Nancy Marchand

Nancy Marchand

Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: Jun 19, 1928

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

With her patrician looks and wavering voice, Marchand has carved a niche for herself portraying upper class doyennes. While still in college, she made her acting debut in a summer stock production of "The Late George Apley." After earning a degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), she spent a season at the Falmouth Theater on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, before traveling north to Cambridge to join the Brattle Theater for two seasons (1950-52). Marchand squeezed in her New York stage debut in 1951 as the tavern hostess in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew." She was to spend much of the next forty-plus years appearing in contemporary and classical theater. Marchand won critical praise and an OBIE Award for her performance in Jean Genet's "The Balcony" in 1960. Other noteworthy stage appearances include opposite Estelle Parsons in "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" (1971); as Vera Simpson in "Pal Joey" and Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard" (Chicago, 1974); the eldest sister in the acclaimed revival of Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven" (1980), the title role in "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You" (1982); several productions of Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing"; Ann, the mother who was always up for "just another splash" in A R Gurney's "The Cocktail Hour" (1988); and the 1993 revival of Anthony Shaffer's "Black Comedy."

Highest rated movies

The Hospital
The Naked Gun Sabrina
Brain Donors
Regarding Henry
Jefferson in Paris
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Dear God




12% 28% Dear God Judge Kits Van Heynigan (Character) $7.1M 1996
31% 34% Jefferson in Paris Madame Abbesse (Character) $2.5M 1995
65% 64% Sabrina Maude Larrabee (Character) $51.6M 1995
45% 86% Brain Donors Lillian Oglethorpe (Character) $504.1K 1992
43% 63% Regarding Henry Headmistress (Character) $41.0M 1991
88% 84% The Naked Gun Mayor Barkley (Character) $77.9M 1988
No Score Yet 38% Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide Lucilla Drake (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 40% Killjoy Dr. Martha Trenton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willa Mrs. Stanch (Character) - 1979
100% 74% The Hospital Mrs. Christie (Character) - 1971
22% 12% Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon Nurse Oxford (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 74% Me, Natalie Mrs. Miller (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 88% Ladybug, Ladybug Mrs. Andrews (Character) - 1963


92% 98% The Sopranos Livia Soprano (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1992
No Score Yet 25% Night Court Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Dorothea Dix (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
87% 93% Cheers Hester Crane (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lou Grant Mrs. Pynchon (Character) 1977-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Philco Television Playhouse Clara (Character) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Jo March (Character) 1950 1952