Cindy Pickett A native of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Cindy Pickett is best known for her role as Ferris Bueller’s loving and unsuspecting mother, Katie, in the 1986 classic American comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cindy has played numerous recurring roles such as the tall, striking “Jackie Marler-Spaulding” on Guiding Light in the 1970s, as “Dr. Carol Novino” in St. Elsewhere in the 1980s, and as “Marjorie Sweeney” in Hyperion Bay during the 1990s. She has guest starred on many popular television shows, including The Client List, Burn Notice, Medium, Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami and Without a Trace. She starred in the TV movie I Know My Name is Steven, for which she received critical acclaim as “Kay Stayner,” the mother of a boy who was a kidnap victim for several years. She played “Admiral Gray” in Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time and was featured in Opus of an Angel, Being Rose and Wrapped Up in Christmas. Miss DavisFrances Dinsmore Davis was the theatre instructor at Oklahoma College for Women while Te Ata attended and had a great impact on her life. She served as Te Ata’s mentor and encouraged her to pursue a career in the theatre, and in particular, to become a performer who brought the beauty of Native American culture to the stage.