Vicki Lewis

Vicki Lewis

Infobox actor

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name = Vicki Lewis
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birthplace = Cincinnati, Ohio

Vicki Lewis (born March 17 1960) is an American actress best known for her role as the quirky secretary Beth in the NBC sitcom "NewsRadio".



Lewis' film appearances include roles in "Finding Nemo", "Mousehunt", "Godzilla", "Pushing Tin" and 2007's "California Dreaming" with "Newsradio" costar Dave Foley.

On television, Lewis starred in the NBC sitcom "Three Sisters" and the WB animated comedy "Mission Hill". She made guest appearances on "Seinfeld" (in the episode "The Secretary") and "Murphy Brown". In a recurring role on "Home Improvement", she played Maureen Binford, producer of the show-within-a-show "Tool Time". Other shows on which she has played recurring roles include "Caroline in the City", "The Norm Show", "Grace Under Fire", "Phenom" and "The Five Mrs. Buchanans". Lewis starred in the made-for-TV film adaptation of "Bye Bye Birdie" for ABC opposite Jason Alexander. Most recently, she made guest appearances on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and FX's "Dirt".

Besides "Mission Hill", Lewis has voiced characters for "Justice League Heroes", "Phineas and Ferb", "Rugrats", "King of the Hill", "", and "An Extremely Goofy Movie". Most recently, she voiced the wife of DC's second Flash, Iris West Allen, on "."

On stage, Lewis has appeared in "City of Angels" and "My One and Only" in Los Angeles, and has performed as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Her Broadway credits include "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", "Snoopy!!! The Musical", "Damn Yankees", "Chicago" and "The Crucible". She also appeared with Peter Gallagher and Patti LuPone in "Pal Joey" at the New York City Center. Lewis won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the world premiere of Michael John Lachuisa's "Hotel C'est L'amou".

Lewis is often confused with Kathy Griffin, another redhead born in 1960, who played a role similar to Lewis' "NewsRadio" character on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan". Griffin's character, who was also named Vicki, was mimicked by Lewis on a "NewsRadio" episode. Lewis has been vocal about the comparisons on "NewsRadio" DVD commentaries.

Lewis was part of the one-night celebrity performed staging of Howard Ashman's unproduced musical "Dreamstuff". The musical was re-imagined by Howard's partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green and performed one night only at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series, directed by Ugly Betty's Michael Urie. Lewis starred in the show alongside Eden Espinosa, Fred Willard, David Blue (actor) and Luke MacFarlane. In the show, Lewis made a reference to Kathy Griffin, stating that Griffin resembled the fictional character Lewis was playing.

Personal life

Lewis was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Marlene, a nursing administrator, and Jim Lewis, an air traffic supervisor. [ [ Vicki Lewis Biography (1960-) ] ] She has a sister, Denise. Lewis graduated from Anderson High School there in 1978. She was in a long-term relationship with Nick Nolte. The two met during the filming of "I'll Do Anything". She is currently engaged to Sound Designer Philip G. Allen. [ [ Vicki Lewis Biography - Yahoo! Movies ] ]


External links

* [ Official website]
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