Katie Finneran (Coral Kessler)
Katie Finneran plays the role of Coral Kessler, Millie and Char’s alcoholic widowed mother, and plays a prominent (albeit absent) role in Freaky. Best known for her Tony-award-winning Broadway appearances on Noises Off in 2002 and Promises, Promises in 2010, Finneran has a number of films for her name, including Night of the Living Dead in the 1990s, You’ve Got Mail and Liberty Heights, A Witch, a Fire Dog and Broken Bridges, and Baby on Board, Death to Smoochy, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and Movie 43.
Outside of film, Katie Finneran also appeared on several shows, including Wonderfalls, The Michael J. Fox Show, Bloodline, The Looming Tower, Why Women Kill, and Brockmire, which she starred later that year. In addition, Finneran guest starred in the films The Good Fight, Murphy Brown, Blindspot, Elementary, Damages, Royal Pains, Oz, Sex and the City, Frasier, All My Children and Super Force. She has also appeared in multiple episodes of The Insider, Bram and Alice, and I hate my teenage daughter.