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Phyllis Lyons (born August 20, 1960; age 57) played Karen Pendleton, the mother of Debbie, during Season 4 of 24.

Biography and career Edit

Phyllis Lyons was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She started her acting career in 1990, appearing in the TV show L.A. Law (with Jimmy Smits). After that, she has appeared in other shows like Quantum Leap, ER (with Eriq La Salle and Carlos Gomez), Boston Public, House (with Kal Penn), and Rizzoli & Isles.

Aside of TV, Lyons has appeared in films like The Bridges of Madison County, Donnie Darko, The Ring Two, Sorority Boys, and Armed Response.

Lyons was married to actor Adam Arkin from 1998 to 2013. They had one son together.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Armed Response (2013)
  • The Ring Two (2005)
  • Sorority Boys (2002)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Guardian (2000)
  • Thirst (1998)

Television appearances

  • Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
  • Life (2007)
  • Miracles (2003)
  • Boston Public (2000)
  • City of Angels (2000)
  • Judging Amy (1999)

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