Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Highest Rated: 86% The Paper Chase (1973)

Lowest Rated: 10% Passed Away (1992)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1946

Birthplace: Not Available

Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, Blair Brown distinguished herself as one of the most versatile young actresses at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Shortly after her off-Broadway debut in A Comedy of Errors, Brown made her first, fleeting film appearance as Miss Farranti in The Paper Chase (1973); her "official" starring bow in films came four years later with The Choirboys. Never one to accept roles merely for their box-office potential, Brown has agreed to co-star in chancy film projects with such offbeat screen personalities as Paul Simon (One Trick Pony), John Belushi (Continental Divide), Mark Harmon (Stealing Home), and Richard Jordan (A Flash of Green), who was also her first husband. A frequent visitor to television, Brown has starred in several TV-movies, most notably as Jackie in 1983's Kennedy. She also essayed the title character in the "succès d'estime" seriocomedy series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987-1991) which after its network cancellation was kept alive on cable by a small but fervent coterie of fans. While Molly Dodd was on hiatus in 1989, Blair Brown made her first Broadway appearance in Secret Rapture. Though she never became an A-list star, she worked steadily on both the big and small screen. Highlights include her Gertrude opposite Campbell Scott in a 2000 version of Hamlet, Lars Von Trier's 2003 drama Dogville, and a key role in the 2008 sci-fi series Fringe.

Highest Rated Movies



65% My Art Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Speed of Thought Bridger 2011
No Score Yet The Buddha: The Story Of Siddhartha Narrator 2010
40% Dark Matter Hildy 2008
No Score Yet First Born Laura's Mother 2007
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix Eve 2006
18% Loverboy Jeanette Rawley 2006
68% The Treatment Miss Callucci 2006
34% The Sentinel National Security Advisor $36.3M 2006
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Narrator 2006
No Score Yet American Experience Narrator 2004
70% Dogville Mrs. Henson $1.5M 2003
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Brain Actor 2002
No Score Yet American Experience Ellen Wilson 2002
No Score Yet Follow the Stars Home Hannah 2001
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Brain Narrator 2001
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Brain Narrator 2001
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Brain Narrator 2001
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the Brain Narrator 2001
70% Hamlet Gertrude 2000
No Score Yet In His Life: The John Lennon Story Mimi Smith 2000
78% Space Cowboys Dr. Carruthers 2000
15% Random Hearts Actor 1999
15% The Astronaut's Wife Shelly McLaren 1999
No Score Yet The Homes of FDR Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Day My Parents Ran Away Judy Miller 1993
No Score Yet Rio Shannon Elizabeth Cleary 1993
No Score Yet Those Secrets Neille Banesh 1992
No Score Yet Majority Rule Gen. Katherine Taylor 1992
10% Passed Away Amy 1992
44% Strapless Dr. Lillian Hempel 1989
20% Stealing Home Ginny Wyatt 1988
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Diana Benton 1987
No Score Yet A Flash Of Green Kate Hubble 1984
No Score Yet Kennedy: The Presidential Years Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Skin of Our Teeth Sabina 1983
70% Continental Divide Nell Porter 1981
84% Altered States Emily Jessup 1980
No Score Yet One-Trick Pony Marion 1980
No Score Yet And I Alone Survived Lauren Elder 1978
50% The Choirboys Mrs. Lyles 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Anna Roosevelt 1977
No Score Yet Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging Charity 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Actor 1976
No Score Yet Six War Years Actor 1975
86% The Paper Chase Miss Farranti 1973


90% Orange Is the New Black
Judy King 2019
No Score Yet American Experience
Voice Narrator 2018
96% Elementary
Kate Durning 2017
57% Limitless
Marie Finch 2016
92% Person Of Interest
Emma 2015
90% Fringe
Nina Sharp 2013
79% Falling Skies
No Score Yet American Masters
Voice 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Lynn Riff Lynne Riff 2004
No Score Yet Ed
Doris Burton Mary Burton 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
Virginia Masters 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
Margie Winters 2002
78% Smallville
Rachel Dunlevy 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Victoria 2001
94% Frasier
Guest 1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Sabina 1983
No Score Yet Kojak
Stella 1976
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Kate 1975


Emily Jessup says: He doesn't love me. He never loved me. I was never real to him. Nothing in the human experience is real to him.

Eddie Jessup says: I haven't told anyone this in ten years. I'm telling you now because I think you have a right to know what kind of a nut you might be getting mixed up with here.

Emily Jessup says: Arthur was right. You are a fascinating bastard.

Eddie Jessup says: You saved me. You redeemed me from the pit. I was in it, Emily. I was *in* that ultimate moment of terror that is the beginning of life. It is nothing. Simple, hideous nothing. The final truth of all things is that there is no final Truth. Truth is what's transitory. It's human life that is real. I don't want to frighten you, Emily, but what I'm trying to tell you is that moment of terror is a real and living horror, living and growing within me now, and the only thing that keeps it from devouring me is you.

Emily Jessup says: Why don't you just come back to us?

Eddie Jessup says: It's too late. I don't think I can get it out of me anymore. I can't live with it. The pain is too great.

Emily Jessup says: What the hell is not religious about that? You've simply replaced God with the Original Self.