Dec. 14th, 1948
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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Dee Wallace (born Deanna Bowers; December 14, 1949), also known as Dee Wallace Stone, is an American actress and scream queen. She is perhaps best known for her roles in several popular films mainly in the horror genre. Her most widely seen role is a starring role as Elliott's mother, Mary, in the 'Steven Spielberg' film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She also played key roles in popular cult films The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). She also appeared in The Stepford Wives in 1975 and 10 (1979). In total, she has appeared in over 90 television shows and 100 films.
Born in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Maxine (née Nichols) and Robert Stanley Bowers. She loves pets. She attended Wyandotte High School before attending the University of Kansas and graduating with an education degree. She briefly taught high school drama at Washington High School in her native Kansas City in the early 1970s.
She appeared in the television series Together We Stand (1986–1987) and the syndicated The New Lassie (1989–1992). In the latter series, she appeared with her now late husband Christopher Stone, with whom she also co-starred in The Howling (1981) and Cujo (1983). She starred in Rob Zombie's re-imagining of Halloween, as Cynthia Strode, Laurie's adoptive mother.
In 2009, she played the role of Nancy Dooly, Vincent's mother in The Mother of Invention. She appeared in the horror film The Ocean, the western Between the Sand and the Sky and the horror-thriller Sebastian. The latter movie stars Daeg Faerch, Meadow Williams, Betsy Rue, Meg Foster and Greg Vaughan. She is also featured in the eighth season of The Office as the mother of Andy Bernard, in the episode "Garden Party". She also appeared on Grimm as Monroe's mother.
In March 2015, Wallace was cast on General Hospital as Patricia Spencer, the unseen, long-lost older sister of Luke and Bobbie Spencer.
She married fellow actor Christopher Stone in 1980, with whom she had one daughter, Gabrielle Stone, who has since developed an interest in acting and filmmaking herself. Christopher Stone died fifteen years later of a heart attack. Wallace married television producer Skip Belyea in 1998.
Aside from acting, Wallace is also a public speaker, and self-help author, having written three books, and has her own call-in radio show where she talks exclusively about the creation of the "self". Wallace often speaks about how you can get through tough times with determination and love. She has also written a book called Bright Light, about her life lessons from an acting career. Wallace had a stalker, Russell Robinson, who was arrested after following her to several personal appearances.
- Attended the same high school as actor 'Edward Asner' (qv).
- During the weekend of August 23-25, 2002, Dee appeared at the Second Annual Horrorfind convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
- 2002 - Dee runs a Hollywood acting studio.
- Father was an alcoholic who later committed suicide.
- Considers _E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)_ (qv) to be her generation's _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv).
- Daughter 'Gabrielle Stone' (qv) with 'Christopher Stone (I)' (qv).
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