Rhoda Griffis
EducationUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA)
Years active1991—present

Rhoda Griffis is an American actress who has played supporting roles both in independent and mainstream films and television.

Life and career

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Griffis appeared onstage in Angels in America, Proof, Collected Stories, and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

Her first film role was in the 1992 drama Love Field, in which she played Jacqueline Kennedy. Her non-stage acting debut was in the television movie A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story. She appeared in other made-for-TV films and series - including In the Heat of the Night.

Griffis worked for seven seasons with The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, for five seasons with Charlotte Rep, as well as appearing with the Saint Louis Repertory, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Theatre by the Sea (Portsmouth, NH). In Atlanta, Griffis has appeared frequently on stage with the Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and for three seasons with the Actors Theatre of Atlanta.[citation needed]

Griffis is known for her work in Runaway Jury, Walk the Line, Road Trip, Songcatcher. Among her more recent roles is the feisty Lenore Baker in Lifetime's television drama, Army Wives. In addition, she made memorable appearances in American Summer and One Missed Call.

In between acting work, Griffis teaches on-camera acting, theatre, voice-overs and assistant directs in the fine arts department of The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Love Field Jacqueline Kennedy
1993 The Program Reporter #3
1994 Cobb Amanda Chitwood Cobb
1995 Something to Talk About Edna
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Card Club Woman #2
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 Saleswoman
1999 Chill Factor Pregnant Woman
2000 A Good Baby Mother in Shack
2000 Songcatcher Clementine McFarland
2000 Road Trip Tour Group Mom
2000 Doomsday Man Mrs. Gloria Prentiss
2001 Rustin Lyla Griggs
2002 Run Ronnie Run TV Anchorwoman
2002 New Best Friend Attending Nurse
2003 A Touch of Fate Chippy Trick
2003 Runaway Jury Rikki Coleman
2004 No Witness Fiona Haskell
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Woman Hit in Leg Uncredited
2004 The Lost Cause Deena Short film
2005 Black Oasis Mom Short film
2005 Our Very Own Fanny
2005 Walk the Line Five and Dime Manager
2005 Dreamer Classroom Mother
2005 The Unseen Loretta
2005 The Gospel Lawyer #1
2006 Big Momma's House 2 Mrs. Gallagher
2006 Broken Bridges Idalee
2006 Secret of the Cave Roy's Mom
2006 We Are Marshall Mrs. Shaw
2008 One Missed Call Marie Layton
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Secretary
2009 Year One Eve
2009 Road Trip: Beer Pong Tour Group Mom Direct-to-video
2009 The Blind Side Beth
2010 Father of Invention Penny Camp
2010 Blood Done Sign My Name Isabel Taylor
2010 The Last Song Doctor
2011 The Pool Boys Nancy
2012 The Hunger Games Registration Woman
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Convention Organizer
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Dr. Lesley Hunt
2012 Flight Amanda Anderson
2012 Parental Guidance Dr. Schveer
2013 Plus One Mrs. Howard
2013 42 Miss Bishop
2014 Kill the Messenger Female Anchor
2015 90 Minutes in Heaven Mary
2015 Magic Mike XXL Julia
2016 Miracles from Heaven Church Lady
2016 Hidden Figures White Librarian
2016 Masterminds Real Estate Agent
2017 The Yellow Birds Sheryl
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sneeper Madame
2018 Forever My Girl Mrs. Grant
2018 Blockers Art Teacher Uncredited
2018 I Can Only Imagine Jen-Amy's Manager
2019 The Best of Enemies Whitney
2019 Just Mercy Judge Pamela Bachab
2020 The Banker Mrs. Barker
2020 Electric Jesus Donna
2021 Charming the Hearts of Men Mrs. Lotts
Year Title Role Notes
1991 In the Heat of the Night The Secretary Episode: "The More Things Change"
1992 A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Sharon TV movie
1993 The Conviction of Kitty Dodds Dina TV movie
1993 A Family Torn Apart Liz Kelley TV movie
1993 Scattered Dreams Mrs. Virgil TV movie
1994 On Promised Land Ellen Appletree TV movie
1994 One of Her Own Lynn Wickstrom TV movie
1994 Matlock Jane Kravitz
Linda Kirsch
Episode: "The Murder Game"
Episode: "The Tabloid"
1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story Diane Marsh TV movie
1995 The Sister-in-Law Kelly Richards TV movie
1995 The Client Female Reporter Episode: "Pilot"
1996 A Season in Purgatory Maid (uncredited) TV movie
1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive Mother at House TV movie
1997 Close to Danger Lucille TV movie
1997 Perfect Crime Gia TV movie
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Martha Chaffee Episode: "Apollo One"
1998 Mama Flora's Family Mrs. Hopkins (Younger Woman) TV movie
1998 The Tempest Sophie Dupree TV movie
1999 Dawson's Creek Dr. Marlee Summer Episode: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
Episode: "Reunited"
1999 The Hunley Young Lady TV movie
1999 The Price of a Broken Heart Katie TV movie
2002 Jo Girlfriend TV movie
2002 The Locket Aunt May TV movie
2003 One Tree Hill Rachel Episode: "Are You True?"
2004 The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel Leigh TV movie
2005 Odd Girl Out Denise Larson TV movie
2005 Palmetto Pointe Guidance Counselor Episode: "Off to the Pointe"
2005 Snow Wonder Jane TV movie
2006 Surface Annie Boertz Episode: "1.13"
2006 For One Night Ginny Stephens TV movie
2007 Girl, Positive Karen Sandler TV movie
2007 K-Ville Cora Dunlevy Episode: "Cobb's Webb"
2007-2010 Army Wives Lenore Baker Ludwig 11 episodes
2008 Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Pamela Blackburn TV movie
2008 Living Proof Bindy Blake TV movie
2009 Eastbound & Down The Teacher Episode: "Chapter 2"
2009 Solving Charlie Rose TV movie
2009 My Fake Fiancé Val TV movie
2009-2014 Drop Dead Diva Paula Dewey Recurring role
2010 Tough Trade Lucy TV movie
2010 The Wronged Man Tina TV movie
2010 Past Life Barb Stafford Episode: "Soul Music"
2010 Memphis Beat Elizabeth Hatcher Episode: "Love Her Tender"
2011 Hail Mary Principal Gertrude Teague TV movie
2011 Mean Girls 2 Ilene Hanover TV movie
2011 Teen Spirit Vesper Summers TV movie
2011 Single Ladies Jane Sherrod Episode: "Is This the End?"
2011 Level Up Barbara TV movie
2013 Nashville Jane Rawlins 1 episode
2014 Satisfaction Candice 6 episodes
2016 Confirmation Judith Resnik Television movie
2017 Shots Fired Doreen Platt 1 episode
2017 Daytime Divas Brooke Chandler 2 episodes
2017 Manhunt: Unabomber Beth Ackerman 1 episode
2017 Mindhunter Esther Mayweather 1 episode
2018, 2021 Fear the Walking Dead Vivian 5 episodes


  1. ^ Lovett School Archived November 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine