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Conchata Ferrell is an American actress who played Nurse Ruth Greenliegh in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer' episode Go Fish. She is best known for playing Berta the housekeeper in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which she received two Emmy Award nominations in 2005 and 2007.
Ferrell was born in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Mescal Loraine (née George) and Luther Martin Ferrell. She attended West Virginia University, and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in social studies in education. She is married to Arnie Anderson and has one daughter, Samantha.
Ferrell began her career on the stage as a member of the Circle Repertory Company, appearing in the original Broadway cast of Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore and winning both the Drama Desk and Obie Awards for the off-Broadway The Sea Horse. A successful character actress, her career has spanned four decades and includes supporting roles in such films as Network, Mystic Pizza, Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Mr. Deeds and K-PAX as well as a small part in True Romance. Her other television credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hot L Baltimore, Teen Angel, B.J. and the Bear, Good Times, Hearts Afire, Townies, Night Court, and Push, Nevada. She played Mrs. Werner in the episode of Quincy M.E. titled "Into the Murdering Mind" (1982). She has also made memorable appearances portraying blunt, authoritative judges (The "Jagged Sledge" episode of Sledge Hammer! in 1987, and on "The One With Joey's Porsche" episode of Friends in 1999). Conchata Ferrell portrayed the owner of Mystic Pizza alongside Lili Taylor, Annabeth Gish, and Julia Roberts, who portrayed pizza waitresses.
She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011 run with Minka Kelly, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.
- Nurse Ruth Greenliegh