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Patricia Clarkson

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Patricia Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of "Buzz" and Jackie Clarkson, a locally prominent member of the City Council. She studied drama at Yale and Fordham University before making her film debut in The Untouchables in 1987.

Clarkson starred in a series of high-profile films in her early career, including The Dead Pool, Rocket Gibraltar and Everybody's All-American.

She starred in the short-run television series Davis Rules, and in the mini-series Alex Haley's Queen. Other television appearances have included the role of "Aunt Sara" in Six Feet Under, for which she won an Emmy Award.

In 2000 she starred in The Green Mile, and in 2002 in Far from Heaven. In 2003 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Pieces of April. Clarkson garnered critical acclaim for her work in The Station Agent 2004).

Clarkson continues to be in great demand in Hollywood and looks to graduate from supporting roles as an ensemble player to coveted A-list star status. In an appearance on CNN's Larry King Live talk show in December of 2004, comedienne Phyllis Diller announced that a biopic of her life is in the works. The screenplay about Diller's early years in show business is in preproduction and Clarkson, according to Hollywood columnist Marilyn Beck, is slated to play Diller, for a film due in 2006.

Filmography

  1. Conquistadora (2006)
  2. All the King's Men (2005)... Sadie Burke
  3. Goodnight, and Good Luck (2005)... Jenny Darmondy
  4. The Woods (2005)... Ms. Traverse
  5. The Dying Gaul (2005)
  6. Miracle (2004)... Patty Brooks
  7. Dogville (2003)... Vera
  8. The Station Agent (2003)... Olivia Harris
  9. All the Real Girls (2003)... Elvira Fine
  10. Pieces of April (2003)... Joy Burns
  11. Carrie (2002) (TV)... Margaret White
  12. The Baroness and the Pig (2002)... The Baroness
  13. Heartbreak Hospital (2002)... Lottie Ohrwasher
  14. Far from Heaven (2002)... Eleanor Fine
  15. Welcome to Collinwood (2002)... Rosalind
  16. The Safety of Objects (2001)... Annette Jennings
  17. Wendigo (2001)... Kim
  18. The Pledge (2001)... Margaret Larsen
  19. Wonderland (2000) (TV series)... Tammy Banger
  20. The Green Mile (1999)... Melinda Moores
  21. Wayward Son (1999)... Wesley
  22. Simply Irresistible (1999)... Lois McNally
  23. Playing by Heart (1998)... Allison
  24. The Wedding (1998) (TV)... Annabelle McNeill
  25. High Art (1998)... Greta
  26. London Suite (1996) (TV)... Diana Nichols
  27. Murder One (1995) (TV series)... Annie Hoffman (1995-1996)
  28. Jumanji (1995)... Carol Anne Parrish
  29. Pharaoh's Army (1995)... Sarah Anders
  30. She Led Two Lives (1994) (TV)... Desiree Parnell
  31. Caught in the Act (1993) (TV)... Meg
  32. Queen (1993) (mini series)... Lizzie
  33. Four Eyes and Six-Guns (1992) (TV)... Lucy Laughton
  34. An American Story (1992) (TV)... Barbara Meade
  35. Legacy of Lies (1992) (TV)... Pat Rafael
  36. Blind Man's Bluff (1992) (TV)... Dr. Virginia Hertz
  37. Davis Rules (1991) (TV series)... Cosmo Yeargin
  38. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)... Aunt Olga
  39. The Old Man and the Sea (1990) (TV)... Mary Pruitt
  40. Everybody's All-American (1988)... Leslie Stone
  41. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)... Rose Black
  42. The Deal Pool (1988)... Samantha "Sam" Walker
  43. The Untouchables (1987)... Catherine Nessde:Patricia Clarkson
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