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Keck's Exclusives: Modern Family Casts Cam's Mama!

Celia Weston attends The Cinema Society & Donna Karan screening of "Happy Tears" at The Museum of Modern Art on February 16, 2010 in New York City.
The Cinema Society & Donna Karan Host A Screening Of "Happy Tears" - Outside Arrivals
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February 16, 2010
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Celia Weston attends The Cinema Society & Donna Karan screening of "Happy Tears" at The Museum of Modern Art on February 16, 2010 in New York City. The Cinema Society & Donna Karan Host A Screening Of "Happy Tears" - Outside Arrivals The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY United States February 16, 2010 Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage.com To license this image (59633172), contact WireImage.com  (WireImage.com)

ABC's Modern Family has found a down-home country mama for Cameron (Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet). Beating out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Bates and several others is character actress Celia Weston, who has made a mark in films and on television ever since she debuted as trucker/waitress Jolene Hunnicutt on the CBS sitcom Alice back in the early '80s.

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While it was originally believed that Barb Tucker would be arriving with her husband for Thanksgiving, the character will now drop in solo for a non-holiday visit to her little Cam-chop.   

Adept at playing moms on ABC shows, Celia appeared on Desperate Housewives in 2008 as Adele Delfino, the mother of James Denton's Mike. The South Carolina-born actress, 58, has also won raves in such films as The Talented Mr. Ripley, In the Bedroom and Junebug

A perfect choice in my book! I can already picture her pinching Eric's cheeks.

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