Phyllis Applegate is an actress, known for Black Dynamite, Big Momma's House, The Arrival, and Ruthless People. Other films include Insidious: Chapter 3, The Undershepherd, The Five Heartbeats, Kate’s Secret, and Jagged Edge.
Television credits include Darnell’s Grandmother on NBC’s My Name is Earl and Ida onNBC's L.A. Law. Guest appearances include CBS' Mike & Molly, FOX’s Glee, TNT’s Southland, Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program., NBC’s ER, NBC’s/ABC’s Scrubs, WB’s Felicity, NBC’s The Pretender, ABC’s Murder One, NBC’s Hill Street Blues, and NBC’s Quincy, M.E.
Theatre credits include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (Hansberry Theatre), Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and her one woman show, One Woman Wise (House of Blues).