In The Real O’Neals episode ‘The Real Tradition’, the O’Neals try to celebrate Thanksgiving differently this year by inviting dinner dates to the family get-together. The new arrangement also provides an opportunity for Eileen (Martha Plimpton) to meet VP Murray’s (Matt Oberg) mother Victoria.
VP Murray’s mother is portrayed by Susan Sullivan. She’s known for her roles on Castle (Castle’s mother Martha Rodgers), Hope & Faith (Nancy Lombard), The Drew Carey Show (Annette Newmark), Dharma & Greg (Kitty Montgomery), The George Carlin Show (Kathleen Rachowski), Falcon Crest (Maggie Channing), It’s a Living (Lois Adams), the 1977 TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (Maggie Porter), and Another World (Lenore Moore Delaney), among many others. Sullivan is also recognized for her fun role as Isabelle Wallace, Cameron Diaz’s mother in the 1997 Julia Roberts film My Best Friend’s Wedding. The Real O’Neals airs Tuesdays at 9:30pm on ABC.