A Ranking of the Theatre-Centric Guest Stars on Season 3 of Girls

January 9th, 2015 by

A Ranking of the Theatre-Centric Guest Stars on Season 3 ...

HBO’s hit dramedy Girls returns Sunday, January 11 for its fourth season, which like the others is bound to hit a little too close to home for comfort. Season 1 of Girls was EVERYTHING, season 2 a little random and season 3 was back on track with a ton of familiar theatre faces. Below, we look back on these guest stars and rank their appearances (Note: Andrew Rannells is a real character, he doesn’t count so he’s not #1.).

23. Bob Balaban as Dr. Rice

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Always a pleasure, Dr.

22. Director Sam Gold as himself

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21. T. Oliver Reid as Gerald

20. Kobi Libii as Kobi

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The ‘CQ/CX’ and ‘Really Really’ star made a brief cameo at the bar for Hannah’s bday. He broke the news to Ray that Shosh had most definitely moved on.

19. Jon Bass as Mo

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‘This Book of Mormon’ vet had a giggling fit as well-meaning publisher assistant Mo.

18. Evan Jonigkeit as Parker

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‘Really Really’ and ‘Snow Geese’ hunk shared a few episodes with gf Zosia Mamet as Shoshana’s super dumb piece.

17. Marsha Stephanie Blake as the Publisher

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‘Joe Turner’s Come & Gone’ & ‘Hurt Village’ star was too fierce for words as Hannah’s publisher.

16. Reed Birney as Peter

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Tony nominee Reed Birney played Patti LuPone’s fictional husband, and it was awesome.

15. Amir Arison as Kevin Mimma

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14. Felicity Jones as Dot

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Film star and stage actress made a great impression as Dot, the sickly daughter to Jessa’s bf (?) Jasper.

13. Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Desi

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This six-time off-Broadway vet made hearts (mostly Marnie’s) skip a beat as Desi and it looks like he’s here to stay in season 4.

12. Louise Lasser as Beadie

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11. Sarah Steele as Rebecca

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You just know Hannah had to have a bitchy cousin like Rebecca.

10. Debra Monk as Dr. Sterns

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This Tony winner went from “Everybody’s Girl” to just plain ‘Girls’ and it was just delicious.

9. Jennifer Westfeldt as Annalise Pressler-Goings

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This Tony nominee just nailed her brief cameo as John Cameron Mitchell’s character’s widow.

8. Rita Wilson as Evie Michaels

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Meeting the mom of Marnie was a tall order, but this ‘Fish in the Dark’ star was absolutely the woman who raised Marnie Michaels.

7. June Squibb as Grandma Flo

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Oscar nominee June Squibb (who played Electra in the original run of ‘Gypsy’) kept it real as dying Grandma Flo.

6. Michael Zegen as Joe

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‘Bad Jews’ star Michael Zegen was so good and so likable. Can’t he replace Charlie and be there for always?

5. John Cameron Mitchell as David-Pressler Goings

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OMG seeing the ‘Hedwig’ creator and star dancing, trolling Grindr, bar fighting and then quickly dying #Priceless

4. Amy Morton as Sissy

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Two-time Tony nominee Amy Morton was going through it as Aunt Sissy as only this Steppenwolf treasure could.

3. Gaby Hoffmann as Caroline Sackler

Adult language warning; after all, it’s not TV, it’s HBO.

2. Patti LuPone as Herself

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Season three will always be remembered by show queens who watch ‘Girls’ as The Season of Patti.

1. Deirdre Lovejoy as Margot

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So how come Patti isn’t number 1 then? Because ‘Lucky Guy’ alum Deirdre Lovejoy was out-of-this-world good. Go back and watch the full Flo episode now.