Shirley Knight

Highest Rated:
91%     Petulia (1968)
Lowest Rated:
12%     Diabolique (1996)
Birthday:
Jul 5
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:


Shirley Knight trained at the Pasadena Playhouse, then debuted onscreen in 1959. The following year she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Delbert Mann's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960); two years later she was again nominated, this time for…

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% Redwood Highway
  • Marie Vaughn
$0.1M 2014
Angel of Death
  • Actor
-- 2014
Elevator
  • Actor
-- 2012
67% Our Idiot Brother
  • Ilene
$24.8M 2011
Listen To Your Heart
  • Actor
-- 2010
33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Mom
$146.3M 2009
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Dot
-- 2009
The Other Side of the Tracks
  • Actor
-- 2008
Not Fade Away
  • Actor
-- 2008
18% Grandma's Boy
  • Bea
$5.9M 2006
20% Open Window
  • Actor
-- 2006
Sexual Life
  • Joanna
-- 2005
Thanks to Gravity
  • Lea
-- 2005
Girls on Film 2
  • Actor
-- 2005
Ghost Cat
  • Mrs. Ashboro
-- 2004
86% Tibet - Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Actor
-- 2003
24% P.S. Your Cat is Dead!
  • Aunt Claire
-- 2003
75% House on a Hill
  • Mercedes
-- 2003
62% The Salton Sea
  • Nancy Plummer
$0.6M 2002
My Louisiana Sky
  • Jewel
-- 2002
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Necie
$69.5M 2002
Dad, the Angel and Me
  • Actor
-- 2002
Shadow Realm
  • Mrs. Finch
-- 2002
34% The Center of the World
  • Actor
-- 2001
33% Angel Eyes
  • Elanora Davis
$23.8M 2001
75 Degrees in July
  • Jo Beth Anderson
-- 2000
Best of Boys in Love
  • Actor
-- 2000
25% Little Boy Blue
  • Doris Knight
-- 1998
Somebody Is Waiting
  • Irma
-- 1998
Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding
  • Actor
-- 1998
A Father for Brittany (A Change of Heart)
  • Donna Minkiewicz
-- 1998
A Marriage of Convenience (Un mariage de convenance)
  • Actor
-- 1998
86% As Good As It Gets
  • Beverly
-- 1997
Mary & Tim
  • Esther Melville
-- 1996
Victim of the Haunt
  • Delia
-- 1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Mary Donnelly
-- 1996
A Promise to Carolyn
  • Actor
-- 1996
12% Diabolique
  • Edie Danziger
-- 1996
27% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Stuart's Mom
-- 1995
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
  • Peggy McMartin Buckey
-- 1995
Children of the Dust
  • Aunt Bertha
-- 1995
A Good Day To Die
  • Aunt Bertha
-- 1995
The Yarn Princess (More Than a Miracle)
  • Esther
-- 1994
22% Color of Night
  • Edith Niedelmeyer
-- 1994
A Mother's Revenge (Desperate Justice)
  • Actor
-- 1993
Hard Promises
  • Actor
-- 1992
Shadow of a Doubt
  • Mrs. Potter
-- 1991
Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Actor
-- 1989
Billionaire Boys Club
  • Actor
-- 1987
Panther Squad
  • Actor
-- 1985
Urge to Kill
  • Actor
-- 1984
The Sender
  • Jerolyn
-- 1982
25% Endless Love
  • Ann
-- 1981
Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El CanÝbal) (The Cannibals) (White Cannibal Queen)
  • Actor
-- 1980
Playing for Time
  • Frau Lagerfuhrerin Maria Mandel
-- 1980
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
  • Hannah Meredith
-- 1979
21 Hours at Munich
  • Annaliese Graese
-- 1976
Juggernaut
  • Barbara Banister
-- 1974
Secrets
  • Beatrice
-- 1971
82% The Rain People
  • Natalie
-- 1969
91% Petulia
  • Polo
-- 1968
Crackshot
  • Angie Peterson
-- 1968
The Group
  • Polly Andrews
-- 1966
Dutchman
  • Director
  • Lula
-- 1966
Flight from Ashiya
  • Caoline Carroll
-- 1964
Outer Limits - "The Man Who Was Never Born"
  • Actor
-- 1963
House of Women
  • Erica
-- 1962
75% Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Heavenly Finley
-- 1962
Ice Palace
  • Grace at 16
-- 1960
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
  • Reenie Flood
-- 1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
23% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
  • Ann Wilson
2012
Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Loretta
2010
Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
2009
Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Phyllis Van De Kamp
2004 - 2007
House
2004-2012
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
2005
Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Dottie
2004
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999-2014
  • Rose Granville
  • Eileen Wharton
2001 - 2003
ER
1994-2009
  • Mrs. Berk
2002
60% Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Melanie Cullen
1991

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Quotes from Shirley Knight's Characters

    • Necie:
      I wish you could've known your momma back then, you've would loved her.
    • Sidda Lee Walker:
      Necie, me not lovin' momma was never the problem.
    • Caro:
      Her not lovin' you was never the problem either.
    From Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Submitted by Alyssa B (7 months ago)