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Priscilla Shanks

Priscilla Shanks is an actress, known for Bean (1997), The Astronaut's Wife (1999) and Random Hearts (1999). See full bio »
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Bean Sylvia Grierson
The Astronaut's Wife
Random Hearts
Random Hearts Susan's Customer
The Narrows
The Narrows Sociology Professor


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 2015 Emily & Tim
Miranda Phayer (Segment 4)
 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
- The Necessary Art (2015) ... Translator
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
- Getting Off (2011) ... Auctioneer
 2008 The Narrows
Sociology Professor
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Priscilla Krindel (segment "Emme's Story")
 2004 Chappelle's Show (TV Series)
Prosecutor #4
- Episode #2.9 (2004) ... Prosecutor #4
 2002 Monday Night Mayhem (TV Movie)
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Mrs. Messinger
- History of the World (1999) ... Mrs. Messinger
 1999 Random Hearts
Susan's Customer
 1999 The Astronaut's Wife
 1999 Trinity (TV Series)
Mrs. Gardner
 1998 Law & Order (TV Series)
Theresa Stanhouse
- Disappeared (1998) ... Theresa Stanhouse
 1997 Bean
Sylvia Grierson
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Laura D' Angelo
- Household Gods (1990) ... Laura D' Angelo

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(March 8 to April 7, 1990) She played Margery in Joan Ackermann Blount's play, "Zara Spook and Other Lures," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with David Chandler (Talmadge); Anne O'Sullivan (Evelyn); Ellen Mareneck (Teale); V Craig Heidenreich (Mel) and Annette Heide (... See more »

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Worked with Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin to improve her delivery before Palin's 2008 RNC speech.

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