skip navigation
Lee Purcell

Lee Purcell

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Waltons Seasons 1-9 & the... Includes all 9 seasons and the movies. more info $178.17was $296.98 Buy Now

The Waltons: The Complete... M-Lock PP Box more info $9.15was $27.98 Buy Now

Mr. Majestyk ... Charles Bronson stars as Majestyk, an ex-con and Vietnam vet whose efforts to... more info $14.96was $19.95 Buy Now

The Streets of San Francisco:... Twenty year veteran Detective Lt. Mike Stone is partnered with young, college... more info $29.95was $36.98 Buy Now

Due South: The Complete... Due South is a lightning-paced comedy series in which a quintessential, polite,... more info $22.46was $29.99 Buy Now

Dirty Little Billy ... Gary Busey, Lee Purcell. A portrait of the vile and muddy Old West and the... more info $17.95was $20.95 Buy Now

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A.M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role, and while the movie didn't launch her to stardom, she maintained a solid career as a character actress in film and television. A copper-haired cutie with a wide smile, Purcell had an impressive ability to change her looks to suit her roles--in 1978, at the age of 31, she convincingly starred as a high schooler in the episodic teen comedy "Almost Summer," and only five years later, she was entirely believable as a seductive suburban mom--a sort of proto-cougar--in the Generation X touchstone "Valley Girl." Purcell gracefully aged into maternal and professional roles in the '80s and '90s, including a recurring role on the cult favorite police action-comedy "Due South" as the antagonistic State Attorney Louise St. Laurent. She also works regularly in made-for-TV movies, and garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in the dramas "Long Road Home" and "Secret Sins of the Father."

Lee Purcell was plucked from obscurity to co-star alongside a promising young actor named Michael Douglas in a tale of hippie-era alienation called "Adam at Six A.M." It was the North Carolina native's first-ever role, and while the movie didn't launch her to stardom, she maintained a solid career as a character actress in film and television. A copper-haired cutie with a wide smile, Purcell had an impressive ability to change her looks to suit her roles--in 1978, at the age of 31, she convincingly starred as a high schooler in the episodic teen comedy "Almost Summer," and only five years later, she was entirely believable as a seductive suburban mom--a sort of proto-cougar--in the Generation X touchstone "Valley Girl." Purcell gracefully aged into maternal and professional roles in the '80s and '90s, including a recurring role on the cult favorite police action-comedy "Due South" as the antagonistic State Attorney Louise St. Laurent. She also works regularly in made-for-TV movies, and garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in the dramas "Long Road Home" and "Secret Sins of the Father."

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tao of Surfing (2014)
2.
 Malaika (1999)
4.
 Joke, The (1992) Jane
5.
 Long Road Home (1991) Bessie Robertson
6.
8.
 To Heal a Nation (1988) Sandie Fariol
9.
10.
 Space Rage (1985)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute