A veteran of stage, screen and television, Edith Fields is the recipient of the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, seven Drama Logue Awards and a KABC Year End Radio Award for her work in Los Angeles Theatre. She began her career at age 5, singing and dancing for community functions in her home town of Poughkeepsie, New York. She acted in college productions and continued to entertain in Army Hospitals with the U.S.O.
Fields received her Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award (as well as a Drama Logue Award) for her work in the Theatre West Production of Like One Of The Family. Critical praise for her performance as Beth/Consuelo ranged from “dizzy and delightful” (Frontiers) to “a showstopper” (Hollywood Reporter). For her Drama Logue Award-Winning portrayal of Rose, the mother, in Nuts at the Las Palmas Theatre, the Los Angeles Times summed up the critics’ opinion: “Edith Fields is splendid!” She won both the KABC Radio Award and Drama Logue Award for Avenue Of Dreams/Nothing Immediate (Company Of Angels), for which she was cited as “extraordinary” (Los Angeles Times).
Additional Los Angeles stage credits include Death Of A Salesman (LATC), Beau Jet (Westwood Playhouse), Staccato (Tiffany Theatre), On Borrowed Time (La Mirada Theatre), Grown Ups (Mark Taper Forum), Street Dreams (Zephyr Theatre), Lovers And Other Strangers (Lee Strasberg Theatre), A.R. Guerney’s Scenes From American Life (Skylight Theatre) and Michael Cristopher’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Shadow Box (Theatre 40), among many others.
In New York, Fields appeared both Off and Off-Off Broadway in The Subject Was Roses, A View From The Bridge, The Rimers Of Eldritch, Rites Of Passage, Spilt Milk, The Ward, Two Ladies Talking, Mother Love and The Poseur.
Her film credits include Mr. Saturday Night (with Billy Crystal), Dad (with Jack Lemmon), No Way Out (with Kevin Costner), Three Men & A Little Lady (with Tom Selleck), John Cassavetes’ Big Trouble, Blake Edwards’ Mickey And Maude, William Friedkins’ Rampage and Rene Taylor and Joe Bologna’s Love Is All There Is.
Movies for television include HBO’s Norma Jean & Marilyn (with Mira Sorvina and Ashley Judd), Following Her Heart (directed by Lee Grant), TNT’s Amelia Earhart (with Diane Keaton), My First Love (with Bea Arthur) and The Rockford Files (with James Garner). She has guest starred on numerous television series including Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Picket Fences, Caroline In The City, L.A. Law, Cagney & Lacy, Brooklyn Bridge and Ned And Stacey, among others.
Fields graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to study with such legendary acting teachers as Stella Adler, Robert Lewis, Herbert Berghof and William Hickey. She is a member of the Actors Studio.