Bonnie Bedelia

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The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Christopher (Kit), Terry and Candace Culkin). Bonnie herself ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Broken Links (completed)
 2017 Christmas on the Coast
Ellie Cassadine
 2017 A Joyous Christmas (TV Movie)
 2017 Designated Survivor (TV Series)
Eva Booker
- Family Ties (2017) ... Eva Booker
- Two Ships (2017) ... Eva Booker
- Equilibrium (2017) ... Eva Booker
- Outbreak (2017) ... Eva Booker
- Sting of the Tail (2017) ... Eva Booker
 2017 A Very Sordid Wedding
Latrelle Williamson
 2010-2015 Parenthood (TV Series)
Camille Braverman
- May God Bless and Keep You Always (2015) ... Camille Braverman
- We Made It Through the Night (2015) ... Camille Braverman
- Let's Go Home (2015) ... Camille Braverman
- How Did We Get Here? (2015) ... Camille Braverman
- Lean In (2014) ... Camille Braverman
 2013 Munchausen (Short)
 2008 Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series)
Latrelle Williamson
- Desperately Seeking Ty (2008) ... Latrelle Williamson
- Those Pesky Little Stalkers (2008) ... Latrelle Williamson
- Guess Who's Coming to Bubba's? (2008) ... Latrelle Williamson
- Call Waiting (2008) ... Latrelle Williamson
- The Fall and Rise of Brother Boy (2008) ... Latrelle Williamson
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
DDA Madeline Klein
- Grissom's Divine Comedy (2008) ... DDA Madeline Klein
 2007 Big Love (TV Series)
Virginia Ginger Heffman
- Good Guys and Bad Guys (2007) ... Virginia Ginger Heffman
 2005 Berkeley
 2001-2004 The Division (TV Series)
Capt. Kate McCafferty
- Zero Tolerance: Part 2 (2004) ... Capt. Kate McCafferty
- Zero Tolerance: Part 1 (2004) ... Capt. Kate McCafferty
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2004) ... Capt. Kate McCafferty
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (2004) ... Capt. Kate McCafferty
- Baby, the Rain Must Fall (2004) ... Capt. Kate McCafferty
 2003 Manhood
 2000 Sordid Lives
Latrelle Williamson
 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
Flo Owens
 2000 Flowers for Algernon (TV Movie)
 1999 Partners (TV Series)
Ellie Boone
- Pilot (1999) ... Ellie Boone
 1999 Anywhere But Here
 1999 Locked in Silence (TV Movie)
 1999 Gloria
 1998 To Live Again (TV Movie)
Iris Sayer
 1997 Bad Manners
Nancy Westlund
 1997 Any Mother's Son (TV Movie)
Dorothy Hajdys
 1996 Her Costly Affair (TV Movie)
Dr. Diane Weston
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Movie)
Valerie Sabbath
 1996 Homecoming (TV Movie)
Eunice Logan
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Nancy McDonald
- Worlds Apart (1996) ... Nancy McDonald
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Robin Harwell
 1995 Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (TV Movie)
Jill Coit
 1994 Judicial Consent
Gwen Warwick
 1994 Speechless
 1994 The Gift (TV Short)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Sally Creighton
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Sally Creighton
 1993 Needful Things
Polly Chalmers
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Mini-Series)
Suzanne Morgan
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Suzanne Morgan
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Suzanne Morgan
 1992 A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (TV Movie)
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Regina Twigg
 1990 Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (TV Movie)
Hannah McGrath
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Barbara Sabich
 1990 Die Hard 2
Holly McClane
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Kitty Oppenheimer
 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. Wells
- No Means No (1988) ... Mrs. Wells
 1988 Die Hard
Holly Gennaro McClane
 1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania
Pam Marshetta
 1987 The Stranger
Alice Kildee
 1987 Like Father Like Son
Lady with Gum in Hair (uncredited)
 1987 When the Time Comes (TV Movie)
Liddy Travis
 1986 The Boy Who Could Fly
 1986 Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Movie)
Carole Deford
 1986 Violets Are Blue...
Ruth Squires
 1986 Death of an Angel
 1985 The Lady from Yesterday (TV Movie)
Janet Weston
 1983 Memorial Day (TV Movie)
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Shirley Muldowney
 1982 Million Dollar Infield (TV Movie)
Marcia Miller
 1980 Tourist (TV Movie)
Mandy Burke
 1979 Salem's Lot (TV Movie)
Susan Norton
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Dr. Rand
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie)
Joan Saltzman
 1978 The Big Fix
 1974 The New Land (TV Series)
Anna Larsen
- The Word Is: Celebration (1974) ... Anna Larsen
- The Word Is: Alternative (1974) ... Anna Larsen
- The Word Is: Mortal (1974) ... Anna Larsen
- The Word Is: Acceptance (1974) ... Anna Larsen
- The Word Is: Growth (1974) ... Anna Larsen
 1974 Heatwave! (TV Movie)
Laura Taylor
 1973 Message to My Daughter (TV Movie)
Janet Thatcher
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Alice Hartman
- Love Came Laughing (1973) ... Alice Hartman
 1973 Between Friends
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Edith Dayton-Thomas
- Death and the Maiden (1973) ... Edith Dayton-Thomas
 1973 A Time for Love (TV Movie)
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
- Pappy's Oasis (1972)
 1972 Sandcastles (TV Movie)
Jenna Hampshire
 1969-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Alice Harper / Laurie Mansfield
- Forever (1972) ... Alice Harper
- The Unwanted (1969) ... Laurie Mansfield
 1972 The Picture (Short)
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
Susan Henderson
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Annie Burke
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Temple Brooks
- Pilot (1969) ... Temple Brooks
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Tina Granger
- The Deceivers (1968) ... Tina Granger
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ellie Barnett
- The Death Farm (1968) ... Ellie Barnett
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
- My Father and My Mother (1968) ... Laura
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Linda Stuart
- The $5.98 Dress (1964) ... Linda Stuart
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Nutcracker (1958) ... Clara
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Sandy Porter (1961-1967)
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The Playroom (1965). Written by Mary Drayton. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 5 Dec 1965- 1 Jan 1966 (33 performances + 12 performances). Cast: Bonnie Bedelia, Karen Black, Augusta Dabney, P. Jay Sidney, ... See more »

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Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you're likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn't get a chance to burst into movies in Body Heat (1981). My career isn't based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do. See more »


She appears in two films based on Stephen King books where there's an evil antique shop owner in the plot (Salem's Lot (1979) and Needful Things (1993)). See more »

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