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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 Williams Antonia 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Grease
Grease Rizzo
(1978)
The West Wing
The West Wing Abbey Bartlet
(1999-2006)
Practical Magic
Practical Magic Aunt Frances
(1998)

Filmography

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 2017 The Guest Book (TV Series)
Jill
- Story Ten (2017) ... Jill
- Story Two (2017) ... Jill
 2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
Bonnie Kessler
- Passover Bump (2017) ... Bonnie Kessler
 2017 Urban Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Elizabeth Taylor
- Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon ... Elizabeth Taylor
 2016 Me & Mean Margaret (TV Movie)
Margaret
 2012-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Veronica Loy
- Party (2016) ... Veronica Loy
- Hearing (2016) ... Veronica Loy
- Cooked (2015) ... Veronica Loy
- Oppo Research (2014) ... Veronica Loy
- A Weird Year (2014) ... Veronica Loy
 2016 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Brenda Phillips
- The Mystery of the Unwelcome Houseguest (2016) ... Brenda Phillips
- The Mystery of the Downward Spiral (2016) ... Brenda Phillips
 2013 Pulling Strings
Virginia
 2012 Michael the Visitor (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Family Trap (TV Movie)
Barbara
 2011 17th Precinct (TV Movie)
Detective Sergeant Mira Barkley
 2010 Sundays at Tiffany's (TV Movie)
Vivian Claremont
 2010 Multiple Sarcasms
Pamela
 2009 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Lydia Waterman
- A Cleveland Brown Christmas (2009) ... Lydia Waterman (voice)
 2007 Sparkle
Sheila
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Abbey Bartlet
- Tomorrow (2006) ... Abbey Bartlet
- Requiem (2006) ... Abbey Bartlet
- The Wedding (2005) ... Abbey Bartlet
- Here Today (2005) ... Abbey Bartlet
- 2162 Votes (2005) ... Abbey Bartlet
 2005-2006 Out of Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Lydia Barnes
- You Win Some, You Use Some (2006) ... Dr. Lydia Barnes
- The Lady Doth Protest Too Much (2006) ... Dr. Lydia Barnes
- Doctors Without Bidders (2006) ... Dr. Lydia Barnes
- Doctor of the Year (2006) ... Dr. Lydia Barnes
- Hot Water (2006) ... Dr. Lydia Barnes
 2005 3 Needles
Olive Cowie, the Porn Actor's Mother
 2005 Red Mercury
Penelope
 2005 Must Love Dogs
Dolly
 2004 Jack (TV Movie)
Anne
 2003 Unsolved History (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Myths of Pearl Harbor (2003) ... Narrator
 2003 The Piano Man's Daughter (TV Movie)
Lily Kilworth
 2003 Anything Else
Paula Chase
 2003 Le divorce
Margeeve Walker
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series)
Klara Hitler
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Klara Hitler
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Klara Hitler
 2003 Bright Young Things
Mrs Melrose Ape
 2003 Behind the Red Door
Julia
 2002 Life or Something Like It
Deborah Connors
 2002 The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Movie)
Judy Shepard
 2002 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002) ... Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Dr. Beth Noonan
 2001 The Business of Strangers
Julie Styron
 2000 The Truth About Jane (TV Movie)
Janice
 2000 Where the Heart Is
Sister Husband
 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 Practical Magic
Aunt Frances
 1998 The Baby Dance (TV Movie)
Rachel Luckman
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Celia's Agent (voice, uncredited)
 1998 An Unexpected Life (TV Movie)
Barbara Whitney
 1998 Twilight
Lt. Verna Hollander
 1997 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Holloway
- The Company Man (1997) ... Mrs. Holloway (voice)
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1996 An Unexpected Family (TV Movie)
Barbara Whitney
 1996 The Prosecutors (TV Movie)
Ingrid Maynard
 1996 The First Wives Club
Cynthia Swann Griffin
 1996 Moll Flanders
Mrs. Allworthy
 1996 Lily Dale (TV Movie)
Corella
 1996 Edie & Pen
Pen
 1996 Up Close & Personal
Marcia McGrath
 1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short)
Miss Adelaide
 1995 Smoke
Ruby McNutt
 1994 David's Mother (TV Movie)
Bea
 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)
Marion
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Margaret
 1972-1988 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Mad Painter's Victim
- Episode #19.59 (1988) ... Mad Painter's Victim
- Episode #14.76 (1983) ... Mad Painter's Victim
- Episode #10.14 (1978) ... Mad Painter's Victim
- Episode #8.112 (1977) ... Mad Painter's Victim
- Episode #3.76 (1972) ... Mad Painter's Victim
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
Susan Reinert
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Leah Lazenby
 1986 The Men's Club
Nancy
 1986 Heartburn
Julie
 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)
 1980 The Stockard Channing Show (TV Series)
Susan Goodenow
- Ask Gratis Gus (1980) ... Susan Goodenow
- Punt, Pass and Kick (1980) ... Susan Goodenow
- Texas Bob and The Consumer Ranch Gang (1980) ... Susan Goodenow
- Puppy Love (1980) ... Susan Goodenow
- Susan's Big Break (1980) ... Susan Goodenow
 1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Mona Mondieu
 1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series)
Susan Hughes
- The Hollywood Syndrome (1979) ... Susan Hughes
- Invasion of the Body Grabber (1979) ... Susan Hughes
- A Fine Romance (1979) ... Susan Hughes
- The Ziegenfuss Force (1979) ... Susan Hughes
- Episode #1.9 (1979) ... Susan Hughes
 1979 Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story (TV Movie)
Kitty O'Neil
 1978 Grease
Rizzo
 1978 The Cheap Detective
Bess
 1977 Lucan (TV Series)
Mickey MacElwaine
- Pilot (1977) ... Mickey MacElwaine
 1976 The Big Bus
Kitty Baxter
 1976 Sweet Revenge
Vurrla Kowsky
 1975 The Fortune
Freddie
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Shirley
- The 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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Other Works:

Dove Pro-age hair product commercial. See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I lead a very boring, normal life. See more »

Trivia:

Provides the voice over for the film about the history of Pearl Harbor shown at the USS Arizona Memorial for the National Park Service. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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