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Mary Louise Weller

Lovely, shapely and appealing blonde actress Mary Louise Weller was born on September 1, 1946 and raised in Los Angeles. The onetime top New York model made her film debut with an uncredited tiny role in the superbly gritty cop drama Serpico (1973). Weller was especially memorable as a beautiful marine biologist in the made-for-TV picture Hunters of the Reef (1978) (TV) and, likewise, solid as professor Andrew Prine's college student lover in the superior haunted house horror winner The Evil (1978). Mary achieved her greatest enduring cult movie popularity with her excellent and inspired performance as snooty and uptight sorority snob "Mandy Pepperidge" in the uproariously raunchy'n'raucous hit comedy Animal House (1978). After "Animal House", Weller went on to play the sole non-suicidal character in The Bell Jar (1979), Martin Kove's fetching wife in the cruddy "Jaws" rip-off Blood Tide (1982), Chuck Norris' girlfriend in the exciting martial arts action opus Forced Vengeance (1982) and a funny small part in Larry Cohen's terrific tongue-in-cheek monster-on-the-loose treat Q (1982). Mary had guest spots on the TV shows "Quincy M.E." (1976), "Fantasy Island" (1977), "Supertrain" (1979), "CHiPs" (1977), "Vega$" (1978), "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" (1977), "B.J. and the Bear" (1978), "Kojak" (1973), "Starsky and Hutch" (1975) and "Baretta" (1975). Weller voluntarily quit acting in film and television programs in the early 80s. She acted in a bunch of plays in New York and wrote the play "Four Alone", which was performed at the Greenhouse Theater in Pasadena. Moreover, Mary trained with the U.S. Equestrian Team as a teenager and has participated in horse-riding competitions. Weller tried to get a movie based on her own original script made about jockey "Mary Bacon", but, alas, it never came to be. She's a first cousin to writer Sheila Weller. In 1986, Mary Louise Weller purchased a large three-acre ranch in Malibu, California so she could raise horses. IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

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Sep 1, 1946 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Kojak 1973-10-24
Latest Project:
Movie The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998-10-13
Known For
Poster of Blood Tide
Poster of Forced Vengeance
Poster of When the Whistle Blows
Poster of Animal House
Movie The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion Mandy Pepperidge (archive footage) (uncredited) 1998-10-13
Movie Forced Vengeance Claire Bonner 1982-07-30
Movie Blood Tide Sherry Grice 1982-09-01
Movie Q Mrs. Pauley 1982-10-29
Series When the Whistle Blows Unknown 1980-03-14
Movie Valentine Magic on Love Island Denise 1980-09-18
Movie Once Upon a Spy Paige Tannehill 1980-09-19
Movie The Bell Jar Doreen 1979-03-20
Series Detective School Unknown 1979-07-31
Movie The Evil Laurie Belman 1978-05-05
Movie Hunters of the Reef Tracey Russell 1978-05-20
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Animal House Mandy Pepperidge 1978-07-27
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie سرپیکو Sally - Girl at Party 1973-12-05