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Allyce Beasley
File:Schiavelli1987.jpg
Beasley and then husband, actor Vincent Schiavelli on September 20, 1987
Born Alice Tannenberg
July 6, 1954 (1954-07-06) (age 67)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active 1982–present
Spouse Christopher Sansocie (m. 1970; div. 1972)
Vincent Schiavelli (m. 1985; div. 1988)
Jim Bosche (m. 1999)
Children 1

Allyce Beasley is an American actress and comedian. She is best-known for her role as rhyming, love-struck receptionist Agnes DiPesto in the television series Moonlighting. From April 16, 2001 to March 30, 2007, she was the announcer on Playhouse Disney, a morning lineup of programming for toddlers on Disney Channel. She appeared briefly as a guidance counselor in the Reese Witherspoon film comedy Legally Blonde and played Coach's daughter, Lisa Pantusso, on Cheers. She also announced the safety video during The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida.

Personal life

Beasley was born Allyce Tannenberg in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. She is the daughter of Harriet, a bookkeeper, and Marvin Tannenberg, a cartoonist.

Beasley married Christopher Sansocie in 1970. They divorced in 1972. From 1985 to 1988, she was married to actor Vincent Schiavelli (who died in 2005); they had one son, Andrea Schiavelli. In 1999, Beasley married for the third time to her current husband Jim Bosche.

Beasley is a breast cancer survivor. She is Jewish.

Voice work

Beasley has also worked as a voice actress. She is probably best known for Miss Alordayne Grotke in the popular Walt Disney TV series Recess and in 1999 she appeared in the movie Stuart Little along with her costar from Recess, Dabney Coleman.

She has also voiced herself in an episode of Johnny Bravo, made a guest appearance in the television series The Wild Thornberrys, Extreme Ghostbusters, Pound Puppies, Darkwing Duck, Lloyd in Space and Duckman and the film Garfield on the Town and voiced several characters in the video game EverQuest II.

She also narrated for Playhouse Disney from April 16, 2001 until March 30, 2007; previously, she was the narrator for Storytime with Thomas on Fox Family (now FreeForm). She was also the announcer for the safety video with Itchy and Scratchy that plays during The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida.

Stage work

During the summer of 2009, she was seen onstage in The Drowsy Chaperone at Gateway Playhouse on Long Island, playing Mrs. Tottendale.

She replaced Veanne Cox in the role of Mme. Renaud/Mme. Dindon in the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles alongside Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge on September 14, 2010.

In the Spring of 2014, she portrayed Doris in the musical Damn Yankees with Lora Lee Gayer at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Filmography

  • King's Crossing (1982) as Salesgirl
  • Taxi (1982) as Cindy Bates
  • Cheers (1982) as Lisa Pantusso
  • Filthy Rich (1982) as Darleen
  • Remington Steele (1983) as Lynette Mercer
  • One Cooks, the Other Doesn't (1983) (TV) as Mrs. Cutler
  • Garfield on the Town (1983) (TV) (voice) - Girl Cat 2 and 3
  • The Ratings Game (1984) (TV) as Paisan Receptionist
  • Moonlighting (1985-1989) as Agnes DiPesto / Agnes DiPesto (Trixie) / Bianca
  • Late Night with David Letterman (1986) as herself
  • Dolly (1987) as herself
  • Pound Puppies (1987) (voice) - Beazer
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990) as Janice
  • ALF (1990) (TV) 1 episode as Margaret
  • Motorama (1991) as Chimera Receptionist
  • Superboy (1991) as Agent Harris
  • Darkwing Duck (1991) (voice) - Tia
  • Wilder Napalm (1993) as Announcer (voice)
  • The Tommyknockers (1993) (TV) as Deputy Becka Paulson
  • Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) as Spinach Destiny
  • Magic Kid II (1994) as Waitress
  • Duckman (1994) (voice) - In the episode "It's the Thing of the Principal"
  • Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996) as Frankie
  • Rumpelstiltskin (1996) as Hildy
  • Touched by an Angel (1996) as Kate Pound
  • Recess (1997) (voice) - Mrs. Grotke
  • Johnny Bravo (1997) (voice) - Herself
  • Extreme Ghostbusters (1997) as Bess (voice)
  • Dream with the Fishes (1997) as Sophia
  • The Wild Thornberrys (1998) - Galapagos Penguin and Ground Finch (Eliza-cology)
  • The Prince and the Surfer (1999) as Constance
  • Stuart Little (1999) as Aunt Beatrice
  • Diagnosis: Murder (2000) as Sarah Finch
  • 7th Heaven (2000) as Mrs. Beasley
  • Call Me Claus (2001) (TV) as Telemarketer
  • Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) (V) - Miss Grotke (voice)
  • Legally Blonde (2001) as CULA Advisor
  • Recess: School's Out (2001) as Miss Grotke (voice)
  • I Might Even Love You (2001) as Senta
  • Wishcraft (2002) as Mom Bumpers
  • Cathedral (2002) as Sally
  • The John Kerwin Show (2002) as herself
  • Lloyd in Space (2002) - Mrs. McNoggin (voice)
  • Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2003) as Miss Grotke (voice)
  • Numbers Farm (voice) Peep (voice)
  • Recess: All Growed Down (2003) as Miss Grotke (voice)
  • A Foreign Affair (released on DVD as Two Brothers and a Bride) (2003) as Library Lady
  • No Ordinary Hero (2004) as Zoe
  • Joan of Arcadia (2004) as Woman with Cats God
  • EverQuest II (2004) (VG) as Generic Female Gnome Merchant / Generic Female Half Elf Merchant / Generic Female High Elf Merchant / Generic Female Human Merchant / Generic Female Kerran Merchant (voice)
  • Shattered! (2008) as Peg
  • As the World Turns (2009) as Edna
  • Medium (2009) as Ruth Boddicker
  • Gravity (2010) as Dr. Karen Robinson / Dr. Robinson
  • Bored To Death (2010) as Florence Ames
  • Gotham (2015) as Nurse Dorothy Duncan in S1.E11 Rogues' Gallery
  • Law & Order Special Victims Unit (TV series) (2016) as Mrs. Weissman.
  • Maniac (TV series) (2018) as Subject 11
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