Amanda Bearse

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Actress • Director • Comedian

Birth Date: August 9, 1958

Age: 65 years old

Birth Place: Winter Park, Florida

Fresh-faced, perky and youthful player who became known as Marcy D'Arcy, the misguided feminist foil of Ed O'Neill's formidably oafish Al Bundy, on the long-running hit sitcom "Married...With Children" (Fox, 1987-97). After studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Bearse broke into the business with a two-year stint playing Amanda Cousins on the daytime soap "All My Children." After making her feature debut with a small part in the Goldie Hawn vehicle "Protocol" (1984), Bearse became the object of desire for Tim Robbins and Stephen Geoffreys in the amiable teen comedy "Fraternity Vacation" (1985).

She graduated to leading lady status in the underrated horror-comedy "Fright Night" (1985) opposite William Ragsdale. Bearse began directing episodes of "Married...With Children" in 1991 and has continued to do so in subsequent seasons. She publicly came out as a lesbian in 1993. Bearse returned to acting in 2011, appearing in two episodes of Lifetime comedy-drama series, "Drop Dead Diva." In 2020, she starred in "Sky Sharks." In 2022, Amanda Bearse played Luke Macfarlane's mother in the film, "Bros."

Credits

BrosStream

Actor
Anne
Movie
2022

Sky Sharks

Actor
Marjorie Phelps
Movie
2020

Anger ManagementStream

Guest Star
Rita
Series
2012

Drop Dead DivaStream

Guest Star
Judge Jodi Corliss
Series
2009
78%

George LopezStream

Director
Series
2002

RebaStream

Director
Series
2001

Nikki

Director
Show
2000

Ladies Man

Director
Series
1999
8%

Reunited

Director
Show
1998

Jesse

Director
Series
1998

Rude Awakening

Director
Series
1998

Dharma & Greg

Director
Series
1997

The Tom Show

Director
Show
1997

Alright Already

Director
Show
1997

Head Over Heels

Director
Show
1997

Sabrina the Teenage WitchStream

Director
Series
1996

The Jamie Foxx ShowStream

Director
Series
1996

Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher

Director
Show
1996

Simon

Director
Show
1995

The Doom Generation

Actor
Barmaid
Movie
1995

Goddess of Love

Actor
Cathy
Movie
1988

Married ... With ChildrenStream

Actor
Marcy D'Arcy
Series
1987

Married ... With ChildrenStream

Director
Series
1987

Fright NightStream

Actor
Amy Peterson
Movie
1985
82%

Fraternity Vacation

Actor
Nicole Ferret
Movie
1985

Protocol

Actor
Soap Opera Actor
Movie
1984

Hotel

Guest Star
Jean Haywood
Soap
1983

First Affair

Actor
Karen
Movie
1983

Fire on the Mountain

Actor
Karen
Movie
1983

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