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Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. She was born in San Francisco, California.
Her most notable television credit was playing Alison Parker on the nighttime drama Melrose Place (1992-1997). Other notable TV roles included Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal (1997-2000) and, currently, wife Cheryl on According to Jim.
Courtney made her first movie appearance in the 1986 feature film drama, Lucas. She has also starred in movies such as Summer School (1987), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), and Side Out (1990).
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She was born in San Francisco, California. Her appearance in the 1990 film Postcards From the Edge brought her attention, however she achieved the biggest success of her career in Sister Act (1992). Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. By the 1980s her appearances in television series such as M*A*S*H, The Love Boat, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Murder, She Wrote had made her a widely recognisable character actress. She appeared in a children's televison show called Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. A lifelong friend of Lucille Ball, she played frequent guest roles in each of Ball's television series, I Love Lucy, Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show.
In the 1950s she played regular roles in the television sitcoms Make Room for Daddy and Dennis The Menace, as well as appearing as Emma the housekeeper in the holiday classic White Christmas (1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and providing her voice to the Walt Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). She continued playing supporting roles in films during the next decade. The same year she had a large part in the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy-whodunnit, titled Who Done It?. A tall, gangling woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes would ultimately prove herself adept as a comedienne, but she first attracted attention in the film Now, Voyager (1942), as the wise-cracking nurse who helped Bette Davis' character during her mother's illness.
One of her earliest significant film appearances was in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). Louis, Missouri, Wickes began acting in films in the late 1930s. Born Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser in St. Mary Wickes (June 13, 1910 - October 22, 1995) was a United States film and television actress.