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amanda plummer is a canadian and has u.s. citizenship . her first languages are french and english . She made her highly acclaimed film debut [ pauline kael"s review in new yorker magazine, june 15, 1981] as annie in the western "cattle annie and little britches" with burt lancaster, diane lane and rod steiger. since then she has appeared in a wide variety of theatre and film up to the present.
in 2013 she appeared off-broadway as claire opposite brad dourif as felice in one of her favorite plays, 'The Two Character Play" by tennesse williams to critical acclaim from the new york times[ ben brantley], and directed by gene david kirk.
her most recent films include ; "honeyglue" directed and written by James Bird  , "imaginary friends" (tempoary title) as robin directed by taichi," hunger games , catching fire" as Wiress , " i gotta have new shoes" ( english title, of french and japanese film produced by iwai shunji), 'TODAY'S HEADLINES"DIRECTED BY JUDE JUNG AND PRODUCED BY JAQUELINE LIU in hong kong, and as louise llewelen in "dr. ketel" by
linus de paoli and produced by anna de paoli filmed in berlin
, and as hegel in "vampire' directed by iwai shunji and celeste in "girlfriend" by
her theatre roles include ;
on broadway; "pygmalion" as eilza doolittle opposite peter o"toole, with john mills , lionel jeffries , dora bryan , for which she was nominated for a tony award for leading actress , as agnes in 'agnes of god' with geraldine page and elizabeth ashley,[recieving the Tony award, outer critics circle award, drama desk award, boston critics circle award], dolly in ' you never can tell' with uta hagen by g.b.shaw, and as jo in 'a taste of honey' with valerie french [ tony nomination for leading actress, outer critics circle award, drama desk nomination, theatre world award]. laura in ' a glass menagerie" with jessica tandy and john heard and bruce davidson directed by john dexter.
her off-broadway plays include ; as beth in 'a lie of the mind' written and directed by sam shepard, with harvey keitel, aiden quinn,will patton,geraldine page. 'killer joe' by tracey letts, with michael shannon and scott glenn. " the milk train doesnt stop here anymore" by tennesse williams with elizabeth ashley. her regional work includes ;
at the la jolla playhouse; as juliet in 'romeo and juliet' [ received the hollywood dramalogue award for leading actress)," two rooms', and as celia in "as you like it", all directed by des mcanuff. at the hartford stage she appeared as alma in "summer and smoke" by tennessee williams, with kevin anderson , and performed in the world premiere of 'one exception ' and as polly in "the gnagdes fraulein" with elizabeth ashley also written by tennessee williams and all directed by michael wilson. and as frankie in" a member of the wedding" by carson mccullers. othe regional plays include : as sonya in " uncle vanya" directed by emily mann, as pixrose in "the wake of jamie foster" by beth henley and directed by ulu grossbard. in london, at the royal court theatre he performed in " this is a chair" by carol churchill and directed by stephen daldry.
at the ullyses theater in the former yugoslavia ,she worked with vanessa redgrave and lynn redgrave on a workshop piece of " waiting for godot" as Lucky supervised by lenka udovicki.
she hung lights for the stage and performed in the second company and was a prop mistress and dresser for the ogonquin playhouse when she first started out. when she was 14 she joined sagamore farms as a rider after galloping on the belmont track for the owners. then at 15 went to ireland and rode with horses there.
she went to high schools but didnt graduate skipping too many classes in order to go to the track and movie theaters ,and dropped out of middlebury college early on to pursue her love for theatre and film.
she performed in some radio plays, and read writings by edgar allen poe and lou reed on the record " the raven" by lou reed.
for her television appearances she is the recipient of three emmy awards and one emmy nomination, a saturn award, and dvdx nomination, a CableAce award and a golden globe nomination. she is also the recipient of the anti- defamation league award.
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