|Birth|| Debra Vick |
August 28, 1947
Aberdeen, South Dakota, US
|Family|| Porter van Zandt (?–2012, his death) |
Family life Edit
Mooney was born Debra Vick in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of Isabel (née Smith) and Henry M. Vick. She was married to stage producer and director Porter Van Zandt until his death in 2012.
Mooney is best known for her role as Edna Harper on The WB drama series Everwood the series aired from 2002 to 2006. She also has appeared in the many stage production and played roles of over 80 films and TV shows. Her notable film credits include Chapter Two opposite Marsha Mason, and Tootsie, Dead Poets Society and Domestic Disturbance. On television she also starred of short-lived series Dream Street, Davis Rules and Kirk. Mooney guest-starred on the Roseanne, ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, Grey's Anatomy as Owen Hunt's mother, Bones and Weeds.
From 2012 to 2013, Mooney played the role of Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton in the second season of ABC drama series Scandal created by Shonda Rhimes. Also in 2014, she had the recurring role in the Netflix comedy series, Arrested Development. In 2014, Mooney joined the cast of The CW series, The Originals in a recurring role as Werewolf Matriarch. In 2016, she was cast in the ABC drama pilot The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez, starring Gina Torres in a title role, with Eric Close, Melora Hardin, and Christina Pickles.