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Lela Ivey actress

Lela Ivey (born 26 June 1958) is an American actress of film and television.

She served as an adjunct faculty member at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan as well as part of the Theatre Department at Michigan State University.

She appeared in films and TV shows such as:

  • The Edge of Night (TV Series) as Mitzi Martin
  • Big (1988) as Bank Teller
  • Newhart (TV series) as Tish Holliday
  • ALF (TV series) in the 1990 episode "Love on the Rocks"
  • Murphy Brown (TV series) in the 1990 episode "Frank's Appendectomy"
  • The Golden Girls (TV series) in the 1990 episode "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia?" as Sister Claire
  • Uncle Buck (TV series) as Serena
  • Quantum Leap (TV Series)
  • Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
  • L.A. Law (TV Series) in the 1994 episode "The Age of Insolence" as Madeline Churchill
  • Homefront (TV Series) as Miss/Mrs. Wescott
  • JAG (TV Series) in the 1997 episode "Code Blue" as Pregnant Woman
  • Bean (1997) as Nurse Pots
  • The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) in the 1997 episode "Tower of Terror" as Patricia Petterson
  • The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series) in the 1997 episode "Misery Loves Company" as Jean
  • The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series) in the 1998 episode "To Volunteer Is Human" as Sharon
  • Party of Five (TV Series) as Mrs. Huffman
  • Pleasantville (1998) as Miss Peters


Ivey played Susan Firkins in the original film.