Maureen Teefy
Maureen Teefy
Born Maureen Jane Teefy
(1953-10-26) October 26, 1953 (age 63)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979-1998

Maureen Jane Teefy (born October 26, 1953) is an American actress. Her films include Fame (1980), Grease 2 (1982) and Supergirl (1984).

Life and career

Teefy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, one of eight sisters in a large Irish Catholic family.[1] Her mother was a nurse and her father was an insurance salesman.[1]

In 1971, she graduated from Washburn High School. Her first film role was a small part as a U.S.O. singer in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941 and in the same year she appeared in two minor productions, Fyre and Scavenger Hunt. She was one of the principal performers in the 1980 Alan Parker musical drama Fame, portraying Doris, a naive young acting student. In 1981, she starred in the CBS Afternoon Playhouse episode "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter".

Other films featuring Teefy include Grease 2 (1982) as Sharon Cooper, Supergirl (1984) as Lucy Lane, and Sunset (1988). She starred in the 1993 supernatural horror thriller Star Time, directed by her then husband, Alexander Cassini.

She provided the voice of the female robot "host" Chrome on the 1997 HBO horror series Perversions of Science. Other television roles include the made-for-TV films Legs and Disaster at Silo 7. She also guest-starred on TV series including Max Headroom and Mike Hammer, Private Eye. Her acting career developed much more in the theater, singing and dancing in several Broadway musicals. Her last film appearance to date was in the 1997 film Men Seeking Women.

Personal life

Maureen Teefy married Alexander Cassini on May 23, 1982. The couple, now divorced, have one child, Isabella.

Teefy lives in Venice, California.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Fyre Leeann
1979 1941 USO Girl
1979 Scavenger Hunt Lisa
1980 Fame Doris Finsecker
1982 Grease 2 Sharon Cooper
1984 Supergirl Lucy Lane
1988 Sunset Stagecoach Lady
1992 Star Time Wendy
1997 Men Seeking Women Teri
2017 Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story Arcadina Short film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1979 ABC Afterschool Special Natalia Episode: "Dinky Hocker"
1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse Karen Hughes Episode: "Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter"
1983 Legs Melissa Rizzo TV film
1987 Max Headroom Shelley Keeler Episode: "Academy"
1988 Disaster at Silo 7 Penny Travers TV film
1997 Perversions of Science Chrome Voice role (10 episodes)
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Ali McClain Episode: "The Long Road to Nowhere"

Soundtrack

Year Title Label Notes
1982 Grease 2 RSO Records Performs on songs "Score Tonight", "Girl for All Seasons", "We'll Be Together"

References

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