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Channing, Stockard 1944–

CHANNING, Stockard 1944

PERSONAL

Original name, Susan Williams Antonia Stockard (some sources cite Susan Antonia Williams Stockard); born February 13, 1944, in New York, NY; daughter of Lester Napier (a shipping executive) and Mary Alice (maiden name, English) Stockard; married Walter Channing, Jr. (in business), 1963 (divorced, 1967); married Paul Schmidt (a college professor, actor, and playwright), 1970 (divorced, c. 1976); married David Debin (a writer, producer, and actor), 1976 (divorced, 1980); married David Rawle (a communicationsmarketing executive), c. 1982 (divorced); companion of Daniel Gillham (a director of photography), beginning 1988. Education: Harvard University, B.A. (cum laude), history and literature, 1965.

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager Barbara Gale, Envoy Entertainment, 1640 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 530, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Publicist Cari Ross, I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Theatre Company of Boston (experimental theatre), Boston, MA, member of company, beginning 1967. Appeared in public service announcements for the television campaign The More You Know, NBC, c. 1989.

Awards, Honors: Golden Apple award nomination, female new star of the year, 1975; Golden Globe Award nomination, best female acting debut in a motion picture, 1976, for The Fortune; Grammy Award nomination, album of the year, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1978, for Grease; People's Choice Award, favorite supporting actress in a motion picture, 1979, for Grease; Antoinette Perry Award, best actress in a dramatic play, and Drama Desk Award nomination, both 1985, for Joe Egg; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a dramatic play, and Drama Desk Award nomination, best actress in a play, both 1986, for The House of Blue Leaves; Drama Desk Award, best actress in a play, 1988, for Woman in Mind; Annual CableACE Award, best actress, National Cable Television Association, and Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or special, both 1988, for Joseph Wambaugh's Echoes in the Darkness; Annual CableACE Award, best actress in a movie or miniseries, 1988, for "Tidy Endings," HBO Showcase; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or special, 1990, for Perfect Witness; Antoinette Perry Award nomination and Obie Award, Village Voice, both 1991, and New York Drama League Award, distinguished performance, all for Six Degrees of Separation; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, 1992, for Four Baboons Adoring the Sun; Academy Award nomination, best actress, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best actress in a comedy or musical motion picture, both 1994, for Six Degrees of Separation; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actress in a drama, 1994, for "The Minister's Wife," Road to Avonlea; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female in a supporting role, 1996, for Smoke; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actress in a motion picture drama, International Press Academy, 1997, for Moll Flanders; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female in a television movie or miniseries, both 1997, for An Unexpected Family; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite supporting actress in a romance, 1997, for Up Close and Personal; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or movie made for television, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female in a television movie or miniseries, all 1999, for The Baby Dance; Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite supporting actress in a comedy or romance, 1999, for Practical Magic; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, 1999, for The Lion in Winter; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2000, 2001, and 2003, TV Guide Award nomination, supporting actress of the year in a drama series, 2001, Actor Award, outstanding ensemble in a drama series (with others), 2001, Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2002, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding actress in a drama series, 2002, 2004, Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding ensemble in a drama series (with others), 2002, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding ensemble in a drama series, 2003, 2004, all for The West Wing; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding actress in a television movie or miniseries, 2001, for The Truth about Jane; Peter J. Owens Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2001; American Film Institute Award nomination, movie actress of the year, 2002, and London Critics Circle Film Award, actress of the year, 2003, both for The Business of Strangers; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie, and Actor Award, outstanding actress in a television movie or miniseries, both 2002, Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding actress in a television movie or miniseries, 2003, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2003, all for The Matthew Shepard Story; Golden Gate Award, GLAAD Media Awards, Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation, 2003.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Comforts of Home, 1970.

Emergency room nurse, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971.

Judy Stanley, Up the Sandbox, National General, 1972.

Fredrika Contessa "Freddie" Biggars/Sullivan, The Fortune (also known as Spite and Malice ), Columbia, 1975.

(Uncredited) The Lion Roars Again (documentary short film), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1975.

Kitty Baxter, The Big Bus, Paramount, 1976.

Dandy Cochran/Vurrla "Vee" Kowsky/Jenny Maxwell, Sweet Revenge (also known as Dandy, the All American Girl ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1976.

Bess Duffy, The Cheap Detective (also known as Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective and Snacka on Deckare, Alltsaa! ), Columbia, 1978.

Betty Rizzo, Grease, Paramount, 1978.

A Different Approach, 1978.

Mona Mondieu, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, United Artists, 1979.

J. J. Dalton, Safari 3000, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1982.

Jocelyn Norris, Without a Trace, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Julie Siegel, Heartburn, Paramount, 1986.

Nancy, The Men's Club, Atlantic, 1986.

Margaret, A Time of Destiny, Columbia, 1988.

The Boys (also known as A Boy's Life and Staying the Same ), Hemdale Releasing, 1989.

Nancy Trainer, Staying Together, Hemdale Releasing, 1989.

Jane Applegate, Meet the Applegates (also known as The Applegates ), Triton Pictures, 1991.

Iris Morden, Married to It, Orion Pictures, 1991.

(Uncredited) Beverly, Bitter Moon (also known as Lunes de fiel ), 1992.

Ouisa Kittredge, Six Degrees of Separation, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1993.

Carol Ann, To Wong FooThanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (also known as To Wong Foo with Love from Julie Newmar ), Universal, 1995.

Ruby McNutt, Smoke (also known as SmokeRaucher unter Sich ), Miramax, 1995.

Marcia McGrath, Up Close and Personal, Buena Vista, 1996.

Mrs. Allworthy, Moll Flanders, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1996.

Cynthia Swann Griffin, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

Lieutenant Verna Hollander, Twilight, Paramount, 1998.

(Uncredited) Voice of Celia's agent, Lulu on the Bridge, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Aunt Frances Owens, Practical Magic, Warner Bros., 1998.

Dr. Grover, Other Voices, APix Entertainment, 1999.

Florence Maybelle, Isn't She Great (also known as Ist sie nicht Grossartig? ), MCA/Universal, 1999.

Chandra Chase, The Venice Project, Terra Film, 1999.

Thelma "Sister" Husband, Where the Heart Is, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

Julie Styron, The Business of Strangers, IFC Films, 2001.

Deborah Connors, Life or Something Like It, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Mrs. Melrose Ape, Bright Young Things, Icon Film Distribution, 2003.

Margreeve Walker, Le Divorce, Fox Searchlight, 2003.

Paula (some sources cite Karen Falk), Anything Else (also known as Anything Else, la vie et tout le reste and La Vie et tout le reste ), DreamWorks, 2003.

Herself, Abby Singer, Wembly Hall Theatre Co., 2003.

Harrator, Home of the Brave, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Victim of the number painter, Sesame Street (also known as Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, and Les amis de Sesame ), 19691974.

Susan Hughes, Stockard Channing in Just Friends, CBS, 1979.

Susan Goodenow, The Stockard Channing Show, CBS, 1980.

Voice of Commissioner Barbara Gordon, Batman Beyond (also known as Batman of the Future ), The WB, 19992000.

Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet, The West Wing, NBC, beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Susan Reinert, Joseph Wambaugh's Echoes in the Darkness (also known as Echoes in the Darkness ), CBS, 1987.

Dr. Beth Noonan, A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001.

Klara Hitler, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Miriam Knight, The Girl Most Likely To..., ABC, 1973.

Kitty O'Neil, Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story, CBS, 1979.

Helen Bower, Not My Kid, CBS, 1985.

Leah Lazenby, The Room Upstairs, CBS, 1987.

Liz Sapperstein, Perfect Witness, HBO, 1989.

Bea, David's Mother, CBS, 1994.

Ingrid Maynard, The Prosecutors, NBC, 1996.

Corella Davenport, Lily Dale, Showtime, 1996.

Penelope "Pen" Chandler, Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble ), HBO, 1996.

Barbara Whitney, An Unexpected Family (also known as The Hand Off and An Unexpected Life ), USA Network, 1996.

Rachel Luckman, The Baby Dance, Showtime, 1998.

Janice, The Truth about Jane, Lifetime, 2000.

Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, ABC, 2002.

Judy Shepard, The Matthew Shepard Story (also known as L'affaire Matthew Shepard ), NBC, 2002.

Julia, Behind the Red Door, Showtime, 2002.

Lily Kilworth, The Piano Man's Daughter (also known as La fille de l'homme au piano ), CBC (Canada), 2003.

Anne, Jack, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Television Annual: 1978/1979, 1979.

The Eddie Rabbitt Special, NBC, 1980.

Table Settings, HBO, 1982.

Marion, "Tidy Endings," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1988.

Voice of Clara Harris, Lincoln, ABC, 1992.

Miss Adelaide, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, CBS, 1995.

Narrator, Man Ray: Prophet of the AvantGarde, PBS, 1997.

Broadway 98: Launching the Tony Awards, PBS, 1998.

Herself and Betty Rizzo, VH1 Where Are They Now: Grease, VH1, 1998.

Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 1999.

Narrator, Obsession with Orchids, PBS, 2000.

Interviewee, Assignment E! with Leeza Gibbons: Gay Hollywood, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Narrator, Walking with Beasts (also known as Walking with Prehistoric Beasts ), The Discovery Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Pearl Harbor: The Death of the U.S.S. Arizona, The Discovery Channel, 2001.

Narrator, Only a Teacher, PBS, 2001.

Narrator, Meet the Pandas: Washington's New Power Couple, Animal Planet, 2001.

Narrator, Out of the Closet, off the Screen: The Life of William Haines, AMC, 2002.

Narrator, New York Firefighters: The Brotherhood of September 11, The Discovery Channel, 2002.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2003.

Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute, AMC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Love and the Eat's Cafe," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1973, 1979.

Shirley, "The Spectre," Medical Center, CBS, 1974.

"Sequoya," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985.

Hilda Bundt, "The Sad Professor," Trying Times, PBS, 1989.

Viola Elliot, "Enter Prince Charming," Road to Avonlea, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Viola Elliot, "The Minister's Wife," Road to Avonlea, The Disney Channel, 1994.

Narrator, "What's New about Menopause," Nova, PBS, 1994.

Interviewee, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995.

Voice of Mrs. Holloway, "The Company Man," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 1997.

Guest, Ruby, 2002.

Guest, The View, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mickey MacElwaine, Lucan, ABC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 15th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1993.

Presenter, The 18th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1996.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

Presenter, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo and Independent Film Channel, 2001.

The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Candy Coke, The Investigation, Theatre Company of Boston, Boston, MA, 1966.

(OffBroadway debut) Adaptation/Next, Theatre Company of Boston, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1970.

(Broadway debut) Chorus member, dancer, singer, and understudy, Two Gentlemen of Verona, New York Shakespeare Festival, St. James Theatre, New York City, beginning 1971.

Alice, Play Strindberg, Theatre Company of Boston, 1972.

Joanna Wilkins, No Hard Feelings, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Julia, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1973.

Mary, Vanities, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1976.

Jane, Absurd Person Singular, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1978.

Rosalind, As You Like It, Long Beach, CA, 1979.

Sonia Walsk, They're Playing Our Song (musical), Imperial Theatre, New York City, 19801981.

Sheila, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.

Luba, The Lady and the Clarinet, Long Wharf Theatre, then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, both 1983.

Angel, The Rink (musical), Martin Beck Theatre, 1984.

Virginia, The Golden Age, Jack Lawrence Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Sheila, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1985, then retitled Joe Egg, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Bunny Flingus, The House of Blue Leaves, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, both New York City, 1986, later Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 19861987.

Susan, Woman in Mind, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1988.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Ouisa Kittredge, Six Degrees of Separation, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1990, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 19901992, later London production.

Penny McKenzie, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1992.

Dr. Emma Brookner, The Normal Heart (staged reading), Roundabout Theatre Company, 1993.

Hapgood, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 19941995.

Regina Giddens, The Little Foxes, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1997.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Lion in Winter, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Margo Channing, All about Eve (benefit performance), Los Angeles, 2003.

Also appeared as Maggie, Jake's Women, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Grease (original soundtrack recording), Arista, 1978.

Videos:

Appeared in the music video "No One Needs to Know" by Shania Twain.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Cosmopolitan, December, 1993, p. 148.

Empire, October, 1997, p. 65.

InTheater, April 12, 1999.

New York, October 22, 1990, p. 54; April 21, 1997.

Premiere, January, 2002, p. 92.

Time Out New York, December 6, 2001, p. 176.

TV Guide, March 16, 2002, pp. 4245.

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