Libby Villari

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Libby Villari
Margaret Elizabeth Webb

(1951-11-17) November 17, 1951 (age 67)
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Louis Villari 1968–1997 (divorced)
Matt Barnes ?–present

Margaret Elizabeth "Libby" Villari (née Webb; born November 17, 1951)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her recurring role as Mayor Lucy Rodell on Friday Night Lights, her film appearances include Infamous, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Boys Don't Cry, and The Faculty.

Personal life[edit]

Born Margaret Elizabeth Webb in North Carolina, she grew up in California, later moving to Texas. Her mother was Peggy Lee (née Walters; 1931–2004) and her father was Roy Frank Webb (1924–1973), she graduated from University of North Texas with a B.A in Theatre.[2] An active performer in the Texas theatre community, she often acts in productions that film in Texas, she is a breast cancer survivor.[3] She has a son named Lyn William Villari and a grandchild.


Villari made her television debut in the 1985 television movie Stormin' Home and followed this with Adam: His Song Continues and the Emmy-nominated television film Little Girl List with Tess Harper. In 1986 she played Mrs. Pritchard in Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story, she made her film debut in 1993 as Camille McCloud in My Boyfriend's Back, also (Matthew McConaughey's first film). She next appeared in Flesh and Bone, as a reporter in Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World, and in the 1994 television film Without Consent.[4][5]

In 1995, she appeared in The Big Green and in 1996 in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering and The Whole Wide World as the mother of Renée Zellweger, she has also appeared on the series Walker, Texas Ranger and in Robert Altman's Dr. T & the Women.[6]

In 2014, Villari's film Boyhood by Richard Linklater opened at the Sundance Film Festival, she plays the mother of Patricia Arquette's character in the film.

On stage she has acted in several productions with the Stage West Theatre Company, including her breakout role as Honey Bruce in Lenny, and with the Hip Pocket Theatre, including Widows by Ariel Dorfman.

Villari is also an acting coach and works with children's literary programs.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Mrs. Pritchard
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Camille McCloud
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Waitress
1993 Flesh and Bone Waitress
1993 A Perfect World Reporter
1995 The Big Green Brenda Neilson
1996 The Whole Wide World Etna Reed Price
1996 Children of the Corn: The Gathering Michael's Mom Video
1998 The Faculty Mrs. Connor
1999 Boys Don't Cry Nurse
2000 Dr. T & the Women Dr. T's Patient
2002 Serving Sara Cowgirl Waitress
2004 The Beautiful Country Steve's ex-wife
2005 Hate Crime Shirley
2005 The King Home Ec Teacher
2006 Infamous Delores Hope
2007 Living & Dying Miriam
2013 Cry Elizabeth
2014 Boyhood Catherine
2014 Two Step Marci
2015 Ratpocalypse Raisa Volkov
2016 Occupy, Texas Mrs. Martin
2017 Windsor Louise
2017 Ananda Short, completed
2017 Fetish Libby Short, post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Stormin' Home Waitress TV film
1986 Adam: His Song Continues Nancy Jazvac TV film
1988 Little Girl Lost Harriet Baker TV film
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger Connie "She'll Do to Ride the River With"
1994 Without Consent Psych Tech TV film
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Betty "Sons of Thunder"
1998 Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack Honky Tonk Waitress TV film
1999 A Face to Kill For Loretta TV film
2000 At Any Cost TV film
2006-10 Friday Night Lights Mayor Lucy Rodell Recurring role
2010 Zola Levitt Presents the Dark Prince Margaret "Passages"
2010 Chase Jan Boyle "Pilot"
2014 Returning to Ananda Nancy Evans TV film
2015 Grey's Anatomy Mrs. Gibson "When I Grow Up"


  1. ^ "Person Details for Margaret E Villari, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009" —". Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  2. ^ "Acting 101 with Libby Villari | Stage West Theatre Ft. Worth Texas". 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  3. ^ Texas, Divorce Record Index, 1968–2002. "LOUIS VILLARI vs MARGARET VILLARI | Texas, Divorce Record Index, 1968–2002". Retrieved 2014-08-13.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Philpot, Robert. "Libby Villari talks 'Boyhood,' career |". Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  5. ^ Bill Cribbs. "Alleghany County, North Carolina Obituary Collection - 60". Retrieved 2014-08-13.
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  7. ^ "Talent : talent : Resumé:Libby Villari". The Campbell Agency. Retrieved 2014-08-13.

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