Park Overall (b. March 15, 1957) is an American film and television actress, known for her trademark heavy Southern accent. Her best-known role was as nurse Laverne Higby Todd Kane in the sitcom Empty Nest, though she has appeared in a number of feature films, including Biloxi Blues, Mississippi Burning, Beer For My Horses, and more recently, In the Family. Overall is also an environmental and women's rights activist, and in 2012 ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Overall was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Greeneville. She is the daughter of Frances (nee Bernard), a professor of English, and Thomas Wesley 'Jack' Overall, Jr., a federal magistrate. She has described her parents as Yellow Dog Democrats.
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