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Shirley Knight (I)


Two time Academy Award® nominee, Golden Globe® Winner (3 time nominee), 2 time EMMY Winner (7 time nominee); As Good As it Gets, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grandma's Boy Miss Knight was born in Gossell, Kansas the 5th of July 1936. She spent her young life in Mitchell, Kansas and later lived in Lyons, Kansas where she graduated from high school. She ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (filming)
Blart's Mother
 2014 The Missing Girl (post-production)
Mrs. Colvins
 2014/I Mercy (completed)
Mercy
 2013 Redwood Highway
Marie Vaughn
 2012 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Ann Wilson
- Turf War (2012) ... Ann Wilson
 2010 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Loretta
- Meet the Parents (2010) ... Loretta
 2008 Not Fade Away
Diane
 2007 The Unit (TV Series)
Mrs. Gaffney
- The Water Is Wide (2007) ... Mrs. Gaffney
 2006 Love and Debate
Lea
 2006 Open Window
Dr. Ann Monohan
 2005 Locked In (Short)
Marianne
 2005 To Lie in Green Pastures (Short)
Peggy
 2005 Sexual Life
Joanna
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series)
Georgia Adams
- Poison (2005) ... Georgia Adams
 2004 Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ashboro
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series)
Dottie
- Factory Girls (2004) ... Dottie
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Frances Littleton
- Most Likely (2004) ... Frances Littleton
 2004 Sudbury (TV Movie)
 2003 A House on a Hill
Mercedes Mayfield
 2001-2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rose Granville / Dr. Wharton
- Tragedy (2003) ... Rose Granville
- Repression (2001) ... Dr. Wharton
 2003 Fly Cherry (Short)
Miss Christina
 2003 The Dan Show (TV Movie)
Kitty Kennedy
 2002 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Burke
- Insurrection (2002) ... Mrs. Burke
 2002 Night Visions (TV Series)
Mrs. Finch
- Harmony (2002) ... Mrs. Finch
 2002 Shadow Realm (TV Movie)
Mrs. Finch
 2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Helen Apple
- Homecoming (2002) ... Helen Apple
 2002 P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!
Aunt Claire
 2002 The Salton Sea
Nancy Plummer
 2001 My Louisiana Sky (TV Movie)
Jewel Ramsey
 2001 The Center of the World (uncredited)
 2001 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Delores Dalkowski
- Past Perfect (2001) ... Delores Dalkowski
 2001 Loomis (TV Movie)
 2000 75 Degrees in July
Jo Beth Anderson
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- The Seed Jar (1999)
 1998-1999 Maggie Winters (TV Series)
Estelle Winters
- Girls Night Out (1999) ... Estelle Winters
- Suffering Estelle (1999) ... Estelle Winters
- Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut (1999) ... Estelle Winters
- Working Robin (1999) ... Estelle Winters
- You'll Never Walk Alone in This Town Again (1999) ... Estelle Winters
 1998 The Man Who Counted (Short)
Grace Postlewait
 1998 A Marriage of Convenience (TV Movie)
Harriet Winslow
 1998 A Father for Brittany (TV Movie)
Donna Minkowitz
 1998 Significant Others (TV Series)
Mrs. Callaway
- My Left Kidney ... Mrs. Callaway
- Matters of Gravity ... Mrs. Callaway
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Gram (Miss Caroline)
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Beverly
 1997 Convictions (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1997 Little Boy Blue
Doris Knight
 1996 Somebody Is Waiting
Irma Cill
 1996 Mary & Tim (TV Movie)
Esther Melville
 1996 The Uninvited (TV Movie)
Delia
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Mary Donnelly (segment "1952")
 1996 Cybill (TV Series)
Loretta
- Romancing the Crone (1996) ... Loretta
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Jolene Maggart
 1996 Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (TV Movie)
Sally Ann
 1995 Dad, the Angel & Me (TV Movie)
Betty
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Peggy Buckey
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
Dr.Hearst
- Facing the Fire (1995) ... Dr.Hearst
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Movie)
Aunt Bertha
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Agnes Cantwell
- Large Mouth Bass (1995) ... Agnes Cantwell
 1995 Fudge (TV Series)
Mrs. A
- Fudge-a-mania (1995) ... Mrs. A
 1994 The Secret Life of Houses
Aunt Fergie
 1994 Death in Venice, CA (Short)
Mona Dickens
 1994 A Part of the Family (TV Movie)
Martha
 1994 The Yarn Princess (TV Movie)
Esther
 1994 Baby Brokers (TV Movie)
Sylvia
 1994 Benders
Donna
 1994 Hoggs' Heaven (TV Short)
Mom
 1993 A Mother's Revenge (TV Movie)
Bess Warden
 1993 Angel Falls (TV Series)
Edie Wren Cox
 1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (TV Movie)
Edna Larson
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Belinda Collins
- Hello and Goodbye (1993) ... Belinda Collins
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Melanie Cullen
- The Wages of Love (1991) ... Melanie Cullen
 1991 To Save a Child (TV Movie)
Rinda Larson
 1991 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Mrs. Potter
 1991 Bump in the Night (TV Movie)
Katie Leonard
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Phyllis Todd
- The Mother (1990) ... Phyllis Todd
 1987-1990 thirtysomething (TV Series)
Ruth Murdoch
- Arizona (1990) ... Ruth Murdoch
- The Parents Are Coming (1987) ... Ruth Murdoch
 1989-1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Grace Lambert / Grace Fenton
- Always a Thief (1990) ... Grace Lambert
- Smooth Operators (1989) ... Grace Fenton
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Kay
- Time Present, Time Past (1989) ... Kay
 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Movie)
Joe Hunt's Mother (uncredited)
 1985-1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Katie Quirk
- Heart of the Matter (1987) ... Katie Quirk
- Internal Affairs (1985) ... Katie Quirk
 1984 With Intent to Kill (TV Movie)
Edna Reinecker
 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (TV Series)
Ann Fairfax Denver
- The Sweet Scent of Death (1984) ... Ann Fairfax Denver
 1982 The Sender
Jerolyn
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Sylvia Dennis
- Euthanasia (1982) ... Sylvia Dennis
 1982 Kennedy's Children (TV Movie)
Carla
 1981 Prisoners
Virginia
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Elizabeth Bourdon
- A Woman's Help (1981) ... Elizabeth Bourdon (as Shirley Knight-Hopkins)
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
Frau Lagerfuhrerin Maria Mandel
 1979 Champions: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Barbara Harlich
 1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka (TV Movie)
Genna Kudirka
 1976 21 Hours at Munich (TV Movie)
Anneliese Graes
 1976 Return to Earth (TV Movie)
Joan Aldrin
 1975 Medical Story (TV Movie)
Phyllis Lenahan
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Kay Lewiston
- Fantasy of Fear (1975) ... Kay Lewiston
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- Web of Fear (1975)
 1974 Nakia (TV Series)
Faye Arnold
- Pete (1974) ... Faye Arnold
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- Hell Is Upstairs (1974)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Amy Calloway
- Tainted Lady (1974) ... Amy Calloway
 1974 Juggernaut
Barbara Bannister
 1974 The Country Girl (TV Movie)
Georgie Elgin
 1973 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Margot Brenner
- The Power of Fear (1973) ... Margot Brenner
 1973 Jigsaw (TV Series)
- Girl on the Run (1973)
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Mary Rae Dortmunder
- A Room with a View (1973) ... Mary Rae Dortmunder (as Shirley Knight Hopkins)
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Beth
- Legion of Demons (1973) ... Beth (as Shirley Knight Hopkins)
 1973 The Lie (TV Movie)
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Amy Martin
- The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry (1972) ... Amy Martin
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Marci Boyle
- A Standard of Manhood (1972) ... Marci Boyle (as Shirley Knight Hopkins)
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The woman
- That Quiet Earth (1972) ... The woman (as Shirley Knight Hopkins)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Barbara
- Some Distant Shadow (1971) ... Barbara (as Shirley Knight-Hopkins)
 1971 Secrets
Beatrice
 1969 The Rain People
Natalie Ravenna
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series)
Emily
- Majesty (1968) ... Emily
 1968 Petulia
Polo
 1968 The Counterfeit Killer
Angie Peterson
 1968 Shadow Over Elveron (TV Movie)
Joanne Tregaskis
 1967 The Outsider (TV Movie)
Peggy Leydon
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Margaret Cook
- The Watchers (1967) ... Margaret Cook
 1967 Dutchman
Lula
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Angie Peterson
- The Faceless Man (1966) ... Angie Peterson
 1966 The Group
Polly
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Jane Washburn / Mona Ross / Janice Pruitt
- Echo of a Nightmare (1966) ... Jane Washburn
- A.P.B. (1965) ... Mona Ross
- The Homecoming (1964) ... Janice Pruitt
 1962-1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Clara Malone / Susan Morrow
- Lost Yesterday (1965) ... Clara Malone
- The Man from the Sea (1962) ... Susan Morrow
 1965 Mark Dolphin (TV Movie)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Bethany Windell
- A Voice Loud and Clear (1964) ... Bethany Windell
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Sandy the Phone Operator
- Extension Seven (1964) ... Sandy the Phone Operator
 1964 Flight from Ashiya
Caroline Gordon / Stevenson
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Rhoda Waggner
- Run, Little Man, Run (1963) ... Rhoda Waggner
 1963 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Noelle Anderson
- The Man Who Was Never Born (1963) ... Noelle Anderson
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Anne
- And God Created Vanity (1963) ... Anne
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Charmian Scott
- The Takers (1963) ... Charmian Scott
 1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Hilary
- The Broken Year (1963) ... Hilary
 1962-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Fair Young Ghost (1963)
- You Can't Escape (1962)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Kathy Meigs
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Phyllis
- A Book of Faces (1962) ... Phyllis
 1962 House of Women
Erica Hayden
 1960-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Jan Coates / Linda Lord / Miriam
- Elegy for a Bookkeeper (1962) ... Jan Coates
- Little Star Lost (1961) ... Linda Lord
- Power of Suggestion (1960) ... Miriam
 1962 The Couch
Terry Ames
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Tendis Weston
- The Trial (1961) ... Tendis Weston
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Nancy Powers
- The Ice Man (1961) ... Nancy Powers
 1959-1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Molly Durrock / Cathy Ryker
- The Invaders (1961) ... Molly Durrock
- Baron of Broken Lance (1959) ... Cathy Ryker
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Ellie Hollis
- Big Town Blues (1961) ... Ellie Hollis
 1959-1960 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Jennifer Morgan / Ginger Martin / Lynn
- The Kahuna Curtain (1960) ... Jennifer Morgan
- Fatal Cruise (1960) ... Ginger Martin
- A Dime a Dozen (1959) ... Lynn
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Reenie Flood
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mari Ellen
- Fraternity of Fear (1960) ... Mari Ellen
 1958-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Susy / Betty
- The Shape of the River (1960) ... Susy
- The Long March (1958) ... Betty
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Vera
- Key to the City (1960) ... Vera
 1960 Ice Palace
Grace Kennedy, Age 16
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Lilly Atkins / Lily Akins
- Showdown at Abilene (1959) ... Lilly Atkins
- Stampede (1959) ... Lily Akins
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Shirley
- The Parents (1959) ... Shirley
 1959 Five Gates to Hell
Sister Maria
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jennie Cooper
- Incident in No Man's Land (1959) ... Jennie Cooper
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Heide
- Better Than a Cannon (1959) ... Heide
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Mrs. Newcomb
- A Man from the Mountains (1958) ... Mrs. Newcomb
- The Money Man (1958) ... Mrs. Newcomb
- Tell Me, Leonardo (1958) ... Mrs. Newcomb
- Hunter's Moon (1958) ... Mrs. Newcomb
- The Ghost of Balaclava (1958) ... Mrs. Newcomb
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Abbie
- The Castaway (1958) ... Abbie
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Picnic
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)
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(2005, September-December) Played "Esther" in Deborah Grimberg's play, "Cycling Past the Matterhorn", at the Clurman Theatre in New York, New York. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shirley Knight Hopkins | Shirley Knight-Hopkins
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