Lynne Thigpen

Biography: American actress Lynne Thigpen was first seen on the New York stage in 1975's The Night That Made America Famous. Unfortunately, it didn't make her famous (not overnight, anyway), but she stuck with her craft, and not long thereafter won a Theatre World Award for her performance in Tintypes. Ms. Thigpen was also in films, including Warriors (1979), Godspell (1981), Tootsie (1981), Lean on Me (1985) and Impulse (1988). By the early '90s, Thigpen was well known to TV viewers of all age ranges. To the preteens, she was familiar for her regular work as the Chief in PBS' Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? To teens and older viewers, Thigpen was unforgettable as nurse Grace Keefer, a certified "looney tune" who kidnapped the child of the cop who killed her drug-addict son on the ABC daytimer All My Children.

Lynne Thigpen's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 88 Tootsie
Lowest Metascore: 38 Random Hearts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
12 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
52 Anger Management Apr 11, 2003 Judge Brenda Daniels 8.7
45 Novocaine Nov 16, 2001 Pat / Pat tbd
50 Shaft Jun 16, 2000 Carla Howard 8.1
84 The Insider Nov 5, 1999 Mrs. Williams 8.6
38 Random Hearts Oct 8, 1999 Phyllis Bonaparte / Phyllis Bonaparte tbd
48 Just Cause Feb 17, 1995 Ida Conklin tbd
70 The Paper Mar 18, 1994 Janet tbd
58 Lean on Me Mar 3, 1989 Leonna Barrett tbd
67 Running on Empty Sep 9, 1988 Contact At Eldridge St. / Contact At Eldridge St. 5.7
88 Tootsie Dec 17, 1982 Jo 8.0
65 The Warriors Feb 9, 1979 D.J. 8.6
65 Godspell Mar 21, 1973 Lynne tbd