Denise Dowse (Denise Y Dowse) is an American actress. She was born in Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii State of United States of America. Her father was a Naval Officer of US. She happened to be a cast as the narrator of the play ‘Hansel and Gretel’. She was in California during that time. She auditioned for a Saturday program and was selected. She played the role of dog catcher in the first production ‘A Dog called Bum’. Dowse has performed both in movies and in Television. She has also directed some films. She started her career from ALF television show in 1989. It was an American fantasy/science fiction sitcom. Denise played the character of 4th FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Agent. In 1988-89, she starred in Almost There! show as Angela Quartermane. In 1990, Dowse played the character named Channing in Coldfire. The next year, she bagged three shows. She worked as Nurse in Merchant of Evil, as Maggie Day in Jake and the Fatman and as Dr. Worthy in Roc. In the TV show Bodies of Evidence, she played the role of Kim’s Mother in 1992. In the same year, she performed the role of Bank Teller in Sneakers and as a woman in the neighborhood in Out for Blood. In Full House (1993), she was seen as Mrs. Jacobs and as Ms. McBride in California Dreams. In 1994, she worked as Dr. Jarvis in
The Enemy Within, in
Murphy Brown, and in Seinfeld as a mother once and once as the receptionist. She played the role of the drug dealer in Wild Palms- a mini series of Oliver Stone.
The other roles were as follows: as Mrs. Yvonne Teasely, Professor Harriet Strathmore in Beverly Hills, 90210; See Jane Run – a Television movie (based on the Joy Fielding’s novel) ; Olivia Biggs in Bio-Dome; she did seven episode as Sylvia Watkins in Built To Last television show; in Secrets and Lies, she was seen in ten episodes as Elaine Williams; as Yvonne Bums in
Criminal Minds for six episodes; as Juanita Hendricks in Dragnet; as Dr. Shapiro (Counselor) in All of Us; As judge in Rizzoli & Isles; Ms. Ellis in Reed Between the Lines and many others. She was seen in films like Eulogy, Book of love, Coldfire, Reign Over Me, Fly Away, The Enemy Within, Starship Troopers, Coach Carter and some others. Denise Dowse also played the character of Malik’s mother in Helicopter (1993). She has also directed a short film ‘Reflections: A Story of Redemption’ (written by Tony Bracy) in 2004. She also got featured as a star guest in Kimmie’s Kitchen. Denise also starred in the movie K-911 directed by Charles T. Kanganis in the role of Dr. Perkins.
She, as a director has staged films like Long Time Since Yesterday, The Chest,
West Side Story, If I Knew Then, When Willows Weep in the Foxholes, What About Us, The Chocolate Factory, Love and other Social Issues, The Wiz, It’s a Wonderful Life...Ain’t It? and Little Shop of Horrors. She also lent her voice in Theodore Rex in 1995. She was also the guest star in The Gregory Hines Show. For The Chest, she received two Awards for Best Director.