Multiple-award-winning actress Doris Roberts has distinguished herself with her versatility on Broadway and in numerous film and television roles. She starred on Broadway in The Death of Bessie Smith, Marathon ’33, The Desk Set, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Cheaters, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild and Bad Habits, for which she won the Outer Critics Circle Award.
Her more than 27 feature film credits include My Giant, The Grass Harp, Little Murders, Used People, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, No Way To Treat a Lady, The Honeymoon Killers, A New Leaf, The Heartbreak Kid, Hester Street, The Rose, Such Good Friends, The Night We Never Met and All Over the Girl. Among her television film credits are The Diary of Anne Frank, It Happened One Christmas, Ruby and Oswald, A Time to Heal, 1,000 Men and a Baby, One True Love and Sons of Mistletoe.
Nominated for ten Emmy Awards, Roberts has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for Everybody Loves Raymond in 2001, 2002 and 2003, she was also nominated in 1999 and 2000. She also won an Emmy Award for a guest-starring role on St. Elsewhere, and was nominated for an Emmy for Remington Steele. She has earned three Viewers for Quality Television Awards for “Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy,” the l999 American Comedy Award for “Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series” and the 2001 TV Guide Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” She won the 2002 Golden Satellite Award for “Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical.” She was nominated for the 2002 American Film Institute Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series,” and won the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.”
She recently completed her memoir, Are You Hungry, Dear?, which is currently climbing the bestseller lists.
Roberts was born in St. Louis, and lives in Los Angeles.