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Anita Barone
Anita L. Barone

September 25, 1964
Alma mater University of Detroit Mercy (BFA)
Wayne State University (MFA)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Matthew Glave
Children 2

Anita L. Barone (born September 25, 1964) is an American actress. She is known for co-starring roles in sitcoms The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Daddio, Shake It Up, The War at Home and Friends.

Life and career

Barone was born September 25, 1964, in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her BFA from the University of Detroit in 1986, followed by an MFA, theatre, from Wayne State University, where she was taught by director/professor Robert T. Hazzard.

Barone appeared in the fourth-season Seinfeld episode "The Shoes" as Gail Cunningham, a chef who wants Elaine Benes' shoes. In the early 1990s, she was a regular cast member of Carol & Company with actress Carol Burnett. Barone also played Carol Willick, Ross Geller's ex-wife, in the character's first appearance in Friends. She left the show as she wanted to pursue a more full-time roles and was replaced by Jane Sibbett. She starred on The Jeff Foxworthy Show for the first season (1995–1996) and in The War at Home from 2005 to 2007. In 2000, Barone also co-starred in the sitcom Daddio.

Barone's other television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Quantum Leap, Empty Nest, Chicago Hope, Castle, Do Not Disturb, Ally McBeal, Caroline in the City, Party of Five and The Larry Sanders Show.

In 2004, she was the recipient of the 2005 Methodfest Best Supporting Actress Award for her work in feature film, One Last Ride.

In 2010, three years after The War at Home ended its run, Barone began her recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Officer Georgia Jones, the mother of Bella Thorne's character CeCe Jones. Barone's husband, actor Matthew Glave, guest starred in two episodes of Shake It Up as J.J. Jones, the ex-husband of Barone's character.

Personal life

Barone is married to actor Matthew Glave, with whom she has two daughters, Madeline and Roxanne. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Rosary Murders Irene Jimenez
1991 Ricochet Waitress
1995 Wounded Heart Franny TV film
1996 Just Friends Rebecca
1997 Dream with the Fishes Mary
Running Time Janie
Just Write Carrie
Critics and Other Freaks Waitress
1998 Grown-Ups Kim TV film
2001 Bev Bev TV film
2003 Buttleman Wendy Blitzer
These Guys Gillian TV film
2004 One Last Ride Gina
Paradise Sammi TV film


Year Title Role Notes
1990-1991 Carol & Company Various Series regular
1991 Dear John USA Connie 1 episode
1993 Quantum Leap Debbie Schaefer Episode: "Dr. Ruth"
Seinfeld Gail Cunningham Episode: "The Shoes"
Empty Nest Cara Episode: "My Dad, My Doctor"
The Larry Sanders Show Michelle Episode: "Larry Loses Interest"
The Second Half Mia Episode: "Prelude to a Job"
1994 Friends Carol Willick Episode: "The One with the Sonogram at the End"
1995 Pointman P.J. Episode: "Father Connie"
1995-1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show Karen Foxworthy Series regular
1996 Public Morals Ashley Episode: "The Green Cover"
1996-1997 Party of Five Franny Steiner 2 episodes
1997 Caroline in the City Jeannie Hilton Episode: "Caroline and the Egg"
Life... and Stuff Jordan Emery 3 episodes
1998 Chicago Hope Leslie Stark Episode: "Broken Hearts"
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Laura 2 episodes
2000 Daddio Linda Woods Series regular
2001 Ally McBeal Sarah Werner Episode: "Fear of Flirting"
2005-2007 The War at Home Vicky Gold Series lead
2008 Do Not Disturb Mindy Episode: "Dosing"
2009 Castle Janice Freeman Episode: "Vampire Weekend"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Denise Episode: "Denise Handicapped"
2010-2013 Shake It Up Georgia Jones Series regular
2011 Desperate Housewives Doreen Vance Episode: "Come on Over for Dinner"
2013 The Exes Julia Episode: "Trading Places"
2014 Hot in Cleveland Lisa Episode: "The Italian Job"
Parenthood Mrs. Jones Episode: "Lean In"
2016 The Real O'Neals Suzie Episode: "The Real Book Club"
2017 Still the King Walt's Mom Episode: "Flatbushes"
2018 K.C. Undercover Lucy Clark Episode: "K.C. Times Three"
2019, 2023 A Million Little Things Sophie 2 episodes: "Goodbye" and "One Big Thing"
2020 Brews Brothers Sabrina 2 episodes

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