Deirdre Lovejoy Biography
Deirdre Lovejoy is an American actress. She is famously known for her role as Assistant State’s Attorney Rhonda Pearlman on HBO’s The Wire. She is also known for her roles as serial killer Heather Taffet on the Fox series Bones. Also recognized as the United States Marshal Cynthia Panabaker on NBC series The Blacklist.
Lovejoy got her first acting role as one of Big Daddy’s grandchildren in an Elkhart Civic Theatre production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This was while she was in her fifth grade. Her mother played the part of Mae. Later on, she subsequently appeared in several productions at the Elkhart Civic Theatre, often alongside her mother.
She graduated from Elkhart Memorial High School in 1980. Four years later, she graduated from the University of Evansville with a double major in Theater and Communications. In 1987, she also attained a Master of Fine Arts from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. In 1990 she appeared in her first television role.
Deirdre Lovejoy appeared as Rosemary Kennedy in the ABC mini-series The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Between the 1990s and 2000s she appeared on such series as Law & Order, Seinfeld, Third Watch, Spin City, NYPD Blue among others. She played the recurring role of the serial kidnapper and murderer Heather Taffet on the television series Bones.Deirdre Lovejoy Photo
This was between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 Lovejoy also appeared in the role of the mother of a student in the film Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz. Lovejoy has also guest starred on such TV series as Lie to Me, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof, Girls, Orange Is the New Black, American Gothic and Shameless.
Among the Broadway productions she has appeared include; Six Degrees of Separation (1990), Getting and Spending (1998)and The Gathering (2001). She has also appeared on Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks (2013). In 2019, she took part in Promethea in Prison. It is a theatrical project that involved a reading of the ancient Greek play Prometheus Bound.
The play featured an all-female cast. Among the cast was her The Wire co-star Sonja Sohn. That same year Lovejoy starred in a one-person play that she wrote titled Bird Elephant China. The autobiographical play dealt with a series of unexplained seizures that Lovejoy experienced in 2009.
Deirdre Lovejoy Age
Deirdre Lovejoy was born in Abilene, Texas, United States of America. She was born on 30th June, 1962. Her current age is 56 years old as of 2018.
Deirdre Lovejoy Net Worth
Deirdre Lovejoy has made a huge net worth from her career as an actress. She starred as Asst. State’s Atty. Rhonda Pearlman in the television series The Wire. Among her other roles in the TV series include; Spin City, The West Wing, Close to Home, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Eli Stone, Bones, Body of Proof, and Orange is the New Black.
She has starred in the movies Sour Grapes, Random Hearts, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Step Up, The Stepfather, and Bad Teacher. Deirdre Lovejoy has an approximated net worth of $700,000. She has mainly accumulated her net worth from her career.
Deirdre Lovejoy Family
Born in Abilene, Texas, Deirdre Lovejoy is the daughter of Marcia Fulmer. Her father was in the Air Force and worked from Dyess Air Force Base. His name is however not known. She went on to live in Connecticut, then Pittsburgh, before moving with her mother to Elkhart, Indiana.
She was still in her fourth grade during the time. It was while there, that her mother, Marcia Fulmer, met her second husband. She met her in Elkhart and worked as Arts and Entertainment editor at The Elkhart Truth. Her mother was also an actor and though she has not yet disclosed, we assume it was her who modelled her.
Deirdre Lovejoy and her mother appeared in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Lovejoy appeared as one of Big Daddy’s grandchildren. Her mother played the part of Mae (aka “Sister Woman”). There are details known about her siblings.
Deirdre Lovejoy Husband
Deirdre Lovejoy is very secretive. Especially when it comes to her love and personal life. She has absolutely kept us all in the dark about whether she is dating, married or in a relationship. Things appear blur. We cannot confirm or deny any allegations of her dating life.
Even in her social accounts, she has never posted anything suspicious. That leaves us guesing just like you are. But we promise to update you as soon as we hear any information regarding her husband.
Deirdre Lovejoy Movies And TV Shows
Deirdre Lovejoy Movies
- 2017 The Post
- 2017 Beauty Mark
- 2016 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
- 2014 Thirsty
- 2013 Killing Vivian
- 2013 Lionhead
- 2011 Bad Teacher
- 2009 Gloria & Eric
- 2009 The Stepfather
- 2006 Step Up
- 2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
- 2000 Shaft Police Officer
- 1999 Random Hearts
- 1998 Sour Grapes
- 1996 Rescuing Desire
Deirdre Lovejoy Television Shows
- 2018 NCIS: New Orleans
- 2017 Bull
- 2017 Elementary
- 2016 American Gothic
- 2014 Orange Is the New Black
- 2013 American Horror Story: Asylum
- 2012 Private Practice
- 2011 Criminal Minds
- 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2004 NYPD Blue
- 2004 The West Wing
- 1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts
Deirdre Lovejoy Interview
Q: As a successful actor, you have worked on stage, TV and movies. If you can, describe a typical day at work.
Deirdre Lovejoy: YAY! I get to get up at 4:00am, apply ChopSaver. Be on the set by five, work until anywhere from 6:00pm to midnight– reapply ChopSaver. Right now a typical day for me is going to the theater at 6:00pm, doing a show at 7:30 and finishing the show at 11:30 – and doing THAT eight times a week! It’s a long play and on the weekends, we only have 40 minutes between shows. Thank you Tony Kushner! Thank you Berkeley Repertory Theater!
Q: Did you always want to be in show business?
Deirdre Lovejoy: Oh jeez. YES.
Q: How important is schooling or is it more about talent
and knowing the right people?
Deirdre Lovejoy: It’s all important. Training, talent, connections. People, of course, have careers with none of the above as well! To be good at anything takes discipline, persistence, and training. If you’re lucky enough to get the opportunity to work, it is extremely helpful to have the skill set that is required to deliver. There are plenty of people who want to be “famous” – but someone who really has an interest in the craft of acting will be eager to find training.
Q: What kind of support network do you need to do what you do? Family? Agent? Coaches?
Deirdre Lovejoy: All of the above would be nice! We all need as much support as we can possibly get! I think everyone has what works best for them. Ideally having family support is the most crucial. I have a very supportive family (my mother has always been 110% supportive), and my friends are 90% in the business. And one must have representation. Continuing training is crucial in all fields. Having the kind of support you need (after you identify what your needs are) is essential.
Q: So for an aspiring young actor, what is the #1 mistake most people make when it comes to taking an audition?
Deirdre Lovejoy: Being under prepared. Being over prepared. Being too nervous. Not being nervous enough. Having low self-esteem. Being too grandiose….you get my drift. I don’t know what the number one thing is…but I do know it’s important to do your homework, do your best and let go of the results. And above all, don’t be an asshole.
Q: You are a celebrity yourself, but what is it like when you get a chance to work with someone like a Tom Hanks, or any other mega star talent, either actor or director?
Deirdre Lovejoy: Wait, I am so excited right now. I’m a celebrity???!
Q: Your appearance is obviously important but what do you do to stay in shape both mentally and physically?
Deirdre Lovejoy: Well, I go to spin class at least three times a week. I’m happy. I drink a lot of water. I eat very well. I’m a championship sleeper. I laugh as often as possible, and I never go anywhere without my ChopSaver. Really. I don’t!
Q: Neither do I! Thanks for the great insight!