Cindy Pickett (born April 18, 1947 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA), is an actress best known for her role in the comedy movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off as Matthew Broderick's character's mom, as well as playing the mother of a boy who was kidnapped for several years in the dramatic TV movie I Know My First Name Is Steven.
She also played "Jackie Marler" on the soap opera The Guiding Light from 1976 to 1980, "Vanessa Sarnac" on the ABC-TV weekly series Call to Glory from 1984 to 1985, and she appeared on the hospital drama TV series St. Elsewhere from 1986 to 1988.
Pickett played the central role in the 1980 film "Night Games", an exquisitely weaved erotic tale, directed by Roger Vadim.
TV series she's guest-starred on include Simon & Simon, Magnum, P.I., L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, The Pretender, NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, and Crossing Jordan.
She met her husband, Lyman Ward, on the set of Ferris Bueller's Day Off (the actors' characters were husband and wife), and...
Evolver is a 1995 Mark Rosman horror/science fiction B-movie. It starred Ethan Embry, Cassidy Rae, Chance Quinn, and John de Lancie. It also had William H. Macy as the voice of Evolver (Credited as W.H. Macy). The movie was frequently aired in the early days of the Sci Fi Channel and has a small cult following that enjoys its campiness. Most mainstream critics viewed the film as very average and outdated at the time of its release as the era of the cyberpunk movie was largely over.
A teenage computer whiz wins a robotic opponent to compete against in a real-world laser tag-style game. However, the robot, known as "Evolver", becomes smarter and more dangerous as it plays putting the boy and his friends in mortal danger.