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Margot Kidder

Highest Rated:   100% Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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 Mary Higgins Clark's '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
70% 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
67% 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
26% Superman III
  • Lois Lane
1983
No Score Yet Trenchcoat
  • Mickey Raymond
1983
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero
  • Toni
1982
89% 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
30% The Amityville Horror
  • Kathleen Lutz
1979
93% 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
65% 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
81% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Emily Craft
  • 2007
No Score Yet The L Word
2004-2009
  • Sandy Ziskin/Jenny's Mother
  • 2006
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Bridgette Crosby
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Grace Mayberry
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1979

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