Mel Harris

Mel Harris Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: July 12, 1956

Age: 67 years old

Birth Place: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

A dark, striking leading lady of TV, Mel Harris is a former model who, after a few false starts in feature films ("Wanted: Dead or Alive" 1986, "Cameron's Closet" 1988) and TV ("Harry's Hong Kong" 1987), lent an understated sincerity and authority to the role of Hope, a woman attempting to juggle marriage, children and a career, in ABC's acclaimed, not-for-yuppies-only serial "thirtysomething."

Harris tried a change of pace with her next series, the sitcom "Something So Right" (NBC, 1996-97; ABC, 1997-1998), in which she played a thrice-married woman coping with her new husband and their respective children.

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Testament to Rose

Executive Producer
Show
2024

Queen of Knives

Actor
Kathy
Movie
2024

Mythical Creatures

Executive Producer
Show
2023

Going HomeStream

Actor
Series
2022

King of Knives

Actor
Kathy
Movie
2020

ImpostersStream

Guest Star
Margaret Jonson
Series
2017
93%

Crazy Ex-GirlfriendStream

Guest Star
Series
2015
98%

Hollywood Today Live

Guest
Show
2014

The Lodger

Actor
Margaret
Movie
2009

Cane

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Show
2007

Saints & Sinners

Actor
Sylvia Capshaw
Show
2007

Nicholas

Actor
Show
2007

Arc

Actor
Charlie
Movie
2006

Close to Home

Guest Star
Show
2005

Criminal MindsStream

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Series
2005

Jake in Progress

Guest Star
Show
2005

Out of the Woods

Actor
Beth Fleming
Movie
2005

Purple Heart

Actor
Dr. Harrison
Movie
2005

HouseStream

Guest Star
Barbara Bardach
Series
2004
90%

CSI: NYStream

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Julie Rollins
Series
2004

North Shore

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2004

The Retrievers

Actor
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2003

Cold CaseStream

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Series
2003

Hangman's Curse

Actor
Sarah Springfield
Movie
2003

Another Pretty Face

Actor
Diana Downs
Movie
2002

Dynamite

Actor
Faye Baxter
Movie
2002

The Retrievers

Actor
Karen Lowry
Movie
2001

Madigan Men

Guest Star
Show
2000

Out of Time

Actor
Annie Epson
Movie
2000

Sonic Impact

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Co-Pilot Jennifer Blake
Movie
2000

Firetrap

Actor
Cordelia Calloway
Movie
2000

The West WingStream

Guest Star
Ricky Rafferty
Series
1999
81%

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Eileen Switzer
Series
1999
78%

Dawson's CreekStream

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Series
1998

Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest

Actor
Sarah McLeish
Movie
1997

Something So Right

Actor
Carly Davis
Show
1996

A Case for Life

Actor
Liz
Movie
1996

What Kind of Mother Are You?

Actor
Mrs. Laura Hyler
Movie
1996

JAGStream

Guest Star
Series
1995

The Outer LimitsStream

Guest Star
Dr. Christina Markham
Series
1995

Secretaria Asesina

Actor
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1995

Secret mortel

Actor
Movie
1995

The Secretary

Actor
Ellen Bradford
Movie
1995

Sharon's Secret

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Laurel O'Connor
Movie
1995

Women of Spring Break

Actor
Claire
Movie
1995

Wind Dancer

Actor
Susan Allen
Movie
1995

Touched by an AngelStream

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Series
1994

Ultimate Betrayal

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Adult Susan Rodgers
Movie
1994

The Spider and the Fly

Actor
Dianna Taylor
Movie
1994

Broken Lullaby

Actor
Jordan Kirkland
Movie
1994

The Pagemaster

Actor
Claire Tyler
Movie
1994

With Hostile Intent

Actor
Kathy Arnold
Movie
1993

Distant Cousins

Actor
Katherine June Sullivan
Movie
1993

Suture

Actor
Dr. Renee Descartes
Movie
1993

Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox Story

Actor
Allison Wilcox
Movie
1993

Los Secretos de la Política

Actor
Movie
1992

The Burden of Proof

Actor
Sonia Klonsky
Movie
1992

Grass Roots

Actor
Kate Rule
Movie
1992

Raising Cain

Actor
Sarah
Movie
1992

Child of Rage

Actor
Jill Tyler
Movie
1992

Cross of Fire

Actor
Madge Oberholtzer
Show
1989

K-9 chien de flic

Actor
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1989

K-9

Actor
Tracy
Movie
1989

My Brother's Wife

Actor
Eleanor Goldberg-Rusher
Movie
1989

La Croix de feu

Actor
Madge Oberholtzer
Movie
1989

Cameron

Actor
Movie
1988

thirtysomething

Actor
Hope Murdoch Steadman
Series
1987
83%

Cameron's Closet

Actor
Nora Haley
Movie
1987

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Actor
Terry
Movie
1987

Harry's Hong Kong

Actor
Fay Salerno
Movie
1987

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Actor
Show
1985

M*A*S*HStream

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Driver
Series
1972

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