Caroline Aaron

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Actress • Producer

Birth Date: August 7, 1952

Age: 71 years old

Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia

Caroline Aaron is a durable character actress best known to moviegoers as a key ensemble player in several Woody Allen films of the '80s and '90s. Playing roles that typified Allen's largely Jewish social and familial milieu, Aaron, with her tough no-nonsense approach, became a favorite cast addition of several leading directors, including Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Mike Nichols. Born to a prominent Jewish-American household in Richmond, Virginia, Aaron's family includes a former civil rights activist mother and a theater director sister. Eager to set her own path as an artist, Aaron initially pursued acting work on Broadway before making her screen debut in 1982 in the Robert Altman-directed "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." She followed up the same year with a bit part in the John Sayles romantic drama "Baby It's You" and went on to meatier roles in Mike Nichols' "Heartburn" (1986) and "Working Girl" (1988). But she gained the most notoriety playing Woody Allen's sister in his acclaimed 1989 dark comedy "Crimes and Misdemeanors," a character that the actress would somewhat reprise on the director's subsequent "Alice" and "Deconstructing Harry." In the '90s and '00s, Aaron began making inroads into TV acting, as well as returning to the stage, performing, most notably, under her sister Josephine Abady's direction in the play "The Boys Next Door."

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Between the Temples

Actor
Movie
2024

Theater CampStream

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Rita Cohen
Movie
2023
86%

GhostsStream

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Carol
Series
2021
96%

Christmas vs. the Walters

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Jane
Movie
2021

OutmatchedStream

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Sylvia
Series
2020
22%

I Feel BadStream

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Irene
Series
2018
31%

The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselStream

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Shirley Maisel
Series
2017
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The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselStream

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Shirley Maisel
Series
2017
90%

DoubtStream

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Judge Eugenia Souza
Series
2017
55%

Final Vision

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Leslie Sterling
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2017

Bitch

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2017

Breakable You

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Judith Singer
Movie
2017

Code BlackStream

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Barbara Abbott
Series
2015

Life in PiecesStream

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Karyl
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2015

Secrets and LiesStream

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2015
35%

The Odd CoupleStream

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2015

Bound & Babysitting

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Violet
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2015

TransparentStream

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Judy
Series
2014
91%

Madam SecretaryStream

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Edie Moran
Series
2014

Bad TeacherStream

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2014
56%

22 Jump StreetStream

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Annie Schmidt
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2014
84%

The MillersStream

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Kathy
Series
2013
47%

Instant MomStream

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2013

21 Jump StreetStream

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Annie Schmidt
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2012
85%

2 Broke GirlsStream

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Wiga
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2011

Up All Night

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Marla
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2011

Franklin & BashStream

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Judge Rebecca Bayles
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2011
61%

Happy EndingsStream

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Pailine Blum
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2011
76%

Rizzoli & IslesStream

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Dana
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2010

Modern FamilyStream

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Judge Bartley
Series
2009
85%

Love Hurts

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Wanda
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2009

Finding Bliss

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Debra Balaban
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2009

Surveillance

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Janet
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2008

Private PracticeStream

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Stephanie Gibson
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2007

Nancy Drew

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Barbara Barbara
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2007

Love Comes Lately

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Rachel
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2007

Ugly BettyStream

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Judge Biotch
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2006
97%

Brothers & SistersStream

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Elise
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2006
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SharkStream

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2006
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Head Cases

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2005

Grey's AnatomyStream

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2005
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American DadStream

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2005

Boston LegalStream

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Phyllis Goulet
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2004
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EntourageStream

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Sheila Rubenstein
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2004
65%

Call Waiting

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Judy Baxter/Carol Lane
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2004

A Day Without a Mexican

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Aunt Gigi
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2004

CellularStream

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Marilyn Mooney
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2004
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Beyond the Sea

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Nina Cassotto Maffia
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2004

Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman

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Madeleine
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2004

Miss Match

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2003
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Two Days

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Mrs. Miller
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2003

Less Than PerfectStream

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2002

CSI: MiamiStream

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2002

MonkStream

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Sheila Dorfman
Series
2002
91%

Pumpkin

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Claudia Prinsinger
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2002

The Secret Life of Zoey

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Mimi
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2002

Inside Schwartz

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2001

One on OneStream

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2001

Six Feet UnderStream

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Amelia
Series
2001
81%

When Billie Beat Bobby

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Gladys Heldman
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2001

Joe DirtStream

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Joe's Mom
Movie
2001
9%

Never Again

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Elaine
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2001

Amy's Orgasm

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Janet
Movie
2001

Curb Your EnthusiasmStream

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Barbara
Series
2000
92%

Gideon's Crossing

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2000

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

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2000

GirlfriendsStream

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2000

Life in the Fast Lane

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Venessa
Movie
2000

Numer stulecia

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2000

BounceStream

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Abby's Friend
Movie
2000
53%

What Planet Are You From?

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Nadine
Movie
2000

An American Daughter

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Veronica
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2000

Running Mates

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Jody Daniels
Movie
2000

There's No Fish Food in Heaven

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Venessa
Movie
2000

Once and Again

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1999

Family Law

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Series
1999

Judging Amy

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Series
1999

Payne

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1999

Tuesdays with Morrie

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Connie
Movie
1999

Anywhere But HereStream

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Gail Letterfine
Movie
1999
63%

Sex and the CityStream

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Pamela Glock
Series
1998
70%

Primary ColorsStream

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Lucille Kaufman
Movie
1998
80%

Ally McBeal

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1997
61%

The PracticeStream

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1997

Weapons of Mass Distraction

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Robin Zimmer
Movie
1997

Deconstructing HarryStream

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Doris
Movie
1997
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Dinner & Driving

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Roz
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1997

Hey Arnold!Stream

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1996

Early Edition

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1996

Good Company

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1996

The Boys Next Door

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Mrs. Warren
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1996

Big NightStream

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Woman in Restaurant
Movie
1996
97%

House ArrestStream

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Louise Finley
Movie
1996
10%

White Lies

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Gallerist
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1996

If Not for You

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1995

Dad, the Angel & Me

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Abby
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1995

Mr. 247

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Elaine
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1995

NYPD BlueStream

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Doris Steinman
Series
1993
83%

Dave's World

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1993

FrasierStream

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Phyllis Conrad
Series
1993
95%

The Pickle

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Nancy Osborne
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1993

Mad About YouStream

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Trish Dawson
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1992

Dead and Alive

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Dolly
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1991

Law & OrderStream

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1990

WingsStream

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1990

Crimes and Misdemeanors

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Barbara
Movie
1989
92%

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy DeanStream

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Teenager
Movie
1982
86%

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