Alyson Reed plays the part of Mrs. Reynolds, Max's fifth grade teacher, in the episode "Why You Crying?" in Season 3 (ep.#13).
|Born||January 11, 1958|
|Birthplace:||Anaheim, California, USA|
|Appeared on:||George Lopez (TV series)|
|Appeared as:||Mrs. Reynolds|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Why You Crying? (Season 3)|
Alyson was born and grew up in Anaheim, California and attended Anaheim High School, where she graduated in 1976. She was a varsity songleader for two years, and was ASB President as a senior. She began performing in high school, and one of her major roles was as Nancy in a school production of Oliver!. Alyson also performed as Alice in Wonderland at the Disneyland theme park.
Reed made her Broadway debut in Dancin' in 1978. Additional theatre credits include Dance a Little Closer, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, and Marilyn: An American Fable. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Cabaret and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Marilyn. In 1992, she starred opposite Michael O'Keefe in the national touring company of A Few Good Men in the role of Lt. Cmdr. Galloway.
Reed's most notable screen role was Cassie in Richard Attenborough's film adaptation of A Chorus Line, and she also appeared in the comedy Skin Deep with John Ritter. Her many television credits include Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The X Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Numb3rs, Boston Legal, and NYPD Blue.
Most recently, she has become known to younger viewers for the role of Ms. Darbus in the popular Disney Channel movie High School Musical and its sequel High School Musical 2 (although her role in that film was only one scene). She reprised her role as Ms. Darbus in High School Musical 3: Senior Year. She will reprise her role as Ms. Darbus in the new Disney Channel Original Series, Madison High, with the character being relocated from East High to Madison High. This is the first time a Disney Channel Original Movie and Disney Channel Original Series has a cross-over.
In 2012, she was integrated in the cast of the last season of Desperate Housewives.
|Television and film roles|
|1985||A Chorus Line||Cassie||Film|
|1993||Lost in the Wild||Tommy||Television film|
|1995||Frasier||Cindy Carruthers||in episode "Someone to Watch Over Me"|
|Murder, She Wrote||Wendy Maitlin||in episode "Game, Set, Murder"|
|Law & Order||M.E. Heather Coyle||in episode "Seed"|
|Manhattan Merengue||Susan Kelly||Film|
|1996||Murphy Brown||Waitress||in episode "The Bus Stops Here"|
|Sisters (TV series)||Virginia Sprague||in episode "Dreamcatcher"|
|Norma Jean & Marilyn||Natalie Kelly||Television film|
|2004||George Lopez (TV series)||Mrs. Reynolds||in episode "Why You Crying?"|
|2006||High School Musical||Jane Darbus||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2007||High School Musical 2||Jane Darbus||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2008||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Jane Darbus||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Judge Conti||in episode "Give Me the Blame"|