Edie played a mentally disabled woman in the TV movie, "Bill: On His Own", for which she received a National Media Award.
Edie has appeared in a number of movies, including "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Mr. Mom" and "Carrie".
Early in her career Edie was a part of "The Groundlings" improvisation team based in Los Angeles.
Edie worked as a producer for KCUR-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri.
Edie earned a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University.
Edie McClurg: (giving advice to aspiring actors) Perseverence. Adaptability. Flexibility. Affable; but not a pushover. Self-Doubt kills talent. These are not fortune cookie aphorisms. I had to give myself permission to act, then others agreed. Continue to study and learn new skills. Don't stink up the place with bad acting, if an opportunity comes your way. Now go about your business.