Highlight Hollywood can exclusively announce that Dee Wallace cast in a role in the new season of NBC’s hit sci-fi drama “Grimm.” No stranger to playing the role of mother, Dee Wallace is possibly best known as Mary, mother of the E.T.-loving Henry in Steven Spielbergs 1982 sci-fi hit and Donna, mother of the St. Bernard fearing Tad in Stephen King’s classic, CUJO, not to mention, Mother Dee in The New Lassie series. Dee’s recent appearances on Switched at Birth, Warehouse 13 and The Office, in addition to just completed THE ELEPHANT GRAVEYARD with Billy Zane and her own daughter, Gabrielle Stone, brings Ms. Wallace to well over an enviable 200 credits.
Just as Dee Wallace wraps the 30th anniversary of “ET: The Extra Terrestrial,” she prepares for the 30th anniversary of her follow up film “Cujo” – A film that would begin to define her role as the “Queen of Fear Films” in such movies as THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE HOWLING, THE FRIGHTENERS, CRITTERS, HALLOWEEN, THE STEPFORD WIVES, and THE HAUNTED, THE WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, EXIT HUMANITY and most recently Rob Zombies’ THE LORDS OF SALEM (which has broken all records for previous DVD sales).
Dee is a true tour de force, working with every kind of co-star from Cujo to Lassie, as well as countless directors including Peter Jackson, Stephen Spielberg, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Stephen King and Blake Edwards. As one of Hollywood’s reigning “scream queens,” when asked about how working on so many horror films effects her career as a spiritual healer, she responds Well, it has certainly made me an expert on fear. This factor may contribute in no small way to her success as a national speaker and healer nationwide.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: On stairs – Private collect of Ms. Dee Wallace; In Blue Dress – By John Seigman; Jumping on bed – By Johanna Siegman; Dee in white – By K. Dog
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