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Valerie Mahaffey
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Valerie Mahaffey guest stars as Mary Greely, fiance of leapee Joshua Ray, in the Season 3 episode of "QL" titled "The Boogeyman". (ep.#5).

Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1953-06-16) June 16, 1953 (age 69)
Birthplace: Sumatra, Indonesia
Actress, producer
Years active: 1979-present
Character information
Appeared on: Quantum Leap (TV series)
Character played: Mary Greely in "The Boogieman" (Season 3)

Valerie Mahaffey (born June 16, 1953)[1] makes a guest appearance on Quantum Leap as Mary Greely in the Season Three (episode #5) episode "The Boogieman". An actress and producer, she is known for her roles on CBS-TV's Northern Exposure, NBC-TV's Wings, ABC's Desperate Housewives. On Gleeshe guest starred as Rose Pillsbury, Emma Pillsbury's mother. Her work on Northern Exposure earned her an Emmy Award.

Personal life/family[]

Born in Sumatra, Indonesia, Valerie moved with her family to Texas when she was sixteen.[1] She graduated from Austin High School in 1971 and graduated from the University Of Texas in Austin in 1975.[1]

She is married to Joseph Kell, with whom she has one child.


From 1979-81, she starred in the soap opera The Doctors, which earned her a nomination for Daytime Emmy Awards in 1980. From 1992-93 she played in the short-lived NBC sitcom The Powers That Be. She played Tracy Milford in the 1995 film National Lampoon's Senior Trip and Jan Kempster in the 1997 film Jungle 2 Jungle. In 1999 she had a recurring role in the ER. In 2003 she starred in the film Seabiscuit. In 2009, she appeared in seven episodes of United States of Tara.

Her stage credits include Eastern Standard, Talking Heads, Top Girls, and Rex. She co-starred in the feature film Crazy Eyes, playing "Zach's mother."

She has made guest appearances on NBC-TV's Seinfeld and L.A. Law, FOX-TV's Ally McBeal, CBS-TV's Judging Amy, NBC-TV's The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Cheers, Frasier, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Private Practice, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Better with You, Glee, Without a Trace, Hannah Montana Forever, and Raising Hope.


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