Teri Ann Garr is an American actress, singer and dancer. Her film career began as a series of bit parts until she got her big break in 1974's The Conversation. That same year, she had a memorable turn as Inga in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Her other films include Oh, God!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tootsie (which earned her an Oscar nomination), Mr. Mom, Short Time, Mom and Dad Save the World, Dumb and Dumber, A Simple Wish and Ghost World. She had a recurring role on Friends as Phoebe's birth mother and was a panelist on The Hollywood Squares.
Garr is retired from acting due to being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.