Davenia McFadden, born February 21, 1961,[1] is a 57-year-old American actress. She guest starred as Betty Adams on Glee in 2012.

Personal life

McFadden was born in Abbeyville, South Carolina.[1] She graduated from North Carolina School for the Arts in 1982, with a Performing Arts BFA Degree.[1]


McFadden has been featured in over a dozen films including Gloria, My Best Friend's Wedding, Eddie and Fresh. She will also be seen in the upcoming Random Hearts, starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas, as an overly protective and all-knowing FBI secretary.

Her first big role was in Ellen Foster, a CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame production. Some of her recent television credits include a powerful episode of "Touched by an Angel,' featuring civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a recurring role on Becker, E.R. and Seinfeld. She has made several guest appearances on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, after she challenged O'Donnell, the self-proclaimed queen of trivia, to a trivia contest showdown and won.

Prior to her film and television roles, McFadden was a member of the national touring company The Acting Company, where she worked alongside John Houseman on productions such as The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Cradle Will Rock and Pericles.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins N.Y. Traffic Control Cop
Key Exchange Loraine
Private Sessions Gail TV movie
1988 God Bless the Child Kathleen TV movie
1990 Quick Change Policewoman
1991 Kojak: Fatal Flaw Metermaid TV movie
1992 ABC Afterschool Specials Graduation Speaker ("Summer Stories: The Mall - Part 1")
Article 99 Clerk
1993 The Pickle Woman in Window
1994 Fresh Mrs. Coleman
1995 New York Undercover Mrs. Goines ("Buster and Claudia")
The Cosby Mysteries Ellen ("The Medium Is the Message")
1996 Eddie Rae Jones
1997 Ellen Foster Mavis
My Best Friend's Wedding Angrier Woman
Private Parts Nurse
1998 Seinfeld Coco ("The Maid")
Diagnosis Murder Betty Pearson ("First Do No Harm")
Becker Annette Johnson 1998 - 1999 ("Pilot" and "Limits & Boundaries")
ER Mrs. Bevins/April Robinson 1998/2009 ("Gut Reaction" and "A Long, Strange Trip")
1999 Random Hearts Cassie
Double Jeopardy Evelyn
Touched by an Angel Lavonda ("Black Like Monica")
Just the Ticket Social Security Checker
Gloria Female Guard
2000 American Tragedy Gail Jones TV movie
City of Angels ("Ax and You Shall Receive")
Ally McBeal Assistant to Tina Turner ("The Oddball Parade")
Any Day Now ("Homegirl")
7th Heaven Nurse/Nurse Amy 2000 - 2002 ("Talk to Me," "Teased," "Suspicion")
2001 Taking Back Our Town Gloria TV movie
Focus Mrs. Walker
For Your Love Nurse Danvers ("The Birth Day")
Strong Medicine Roxy ("Wednesday Night Fever")
Stranger Inside Brownie TV movie
2002 The Shield Frida ("Pay in Pain")
The Division Mrs. Parsons ("Keep Hope Alive")
The American Embassy Carmen Jones (6 episodes)
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Molly ("Laughing Matters")
Line of Fire Lorraine ("This Land Is Your Land")
A Time to Remember Marion TV movie
Testosterone Marnie
Kingpin ("The Odd Couple")
Masked and Anonymous Bus Driver
Judging Amy Police Officer ("Ye Olde Freedom Inn")
2004 Dragnet Methadone Clinic Director ("Riddance")
Latin Dragon Officer Washington
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sketch Artist ("Bloodlines")
Killer Diller Deputy Rhodell Larkin
D.O.T.S. TV movie
The Young and the Restless Lorena Davis 2004 - 2006 (20 episodes)
2005 American Gun Felicia
Revelations Sister Delise ("Hour Three" and "Hour Four")
Malcolm in the Middle Dr. Samson ("Living Will")
2006 Smokin' Aces Loretta Wyman
Close to Home Judge Cooper ("A House Divided")
Without a Trace Mrs. Aldridge ("The Road Home")
Monk Gladys Menchen ("Mr. Monk and the Big Reward")
2007 Honeydripper Nadine
The Riches Chunky K (4 episodes and 3 uncredited)
Smiley Face Bus Passenger
2008 Days of Our Lives Candy (episodes #1.10949)
Little Britain USA Overseer (5 episodes)
The Game Mrs. Young ("Before the Parade Passes By")
2009 Hachi: A Dog's Tale Mary Anne
LifeUmentary: Episode 1 - Text Me Davenia
2010 Weeds Airport Janitor ("Theoretical Love Is Not Dead")
All My Children Leona ("episode #1.10471" and "episode #1.10485")
Cold Case Althea Johnson '10 ("Shattered")
2011 Enlightened Sherry ("Someone Else's Life")
Sound of My Voice Carol Briggs
2012 Glee Betty Adams ("Glease")
Good Luck Charlie Verna ("Nurse Blankenhopper")
Mike & Molly Julie ("The Dress")
Bad Ass Rita
Get the Gringo Large Woman
2013 Breaking the Girls Detective Ross uncredited
Mad Men Ida ("The Crash")
Getting Back to Zero Babs
Side Effects Judge #2
2014 Wild Card Millicent completed
The Lachrymist Ms. Swope short and completed
Kiss Me Nurse Sylvie completed



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