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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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Known For

Inland Empire
Inland Empire Visitor #1
(2006)
Armageddon
Armageddon Dottie
(1998)
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart Juana Durango
(1990)
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 2 Grace Poole
(1990)

Filmography

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 2018 The Alienist (TV Series)
John's Grandmother
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Sarah Palmer
 2017 Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series)
Mrs. Bakavic
 2016 Outcast (TV Series)
Mildred
 2015 Rosemont
Josephine
 2015 Only Child
Delores
 2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Mrs. Minassian
 2014 The Makings of You
Margaret
 2014 The Judge
Mrs. Blackwell
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Sarah Palmer
 2014 Blind Malice
Nanna
 2013 The Killing (TV Series)
Mama Dips
 2013 Wrong Cops
Donna (Duke's Mother)
 2012 Wrong Cops: Chapter 1 (Short)
Duke's Mother
 2006-2011 Big Love (TV Series)
Lois Henrickson
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Mrs Macallam
 2009 Bob Funk
Mrs. Funk
 2008 Brothel
Madam
 2007 Careless
Adrienne
 2007 Alternate Endings (Short)
Mom
 2007 License to Wed
Grandma Jones
 2006 Inland Empire
Visitor #1
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
Connie Buckley
 2004 The Last Letter
Mrs. Allison
 2004 Sabine and the Two-Headed Baby (Short)
Sabine
 2004 The Grudge
Emma
 2004 Chrystal
Gladys
 2003 Charmed (TV Series)
The Crone
 2002-2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Yellow Teeth
 2003 The Wind Effect (Video short)
Allison
 2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Judith
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Sylvia Goodstein
 2002 No Good Deed
Mrs. Quarre
 2002/I R.S.V.P.
Mary Franklin
 2001 They Crawl
Mrs. Gage
 2000 A Fate Foretold (Short)
Olga
 2000 Home the Horror Story
Grace Parkinson
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Isabel
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Helen Raines
 2000 Jesse (TV Series)
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
 1998 Dante's View
Geraldine
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Mrs. Boudreaux
 1998 Houdini (TV Movie)
Mrs. Weiss
 1998 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Naomi
 1998 Armageddon
Dottie
 1992-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mrs. Ross
 1997 Psycho Sushi
Great Aunt
 1997 Seed (Short)
Mother's Voice
 1997 Sparkler
Sherri
 1997 The Devil's Child (TV Movie)
Rose DeMarco
 1997 Over the Top (TV Series)
Dolly
 1997 Annie's Garden
Mrs. Barnes
 1997 Dead Men Can't Dance
Brig. Gen. Burke
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Mattie
 1995-1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Millie Banks / Wanda Padzik
 1997 George B.
The Mother
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Retired CIA Agent
 1996 Murder at My Door (TV Movie)
Grandma
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Granny
 1996 A Family Thing
Ruby
 1996 Second Noah (TV Series)
Mrs. Cheval
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Francie Harper
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Virna / Bartender
 1988-1995 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Scarlett / Eva Barrett
 1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Pearl Kinross
 1995 Under Suspicion (TV Series)
Lily Cassins
 1995 Children of the Dust (TV Mini-Series)
Rose
 1994 Desert Winds
Jackie's Mother
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
Louise
 1994 Drop Zone
Winona
 1994 The Crew
Gloria Pierce
 1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Sandy Henry
 1993 Stone Soup
Olympia
 1993 Voyeur (Video Game)
Margaret Hawke
 1993 Angel Falls (TV Series)
Cuema
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Mrs. Hankshaw
 1993 Sirens (TV Series)
Female Store Owner
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Dr. Kester
 1993 Banner Times (TV Movie)
Momma
 1993 Miracle Child (TV Movie)
Adeleine Newberry
 1993 Bonds of Love (TV Movie)
Emma Smith
 1992 A House of Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
Ruby Bryant
 1992 Chain of Desire
Linda Bailey
 1992 Freshman Dorm (TV Series)
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Sarah Palmer
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Magi Lune (voice)
 1992 The Waterdance
Pat
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Eva Bates
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie)
Dana P. Ashley
 1991 My Own Private Idaho
Alena
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Sarah Palmer
 1991/I Ambition
Mrs. Merrick
 1991 Servants of Twilight
Grace Spivey
 1991 Blood Ties (TV Movie)
The Woman
 1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (TV Movie)
Genevieve
 1990 Child's Play 2
Grace Poole
 1990 Megaville
Mrs. Palinov
 1990 Hometown Boy Makes Good (TV Movie)
Helen Geary
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Mrs. Colbert
 1990 Wild at Heart
Juana Durango
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Woman in Group Therapy (uncredited)
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy
Bob's Mother
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Rita
 1989 A Deadly Silence (TV Movie)
Psychologist
 1989 Unsub (TV Series)
Alma
 1989 The Ryan White Story (TV Movie)
Gloria White
 1988 Pulse Pounders
The Warden (Trancers sequence)
 1988 Trancers: City of Lost Angels (Short)
The Warden
 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
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Jefferson
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
Deanie
 1987 Rampage
Naomi Reece
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Mabel Burton
 1986 The Big Easy
Mama
 1983-1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Eva Sikorski / Adele
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Terry Sylvestri
 1985 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Mary Komatar
 1985 North Beach and Rawhide (TV Movie)
Hearings Officer
 1985 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Theda Bassett
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Linton
 1984 Nickel Mountain
Ellie Wells
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series)
Cathy
 1984 The Burning Bed (TV Movie)
Flossie Hughes
 1984 Body Rock
Chilly's Mother
 1984 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Chambermaid
 1984 My Mother's Secret Life (TV Movie)
Maggie Ryan
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Gloria
 1983 M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (TV Movie)
Silvie Alice Kohler
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Dr. Clouet
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
Kathryne Baker
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Esther Pokrifiki
 1981 Galaxy of Terror
Captain Trantor
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Ethyl
 1981 East of Eden (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Ames
 1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie)
Emily
 1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Emma Brandon
 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
 1979 Norma Rae
Linette Odum
 1978 The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance (TV Movie)
Widow Cummins
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Widow Cummins
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Personal Details

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).

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

Has two daughters. One of them, Marion Lane, is a painter who works often in collaboration with her mother. See more »

Nickname:

Gracie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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