Clarkson, Patricia 1959–
CLARKSON, Patricia 1959–
Full name, Patricia Davies Clarkson; born December 29, 1959, in New Orleans, LA; daughter of Arthur (a school administrator) and Jackie (a city councilwoman) Clarkson. Education: Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center, B.A., liberal arts, 1982; Yale University, M.F.A., drama; also studied speech pathology at Louisiana State University for two years.
Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010. Manager—Anonymous Content, 8522 National Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, CA 90232. Publicist—Stan Rosenfield & Associates, Ltd., 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1190, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
Career: Actress. Drama Dept., member.
Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, 1999, for High Art; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a theatrical motion picture, Saturn Award, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2000, both for The Green Mile; Emmy Award, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 2002, for Six Feet Under; Acting Prize, best female performance, Deauville Film Festival, 2002, for The Safety of Objects; New York Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 2002, National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, Chicago Film Critics Circle Award nomination, best supporting actress, 2003, all for Far from Heaven; Special Jury Prize, dramatic, Sun-dance Film Festival, 2003, for The Station Agent, Pieces of April, and All the Real Girls; Special Award, San Diego Film Critics Society, 2003, for body of work; Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actress in a supporting role, comedy or musical, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 2003, Academy Award nomination, best actress in a supporting role, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actress, Chicago Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, 2004, all for Pieces of April; National Board of Review Award, best supporting actress, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, 2003, National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actress, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, 2004, all for The Station Agent and Pieces of April; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role—drama, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, 2004, all for The Station Agent.
Ness's wife, The Untouchables, Paramount, 1987.
Rose Black, Rocket Gibraltar, Columbia, 1988.
Samantha Walker, The Dead Pool, Warner Bros., 1988.
Leslie Stone, Everybody's All–American (also known as When I Fall in Love), Warner Bros., 1988.
Aunt Olga, Tune in Tomorrow ... (also known as Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), Cinecom, 1990.
Sarah Anders, Pharaoh's Army, Orion Home Entertainment, 1995.
Carol Parrish, Jumanji, Columbia/TriStar, 1995.
Allison, Playing by Heart (also known as Dancing about Architecture, Intermedia, and If They Only Knew), Miramax, 1998.
Greta, High Art, October Films, 1998.
Wesley Alexander, Letters from a Wayward Son (also known as Wayward Son), Arthur Kananack & Associates, 1999.
Melinda Moores, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King's The Green Mile), Warner Bros., 1999.
Lois McNally, Simply Irresistible (also known as The Magic Hour, Vanilla Fog, and Einfach unwiderstehlich), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1999.
Caroline Lockhart, Falling Like This, Outrider Pictures, 2000.
Vivian Marquie, Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.
(Uncredited) Herself, Walking the Mile (also known as Walking the Mile: The Making of "The Green Mile"), Warner Home Video, 2000.
Herself, Dirty Harry: The Original, Warner Home Video, 2001.
Margaret Larsen, The Pledge, Warner Bros., 2001.
Kim, Wendigo, Curb Entertainment, 2001.
Annette Jennings, The Safety of Objects, IFC Films, 2001.
Rosalind, Welcome to Collinwood, Warner Bros., 2002.
Eleanor Fine, Far from Heaven (also known as Loin du paradis), Focus Features, 2002.
Lottie Ohrwasher, Heartbreak Hospital, Seventh Art Releasing, 2002.
The Baroness, The Baroness and the Pig, 2002.
Herself, Searching for the Wendigo, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.
Joy Burns, Pieces of April, United Artists, 2003.
Elvira Fine, All the Real Girls, Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.
Olivia Harris, The Station Agent, Miramax, 2003.
Vera, Dogville, Lions Gate Films, 2003.
Patty Brooks, Miracle, Buena Vista, 2004.
Ms. Traverse, The Woods, United Artists, 2004.
The Dying Gaul, 2004.
Television Appearances; Series:
Cosmo Yeargin, Davis Rules, CBS, 1991.
Annie Hoffman, Murder One, ABC, 1995–1996.
Tammy Banger, Wonderland, ABC, 2000.
Claire French, a recurring role, Frasier, NBC, 2001.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Lizzie Perkins, Alex Haley's Queen (also known as Queen), CBS, 1993.
Della McNeil, The Wedding, ABC, 1998.
Narrator, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, 2001.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Mary Pruitt, The Old Man and the Sea (also known as Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"), NBC, 1990.
Dr. Virginia Herz, Blind Man's Bluff, USA Network, 1992.
Pat Rafael, Legacy of Lies, USA Network, 1992.
Barbara Meade, An American Story (also known as After the Glory), CBS, 1992.
Lucy Laughton, Four Eyes and Six–Guns, TNT, 1992.
Meg Parker, Caught in the Act, NBC, 1993.
Desiree Parnell, She Led Two Lives, NBC, 1994.
Diana Nichols, Neil Simon's "London Suite" (also known as London Suite), NBC, 1996.
Margaret White, Carrie, NBC, 2002.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Tammy Banger, Wonderland, ABC, 2000.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Herself, The Miracle of "The Green Mile," 1999.
Herself, Intimate Portrait: Ally Sheedy, Lifetime, 1999.
Narrator, Ravens, PBS, 2001.
Presenter, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.
Herself, The Making of "Far from Heaven," 2002.
Herself, In the Company of Women (documentary), 2004.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Elizabeth Haller, "The Choice," Spenser: For Hire, 1985.
Deborah Wade, "Breakpoint," The Equalizer, 1986.
Suzy, "Mute Witness to Murder," Tales from the Crypt, 1990.
Sarah Winthrop, "By Hooker, by Crook," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.
Aunt Sarah, "In Place of Anger," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.
Aunt Sarah, "Back to the Garden," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2002.
Aunt Sarah, "You Never Know," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2003.
Herself, Dinner for Five, 2003.
"The Body Politic," In the Life, 2003.
Herself, Larry King Live, CNN, 2004.
Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.
Herself, The View, ABC, 2004.
Guest, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, 2004.
Aunt Sarah, "The Dare," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2004.
Phyllis Tiverton, Oliver Oliver, Stage 73, New York City, 1985.
(Broadway debut) Corrinna Stroller, House of Blue Leaves, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1986–1987.
Dewy Overlander, The Maderati, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1987.
The Author's Voice, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1987.
Phoebe Kidde, Eastern Standard, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1988–1989.
Dido Mendelssohn, Wolf–Man, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1989.
A Cheever Evening, Playwrights Horizons, 1993.
Bernadette Dixon, Raised in Captivity, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1995.
The Ride Down Mount Morgan, Williamstown Theater Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1996.
Nan and Lina, Three Days of Rain, South Coast Repertory Second Stage, Costa Mesa, CA, then Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1997.
Libby, The Maiden's Prayer, South Coast Repertory Second Stage, then Vineyard Theatre, 1998.
Blanche, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Kennedy Center—Eisenhower Theater, Washington, DC, 2004.
Also appeared in Vanishing Act.
Entertainment Weekly, February 7, 2003, p. 43; February 6, 2004, p. 68.
Los Angeles Magazine, February, 2004, p. 57.
Newsweek, October 20, 2003, p. 11.
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