Betty Buckley

Highest Rated: 94% Carrie (1976)
Birthday: Jul 3, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
Texas-born actress Betty Buckley decided upon a theatrical career when, at a very early age, she was taken by her mother to a Fort Worth production of The Pajama Game. A trained singer and dancer, Ms. Buckley made her professional bow on the musical stage, reaching Broadway at age 22 as Mrs. Thomas Jefferson in the original production of 1776. Additional Broadway credits include two seasons' worth of Pippin (73-75), three years in Cats (82-85) (for which she won a Tony Award), and a healthy run in 1985's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Betty's first film was Carrie (76), in which she played the tough girl's gym coach whose punishment of Carrie's tormentors set the plot in motion. One year after Carrie, she replaced the late Diana Hyland on the popular TV "dramedy" Eight is Enough, playing the stepmother of a eight-kid brood (at the time, she was two years younger than the oldest kid!) Always on the lookout for an opportunity to sing, Betty took a fraction of her salary to play a Tammy Wynette-style country western star in 1983's Tender Mercies. In 1995, amidst a flurry of press attention, Betty Buckley successfully took over for Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard (Betty had already scored a hit in the London production).


Highest Rated Movies



77% Split Dr. Karen Fletcher $138.2M 2017
85% Harry Benson: Shoot First Actor $18.3K 2016
No Score Yet Of Love and Fantasy Actor 2014
No Score Yet Five Time Champion Actor 2012
18% The Happening Mrs. Jones $64.6M 2008
No Score Yet The Mummy an' the Armadillo Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures Actor 2003
No Score Yet Noon Blue Apples Actor 2002
No Score Yet Betty Buckley: Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar Actor 2001
45% The Operator Producer 2000
13% Simply Irresistible Stella 1999
No Score Yet Wishbone's Dog Days of the West Producer 1998
No Score Yet Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley Host 1998
No Score Yet Critical Choices Dr. Ludlow 1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
42% Wyatt Earp Virginia Earp 1994
No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust (Under the Influence) Dr. Jan Galanti 1994
No Score Yet Last Time Out Maxine Black 1994
50% Rain Without Thunder Beverly Goldring 1992
No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Mrs. Parker 1992
No Score Yet Babycakes Wanda 1989
65% Another Woman Kathy 1988
78% Frantic Sondra Walker 1988
40% Wild Thing Leah 1987
86% Tender Mercies Dixie Scott 1983
94% Carrie Miss Collins 1976


83% Preacher
  • 2018
87% Supergirl
Patricia Arias
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago Med
  • 2016
91% The Leftovers
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Getting On
  • 2014
  • 2013
81% Pretty Little Liars
Hanna's Grandmother
  • 2011
91% The Pacific
Marion Leckie
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Colette Walsh
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Catherine Ryder
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Jury
Carla Kohler
  • 2004
90% Monk
Cheryl Fleming
  • 2003
89% Oz
Suzanne Fitzgerald
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997