Camryn Manheim is an American actress best known for her role as attorney Ellenor Frutt on the legal drama The Practice, appearing in 163 episodes from 1997-2004.
She reprised her role as Ellenor Frutt in a guest appearance on Ally McBeal in 1998.
Manheim had a four-episode recurring role on The L Word in 2005, and in 2006 signed on as a regular cast member of Ghost Whisperer. She played the role until the show ended in May 2010.
Other television shows she ahs appeared in include Law & Order (appearing as three different characters in three different episodes, 1991-1994), Chicago Hope, Touched By An Angel, Family Guy, Will & Grace, Boston Public, Gideon's Crossing, Strong Medicine, Two And A Half Men, and How I Met Your Mother.
Manheim has had a number of notable film roles, in movies such as The Road to Wellville (1994); Eraser (1996); Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997); Mercury Rising (1998); Joe the King (1999); What Planet Are You From? (2000); The Laramie Project (2002); Twisted (2004); Dark Water (2005); and Slipstream (2007).
She has also appeared in the made-for-TV movies Deadly Whispers (1995); The Loretta Claiborne Story (2000); Kiss My Act (2001); Jenifer (2001); Elvis (2005); and Snow Wonder (2005).
Manheim won the Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on The Practice in 1997, which she followed up with the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture, also for The Practice, in the same year.
She previously worked as a sign language interpreter at hospitals. Her knowledge of sign language was utilised at times on The Practice and also for her role as a Child Behavioural Psychologist in the movie Mercury Rising.
Manheim is an avid human rights activist with a focus on women's rights and gay rights.