 Picture Perfect Sela
1999 The Confession Judge Judy Crossland


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Shannon Episode: "Curtain Calls"
1984 American Playhouse Jean Episode: "Refuge"
1984 The Cosby Show Mrs. Jennings Episode: "You're Not a Mother Night"
1985 No Complaints! Joanna Newman TV movie
1985 The Twilight Zone Nola Granville Episode: "Her Pilgrim Soul"
1985 Behind Enemy Lines Helen Isaacs TV movie
1987 Home Maggie Costigan TV movie
1987 Magnum, P.I. Alicia Maxfield Episode: "Murder by Night"
1987 Everything's Relative Episode: "It's a Business Doing Pleasure with You"
1988 The Equalizer Meredith Browning Episode: "Always a Lady"
1989 Day One Kitty Openheimer TV movie
1990 Orpheus Descending Carol Cutrere TV movie
1991 Bump in the Night Sarah TV movie
1992 The Secret Dr. Meyers TV movie
1992 Seinfeld Rita Episode: "The Virgin"
1993 Seinfeld Rita Episode: "The Pilot"
1993 L.A. Law Linda Salerno Recurring role (5 episodes)
1995 New York News Episode: "Cost of Living"
1995 Law & Order Mrs. Harlan Episode: "Hot Pursuit"
1996 Law & Order Kate Bergreen-Spiegel Episode: "Family Business"
1997 Spin City Holly Cohen Episode: "An Affair to Remember"
1998 Rear Window Leila TV movie
1999 Law & Order Pepper Garrison Episode: "Merger"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sharon Hadley Episode: "Misleader"
2000 Wonderland Judge Manheim Episode: "20/20 Hindsight"
2000–01 Third Watch Catherine Zambrano Recurring Role (7 episodes)
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lyz Webster Episode: "The Gift"
2003 Hack Mrs. Farrel Episode: "The Looking Glass"


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Nuts Claudia Faith Draper
1981 To Grandmother's House We Go Beatrice
1989 Orpheus Descending Carol Cutrere


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