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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 24 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shutter Island
Shutter Island Rachel 2
(2010)
The Green Mile
The Green Mile Melinda Moores
(1999)

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 2017 The Bookshop (post-production)
Mrs. Violet Gamart
 2017/I Delirium (completed)
 2017 Light on Broken Glass (pre-production)
Melody Harper
  Jonathan (post-production)
Dr. Mina Nariman
 2017/I The Party
April
 2014 Annie
Focus Group Woman
 2014 October Gale
Helen
 2014 Learning to Drive
Wendy
 2013 The East
Sharon
 2011 One Day
Alison
 2010 Easy A
Rosemary
 2010 Legendary
Sharon Chetley
 2008/I Elegy
Carolyn
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Miss Dodger
 2007/I Blind Date
Janna
 2006 The Woods
Ms. Traverse
 2005/I The Dying Gaul
Elaine
 2003 Dogville
Vera
 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
Kim
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret
Vivian Marquie
 1999 Wayward Son
Wesley
 1999 Simply Irresistible
Lois McNally
 1998 High Art
Greta
 1995 Pharaoh's Army
Sarah Anders
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Aunt Olga
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Leslie Stone
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Rose Black
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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Patty Clarkson

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in Made for Television Movie FIVE, at The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012. See more »

Nickname:

Patty

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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