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Anita Barone (born September 25, 1964) portrays Georgia Jones, the mother of Flynn & CeCe Jones and the ex-wife of J.J. Jones on Shake It Up.

Life and career

Barone was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her BFA from the University of Detroit, followed by an MFA from Wayne State University.

Barone appeared in the fourth-season Seinfeld episode "The Shoes" as Gail Cunningham, a chef who wanted Elaine's shoes. In the early 1990s, she was a regular cast member of Carol and Company with actress Carol Burnett. Barone also played Carol Willick, Ross's ex-wife, in the character's first appearance in Friends but left the show as she wanted to pursue a more full time role. She starred on The Jeff Foxworthy Show for the first season and in The War at Home. In 2000, Barone also co-starred in the sitcom Daddio.

Barone's other television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Quantum Leap, Empty Nest, Chicago Hope, Castle, Do Not Disturb, Ally McBeal, Caroline in the City, Party of Five and The Larry Sanders Show.

In 2003, she was the recipient of the 2005 Methodfest best supporting actress award for her work in feature film, One Last Ride.

In 2010, Barone began her recurring role in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Officer Georgia Jones, the mother of Bella Thorne's character, CeCe Jones.

Personal life

Barone is married to Matthew Glave, with whom she has two daughters, Madeline and Roxanne. She currently lives in LA with her family.

Filmography

Films

Television

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