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Cindy Pickett

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Cindy Lou Pickett (born April 18, 1947) is an American actress best known for her 1970s role as Jackie Marler-Spaulding on the CBS soap Guiding Light; her role as Dr. Carol Novino on the hugely-popular television drama St. Elsewhere in the 1980s; for her critically acclaimed performance as the real-life Kay Stayner, the mother of a boy who was kidnapped for several years, in the dramatic TV movie I Know My First Name Is Steven; and for her cinematic roles and performances as Valerie St. John in Roger Vadim's little-known 1980 erotic cult film, Night Games, for which she would have the leading role, and as the tough-as-nails and heroic Dr. Jane Norris in the 1989 sci-fi-horror film DeepStar Six. Pickett, however, is handily best-known to audiences for her highly memorable turn as Katie Bueller, Matthew Broderick's titular character's loving and unsuspecting mother, in the 1986 classic and iconic American comedy movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Apr 18, 1947 In Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Special 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Series Age of the Living Dead 2018-01-07
Known For
Poster of The Goodbye Bird
Poster of Son in Law
Poster of Sleepwalkers
Poster of DeepStar Six
Series Age of the Living Dead Amanda 2018-01-07
Movie Opus of an Angel Sister Monica 2017-09-23
Movie Te Ata Miss Davis 2017-10-13
Movie Being Rose Karen 2017-11-09
Movie Wrapped Up In Christmas Patty McKee 2017-11-25
Movie Stranded in Paradise Mona Nelson 2014-08-09
Series The Client List Linette's Customer 2012-04-08
Series The Mentalist Marcia Wilk 2008-09-23
Movie Sex and Death 101 Roderick's Mother 2007-06-15
Series Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Movie Who Is Ferris Bueller? Herself 2006-01-10
Movie Hate Crime Barbara McCoy 2006-03-16
Series McBride Unknown 2005-01-14
Series Medium Tanya King 2005-01-03
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series CSI: Miami Miranda Lewis 2002-09-23
Series Without a Trace Female Art Buyer 2002-09-26
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Crossing Jordan Laura Corday 2001-09-24
Series The Huntress Unknown 2000-07-26
Movie The Stepdaughter Maggie Conner 2000-10-31
Movie Atomic Dog Jennifer Yates 1998-01-14
Series Hyperion Bay Marjorie Sweeney 1998-09-21
Movie The Killing Secret Mrs. Voss 1997-01-06
Movie Painted Hero Sadie 1997-09-16
Movie Coyote Summer Maggie Foster 1996-01-01
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie Kid Cop Beverly Dwerkin 1996-12-20
Movie Evolver Melanie Baxter 1995-02-10
Movie Not Our Son Margaret Keller 1995-03-03
Movie Her Hidden Truth Laney Devereaux 1995-11-12
Movie The Goodbye Bird Sharon Phillips 1994-04-02
Movie Son in Law Connie Warner 1993-07-02
Movie Sleepwalkers Mrs. Robertson 1992-04-10
Movie Original Intent Marguerite 1992-05-13
Movie Wild Card Dana 1992-08-03
Movie Plymouth Addy Mathewson 1991-05-26
Movie Crooked Hearts Jill Warren 1991-09-06
Movie DeepStar Six Dr. Diane Norris 1989-01-13
Series I Know My First Name Is Steven Kay 1989-05-22
Movie She's Having a Baby Cindy Pickett (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Movie Hot to Trot Victoria Peyton 1988-08-26
Movie Echoes In The Darkness Sue Myers 1987-11-01
Series Amerika Amanda Bradford 1987-02-15
Movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off Katie Bueller 1986-06-11
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie The Men's Club Hannah 1986-09-19
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Call to Glory Unknown 1984-08-13
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Cocaine and Blue Eyes Catherine Anatole 1983-01-02
Movie Circle of Power Lyn Nilsson 1983-09-23
Movie Hysterical Kate 1983-07-29
Movie Cry for the Strangers Elaine Russell 1982-02-11
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Louis L'Amour's The Cherokee Trail Mary Breydon 1981-05-21
Movie Margin for Murder Velda 1981-10-15
Movie Night Games Valerie St. John 1980-04-11
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie The Ivory Ape Unknown 1980-04-18
Series ABC Afterschool Special Unknown 1972-10-04