After a 10-year absence from Hollywood, Dedee Pfeiffer is back starring on the new David E. Kelley helmed drama "Big Sky." Premiering on ABC this fall, the series is set in rural Montana where private detectives search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway.
A single mother of two young men, Pfeiffer has been hard at work during her recent time away from Hollywood earning a bachelor's degree in psychology at Pierce College, Valley College and California State University Northridge. It was at UCLA where she earned a Master of Social Work. Her area of concentration includes mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness.
Television fans will know this talented actress from her series regular roles on "For Your Love" with Holly Robinson Peete, Tamala Jones and James Lesure; and from the award-winning comedy series "Cybill," opposite Cybill Shepherd and Christine Baranski, which won a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Series. Other notable small screen guest roles include "Ellen," "Seinfeld," "CSI," "CSI: New York," "Wanted," "Friends" and "ER."
No stranger to the big screen, Pfeiffer also had impressive roles in the films "Red Surf," opposite George Clooney, "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas, "Tune in Tomorrow" with Keanu Reeves and "Into The Night" with Jeff Goldblum. Early in her career, she starred in the indie cult film "Vamp" with the legendary music icon Grace Jones. In addition, she has dozens of other studio and independent films to her credits including producing the indie award-winning film "Loredo." The short film "The Tub," in which she starred and produced, won multiple awards including a festival Best Actress Award.