Alyson Reed
Alyson Reed
Alyson Reed plays the part of Mrs. Reynolds, Max's fifth grade teacher, in the episode "Why You Crying?" in Season 3 (ep.#13).
Basic Information
Born (1958-01-11) January 11, 1958 (age 59)
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, USA
Gender Female
Occupation: Actress
Years Active: 1978-present
Family/Personal Information
Character Information
Appeared on: George Lopez (TV series)
Appeared as: Mrs. Reynolds
Episodes appeared in: "Why You Crying? (Season 3)

Alyson Reed (born January 11, 1958) guest stars on George Lopez as Mrs. Reynolds, Max's 5th grade teacher, in the Season Three episode "Why You Crying?" (episode #13).



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.[1] 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.

Selected filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1985 A Chorus Line Cassie Film
1989 Skin Deep Alex 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"


  1. Alyson Reed - Biography. BuddyTV. Retrieved on 2012-12-25.

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