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Patricia Clarkson

This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of money-making mainstream filming while reaping kudos ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Broad City (TV Series)
Timothy's Mother
- St. Mark's (2015) ... Timothy's Mother
 2014 Annie
Focus Group Woman
 2014 October Gale
Helen Matthews
 2014 Learning to Drive
 2013 The East
 2012 It's Getting Late (Short)
 2011 The Flying House (Short)
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Tammy One
- Ron & Tammys (2011) ... Tammy One
 2011 One Day
 2011 3-Way (The Golden Rule) (TV Movie)
Raif's Mother
 2009-2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Mother / Mother #2
- Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga (2011) ... Mother (uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake/Ciara (2009) ... Mother #2 (uncredited)
 2010 Easy A
 2010 Legendary
Sharon Chetley
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
Marguerite Higgins - New York Herald Tribune Correspondent (voice)
 2009 2081 (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008/I Elegy
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Miss Dodger
 2007/I Blind Date
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Novel Reflections: The American Dream (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 The Woods
Ms. Traverse
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
 2003 Dogville
 2002 Carrie (TV Movie)
Margaret White
 2002 The Baroness and the Pig
The Baroness
 2002 Heartbreak Hospital
Lottie Ohrwasher
 2001 Falling Like This
Caroline Lockhart
 2001 The Safety of Objects
Annette Jennings
 2001 Wendigo
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret
Vivian Marquie
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Tammy Banger
- Pilot (2000) ... Tammy Banger
 1999 Wayward Son
 1999 Simply Irresistible
Lois McNally
 1998 High Art
 1996 London Suite (TV Movie)
Diana Nichols
 1995 Pharaoh's Army
Sarah Anders
 1994 She Led Two Lives (TV Movie)
Desiree Parnell
 1993/I Caught in the Act (TV Movie)
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Lizzie
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Lizzie
 1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Movie)
Lucy Laughton
 1992 An American Story (TV Movie)
Barbara Meade
 1992 Legacy of Lies (TV Movie)
Pat Rafael
 1992 Blind Man's Bluff (TV Movie)
Dr. Virginia Hertz
 1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Cosmo Yeargin
- Soap (1991) ... Cosmo Yeargin
- Mission: Improbable (1991) ... Cosmo Yeargin
- Habla Espanol? (1991) ... Cosmo Yeargin
- Sign of the Times (1991) ... Cosmo Yeargin
- Take This Job and Love It (1991) ... Cosmo Yeargin
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Laura Winthrop
- By Hooker, by Crook (1990) ... Laura Winthrop
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Aunt Olga
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Mute Witness to Murder (1990) ... Suzy
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
Mary Pruitt
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Leslie Stone
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Rose Black
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Deborah Wade
- Breakpoint (1986) ... Deborah Wade
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Elizabeth Haller
- The Choice (1985) ... Elizabeth Haller
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Other Works:

(May 8-30, 2004) Played 'Blanche DuBois' in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, Washington, DC. See more »

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2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patty Clarkson


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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There were some movies I passed on early on, and some movies I didn't get, some big studio films. But now I look back and I realize that I really came later in life to a kind of career. I was somewhat typecast as suburban "mom" type roles early on. But I've always had this deep voice, so I think it was tough sometimes for directors to cast me as the ingénue. Because I'd walk in and look a certain... See more »


Went to ivy-league Yale college to study dramatic arts. See more »



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