"When I got the first script, I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, maybe it’s not too late for me to get out!’ I was scared!" Wallace told the magazine. "It was daunting and I thought, ‘My God, surely they are not going to do this in one day.’ But we did — and we did it well. I have to tell you, I would never have gotten through it without those wonderful people in that company. They just took me under their wing and showed me the ropes. From Tony to [Executive Producer] Frank Valentini to the casting director, Mark Teschner, everyone was absolutely lovely. I felt like part of the family within half an hour. It's just a beautiful company and it was a wonderful experience for me."
"It's such a brilliant choice," Zeman tells the magazine. "I'm a huge fan of her as an actress and as a teacher, as well. I absolutely love the woman!"
Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Dee Wallace has worked as an author, teacher, dancer and actress in film, television, and stage for over 40 years. Her career began in New York where she studied with famous acting legend Uta Hagen before moving to Los Angeles where she found her mentor, Charles Conrad.
With over 150 credits to her name, Wallace has worked with countless producers and directors and some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Lewis Teague, Stephen King, Blake Edwards and Rob Zombie.
Her many film credits include The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Cujo, Secret Admirer, The Frighteners, 10 and of course, her role as Mary in Steven Spielberg’s E.T., The Extraterrestrial. Wallace recently completed three films for release in 2015: False Memory Syndrome, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard and Flowers in December.
She has starred in over twenty movies of the week and four hit television series. Other credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Switched at Birth, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case and Without a Trace. She is recurring at present on GRIMM for NBC and The Whispers for ABC.
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