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Mel Harris (b. July 12, 1957 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American actress.
Christened Mary Ellen Harris, she attended high school in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is perhaps best known for her role as Hope Murdoch Steadman on the popular 1980s television show, ''thirtysomething'' (1987-1991). During that time, in 1989, ''Harper's Bazaar'' named her one of America's 10 Most Beautiful Women. From 1996-1998, she starred with Jere Burns in the NBC sitcom ''Something So Right''.
In addition, Harris has appeared in a number of television programs including ''The West Wing'', ''Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest'', ''Dawson's Creek'', ''Touched by an Angel'' and ''House''. She had a recurring role on ''Stargate SG-1'' as Oma Desala.
Harris appeared as a contestant on the ''Pyramid (game show)|$100,000 Pyramid'' game show before she found success as an actress.