On the 2 Broke Girls episode ‘And the Godmama Drama’, Max (Kat Denning) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) are excited to be the godmothers of Barbara, the baby of Oleg (Jonathan Kite) and Sophie (Jennifer Coolidge). But their hopes are dashed when Oleg’s mother from the Ukraine shows up and fires the girls from their baptismal duties.
Olga is portrayed by Mercedes Ruehl. The New York native is known for her roles in the films Big (Tom Hanks’ mother Mrs. Baskin), Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King with Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams (Anne), Gia with Angelina Jolie (Kathleen Carangi), and Last Action Hero (Irene Madigan), among others. Ruehl is also recognized for her roles on Broadway including Lost in Yonkers (for which she won a Tony Award) and Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? 2 Broke Girls airs Mondays at 9pm on CBS.