Plummer, Amanda 1957–

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PLUMMER, Amanda 1957


Full name, Amanda Michael Plummer; born March 23, 1957, in New York, NY; daughter of Christopher Plummer (an actor) and Tammy Grimes (an actress). Education: Attended Middlebury College; trained for the stage at Neighborhood Playhouse.

Addresses: Agent Todd Eisner, Writers and Artists Group International, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager Alan Somers, Pure Arts Entertainment, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2320, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress. Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, apprentice, 1979. Also worked as a theatre usher, jockey, and telephone operator.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1981, Drama Desk Award nomination, 1981, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress, 1982, all for A Taste of Honey; Antoinette Perry Award and Drama Desk Award, both featured actress in a play, and Boston Critics Award, best supporting actress, all 1982, for Agnes of God; Outer Critics Circle Award, 1982, for A Taste of Honey and Agnes of God; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, 1987, for Pygmalion; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1989, for L.A. Law; Film Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, best actress in a supporting role, 1992, for The Fisher King; Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or special, 1992, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1993, both for "Miss Rose White," Hallmark Hall of Fame; Saturn Award, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best supporting actress, 1994, for Needful Things; Emmy Award, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, 1996, for "A Stitch in Time," The Outer Limits; Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, best supporting actress in a movie or miniseries, 1996, for The Right to Remain Silent; DVDX Award nomination, DVD Exclusive awards, best actress in a DVD premiere movie, 2003, for Mimic: Sentinel; DramaLogue Award, for Romeo and Juliet.


Film Appearances:

Cattle Annie, Cattle Annie and Little Britches, Universal, 1981.

Ellen James, The World According to Garp, Warner Bros., 1982.

Susan Isaacson, Daniel, Paramount, 1983.

Fehlgeburt (Miss Miscarriage), The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984.

Julia Purcell, Static, Necessity, 1985.

Wiley Foxx, Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987.

Sam, Prisoners of Inertia, 1989.

Dagmar, Joe versus the Volcano, Warner Bros., 1990.

Lydia Sinclair, The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991.

Nun, Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992.

Sabrina, The Lounge People (also known as LDopa ), 1992.

Phone, 1992.

Netitia "Nettie" Cobb, Needful Things, Columbia, 1993.

Rose Michaels, So I Married an Axe Murderer, TriStar, 1993.

Catherine de Medici, Nostradamus (also known as NostradamusProphezeiungen des Schreckens ), Orion Classics, 1994.

Franny, Pax, Cine Electra, 1994.

Yolanda (Honey Bunny), Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994.

Eunice, Butterfly Kiss (also known as Killer on the Road ), CFP Distribution, 1995.

Rachael, The Prophecy (also known as God's Army and God's Secret Army ), Miramax, 1995.

Frieda, Dead Girl, 1996.

The Vampyre Wars, 1996.

Boots, A Simple Wish (also known as The Fairy Godmother ), Universal, 1997.

Sandra Thomas, American Perfekt, American Perfekt Productions, 1997.

Voices of the Fates, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997.

Denise, October 22, C. C. Bang Bang Productions, 1998.

Myrna Molloy, Hysteria, August Entertainment, 1998.

Pool owner, L.A. without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. and Los Angeles without a Map ), United Media, 1998.

Susan Cooperberg, You Can Thank Me Later, Cinequest Films, 1998.

Beryl, 8 1/2 Women, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Ellen Shaw, Seven Days to Live (also known as Du lebst noch 7 Tage ), Studio Home Entertainment, 2000.

Vivien, The Million Dollar Hotel, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Claude's mother, Ken Park, Vitagraph Films, 2002.

Gionalista ABC, Ilaria AlpiIl piu crudele dei giorni, Gam Films, 2002.

Jalyn, The Gray in Between, Barry Katz Productions, 2002.

Title role, The Last Angel, 2002.

Penny Archer, Triggermen, Franchise Pictures, 2002.

Tma (also known as Darkness ), 2002.

Herself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway: The Golden Age ), Dada Films, 2003.

Laurie, My Life without Me (also known as Mi vida sin mi ), Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Simone, Mimic: Sentinel (also known as Mimic 3 ), Dimension Home Video, 2003.

The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (also known as Las maletas de Tulse Luper: La historia de Moab ), Laurenfilm, 2003.

Merrill Whooly, Satan's Little Helper, Intrinsic Value, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Alice Hackett, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 19881990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Laura Vaughn, Story of a Marriage, PBS, 1987.

Sister Graciela, The Sands of Time (also known as Sidney Sheldon's The Sands of Time ), syndicated, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Marnie Childers, The Dollmaker, ABC, 1984.

Phyllis Sandler, "Kojak: None So Blind," The ABC Saturday Mystery, ABC, 1990.

Cara Clausen Schmidt, Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica, ABC, 1993.

Lillian Burke, Last Light, Showtime, 1993.

Franny Basilio, Under the Piano, 1995.

Bridget, Don't Look Back, HBO, 1996.

Paulina Marcos, The Right to Remain Silent, Showtime, 1996.

Ramona Lutz, Freeway, HBO, 1996.

Rothstein, The Final Cut, HBO, 1996.

Shelley, Drunks, Showtime, 1996.

Miss Chenille, The Apartment Complex, Showtime, 1999.

Miss Dawson, Get a Clue, The Disney Channel, 2002.

Professor Tracy, Shadow Realm, SciFi Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Angela Dunoway, "The Unforgivable Secret," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1982.

Narrator, The Story of the Dancing Frog (animated), HBO, 1989.

Lusia Weiss, "Miss Rose White," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Herself, The 36th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1982.

Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993.

Herself, The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993.

(Uncredited) Herself, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jackie Wilbourne, "Take a Left at the Altar," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.

Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1987, 1993.

Jill O'Connor, "A Dance on the Dark Side," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Miss Ferenczi, "Gryphon," WonderWorks, PBS, 1988.

Lisa Madsen, "Fruit of the Poison Tree," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989.

Peggy, "Lover Come Hack to Me," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt ), HBO, 1989.

"A Type of Love Story," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (multiple episodes), NBC, 1992.

Dr. Theresa Givens, "A Stitch in Time," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996.

Voice, "The Road to Dendron," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996.

(Uncredited) Abducted woman, "The Awakening," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996.

Voice of the snow girl, "The Twelve Months," Stories from My Childhood (animated; also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood ), PBS, 1997.

Dr. Theresa Givens, "Final Appeal: Parts 1 & 2," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

Herself, "A Man for All Stages: The Life and Times of Christopher Plummer," Life and Times, CBC, 2002.

Appeared in Storytime, PBS; appeared as a music professor in "The Maze," an unaired episode of Night Visions, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Truck One, NBC, 1989.

True Blue, NBC, 1989.

Ruth Wright, For the People, Lifetime, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Lily Agnes, Artichoke, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1978.

Vera, A Month in the Country, Roundabout Theatre Stage I, New York City, 19791980.

Genevieve Holster, A Stitch in Time (rehearsals), American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1980.

Alice in Concert, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 19801981.

Jo, A Taste of Honey, Roundabout Theatre Company, Century Theatre, New York City, later Circle in the Square, New York City, 1981.

Agnes (title role), Agnes of God, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 19821983.

Laura Wingfield (the daughter), The Glass Menagerie, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 19831984.

Orpheus Descending, Circle in the Square, 1984.

Amy Beth, Life under Water, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Beth, A Lie of the Mind, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 19851986.

Dolly Clandon, You Never Can Tell, Circle in the Square, 19861987.

Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Frances Black, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any-more, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Lainie Wells, Two Rooms, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1988.

Bess Johnson, Abundance, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1990.

Sharla Smith, Killer Joe, SoHo Playhouse, New York City, 19981999.

The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker, New York City, beginning 2002.

Sonya, Uncle Vanya, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 2003, then La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, beginning 2003.

Also appeared as Frankie, A Member of the Wedding, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT; as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles; and as Pixrose, The Wake of Jamey Foster.

Major Tours:

The Belle of Amherst (solo show), U.S. cities, 1994.


Audiobooks; Reader:

The Enchanted Isle, by James Cain, HarperAudio, 1990.

Perfect Victim, by Christine McGuire, Audio Literature, 1990.

Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates, New Star Media, 1992.

Heaven Eyes, by David Almond, Listening Library, 2001.


Herself, Pulp Fiction: The Facts, Alliance Atlantic Home Video, 2002.

Video Games:

Voices of the Fates, Hercules, 1997.



Interview, April, 1987, p. 104.

New York Times, April 26, 1996.

Time Out New York, October, 1998.