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Blair Brown

Highest Rated:   86% Altered States (1980)
Lowest Rated:   11% Passed Away (1992)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet My Art
  • Actor
2017
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
17% Loverboy
  • Jeanette Rawley
2006
68% The Treatment
  • Miss Callucci
2006
33% 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
71% 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
16% 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 Those Secrets
  • Neille Banesh
1992
11% Passed Away
  • Amy
1992
57% Strapless
  • Dr. Lillian Hempel
1989
22% 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
78% Continental Divide
  • Nell Porter
1981
86% 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 Captains and the Kings
  • Elizabeth Healey Hennessey
1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Six War Years
  • Actor
1975
85% The Paper Chase
  • Miss Farranti
1973

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Elementary
2012
  • Kate Durning
  • 2017
91% Orange Is the New Black
2013
  • Judy King
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Marie Finch
  • 2016
  • 2015
91% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
  • Emma
  • 2015
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Nina Sharp
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
85% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 1995
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lynn Riff Lynne Riff
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Virginia Masters
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Margie Winters
  • 2002
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Rachel Dunlevy
  • 2002
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 1995

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