Cynthia Stevenson (Celia)
Cynthia Stevenson, who plays Celia Bachelor, began her career doing improvisational and theatre work. An impressed agent took her on, and she immediately got a job in the sketch comedy series "Off the Wall." This led to some guest-starring parts in such classic sitcoms as "The Famous Teddy Z," "Newhart" and "Cheers."
A career break came for Stevenson in 1990 when she was cast as the lead in the cable comedy "My Talk Show," playing Jennifer Bass, the host of a small town television talk show filmed from Jennifer's living room. The late legendary director Robert Altman saw her in this and cast her in his film "The Player." She went on to be a series regular as one of Bob Newhart's daughters in "Bob" and played Hope in "Hope & Gloria."
Additional television credits include the lead in "Oh Baby," portraying struggling working mom Tracy. She was also a cast regular in the cult comedy "Dead Like Me."
Her film credits include "Home for the Holidays," directed by Jodie Foster; "Forget Paris," directed by Billy Crystal; and "Happiness," alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jon Lovitz. She played Cody's mom in the two "Agent Cody Banks" movies and the mom in the four "Air Bud" movies.
Stevenson is originally from Piedmont, California, and grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and Kerrisdale in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In her spare time, Stevenson enjoys exploring the beauty of British Columbia with her husband, producer/writer Tom Davies, their son, their two dogs (one of whom co-starred with her in an "Air Bud" movie) and a "bossy" cat. Her birth date is August 2.
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