Jane Therese Curtin is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is sometimes referred to as "Queen of the Deadpan"; The Philadelphia Inquirer once called her a "refreshing drop of acid." She was included on a 1986 list of the "Top Prime Time Actors and Actresses of All Time." She is best known for being an original cast member on Saturday Night Live, and for portraying Allison "Allie" Lowell on the CBS sitcom Kate & Allie (in which she won back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) and Dr. Mary Albright on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. She has also appeared in many movie roles, including Charlene in The Librarian series. She even reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat (Clorhone) Conehead, in the 1993 sci-fi comedy film, Coneheads.
For Disney, she played Judge Claire Whittaker in the 2006 version of The Shaggy Dog, Connie in the CBS/ABC Studios show, Gary Unmarried, Sandy Ryan in United We Fall and Suzanne Crumb in the ABC TV show, Crumbs. She also voiced Queen Hippolyte in the Hercules episode "Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte" and Mrs. Clemperer in the Recess episode "Wild Child".