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Amanda Plummer

Highest Rated:   94% Pulp Fiction (1994)
Lowest Rated:   14% Freejack (1992)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
36% Honeyglue
  • Alice
2016
No Score Yet 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
68% Afternoon Delight
  • Executive Producer
$0.2M 2013
33% Abigail Harm
  • Abigail Harm
  • Executive Producer
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
44% 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
26% 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
76% 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
50% Drunks
  • Shelley
1995
33% Search and Destroy
  • Actor
$0.4M 1995
No Score Yet Under the Piano
  • Franny
1995
94% Pulp Fiction
  • Honey Bunny
1994
No Score Yet Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica
  • Cara Clausen Schmidt
1993
43% Nostradamus
  • Catherine De Medici
1993
26% Needful Things
  • Nettie Cobb
1993
No Score Yet Antesala Mortal
  • Lilian Burke
1993
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Rose Michaels
1993
No Score Yet Miss Rose White
  • Lusia
1992
14% Freejack
  • Nun
1992
82% The Fisher King
  • Lydia
1991
61% 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
40% 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
79% The World According to Garp
  • Ellen James
1982
No Score Yet Cattle Annie and Little Britches
  • Annie
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% The Blacklist
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Oracle Selloi
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Miranda Cole
  • 2004
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • 1989

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