Debra Monk & Mary-Louise Parker to Reunite for NBC's FEED ME
According to Deadline, stage and screen star Debra Monk has signed on to join her former Broadway co-star, Mary-Louise Parker, in NBC's upcoming comedy pilot FEED ME. The pair previously appeared in PRELUDE TO A KISS and RECKLESS onstage together.
The project "centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together." Monk will play the mother of Parker's character, Emma, who was previously described as "an accountant, wife and mother of two who "is stuck in her ways and whose approach to life is a challenge for those around her - including her husband, parents and brothers, most of whom are in the restaurant business".
Monk, a fixture on stage and screen, has been nominated four times for the Tony Award, winning for Featured Actress in a Play for Redwood Curtain. She also was nominated for Picnic, Steel Pier and Curtains. She most recently appeared on Broadway as Big Mama in the 2013 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She is co-author of the classic Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys and Dinettes and Oil City Symphony.
Monk has been featured in the television series Girls, Reckless, Grey's Anatomy, Damages, Glee, White Collar, Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!, Brothers & Sisters, Ghost Whisperer, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order, Frasier and won the Emmy for her performance as Katie Sipowicz on NYPD Blue. Her TV movie appearances include The Music Man, Eloise at the Plaza, Ellen Foster and Redwood Curtain. Monk's film credits include One for the Money, The Other Woman, The Great Buck Howard, The Savages, The Producers, Center Stage, The Devil's Advocate, In & Out, Extreme Measures, The Bridges of Madison County, Jeffrey, Fearless, Reckless, Mrs. Winterbourne, Bed of Roses, Reaching Home and this fall's This Is Where I Leave You.
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