Celia Weston
Celia Weston is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 actress of stage
Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance...

, film
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 and television
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, and a character actress
Character actor
A character actor is one who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a character actor as "an actor who specializes in character parts", defining character part in turn as "an acting role displaying pronounced or unusual characteristics or...

. Professionally, she may be best known for her role as Jolene Hunnicutt
Jolene Hunnicutt
Jolene Hunnicutt was a fictional character in the television series Alice. She was played, through the show's end in 1985, by theater actress, Celia Weston.- Pride of Myrtle Point :...

 on Alice
Alice (TV series)
Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to July 2, 1985 on CBS. The series was based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job...


Life and career

In general, she is known for playing Southern
Southern United States
The Southern United States—commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South—constitutes a large distinctive area in the southeastern and south-central United States...

 women, whether they be down-to-earth, genteel or aristocratic. She can currently be seen on weekly television drama Memphis Beat
Memphis Beat
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with Jason Lee
Jason Lee (actor)
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 and Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Ette Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Awards, 17 times for Emmy Awards , and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss...

. In the Fall of 2010, Weston appeared on ABC's Modern Family
Modern Family
Modern Family is an American television comedy series created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, which debuted on ABC on September 23, 2009. Lloyd and Levitan serve as showrunner and executive producers, under their Levitan-Lloyd Productions label...

as Cam's mother.

Weston is a graduate of Salem College
Salem College
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 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
North Carolina
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 and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

She lives in New York City.


  • Modern Family
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    (2010) - Barbara Tucker
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  • The Extra Man
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    (2010) - TBA
  • Happy Tears
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    (2010) - Neighbor
  • After.Life
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    - Beatrice Taylor
  • The Box - Lana Burns
  • Observe and Report
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    (2009) - Mom (Mother of Ronnie Barnhardt)
  • Desperate Housewives
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    (2008) - Adele Delfino (Mother of Mike Delfino
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  • The Invasion
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    (2007) - Mrs. Belicec
  • Joshua
    Joshua (film)
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  • Junebug
    Junebug (film)
    Junebug is a 2005 American comedy-drama film directed by Phil Morrison. It was released on August 3, 2005 and stars Amy Adams, Alessandro Nivola, Embeth Davidtz, and Benjamin McKenzie...

    (2005) - Peg
  • The Village
    The Village (2004 film)
    The Village is a 2004 American fantasy-thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan about a end-of-the-19th-century village whose inhabitants live in fear of the creatures inhabiting the woods beyond it. The movie was shot in a recreation of a 19th-century village outside Philadelphia,...

    (2004) - Vivian Percy
  • Runaway Jury
    Runaway Jury
    Runaway Jury is a 2003 American drama/thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz...

    (2003) - Mrs. Brandt
  • Hulk
    Hulk (film)
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    (2003) - Mrs. Krensler
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
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    (2003) - Glenda
  • Far from Heaven
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    (2002) - Mona Lauder
  • Igby Goes Down
    Igby Goes Down
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    (2002) - Bunny
  • K-PAX
    K-PAX (film)
    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction and mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer and Charles Leavitt, is based on a novel of the same name by Brewer about a psychiatric patient who...

    (2001) - Doris Archer
  • Hearts in Atlantis
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    Hearts in Atlantis is a 2001 American/Australian drama thriller directed by Scott Hicks. It is loosely adapted from Stephen King's novella "Low Men in Yellow Coats", from his story collection Hearts in Atlantis.-Plot:...

    (2001) - Alana Files
  • In the Bedroom
    In the Bedroom
    In the Bedroom is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus, whose short story Killings is the source material on which the screenplay, by Field and Robert Festinger, is based...

    (2001) - Katie Grinnel
  • Hanging Up
    Hanging Up
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    (2000) - Madge Turner
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
    The Talented Mr. Ripley (film)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. It is an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith 1955 novel of the same name, which was previously filmed as Plein Soleil .The film stars Matt Damon as Tom Ripley, Gwyneth...

    (1999) - Aunt Joan
  • Snow Falling on Cedars
    Snow Falling on Cedars (film)
    Snow Falling on Cedars is a film directed by Scott Hicks. It is based on David Guterson's novel of the same title. It was released in 1999 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.-Plot:...

    (1999) - Etta Heine
  • Ride with the Devil (1999) - Mrs. Clark
  • Celebrity
    Celebrity (film)
    Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay focuses on the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.-Plot:...

    (1998) - Dee Bartholemew
  • Flirting with Disaster (1996) - Valerie Swaney
  • Unstrung Heroes
    Unstrung Heroes
    Unstrung Heroes is a 1995 American comedy-drama film directed by Diane Keaton. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is based on a memoir by journalist Franz Lidz.-Plot synopsis:...

    (1995) - Amelia
  • Dead Man Walking
    Dead Man Walking (film)
    Dead Man Walking is a 1995 American drama film directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name...

    (1995) - Mary Beth Percy
  • Little Man Tate
    Little Man Tate
    Little Man Tate is a 1991 motion picture drama directed by and starring Jodie Foster.It tells the story of Fred Tate, a 7-year-old child prodigy who struggles to self-actualize in a social and psychological construct that largely fails to accommodate his intelligence...

    (1991) - Miss Nimvel
  • Lost Angels (1989) - Felicia Doolan Marks

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