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Dee Wallace (1948)

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Dee Wallace , also known as Dee Wallace-Stone, is an American actress and comedienne. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films. These include a starring role as Elliot's mother in the Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial , her most widely seen role. She also played key roles in popular cult films The Hills Have Eyes and The Howling and appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and 10 . In total, Wallace has appeared in more than 85 films.


 early life and career
Wallace was born Deanna Bowers in Kansas City, Kansas on December 14, 1948.

Wallace appeared in the television series Together We Stand (1986 — 1987) and the syndicated The New Lassie (1989 — 1992). In the latter series, she appeared with her husband Christopher Stone, with whom she also co-starred in Cujo and The Howling .

Wallace remains popularly known for her horror film roles. She has appeared at many horror film conventions and has a reputation for being very kind and generous with her many admirers and fans. She has also opened an acting studio to mentor young actors. Her husband, Christopher Stone died suddenly in 1995 of a heart attack while she was filming The Frighteners in New Zealand. Coincidentally The Frighteners told the story of a series of bizarre, inexplicable heart attack-related deaths.

Wallace starred in Rob Zombie's re-imagining of Halloween; Wallace played Cynthia Strode, Laurie Strode's adoptive mother. In 2009, she played the role of Nancy Dooly, Vincent's mother in The Mother of Invention. She appeared in the horror film The Ocean, the western Between the Sand and the Sky and the horror-thriller Sebastian. The latter movie stars Daeg Faerch, Meadow Williams, Betsy Rue, Meg Foster and Greg Vaughan.

It has recently been announced that Wallace will feature in the eighth season of The Office as the mother of Andy Bernard, in the episode "Garden Party".

 personal life
Wallace is the daughter of Maxine (née Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers.

Wallace attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, before attending the University of Kansas and graduating with an education degree. She briefly taught high school drama at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, in the early 1970s. She married fellow actor Christopher Stone in 1980, with whom she had one daughter, Gabrielle. Her husband died fifteen years later of a heart attack. Wallace has since married actor Skip Belyea.

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