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Martindale, Margo 1951–

MARTINDALE, Margo 1951–


Born July 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, TX.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress—featured role in a play, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actress in a play, 2004, both for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Richard Serf Award, best supporting performance by an actress over 50, Actors Equity Foundation, 2004; Helen Hayes Award nomination, for Steel Magnolias.


Film Appearances:

Donna, Days of Thunder, Paramount, 1990.

Millie, The Rocketeer, 1991.

Jenny, Emma and Elvis (also known as The Last Resort), 1991.

Wendy Gimble, Lorenzo's Oil, Universal, 1992.

Nina Huff, The Firm, Warner Bros., 1993.

Birdy, Nobody's Fool, Paramount, 1994.

Nurse, Sabrina, Paramount, 1995.

Sister Colleen, Dead Man Walking, United Artists, 1995.

Dr. Charlotte, Marvin's Room, Warner Bros., 1996.

Clara Mayfield, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past), Columbia, 1996.

Constance "Connie" Potter, Critical Care, Universal, 1997.

Dorothy, Eye of God (also known as Beyond Obsessions), Avco Embassy, 1997.

Linda Bennett, Practical Magic, Warner Bros., 1998.

Gloria Lamar, Twilight, Paramount, 1998.

Wilma Brown, Ride with the Devil, 1999.

Nurse Floyd, In Dreams, DreamWorks, 1999.

Betty, 28 Days, Columbia, 2000.

Ivy, Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000.

Mrs. Latch, The Hours, Paramount, 2002.

Betsy, It's All About Love, Strand Releasing, 2003.

Psychologist, The Human Stain (also known as La couleur du mensonge and Der menschliche makel), Miramax, 2003.

Earline Fitzgerald, Million Dollar Baby, Warner Bros., 2004.

Jeri, The Land, 2006.

Actress, Rocket Science, 2006.

The Pleasure of Your Company, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Michele Grande, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Buffalo Heiffer, Lonesome Dove, CBS, 1989.

Linda Hoffman-Pugh, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Boulder, CBS, 2000.

May, "I'm OK, It's You I'm Not Sure About," A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Alma, The Child Saver, 1988.

Golden Years (also known as Stephen King's "Golden Years"), 1991.

Frankie, Ruby Jean and Joe, TNT, 1996.

Marjean,… First Do No Harm, ABC, 1997.

Libby, Earthly Possessions, HBO, 1999.

Lainey, What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001.

Trish Steger, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002.

Maggie, An Unexpected Love (also known as This Much I Know), Lifetime, 2003.

Harriot Blatch, Iron Jawed Angels, HBO, 2004.

Ms. Mason, The Best Thief in the World, Showtime, 2004.

Mrs. Beckman, Plainsong, CBS, 2004.

Mrs. Quinn, Silver Bells, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 58th Annual Tony Awards (also known as The 2004 Tony Awards), CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Hannah Vaughn, Snoops, ABC, 1999.

Psychic, Medium, NBC and CTV (Canada), 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nurse Warner, "Tasha," New York Undercover, 1994.

Ms. Best, "Atonement," Law and Order, NBC, 1996.

"The Same Coin," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1998.

Rose, "Dusting Diva," Welcome to New York, CBS, 2001.

Amanda Myers, "Partners," Ed, NBC, 2003.

Catherine, "In Sickness and Adultery," Medium, NBC and CTV (Canada), 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Truvy, Steel Magnolias, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Louise Seger, Always … Patsy Cline, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Big Mama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Also appeared in the Off-Broadway productions of Curse of the Starving Class, The Miss Firecracker Contest, and Talking With.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Big Mama, Steel Magnolias, U.S. cities.

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