Amanda Plummer

Highest Rated: 92% Pulp Fiction (1994)
Lowest Rated: 19% Freejack (1992)
Birthday: Mar 23, 1957
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
The daughter of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer and American stage actress Tammy Grimes, Amanda Plummer grew up on the East Coast with a love of horseback riding and literature. After studying at Middlebury College and the Neighborhood Playhouse, she settled into an acting company in Massachusetts. Plummer made her film debut in the 1981 Western Cattle Annie and Little Britches opposite Burt Lancaster. Working on Broadway, she won the Tony and the Drama Desk award for her performance as Agnes in the 1982 stage production of Agnes of God. She lost the role in the film version to Meg Tilly and stayed in the theater. Some of her stage credits include The Glass Menagerie, You Never Can Tell, and A Taste of Honey. She earned another Tony nomination for her performance in Pygmalion, opposite Peter O'Toole. On television, she earned an Emmy nomination for her recurring role of mentally challenged Alice on L.A. Law.Plummer's feature film work would consist of playing small, fragile, almost invisible characters who nevertheless leave a big impression. On the big screen, Plummer displayed her silent intensity in the non-speaking role of Ellen James in The World According to Garp (1982). She also created the interesting, if little-seen, character of Dagmar in John Patrick Shanley's Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). Her big film breakthrough came about in 1991 in Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. She played awkward and plain office worker Lydia Sinclair, who inspires the love of a homeless man played by Robin Williams. The next year, she earned her first Emmy award for her role of concentration camp survivor Lusia Weiss in the post-war drama Miss Rose White (1992), a made-for-TV adaptation of an off-Broadway play. In feature films during the late '90s, Plummer often played slightly off-kilter women just on the verge of violent behavior. She was a disturbed sister in So I Married an Axe Murderer and an semi-balanced Castle Rock resident in Needful Things (both 1993). In 1994, she played a partner-in-crime with Tim Roth in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. As the gun-pointing Honey Bunny, Plummer gained a lot of exposure with a minimum of screen time. The next year, she played a serial killer in Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss (1995).Returning to television, Plummer earned another Emmy for the role of Professor Theresa Given in a 1996 episode of Showtime's The Outer Limits. For the rest of the '90s, she continued portraying delicately damaged characters in small independent films like Matthew Bright's Freeway (1996) and Peter Cohn's Drunks (1997). She also appeared in the family film A Simple Wish (1997) and lent her voice to the TV series Stories From My Childhood as well as the animated feature Hercules (1997). In 1999, Plummer revisited her earlier days as a horseback rider to play a member of the title harem in Peter Greenaway's bizarre 8 1/2 Women (1999). In 2003, she played Sarah Polley's food-obsessed co-worker in My Life Without Me. Plummer's projects for 2004 included the horror film Satan's Little Helper and Tobe Hooper's Brew. And while the majority of films Plummer appeared in throughout the early 2000s were generally unremarkable, the veteran actress did make headlines when it was announced that she would play the role of Wiress, a key ally of Katniss Everdeen, in the highly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
60% We Are Boats Actor 2019
No Score Yet A Young Man with High Potential Ketura 2018
36% Honeyglue Alice 2016
45% The Dancer (La danseuse) Lili 2016
29% Reversion Elizabeth 2015
No Score Yet Strangely in Love Sister Sarah 2014
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Wiress $336.7M 2013
66% Afternoon Delight Executive Producer $0.2M 2013
38% Abigail Harm Executive Producer Abigail Harm 2013
No Score Yet Vampire Helga 2013
33% Small Apartments Mrs. Ballisteri 2013
No Score Yet I Have to Buy New Shoes Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sophomore Actor $18.9K 2012
50% Girlfriend Celeste 2011
No Score Yet Dr. Ketel Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Making Of Plus One Actor 2010
No Score Yet Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf Actor 2009
No Score Yet 45 R.P.M. Caralee Lucas 2008
70% Red Mrs. Doust 2008
No Score Yet Inconceivable Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams 2008
No Score Yet Affinity Actor 2008
No Score Yet Diary of a Spider and More Cute Critter Stories Actor 2007
No Score Yet Satan's Little Helper Merrill Whooly 2004
60% Mimic: Sentinel Simone Montrose 2003
65% My Life Without Me Laurie $0.3M 2003
43% Ken Park Claude's Mother 2002
No Score Yet Shadow Realm Prof. Tracy 2002
No Score Yet Triggermen Penny Archer 2002
No Score Yet Get a Clue Miss Dawson 2002
No Score Yet Seven Days to Live Ellen Shaw 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Vivien 2000
41% 8 1/2 Women Beryl 1999
No Score Yet You Can Thank Me Later Susan Cooperberg 1999
No Score Yet The Apartment Complex Miss Chenille 1999
No Score Yet October 22 Actor 1998
No Score Yet Dead Girl Actor 1998
No Score Yet L.A. Without a Map Pool Owner 1998
No Score Yet American Perfekt Sandra Thomas 1997
25% A Simple Wish Boots 1997
77% Freeway Ramona, Vanessa's Mother 1996
No Score Yet Don't Look Back Bridget 1996
77% Butterfly Kiss Eunice 1996
43% The Prophecy Rachael 1995
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent Actor 1995
57% Drunks Shelley 1995
33% Search and Destroy Actor $0.4M 1995
No Score Yet Under the Piano Franny 1995
92% Pulp Fiction Honey Bunny 1994
No Score Yet Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica Cara Clausen Schmidt 1993
38% Nostradamus Catherine De Medici 1993
32% Needful Things Nettie Cobb 1993
56% So I Married an Axe Murderer Rose Michaels 1993
No Score Yet Last Light Lilian Burke 1993
No Score Yet Miss Rose White Lusia 1992
19% Freejack Nun 1992
No Score Yet The Sands of Time Sister Graciela 1992
83% The Fisher King Lydia 1991
62% Joe Versus the Volcano Dagmar 1990
No Score Yet Story of the Dancing Frog Actor 1989
No Score Yet Riders to the Sea Actor 1988
No Score Yet Gryphon Actor 1988
No Score Yet Courtship Laura Vaughn 1987
45% Made in Heaven Wiley Foxx 1987
No Score Yet Static Julie 1986
No Score Yet On Valentine's Day Laura 1986
No Score Yet The Dollmaker Mamie 1984
77% The Hotel New Hampshire Miss Miscarriage 1984
43% Daniel Susan Isaacson 1983
80% The World According to Garp Ellen James 1982
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches Annie 1981

TV

CREDIT
91% The Blacklist
2013
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2013
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Oracle Selloi
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Miranda Cole
  • 2004
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Music Teacher
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Dr. Givens
  • 2000
  • 1996
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator
  • 1989
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Lisa
  • 1989
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Jackie Wilbourne
  • 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Laura
No Score Yet Ratched
2019

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