Estelle Harris
Estelle Harris appears as "Easy Mary", a prostitute, in the Season 3 episode "Dad's First Date".
General Actor Information
Birth name: Estelle Nussbaum
Born: (1928-04-04) April 4, 1928 (age 92)[1]
Birthplace Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Actress, comedienne, voice artist
Years active: 1977–present
Appearances/Series information
Appeared on: Night Court
appeared in:
"Dad's First Date" (Season 3)
"Flo's Retirement" (Season 3)
"Halloween II: The Return of Leon" (Season 4)
Appears as: Easy Mary
Estelle Harris (née Nussbaum; April 4, 1928) appears as Easy Mary, a prostitute and former high school classmate of Jack Sullivan, Christine's father, in the Season 3 episode of Night Court titled "Dad's First Date" She also appears in the character in the episodes "Flo's Retirement" in Season 3, and "Halloween II: The Return of Leon" in Season 4.


A comedic actress and voice artist, often recognized for her shrill, grating voice. She is best known for her role as Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld from 1992 to 1998, as the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, and Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Early years

Harris was born in Manhattan, the younger of two daughters of Isaac and Anna Nussbaum, Polish Jewish emigrants, who owned a candy store.[2]


Harris is best known for her supporting role as Estelle Costanza, George's (Jason Alexander) mother and Frank's (Jerry Stiller) wife on Seinfeld, her voice role in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex as Mrs. Potato Head, and her role as Muriel on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. She appeared in Brad Paisley's music video for the song "Online".[3] In 2013, she played the mother of CBGB founder Hilly Kristal in the film CBGB.

Voice acting

Estelle is also a voice artist; she has voiced such characters as Lula from Dave the Barbarian, Mama Lipsky on Kim Possible, Thelma on The Proud Family, Old Lady Bear in Brother Bear (2003), Audrey in Home on the Range (2004), and Death's nagging mother on Family Guy.


  1. Born in 1928 as per both the 1930 United States census, which lists Isaac Nussbaum (age 30) as "Head", Anna Nussbaum (age 30) as "Wife" and Minnie (age 9) and Estelle (age 2) as "Daughter[s]", New York City. Ward: 6th Assembly District; Date: April 6, 1930.
  2. Per 1930 U.S. census data
  3. Brad Paisley gets in tune with "Online" video, Country Standard Times, accessed 2014-11-05.

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