Character actress who has found a niche on film and TV playing quirky country moms, including Reese Witherspoon's in Sweet Home Alabama (2002) in both serious and comical settings.
Her ancestry includes English, Swedish, Polish, and more distant Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and German. Her maternal grandfather was the son of immigrant parents (a Swedish father and a Polish mother, who both moved to Texas).
Daughter of Gwendolyn and Bradley E. Place, who was a university art professor.
Personal Quotes (4)
Instead of being a waitress, when I first moved to LA, I got entry-level jobs at CBS Television City because I figured if you're going to be at the bottom of the barrel why not be in the business that you're interested in learning about.
I have a history of doing what I call Martian projects, as opposed to civilian projects or mainstream projects.
[on Diane (2018)] This was a miracle and I'm not expecting more than one.
I was in certain movies for certain people as favors or because I thought it was a worthy cause.