Paula Shaw
Paula Shaw
Paula Shaw appears as Ruth Wood, Janet's mother in a guest appearance on Three's Company.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1941-07-17) 17 July 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1969 to present
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company in the episode "Janet's Secret" in Season 5
Character played: Ruth Wood
Three's Company Script

Paula Shaw (born 17 July 1941) appears as Ruth Wood, Janet's mother, in the Three's Company episode titled "Janet's Secret" in Season 5. A life member of Actors Studio,[1] Paula has portrayed characters in numerous films and on television (including a role as prostitute on the ABC-TV sitcom series Barney Miller, Season 3, Episodes 2 & 3, "Quarantine", and Season 4, Episode 3, "Bugs"). She is perhaps best known for portraying the Mrs. Pamela Voorhees in Freddy vs. Jason. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Film credits
Year Film Role
1969 Freiheit für die Liebe
To Hex with Sex Lucibel
1973 The Roommates (Uncredited)
1974 The Centerfold Girls Mrs. Walker
1977 In the Glitter Palace Ruth
Chatterbox Policewoman
Herowork Woman in Convertible
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Wulla Jean
1984 Savage Streets Charlene
1986 Witchfire Nurse Hemmings
Say Yes Society Reporter
1989 Communion Woman from Apartment
1995 The X-Files in episode titled "The Walk" Ward Nurse
1998 Merchants of Venus Dolores
2000 Reindeer Games Aunt Lisbeth
2001 Ignition Senator
2002 Insomnia Coroner
2003 Night Creep Dr. Wayborn
Freddy vs Jason Pamela Voorhees
2005 Chupacabra Terror Mrs. Hartman
2011 Mr. Young Mrs. Byrne


  1. Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc.. p. 280. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.

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