Margot Kidder

Birthday: Oct 17, 1948
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
The daughter of a mining engineer, Canadian actress Margot Kidder spent her first two-and-a-half years living in a caboose. While attending the University of British Columbia, Kidder was talked into appearing in a college stage production of Take Me Along; she was hooked, though she later learned there was more to acting than crying on cue and partying. In her first professional years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Vancouver, Kidder played everything from simpering ingenues to an unhinged murderess. She made her first film in 1969, an American production titled Gaily Gaily, then worked with Gene Wilder in the British-made Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (1970). Kidder disliked the seamier side of the movie business and retreated to Canada in hopes of learning how to become a film editor, but was brought back to the U.S. in 1971 for a continuing role in the James Garner TV series Nichols. She liked Garner but not the hassles of making a weekly series, and for the next decade concentrated on film work, plunging headfirst into a kinky Brian DePalma chiller titled Sisters (1972). Kidder's best-known work in the '70s and '80s was as Lois Lane in the Superman films starring Christopher Reeve. Other movie roles and a stint on 1987 TV series Shell Game followed. She continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including 1988's Body of Evidence, White Room, and Hanry & Verlin, however she earned the most press she had in quite some time after a bizarre incident in 1996 where she went missing for a few days and was found dazed and confused outside a stranger's home in Glendale, California. She recovered and went back to work in numerous films and TV series including Touched By an Angel and Tribulation. She was a major figure in Peter Biskind's book about '70s cinema, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, and figured prominently in the documentary made from that book. In 2007 she appeared on the reality program Who Do You Think You Are, and went on to act in Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween II.Kidder married and divorced writer Tom McGuane and actor John Heard (their union lasted six days!) and remains a vocal activist for political and ecological causes.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Big Fat Stone Madge 2015
No Score Yet No Deposit Actor 2015
No Score Yet Real Gangsters Actor 2013
No Score Yet Matt's Chance Actor 2013
No Score Yet Pride of Lions (The Dependables) Actor 2013
No Score Yet 3 Of A Kind Actor 2012
No Score Yet Redemption: For Robbing The Dead Marlys Baptiste 2012
60% Servitude Mrs. Crank 2011
No Score Yet Universal Signs Rose Callahan 2009
No Score Yet A Single Woman Actor 2009
No Score Yet Forced Into Comfort, Fighting for Apology Actor 2009
No Score Yet On the Other Hand, Death: A Donald Strachey Mystery Dorothy 2008
No Score Yet Love At First Kill Beth Teberg 2008
No Score Yet The Box Collector Beth Teberg 2008
100% Confessions of a Superhero Actor 2007
91% Your Mommy Kills Animals Actor 2007
No Score Yet Someone is Watching Actor 2006
No Score Yet Chicks with Sticks (Hockey Mom) (Anyone's Game) Edith Taymore 2005
No Score Yet Cool Money Mrs. Comfort 2005
No Score Yet Death 4 Told Actor 2004
No Score Yet Death4Told Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Last Sign Isabel 2004
No Score Yet I'll Be Seeing You Frances 2004
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls Actor 2003
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment Mrs. Katerina Marmelodov 2002
No Score Yet Angel Blade Frida 2002
67% The Annihilation of Fish Mrs. Muldroone 2000
No Score Yet Common Ground Mrs. Nelson 2000
No Score Yet Tribulation Actor 2000
67% The Hi-Line Laura Johnson 1999
No Score Yet Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly Melanie Kelly 1999
No Score Yet The Clown at Midnight Ellen Gibby 1999
No Score Yet Young Ivanhoe Actor 1999
No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Actor 1999
No Score Yet Someone Is Watching Sally Beckert 1999
No Score Yet Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Sol 1997
No Score Yet The Planet of Junior Brown (Junior's Groove) Actor 1997
No Score Yet Henry & Verlin Mabel 1997
No Score Yet Silent Cradle Actor 1997
No Score Yet Never Met Picasso Genna Magnus 1996
No Score Yet Young Ivanhoe Lady Margarite 1995
No Score Yet Bloodknot Evelyn 1995
No Score Yet Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks Actor 1994
No Score Yet Windrunner Sally 1994
66% Maverick Mary Margaret 1994
No Score Yet One Woman's Courage Stella Jenson 1994
No Score Yet Phantom 2040 - The Ghost Who Walk Actor 1994
No Score Yet Beanstalk Dr. Kate 'Doc' Winston 1994
No Score Yet La Florida Vivy Lamori 1993
No Score Yet To Catch a Killer Rachel Grayson 1992
No Score Yet Mob Story Dolores 1990
No Score Yet Vanishing Act Chris Kenyon 1988
No Score Yet The Marvelous Land of Oz Narrator 1987
12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lois Lane 1987
No Score Yet The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Narrator 1987
No Score Yet The Emerald City of Oz Narrator 1987
No Score Yet Ozma of Oz Narrator 1987
17% Gobots - Battle of the Rock Lords Solitaire 1986
No Score Yet Keeping Track Mickey Tremaine 1986
No Score Yet Little Treasure Margo 1985
No Score Yet Louisiana Virginia Tregan 1984
No Score Yet The Glitter Dome Willie 1984
No Score Yet Pygmalion Producer Actor 1983
24% Superman III Lois Lane 1983
No Score Yet Trenchcoat Mickey Raymond 1983
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero Toni 1982
85% Superman II Lois Lane 1981
No Score Yet Miss Right Juliet 1981
No Score Yet Heartaches Rita Harris 1981
No Score Yet Willie & Phil Jeannette Sutherland 1980
27% The Amityville Horror Kathleen Lutz 1979
94% Superman Lois Lane 1978
No Score Yet 92 in the Shade Miranda 1975
No Score Yet A Quiet Day in Belfast Brigit Slattery/Thelma Slattery 1975
No Score Yet The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Marcia Curtis 1975
71% The Great Waldo Pepper Maude 1975
71% Black Christmas Barb 1974
No Score Yet The Dion Brothers (The Gravy Train) Actor 1974
No Score Yet Shoot the Sun Down The Woman from England 1974
86% Sisters Danielle Breton 1973
No Score Yet The Bounty Man Mae 1972
No Score Yet Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx Zazel 1970
60% Gaily, Gaily Actor 1969

TV

CREDIT
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Emily Craft
  • 2007
53% The L Word
2004-2009
Sandy Ziskin/Jenny's Mother
  • 2006
94% Smallville
2001-2011
Bridgette Crosby
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Grace Mayberry
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Serena
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Hunger
1997-1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dr. Ellen Holden
  • 1993
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1992
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker
1983-1991

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