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Caroline

Caroline Lagerfelt
Name Caroline Eugenie "Carolyn" Lagerfelt
Birthplace Paris, France
Date of Birth September 23, 1947 (age 70)
Role on Gossip Girl

CeCe Rhodes

Caroline Lagerfelt is a French-born actress, long based in the United States.

Background Edit

Lagerfelt was born in Paris, the daughter of Swedish diplomat Karl-Gustav Lagerfelt and Mary Charmian Sara (née Champion de Crespigny). She is descended from Swedish nobility and grew up in Sweden. Lagerfelt moved to the United States after college, where she enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career Edit

Lagerfelt began her career working in theater. Her first professional job was as a stage manager and understudy for the 1971 Broadway play Four on a Garden. That same year she made her onstage debut as Liz in Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist at the Royal Court Theatre. She returned to Broadway two years later as Lady Ursula Itchin in the 1973 play The Jockey Club Stakes and again in 1975 as Marie-Louise Durham in The Constant Wife. Her performance in the latter earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her next role on Broadway was as Beth in the 1977 play Otherwise Engaged.

In 1979, Lagerfelt made her first foray into television as a guest star on Archie Bunker's Place. This was followed by numerous appearances on television shows throughout the 1980s, including T. J. HookerThe Twilight ZoneCagney & LaceySpenser: For HireThe Equalizer and several television films. Lagerfelt made her film debut as Elizabeth Masters in the 1986 film Iron Eagle.

Lagerfelt remained active in theater throughout the 1980s. She returned to Broadway in 1980 to portray Emma in Betrayal and then appeared as Jean in the 1982 Off-Broadwayplay The Sea Anchor. Also in 1982, she portrayed Ruth Carson in Night and Day with the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The following year she appeared as Anita Manchip in two different productions of Quartermaine's Terms, one at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and the other at Playhouse 91 in New York City.

In 1984, she appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Other Places as Gila/Pauline at the Manhattan Theatre Club and portrayed the role of Annie in the original Broadway cast of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (1984–1985) at the Plymouth Theatre. In 1988, she starred in The Wall of Water at the Yale Repertory Theatre and portrayed the role of the Governor's wife in Phaedra Britannica with the Classic Stage Company. She returned to Broadway the following year as Diana in Lend Me a Tenor.

Over the years, she has had a variety of short-term and recurring roles on the daytime soaps. As Patricia Devereaux on The Edge of Night in 1983, she was the ex-wife of spy Ian Devereaux who showed up in Monticello to visit Ian and ended up being murdered by Russian spy David Cameron (Norman Parker) who recalled strangling Nora Fulton as he killed Patricia. A few years later, she played Emily Hargrove on As the World Turns who was a witness for the defense in Frannie Hughes' trial for the murder of Douglas Cummings. Ironically, the D.A. in this case was played by Norman Parker who ruthlessly cross-examined Emily on the stand. In between those stints, she had appeared briefly onThe Guiding Light as the D.A. in the Charlotte Wheaton murder case. As Roger Gordon's ex-wife Carrie on One Life to Live, she was Sarah's natural mother and Megan's adoptive mother, appearing on occasion from 1988 to 1989.

During the 1990s, Lagerfelt began to focus her career on television; perhaps her best known work to date being the role of Inger Dominguez, the wife of Lt. Joe Dominguez on the television series Nash Bridges from 1996 to 2001. She appeared in the recurring role of Sheila Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995 and 1996. She also had a major recurring role on Gossip Girl as CeCe Rhodes from 2007 to 2012.

She appeared Off-Broadway as Izz in Swim Visit (1990), Tekla in Creditors (1992), and Simone in The Workroom (1993). Her only Broadway role of the decade was as Anita in the 1992 play A Small Family Business at the Music Box Theatre. In 2014, she appeared in the Roundabout revival of Tom Stoppard's drama Indian Ink at the Laura Pels Theater. Lagerfelt also appeared in several Regional theatre productions including the roles of Suzanne in Don't Dress for Dinner (1992) at the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Misanthrope (1993) at the Long Wharf Theatre, and Death Takes a Holiday (1997) at the Lobero Theater. More recently she has appeared as Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (2000) with the Huntington Theatre Company and Off-Broadway as Gareth Peirce in Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (2004).

Filmography Edit

Movies Edit

Movie Role Year Notes
Iron Eagle Elizabeth Masters 1986
Home at Last Christina 1988 Television film
Bye Bye Love Mother #1 at McDonald's 1995
No Way Back FBI Agent in Charge Emily Fukes 1995
Father of the Bride Part II Check-in nurse 1995
Journey of the Heart Lady of the house 1997
Glam Joleen Lemon 1997
The Lake Mayor Louise Terry 1998 Television film
Missing Pieces Serena 2000
Minority Report Greta van Eyck 2002
Red Skies Veronica Peirson 2002 Television film
Mrs. Harris Madeira School administrator 2005 Television film
Homecoming Mrs. Carter 2005
Poseidon Mary 2006
All the King's Men Mrs. Peyton 2006
Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses Mary Bergin 2007 Television film
August Nancy Sterling 2008
Royal Reunion Elaine 2011 Short film
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Caroline 2011 Short film
Sunday Dinner Suzy Goodman 2011 Short film
Girls Against Boys Professor Sara Randolph 2012
To an Extent Mom 2013 Short film
The Red Robin Lillian 2013
March from Innocence Katherine 2013 Short film
The Homesman Netti Svendsen 2014
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Emma 2014 Direct to video
I'll See You In My Dreams Leslie 2015

Television Edit

Show Role Year(s) Notes
Archie Bunker's Place Ruth Kendall 1979 Episode: "The Shabbat Dinner"
The Edge of Night Patricia Devereaux 1983 Unknown episodes
T.J. Hooker Julia 1985 Episode: "The Throwaway"
As the World Turns Elain Hargrove 1986 Unknown episodes
The Twilight Zone April Hamilton 1986 Episode: "The Misfortune Cookie"
Cagney & Lacey Rita Quintero 1986 Episode: "DWI"
One Life to Live Carrie Gordon 1988-89 Unknown episodes
Spenser: For Hire Governess 1988 Episode: "Haunting"
The Equalizer Evelyn 1988 Episode: "Eighteen with a Bullet"
Murphy Brown Mary Ann Miller 1990 Episode: "But First a Word from Our Sponsor"
Ghostwriter Sally Lewis 1993 5 episodes
TriBeCa Irene Woodward 1993 Episode: "The Loft"
Law & Order Danielle Keyes 1993 Episode: "Black Tie"
NYPD Blue Kitty Lear 1994 Episode: "Good Time Charlie"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Markbar 1994 Episode: "Tribunal"
ER Andrea 1994 Episode: "ER Confidential"
Beverly Hills, 90210 Sheila Silver 1995-96 5 episodes
Amazing Grace Mrs. Spangler 1995 Episode: "The Shooting"
Chicago Hope Nurse Holder 1995 Episode: "The Virus"
Central Park West Rhinebeck Retreat receptionist 1995 Episode: "Showgirls"
The Drew Carey Show Mrs. Hoyt 1996 Episode: "Atomic Cat Fight"
Picket Fences Marta Beiler 1996 Episode: "To Forgive is Devine"
Nash Bridges Inger Dominguez 1996-2001 29 episodes
Penascola: Wings of Gold Rae 1997 Episode: "The Bogey Man
Chicken Soup for the Soul Mother 1999 Episode: "Egg Lessons"
Snoops Marcia Zindler 1999 Episode: "The Grinch"
The X-Files Rustic woman 2001 Episode: "The Gift"
Maybe It's Me Corinne 2002 Episode: "The Fever Episode"
First Monday 2002 Episode: "Right to Die"
Six Feet Under Alternate wife 2003 Episode: "Perfect Circles"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Anne 2003 Episode: "Lies My Parents Told Me"
Frasier Glina 2003 Episode: "The Doctor is Out"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Hannah Heltman 2004 Episode: "The Posthumous Collection"
How I Met Your Mother Bridal shop lady 2006 Episode: "Cupcake"
Six Degrees J.T. 2006-07 4 episodes
All My Children Dr. Massey 2007 Season 38, episode 45
House Connie 2007 Episode: "Guardian Angels"
Gossip Girl CeCe Rhodes 2007-2012 Recurring; 10 episodes
Dirty Sexy Money Clare George 2008 Episode: "The Star Witness"
Numbers Rose Harris 2009 Episode: "Shadow Markets"
Brothers & Sisters Jane 2009 Episode: "The Wine Festival"
Weeds Cannabis Network lady 2010 Episode: "A Yippity Sippity"
Castle Anjelica Henley 2012 Episode: "Secret's Safe with Me"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marjorie Randall 2012 Episode: "Play Dead"
Masters of Sex Barb 2013 Episode: "Brave New World"
The Mindy Project Gladys Dunne 2014 Episode: "Girls Crush"
Gotham Mrs. Kean 2015 2 episodes

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