Jul. 11th, 1953
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
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Sterling was born in Paterson, New Jersey, to actor and comedian Dick Sterling. Her mother was a dancer. At 13, she began her training to become an actress.
Around 1973, Sterling landed a recurring role on the syndicated children's series Dusty's Treehouse. She joined the renowned L.A.-based comedy troupe The Groundlings. Following the success of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Sterling appeared in Drop Dead Gorgeous (also 1999). In 2000, she played one of the townspeople in the live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She has appeared on various episodes of iCarly as Carly, Sam and Freddie's mean English teacher Miss Francine Briggs. She plays Christian Slater's secretary in the show My Own Worst Enemy. She also played Judge Foodie on the Disney show That's So Raven and played a volleyball coach on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She appears in A.N.T. Farm as Principal Susan Skidmore.
In 2000, Sterling appeared as a celebrity guest on Hollywood Squares. She returned to the show in 2002.
Between 2002 and 2004, Sterling appeared as a celebrity guest on the Donny Osmond version of the game show Pyramid.
In 2012, Sterling appeared in a trailer for a non-existent parody of "The Hunger Games" entitled "The Hunger Pains". She currently voices the character Chief Lin Beifong in The Legend of Korra.
- Member of The Groundlings improv troupe since c. 1984
- Mindy Sterling's father is actor and comedian Dick Sterling, former partner to Shecky Greene. Dick always encouraged his daughter to perform. She credits him with giving her the timing to be a successful comedian.
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