Jane Therese Curtin is an American 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 also reprised one of her Saturday Night Live characters, Prymaat (Clorhone) Conehead, in the 1993 sci-fi comedy film Coneheads.