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Grace Zabriskie


"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on to appear in over 80 movies. She gave an acclaimed ... See full bio »
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 2016 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (announced)
Sarah Palmer
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Sarah Palmer (rumored)
 2015 Rosemont (post-production)
Josephine
 2013 Only Child (completed)
Delores
 2014 The Makings of You
Margaret
 2014 The Judge
Mrs. Blackwell
 2014 Unpeaceable
Nanna
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
Mama Dips
- Scared and Running (2013) ... Mama Dips
- Head Shots (2013) ... Mama Dips
- That You Fear the Most (2013) ... Mama Dips
 2009 Bob Funk
Mrs. Funk
 2008 Brothel
Madam
 2007 Alternate Endings (Short)
Mom
 2007 Careless
Adrienne
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Connie Buckley
- The Other Side of the Tracks (2005) ... Connie Buckley
 2004 The Grudge
Emma
 2004 Sabine and the Two-Headed Baby (Short)
Sabine
 2004 Chrystal
Gladys
 2003 Charmed (TV Series)
The Crone
 2002-2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Yellow Teeth
- Psychic Connection (2003) ... Yellow Teeth
- Ashes to Ashes (2003) ... Yellow Teeth
- Idaho (2002) ... Yellow Teeth
- Mind Games (2002) ... Yellow Teeth
- Doe Re: Me (2002) ... Yellow Teeth
 2003 The Wind Effect (Video short)
Allison
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Judith
- The Dead (2002) ... Judith
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Sylvia Goodstein
 2002 No Good Deed
Mrs. Quarre
 2002/I R.S.V.P.
Mary Franklin
 2000 A Fate Foretold (Short)
Olga
 2000 Home the Horror Story
Grace Parkinson
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Isabel
 2000 Jesse (TV Series)
Grandma Rose
- Jesse Gives Birth (2000) ... Grandma Rose
 2000 Puppy Love (Short)
Jeanette Foley
 1999 Me and Will
Edith
 1999 A Texas Funeral
Murtis
 1999 Trash
Mrs. DeMarie
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Veronica
- S'ain't Valentine's (1999) ... Veronica
 1998 Dante's View
Geraldine
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Mrs. Boudreaux
- The Sum of Her Parts (1998) ... Mrs. Boudreaux
 1998 Houdini (TV Movie)
Mrs. Weiss
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Naomi
- It Takes a Village (1998) ... Naomi
 1992-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mrs. Ross
- The Finale (1998) ... Mrs. Ross
- The Wizard (1998) ... Mrs. Ross
- The Foundation (1996) ... Mrs. Ross
- The Rye (1996) ... Mrs. Ross
 1997 Psycho Sushi
Great Aunt
 1997 Seed (Short)
Mother's Voice
 1997 The Devil's Child (TV Movie)
Rose DeMarco
 1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Dolly
- The Southern Story ... Dolly
 1997 Annie's Garden
Mrs. Barnes
 1997 Sparkler
Sherri
 1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
Brig. Gen. Burke
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
- Remote Control (1997)
 1995-1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Millie Banks / Wanda Padzik
- The Bookie and the Kooky Cookie (1995) ... Wanda Padzik
 1997 George B.
The Mother
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Retired CIA Agent
- Touch of the Dead (1996) ... Retired CIA Agent
 1996 Murder at My Door (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1996 A Family Thing
Ruby
 1996 Second Noah (TV Series)
Mrs. Cheval
- Stormy Weather (1996) ... Mrs. Cheval
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Francie Harper
 1995 Crazy for a Kiss (TV Movie)
Pearl Kinross
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Virna / Bartender
- The Black Bargain (1995) ... Virna
- Tomorrow I Die (1995) ... Bartender
 1988-1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Scarlett / Eva Barrett
- Life Goes On: Part 2 (1995) ... Scarlett
- Life Goes On: Part 1 (1995) ... Scarlett
- Pilot (1988) ... Eva Barrett
 1995 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Lily Cassins
- Wrongful Shooting (1995) ... Lily Cassins
- Hostage Standoff (1995) ... Lily Cassins
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Movie)
Rose
 1995 Desert Winds
Jackie's Mother
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
Louise
 1994 Drop Zone
Winona
 1993 Stone Soup
Olympia
 1993 Angel Falls (TV Series)
Cuema
- Episode dated 30 September 1993 (1993) ... Cuema
 1993 Sirens (TV Series)
Female Store Owner
- Keeping the Peace (1993) ... Female Store Owner
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
 1993 Banner Times (TV Movie)
Momma
 1993 Miracle Child (TV Movie)
Adeleine Newberry
 1993 Bonds of Love (TV Movie)
Emma Smith
 1993 Voyeur (Video Game)
Margaret Hawke
 1992 A House of Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
Ruby
 1992 Chain of Desire
Linda Bailey
 1992 Freshman Dorm (TV Series)
- Pilot (1992)
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Eva Bates
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie)
Dana P. Ashley
 1991/I Ambition
Mrs. Merrick
 1991 Blood Ties (TV Movie)
The Woman
 1991 Servants of Twilight
Grace Spivey
 1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (TV Movie)
Genevieve
 1990 Hometown Boy Makes Good (TV Movie)
Helen Geary
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mrs. Colbert
- The Secret (1990) ... Mrs. Colbert
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy
Bob's Mother
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Rita
- In 'N Outlaws (1989) ... Rita (uncredited)
 1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie)
Psychologist
 1989 Unsub (TV Series)
Alma
- White Bone Demon (1989) ... Alma
 1989 The Ryan White Story (TV Movie)
Gloria White
 1988 Pulse Pounders
The Warden (Trancers sequence)
 1988 The Boost
Sheryl
 1988 Shooter (TV Movie)
Sister Marie
 1988 My Father, My Son (TV Movie)
Mouza
 1988 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Mrs. Barris
- Ties That Bind (1988) ... Mrs. Barris
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Jefferson
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
Deanie
 1987 Rampage
Naomi Reece
 1986 The Big Easy
Mama
 1983-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Eva Sikorski / Adele
- Model Citizens (1986) ... Eva Sikorski
- Affirmative Action (1983) ... Adele
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Terry Sylvestri
- Scales of Justice (1986) ... Terry Sylvestri
- Das Blues (1986) ... Terry Sylvestri
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Mary Komatar
- Shadow Chasers: Part 1 (1985) ... Mary Komatar
 1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Theda Bassett
- Episode #1.284 (1985) ... Theda Bassett
- Episode #1.282 (1985) ... Theda Bassett
- Episode #1.275 (1985) ... Theda Bassett
- Episode #1.274 (1985) ... Theda Bassett
- Episode #1.273 (1985) ... Theda Bassett
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Linton
- One Too Many (1985) ... Mrs. Linton
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series)
Cathy
- Episode #1.8 (1984) ... Cathy
 1984 The Burning Bed (TV Movie)
Flossie Hughes
 1984 Body Rock
Chilly's Mother
 1984 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Chambermaid
- Negotiations (1984) ... Chambermaid
 1984 My Mother's Secret Life (TV Movie)
Maggie Ryan
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Gloria
- Take the Credit and Run (1984) ... Gloria
 1984 Nickel Mountain
Ellie Wells
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Silvie Alice Kohler
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Dr. Clouet
- Last Chance Louie (1983) ... Dr. Clouet
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Esther Pokrifiki
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Ethyl
- A Couple of Harts (1981) ... Ethyl
 1981 Galaxy of Terror
Captain Trantor
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Ames
- Part Three (1981) ... Mrs. Ames (credit only)
- Part Two (1981) ... Mrs. Ames (credit only)
- Part One (1981) ... Mrs. Ames
 1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie)
 1980 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
 1980 The Private Eyes
Nanny
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Ruth Lait
 1979 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnaby
- Concrete Cowboys (1979) ... Mrs. Barnaby
 1978 The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance (TV Movie)
Widow Cummins
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Widow Cummins
- The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverence (1978) ... Widow Cummins
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Other Works:

Made powerful, greatly-praised contributions to the various radio series produced by and starring monologist Joe Frank on KCRW Radio in the Los Angeles area (Santa Monica).

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do less waiting by the phone than anyone I know in the business. I don't wait for a job. I just go on to my own work. Some people are suspicious of others who have more than one talent. I've had poets tell me to my face that an actress can't be a poet. See more »

Trivia:

All four of her grandparents were teachers, and Grace herself taught at an academy for black teen dropouts for a time. See more »

Nickname:

Gracie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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