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Sterling in 2016
Mindy Lee Sterling
July 11, 1953
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
Mindy Lee Sterling (born July 11, 1953)is an American actress and voice actress. She portrayed Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, Principal Susan Skidmore on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm , Ms. Endive in the Cartoon Network series Chowder , and on Nickelodeon as Lin Beifong in The Legend of Korra , and Miss Francine Briggs on iCarly .
Sterling was born in Paterson, New Jersey. Her father is actor and comedian Dick Sterling. Her mother was a dancer. She has one brother, Mark Sterling. She is Jewish.
Around 1973, Sterling landed a recurring role on the syndicated children's series Dusty's Treehouse . She later joined the L.A.-based comedy troupe The Groundlings.
Despite having starred in numerous films in the 1980s and 1990s, it was her character Frau Farbissina, the diminutive and domineering Germanic cohort of Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery , that brought Sterling high praise for her work in films. In 1999, following the success of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me , Sterling appeared in Drop Dead Gorgeous (also 1999),and later reprised the character in Austin Powers in Goldmember .
In 2000, she played one of the townspeople in the live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas , and also provided additional voices in the 2018 CGI version, The Grinch . In 2012, she appeared in a book trailer for a parody of The Hunger Games entitled The Hunger Pains .
From 1990-91, she was one of the comedians in the satirical show On the Television . Sterling plays Christian Slater's secretary Arlene Scott in the show My Own Worst Enemy . She also played Judge Foodie on the Disney show That's So Raven and a volleyball coach on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody . She appeared as the wedding planner on the Friends episode "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding" in 1996, and in 2004, as the casting director on the episode "Joey and the Big Audition" of Joey .
Sterling has achieved success in teen sitcoms, playing Ms. Francine Briggs on iCarly , and in A.N.T. Farm as Principal Susan Skidmore. On April 25, 2013 before the finale of the second season of A.N.T. Farm, Sterling announced she would not be appearing on the show's third season due to family obligations. She announced in June 2012 that she may return in the fourth season, with guest appearances in season three.[ citation needed ]
In 2000, Sterling appeared as a celebrity guest on Hollywood Squares . She returned to the show in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, Sterling made guest appearances on the Donny Osmond version of the game show Pyramid . In 2010, she had a recurring role as bitter neighbour Mitzi Kinsky in Desperate Housewives . In 2013, she currently stars as Janice Nugent in the comedy series Legit . In 2018, she appeared in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events .
From 2007-2010, Sterling played Ms. Endive, the main antagonist to Mung Daal in Chowder . She also voiced the character Lin Beifong, the second Police Chief of Republic City and daughter of original chief Toph Beifong, in The Legend of Korra . Her many other voice-over credits include guest roles on The Wild Thornberrys , Invader Zim , Ice Age: The Meltdown , American Dragon: Jake Long , Higglytown Heroes , Robot Chicken , Mars Needs Moms , The Looney Tunes Show , Justice League Unlimited , Winx Club , Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated .
Sterling has one son, Max, b. 1994, who began a career in stand-up comedy in May 2016.[ citation needed ]
Sterling was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram in 1998. After a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation treatment and tamoxifen, she has remained cancer-free.
|1981||The Devil and Max Devlin||Fan #1 at Grammy's|
|1986||House||Woman in Bookstore|
|1987||The Brave Little Toaster||Rob's mother, Two-Faced Sewing Machine (voice)||(credited as Mindy Stern)|
|1994||The Favor||Debbie Rollins|
|Man of the Year||Cindee|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||Frau Farbissina|
|Road Rules: All Stars||Herself|
|1999||Idle Hands||Lady Bowler|
|Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Frau Farbissina|
|Drop Dead Gorgeous||Iris Clark|
|2000||How the Grinch Stole Christmas||Clarnella|
|2001||Barstow 2008||Mona Finch|
|The Sky Is Falling||Doris|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Frau Farbissina|
|2004||EuroTrip||Old Woman in Confessional||Uncredited|
|2005||The 12 Dogs of Christmas||Mrs. Walsh|
|2006||The Enigma with a Stigma||Patricia Riley|
|Domestic Import||Bernice Kimmelman|
|Ice Age: The Meltdown||Female Ox (voice)|
|Pro-Choice||Danny's Mother||Short film|
|The Amazing Screw-On Head||Aggie and Geraldine (voice)|
|Reno 911!: Miami||Spoder's Mom|
|The Captain||Nedra||Short film|
|Surf's Up||Doris Flipkitz (voice)||Deleted scenes|
|Beyond the Pale||Mrs. Plotzkin|
|Happy Wednesday||Deana Williams||Short film|
|The Big Idea||Iris Pikarski||Short film|
|Jesus People: The Movie||Claudia|
|2011||The Newest Pledge||President Dumervile|
|Mars Needs Moms||The Supervisor (voice)|
|Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Female Insurance Agent|
|2012||Any Day Now||Miss Mills|
|The Dog Who Saved the Holidays||Grandma Bannister||Video|
|2013||Monsters University||Additional Voices|
|2014||The Dog Who Saved Easter||Grandma Bannister||Video|
|2015||The Dog Who Saved Summer||Grandma Bannister||Video|
|2016||The Good Neighbor||Mae|
|2017||Despicable Me 3||Additional Voices|
|2018||Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss||Beatrice|
|All About Nina||Amy|
|1986||Perfect Strangers||Hostess||Episode: "First Date"|
|1990||Working Tra$h||Mary||TV film|
|1991||On the Television||Various roles||7 episodes|
|Riders in the Sky||Lois, Stage Mother||2 episodes|
|Evening Shade||La Wanda||Episode: "The Thanksgiving Show"|
|1992||The Larry Sanders Show'||Writer||3 episodes|
|1993||Saved by the Bell: The College Years||Clara Meade||2 episodes|
|1993, 1995||Family Matters||Coach / Woman||2 episodes|
|1994||Good Advice||Jill||Episode: "Two Times Twenty"|
|1995||Sister, Sister||Denise's Mom||Episode: "Single White Teenager"|
|Beyond Family||Mom Zumwalt||TV film|
|1996||Friends||Wedding Planner||Episode: "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding"|
|Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher||Mrs. Fleckner||Episode: "Some Assembly Required"|
|1997||Ellen||June Haddassi||Episode: "Makin' Whoopie"|
|Alright Already||Maxine||Episode: "Again with the Black Box"|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Lemur #2, Newscaster (voice)||Episode: "Bogged Down"|
|Manhattan, AZ||Lona||Recurring role; 8 episodes|
|2001||Just Shoot Me!||Mrs. Lubitz||Episode: "The Gift Piggy"|
|Even Stevens||Ms. Lynch||Episode: "Uncle Chuck"|
|2002||Invader ZIM||Countess von Verminstrasser (voice)||Episode: "Megadoomer/Lice"|
|She Spies||Ylva Gallo||Episode: "The Martini Shot"|
|2003||Hidden Hills||2 episodes|
|On the Spot||Fifi||5 episodes|
|2004||Reno 911!||Mrs. Leonard||2 episodes|
|Joey||The Casting Director||Episode: "Joey and the Big Audition"|
|30 Days Until I'm Famous||Lupe Horowitz||TV film|
|2005||Unfabulous||Superintendent Jackie Bell||Episode: "The Grey Area"|
|That's So Raven||Judge Foodie||Episode: "Food for Thought"|
|Cuts||Ms. Fennell||Episode: "Hair Tease"|
|Justice League Unlimited||Enid Clinton (voice)||2 episodes|
|2006||The King of Queens||Sherry||Episode: "Gambling N' Diction"|
|Lovespring International||Monica||Episode: "The Loser Club"|
|The Replacements||Scoutleader Susan (voice)||Episode: "The Jerky Girls"|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Sister Rose||Episode: "Volley Dad"|
|American Dragon: Jake Long||Pix McGee, Mrs. Grumplestock (voice)||2 episodes|
|Haversham Hall||Headmistress Moira Grodnickel||TV film|
|Come On Over||Grandy||2 episodes|
|2006–07||Higglytown Heroes||Aunt Mellie (voice)||2 episodes|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Nurse||Episode: "The Bat Mitzvah"|
|Shredderman Rules||Dr. Sheila Voss||TV film|
|2007–08||Tak and the Power of Juju||Chaka Ungataka (voice)||2 episodes|
|2007–12||iCarly||Miss Francine Briggs||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2007-10||Chowder||Ms. Endive (voice)||49 episodes|
|2008||Scrubs||Mrs. Cropper||Episode: "My Manhood"|
|My Name Is Earl||Mrs. Zaks||Episode: "The Magic Hour"|
|Rita Rocks||Mrs. Portman, Towel customer||Episode: "Take This Job and Shove It"|
|My Own Worst Enemy||Arlene Scott||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|Worst Week||Elka||Episode: "The Gift"|
|Unknown Sender||Doris||Episode: "Spin Cycle"|
|2009||The Dog Who Saved Christmas||Grandma Bannister||TV film|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Cosmetics Shopper||Episode: "Too Much Information"|
|Svetlana||Mama||Episode: "Throw Mama Back on the Plane"|
|Warren the Ape||Judge||Episode: "Anger Management"|
|Glory Daze||Ticket Lady||Episode: "What's Love Got to Nude with It"|
|U.S.S. Alabama||Dr. Lila Corn||TV film|
|Dick Tracy Special||Bernice||TV film|
|Lilly's Light||Peaches||TV film|
|The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation||Grandma Bannister||TV film|
|2010–11||Desperate Housewives||Mitzi Kinsky||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2010–12||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Ms. Chicarelli (voice)||2 episodes|
|2011||Elvira's Movie Macabre||Ethel, Mistress of Crafts||Episode: "Untamed Women"|
|The Looney Tunes Show||Beauty School Instructor (voice)||Episode: "Beauty School"|
|The League||Nadia||Episode: "The Out of Towner"|
|Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Dean Fenk / Mom / Abigail Gluck (voice)||2 episodes|
|2 Broke Girls||Mrs. Stein||Episode: "And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving"|
|The Dog Who Saved Halloween||Grandma Bannister||TV film|
|2011–13||A.N.T. Farm||Principal Susan Skidmore||Recurring role; 21 episodes|
|2012–14||The Legend of Korra||Chief Lin Beifong (voice)||Main (Book 1, 3-4), Recurring (Book 2); 29 episodes|
|2012||Winx Club||Morgana (voice)||Recurring role|
|2013||Incredible Crew||Teacher||Special Guest Role; "Student Dictator" sketch|
|Legit||Janice Nugent||Recurring role; 14 episodes|
|Raising Hope||Prosecutor||Episode: "Adoption"|
|2014||Good Morning Today||Dr. Wilma Frank||Episode: "#1.20"|
|Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness||Snow Leopard (voice)||Episode: "The First Five"|
|Franklin & Bash||Irina Tanya||Episode: "Spirits in the Material World"|
|A to Z||Aunt Jo||Episode: "D Is for Debbie"|
|2015||Breadwinners||Buhdeuce's Mom (voice)||Episode: "Birds of a Feather"|
|The Soul Man||Ms. Stroman||Episode: "Who Let the Dog In?"|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Brainy Jane, Brainy Jane's Brain (voice)||Episode: "The Tooth of My True Love"|
|Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!||Lady Pipi Wuthering (voice)||Episode: "Party Like It's 1899"|
|Young & Hungry||Matilda||Episode: "Young & Christmas"|
|TripTank||Caller / Fisherman Face / Older Woman (voice)||3 episodes|
|2015–17||Black-ish||Pam / Pamela||4 episodes|
|2015–present||Con Man||Bobbie||Main Cast; 16 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||Psychic Lady (voice)||2 episodes|
|The Detour||Bev||Episode: "The Pilot"|
|Mike Tyson Mysteries||Bitsy Morgan (voice)||Episode: "Unholy Matrimony"|
|The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Miguela (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017||Voltron: Legendary Defender||Ryner (voice)||2 episodes: "Greening the Cube", "Battle Scars"|
|School of Rock||Gloria||Episode: "School of Trust"|
|2017-18||The Loud House||Dr. Shuttleworth (voice), Officer Schoffner (voice), Angry Officer (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017||Hell's Kitchen||Herself||Guest diner and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contributor; Episode: "It's All Gravy"|
|2017–present||The Goldbergs||Linda Schwartz||Recurring role|
|2017||Grace and Frankie||Sally Gaspar||Episode: The Death Stick|
|2018||Hot Streets||Dr. Jane Brainbrook||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Life in Pieces||Desiree||Episode: "Reading Egg Nurse Neighbor"|
|One Day at a Time||Delia||Episode: "Citizen Lydia"|
|A Series of Unfortunate Events||Elder Annabelle||Episode: "The Vile Village" Pt. 1 and 2|
|Nobodies||Deborah Diamond||Episode: "Kristen's Wiig"|
|Ghosted||Gloria Stevens-Jennifer||Episode: "The Article"|
|2018-19||The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants||Mrs. Sneedly (voice)||13 episodes|
|2019||Mike Tyson Mysteries||Miriam Schulwitz||Episode: "The Yung and the Restless"|
|Fuller House||Gloria Feinstein||Episode: "Hale's Kitchen"|
|2020||Raven's Home||Grandma Zo||Episode: "The Story So-fa"|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Aunt May / Female Pedestrian / Scientist (voices)|
|EverQuest II||Oracle Ulinara / Darmen Sproutmore / Merchant Novak (voices)|
|2006||Superman Returns||The Citizens of Metropolis (voice)|
|2016||Con Man: The Game||Bobbie (voice)||Mobile game|
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