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Amy Yasbeck is a Actor American born on 12 september 1962 at Blue Ash (USA)

Amy Yasbeck

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Birth name Amy Marie Yasbeck
Nationality USA
Birth 12 september 1962 (56 years) at Blue Ash (USA)

Amy Marie Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chapel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and also having played the part of Madison the mermaid in the television movie Splash, Too in 1988 (taking over the role originated by Daryl Hannah in the film Splash). She has guest starred in various television shows and co-starred in films such as House II: The Second Story, Pretty Woman, Problem Child, Problem Child 2, The Mask, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It.

Biography

Yasbeck is the widow of actor John Ritter, with whom she had worked in several projects. She first met him at director Dennis Dugan's house during a read-through of their 1990 movie Problem Child. According to Yasbeck, Ritter forced her to eat a bagel and cream cheese because he thought she was too thin. He also thought she was too young to play his wife in the movie (Ritter was almost 14 years Yasbeck's senior).

Yasbeck and Ritter also starred together in Problem Child 2 (1991) and guest-starred together in an episode of The Cosby Show which aired in 1991. Ritter also guest-starred on Wings as Yasbeck's estranged husband in the season seven episode "Love Overboard". The couple had a daughter, Stella Dorothy in September 1998, and married one year later on September 18, 1999 at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio.

On September 11, 2003, their daughter Stella's birthday, Ritter fell into a coma when rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. He was taken to the hospital by paramedics. He drifted in and out of consciousness and told his feelings to doctors. Initially it was concluded that Ritter was suffering a heart attack. At 10:48 PM that night, Ritter died. The cause of death was actually an aortic dissection stemming from a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect.

Yasbeck gave her blessing to the continuation of the sitcom, 8 Simple Rules, where it was ultimately decided that Katey Sagal's character would assume the lead role as a widow.

Yasbeck appeared on Larry King Live on June 16, 2008, to discuss heart disease in the wake of television personality Tim Russert's death.


Wrongful death lawsuit
After her husband died, Yasbeck filed a $67 million wrongful death lawsuit against Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and several doctors who treated him, alleging they misdiagnosed his condition and that contributed to his death. Several of the defendants settled out of court for a total of $14 million, including Providence St. Joseph, which settled for $9.4 million. On March 14, 2008, a jury split 9–3 in favor of the doctors, clearing the physicians of any wrongdoing.

Best films

The Mask (1994)
(Actress)

Usually with

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2 films)
Adam Rifkin
Adam Rifkin
(2 films)
Dennis Dugan
Dennis Dugan
(2 films)
John Ritter
John Ritter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Amy Yasbeck (15 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

The Odd Couple II, 1h37
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films based on plays, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman, Mary Beth Peil, Christine Baranski, Lisa Waltz
Roles Stewardess
Rating63% 3.199823.199823.199823.199823.19982
It has been 17 years since Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar have seen one another. Oscar is still hosting a regular poker game and is still an untidy slob, now living in Sarasota, Florida, but still a sportswriter. One day, he is called by his son Brucey with an invitation to California for his wedding the following Sunday. A second shock for Oscar—the woman his son is marrying is Felix's daughter, Hannah.
Sweet Dreams, 1h36
Directed by Phillips Smalley, Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Tiffani Thiessen, Amy Yasbeck, A Martinez, David Newsom, Conchata Ferrell, Chelsea Hobbs
Roles Laura Renault
Rating61% 3.050963.050963.050963.050963.05096
After waking up from a coma, Allison Sullivan finds she has no memory of anything. As she begins to try to put the pieces together she learns someone is out to get her due to an affair she had with a Dr. Jack Renault whose wife Laura just had a baby named Sara. Allison begins speaking with other people and learns all is not as it seems. She tries to put everything together and learns something strange about a person she is supposed to trust.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It, 1h35
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony, Avery Schreiber
Roles Mina Seward
Rating58% 2.900122.900122.900122.900122.90012
The year is 1893: solicitor Thomas Renfield travels all the way from London to "Castle Dracula" in Transylvania to finalize Count Dracula's purchase of Carfax Abbey in England. As the sun sets, and the stagecoach driver refuses to take him any further, Renfield continues on foot despite the villagers pleading with him to turn back.
Home for the Holidays, 1h43
Directed by Jodie Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott
Roles Ginny Johnson Drewer
Rating65% 3.299123.299123.299123.299123.29912
Claudia Larson is a single mom who has just been fired from her job as an art restorer due to budget cuts. She flies from Chicago to spend Thanksgiving at the Baltimore home of her parents, Adele and Henry Larson, while her only child Kitt decides to stay home and spend the holiday with her boyfriend. Kitt informs Claudia that she intends to have sex with her boyfriend for the first time.
The Mask
The Mask (1994)
, 1h41
Directed by Chuck Russell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films about dogs, Superhero films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Escroquerie
Actors Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Nancy Fish, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni
Roles Peggy Brandt
Rating68% 3.449183.449183.449183.449183.44918
Stanley Ipkiss is a shy and unlucky bank clerk working at the local Edge City bank. He is frequently picked on by everyone around him like the Bank President's son Mr. Dickey, his ruthless landlady Mrs. Peenman, and the mechanics Irv and Burt Ripley who ripped him off. The only exception of this is his Jack Russell Terrier Milo and his co-worker and best friend Charlie Schumaker. Meanwhile, gangster Dorian Tyrell operates a nightclub called the Coco Bongo while plotting to overthrow his boss Niko. One day, Tyrell sends his singer girlfriend Tina Carlyle into Stanley's bank to record its layout, in preparation to rob the bank.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights, 1h44
Directed by Mel Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Cary Elwes, Roger Rees, Richard Lewis, Amy Yasbeck, Isaac Hayes, Avery Schreiber
Roles Maid Marian
Rating66% 3.349063.349063.349063.349063.34906
Robin Hood, or Robin of Loxley (Cary Elwes), is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze (Isaac Hayes), who is in for jaywalking, he escapes and frees the other inmates. Robin is asked by Asneeze to find his son, Ahchoo (Dave Chappelle, in his first major professional role). Upon returning to England, he finds Ahchoo and discovers that Prince John (Richard Lewis) has assumed control while King Richard is away fighting in the Crusades. Unbeknownst to Richard, the prince is abusing his power. Robin returns to his family home, Loxley Hall, only to find it has been repossessed by John's men. His family's blind servant, Blinkin (Mark Blankfield), informs Robin that his family members and pets have been killed as well. He vows to get his home back before all his family's things are taken.
The Nutt House, 1h34
Directed by Adam Rifkin, Scott Spiegel
Origin USA
Actors Amy Yasbeck, Traci Lords, Barry Livingston, Ben Stiller, Robert Trebor, Stella Stevens
Roles Diane Nutt
Rating36% 1.833111.833111.833111.833111.83311
Identical twins Philbert and Nathan were separated at birth. Philbert is married to a wealthy heiress (Amy Yasbeck) with a mistress (Traci Lords) and a political campaign for President of the United States. Nathan suffers from a severe case of multiple personality disorder and has spent his life in a lunatic asylum. Nathan shows up on his brother's doorstep and what begins as a case of mistaken identity spirals out of control.
Dillinger
Dillinger (1991)
, 1h30
Directed by Rupert Wainwright
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Mark Harmon, Sherilyn Fenn, Will Patton, Bruce Abbott, Patricia Arquette, Vince Edwards
Roles Elaine
Rating64% 3.246613.246613.246613.246613.24661
The film is based on the actual events of the pursuit of American bank robber John Dillinger during the 1930s.
Problem Child 2, 1h26
Directed by Dennis Dugan, Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Jack Warden, Laraine Newman, Amy Yasbeck, Ivyann Schwan
Roles Annie Young
Rating47% 2.3542.3542.3542.3542.354
Ben Healy and his son, Junior, move from Cold River to Mortville, Oregon, a quiet, peaceful community, apparently as a way to start their lives all over again. Ben is initially sad to be leaving Cold River until Junior reminds him that everyone there has been horrible to him his whole life, including his father, friends, and former wife. They then leave, knocking over the "Now Leaving Cold River" sign with his car. Before they arrive at their new house, Junior sees a girl roller skating on the sidewalk with a balloon. He pops it with his sling shot and laughs at her as he goes by.
Problem Child, 1h18
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards
Roles Flo Healy
Rating53% 2.6514552.6514552.6514552.6514552.651455
The film opens with a woman leaving a bassinet on the porch of a fancy home; the baby, Junior, promptly pees on the woman who picks him up. From there, he is repeatedly discarded at various homes throughout many years by guardians who have grown tired of his destructive behavior—which includes throwing a rattle at the window, giving a cat soap to eat, using a vacuum cleaner to suck up the fish tank, and demolishing a mobile home with a bulldozer in retaliation for his favorite toys being stepped on—until he is eventually deposited at a Catholic orphanage, where he continues to wreak havoc on the strict nuns.
Pretty Woman, 1h59
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Ralph Bellamy, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo, John David Carson
Roles Elizabeth Stuckey
Rating70% 3.5020453.5020453.5020453.5020453.502045
Edward Lewis (Richard Gere), a successful workaholic businessman and corporate raider in Los Angeles on business, accidentally takes a detour on Hollywood Boulevard while looking for Beverly Hills. He unsuccessfully tries to ask for directions and ends up in the red-light district, where he encounters a sex-worker named Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts), who mistakes him for a possible client. Her roommate and best friend, Kit De Luca (Laura San Giacomo), encourages her to recruit him, though he only wants directions and makes a deal with her to pay her if she shows him the way. Intrigued by her knowledge and wit he hires her to spend the night with him for $300 in his hotel's penthouse apartment, treating her to strawberries and champagne and sharing personal information with her. He comes to trust her as she "surprises" him by flossing her teeth after eating the strawberries (and not doing drugs as he thought she was more likely to do given her profession). They spend the night watching I Love Lucy reruns and having sex.
Splash
Splash (1988)
, 1h26
Directed by Greg Antonacci
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Children's films
Actors Amy Yasbeck, Todd Waring, Donovan Scott, Dody Goodman, Mark Blankfield, Noble Willingham
Roles Madison Bauer
Rating36% 1.8355651.8355651.8355651.8355651.835565
L'histoire se déroule quatre ans après le film. Allen Bauer et sa femme Madison (une sirène) vivent sur île déserte méconnue. Allen s'ennuie : Freddie, son frère et la vie new-yorkaise lui manquent. Madison a un pouvoir hydrokinétique qui lui permet de voir et de communiquer à distance en traçant un cercle à la surface de l'eau. Consciente de la tristesse d'Allen, elle lui montre ce qui se passe à New-York. Allen réalise alors que l'entreprise familiale qu'il a laissée à son frère est en fâcheuse posture. Il décide alors de retourner à la civilisation (ce qui contredit la fin du film de 1984, où l'on apprenait que si Allen choisissait la mer, il ne pourrait jamais revenir).
House II: The Second Story, 1h28
Directed by Ethan Wiley
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Ghost films, Zombie films, Comedy horror films
Actors Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Royal Dano, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger, Lar Park Lincoln
Roles Jana
Rating54% 2.7013952.7013952.7013952.7013952.701395
Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln) move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who brought along his diva girlfriend Lana (Amy Yasbeck), in the hopes of being discovered by Kate, who works for a record company. Jesse has returned to this old family mansion after his parents were murdered when he was a baby. While going through old things in the basement, Jesse finds a picture of his great-great grandfather (and namesake) in front of a Mayan temple holding a crystal skull with jewels in the eyes. In the background is a man Jesse learns is Slim Razor, a former partner of his great-great grandfather turned bitter enemy after a disagreement over who would get to keep the skull.