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Rondi Reed plays ‘Mike & Molly’ mom

Rondi Reed

Rondi Reed ’77

Fans of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly may not know Mike’s mom, Peggy, is played by theatre alumna Rondi Reed ’77.

The part is one of many successful characters for Reed, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Matie Fay Aiken in August: Osage County. The honor is one of 20 major awards, including two additional Tony Awards, several Joseph Jefferson Awards, and a Grammy.

Chicago audiences have seen Reed in many productions with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which she joined in 1979. She has also appeared as Madame Morrible in the Chicago and Broadway productions of Wicked.

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