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Stockard Channing

One of Broadway and Hollywood's cleverer talents who tends to shine a smart, cynical light on her surroundings, Stockard Channing was born Susan Stockard on February 13, 1944, in New York City, to a Catholic family, with English and Irish ancestry. The daughter of Lester Napier Stockard, a well-to-do shipping executive, and Mary Alice (née English)... See full bio »
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 2013 Pulling Strings
 2012 Family Trap (TV Movie)
 2010 Sundays at Tiffany's (TV Movie)
Vivian Claremont
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms
 2009 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Lydia Waterman
- A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) ... Lydia Waterman (voice)
 2007 Sparkle
 2005 3 Needles
Olive Cowie, the Porn Actor's Mother
 2005 Red Mercury
 2004 The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot (TV Movie)
 2004 Jack (TV Movie)
 2003 The Piano Man's Daughter (TV Movie)
Lily Kilworth
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series)
Klara Hitler
 2003 Bright Young Things
Mrs. Melrose Ape
 2003 Behind the Red Door
 2002 Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (TV Movie)
Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Dr. Beth Noonan
 2000 The Truth About Jane (TV Movie)
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Barbara Gordon
- Zeta (2000) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
- Eyewitness (2000) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
- Babel (2000) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
- Revenant (1999) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
- Splicers (1999) ... Barbara Gordon (voice)
 2000 Isn't She Great
Florence Maybelle
 2000 Other Voices
Dr. Grover
 1999 The Venice Project
Chandra Chase
 1998 The Baby Dance (TV Movie)
Rachel Luckman
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Celia's Agent (voice, uncredited)
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Holloway
- The Company Man (1997) ... Mrs. Holloway (voice)
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
Ingrid Maynard
 1996 Moll Flanders
Mrs. Allworthy
 1996 Lily Dale (TV Movie)
 1996 Edie & Pen
 1995 Smoke
Ruby McNutt
 1994 David's Mother (TV Movie)
 1994 Avonlea (TV Series)
Viola Elliot
- The Minister's Wife (1994) ... Viola Elliot
- Enter Prince Charming (1994) ... Viola Elliot
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Clara Harris (voice)
 1992 Bitter Moon
Beverly (uncredited)
 1991 Married to It
Iris Morden
 1990 Meet the Applegates
Jane Applegate
 1989 Trying Times (TV Series)
Hilda Bundt
- The Sad Professor (1989) ... Hilda Bundt
 1989 Perfect Witness (TV Movie)
Liz Sapperstein
 1989 Staying Together
Nancy Trainer
 1988 Tidy Endings (TV Movie)
 1988 A Time of Destiny
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
Susan Reinert
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Leah Lazenby
 1986 The Men's Club
 1985 Not My Kid (TV Movie)
Helen Bower
 1983 Without a Trace
Jocelyn Norris
 1982 Safari 3000
J.J. Dalton
 1982 Table Settings (TV Movie)
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Mona Mondieu
 1979 Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (TV Movie)
Kitty O'Neil
 1978 Grease
 1978 The Cheap Detective
 1977 Lucan (TV Series)
Mickey MacElwaine
- Pilot (1977) ... Mickey MacElwaine
 1976 The Big Bus
Kitty Baxter
 1976 Sweet Revenge
Vurrla Kowsky
 1975 The Fortune
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
- Spectre (1974) ... Shirley
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Marsha Sue (segment "Love and the Eat's Cafe")
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie)
Miriam Knight
 1972 Up the Sandbox
Judy Stanley (uncredited)
 1971 The Hospital
E.R. Nurse (uncredited)
 1970 Comforts of Home (Short)
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Plays Elanor in "The Lion in Winter", by James Goldman. Dir. Michael Mayer. See more »

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I'm kind of spoiled, but the great thing about life is that you never know what's around the corner. See more »


Won Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for "A Day In the Death of Joe Egg." This was followed with five other Tony nominations: as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play), in 1986 for "The House of Blue Leaves;" and as Best Actress (Play), in 1991 for "Six Degrees of Separation," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title,Six Degrees of... See more »


Takes on sly, worldly roles that combine a dark wit with an even darker cynical edge.

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