Terry Ann "Teri" Garr (born December 11, 1944) is an American actress and dancer best known for her roles in Young Frankenstein, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tootsie, Mr. Mom, After Hours, One From the Heart, and Friends.
Garr was born in 1944 (or 1947) in Lakewood, Ohio. Her father, Eddie Garr (born Edward Leo Gonnoud), was a vaudeville performer, comedian, and actor whose career peaked when he briefly took over the lead role in the Broadway drama Tobacco Road. Her mother, Phyllis Lind (née Emma Schmotzer), was a dancer, a Rockette, wardrobe mistress, and model.Her father was of Irish descent and her maternal grandparents were Austrian immigrants.