Katherine Helmond was an American film, theatre, and television actress, best known for her Golden Globe Award-winning role as Mona Robinson on ABC’s Who's the Boss? and Jessica Tate on ABC’s Soap. Other television credits include Doris Sherman on ABC’s Coach and Lois Whelan on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond.
Film credits include in Cars/2, Collaborator, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Overboard, Brazil, Time Bandits, Family Plot, Baby Blue Marine, The Hindenburg, The Hospital, and Believe in Me.
Theatre credits include her Broadway debut as Amanda Prynne/Louise in Private Lives (Billy Rose/Broadhurst Theatres), Christine Millman in Mixed Emotions (John Golden Theatre), and Margaret in The Great God Brown and Dona Elvira in Don Juan (Lyceum Theatre) and Off-Broadway, as Mae in The Oldest Profession (Peter Norton Space), Jenny von Westphalen in The Karl Marx Play (American Place Theatre), and Bananas Shaughnessy in The House of Blue Leaves (Truck and Warehouse Theatre).