What Ever Happened to Anne Schedeen From ALF?

Anne Schedeen

Anne Schedeen is an American actress who is best known for her role as Kate Tanner in the TV series "ALF" (1986-1990). She has also appeared in several other TV series and films, including "Simon & Simon," "The New Gidget," "Knight Rider," "St. Elsewhere," and "Emergency!" among others. Schedeen started her acting career in the 1970s and has continued to work in the industry intermittently since then.

Schedeen was born on January 8, 1949, in Portland, Oregon, USA. She grew up in Portland and attended Grant High School there. After high school, she attended Portland State University, where she studied drama and speech.

Acting Career

Schedeen began her acting career in the 1970s. Her first credited role was in an episode of the TV series "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" in 1972. Throughout the 1970s, Schedeen appeared in small roles in various TV series such as "Cannon," "The Waltons," "Barnaby Jones," and "The Incredible Hulk." She also had a small role in the 1980 horror film "The Hearse."

However, Schedeen gained wider recognition and became a household name in the 1980s for her role as Kate Tanner in the popular TV series "ALF" (1986-1990). Since then, Schedeen has continued to act intermittently, but she has also pursued other interests such as teaching acting and working as a voice-over artist.


On the TV series "ALF," Anne Schedeen played the role of Kate Tanner, the wife of Willie Tanner (played by Max Wright) and the mother of two children, Lynn and Brian. Kate was a caring and level-headed woman who often served as the voice of reason in the Tanner household, which was frequently thrown into chaos by their alien houseguest, ALF.

Kate was a social worker and often worked from home, which allowed her to keep an eye on ALF and his antics. She was initially hesitant to let ALF stay with the family but eventually grew to care for him and even became a close friend. T

Schedeen was on the TV series for its entire four-season run, from 1986 to 1990. Schedeen’s character was an integral part of the show, and her performance was well-received by audiences and critics alike. Her portrayal of Kate Tanner helped make her a household name in the 1980s and remains a memorable part of her acting career to this day.

Work After ALF

After "ALF," Anne Schedeen continued to work as an actress, though she appeared in fewer projects than during the height of her fame in the 1980s. Some of her notable appearances included guest roles on TV shows such as "Quantum Leap," "The Wonder Years," and "Murder, She Wrote." She also had a small role in the 1994 film "Ed Wood."

In addition to acting, Schedeen has pursued other interests. She has taught acting and has worked as a voice-over artist, providing voices for commercials, animation, and other projects. She has also been involved in community theater and has served on the board of the Ventura County Theatre Guild in California.

What is Anne Schedeen Doing Now?

Anne Schedeen now

Anne Schedeen, best known for her role as Kate Tanner on the popular TV show “ALF” (1986-1990), has largely retired from acting.

After her successful stint on “ALF,” Schedeen continued to make occasional TV appearances in the 1990s and early 2000s, but her acting career has slowed down significantly in recent years.

She has largely stayed out of the public eye and has not been involved in any high-profile acting projects in recent times.

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