Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson

Highest Rated: 94% The Station Agent (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Delirium (2018)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1959

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

A favorite supporting actress in the American independent film world, Yale-trained actress Patricia Clarkson began her career on the New York stage before a false start in mainstream pictures gave way to a prolific career as a film festival favorite. While she worked steadily on stage and in television movies throughout the 1990s, the actress' career really caught fire in the new millennium with a string of critically acclaimed performances in "Far from Heaven" (2002), "The Station Agent" (2003) and "Pieces of April" (2003). Clarkson's genteel, timeless quality made her an in-demand choice for scores of period films, from the caper "Welcome to Collinwood" (2002) to the unfortunate misfire "All the King's Men" (2006) to the fact-based "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005). On television, Clarkson made several notable appearances, including an Emmy-winning guest starring turn on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). She balanced those roles with nuanced, highly affecting performances in contemporary stories "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007), "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008) and "Easy A" (2010), breaking all Hollywood rules by enjoying continued success as a female character player of a certain age. Regardless of the role, Clarkson always brought a high degree of talent and professionalism that allowed her to flourish as one of Hollywood's most sought after supporting actresses.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% No Score Yet Sell By Ravella Brewer (Character) - 2019
38% 37% Out of Blue Detective Mike Hoolihan (Character) $11.7K 2018
0% 53% Delirium Brody (Character) - 2018
43% 59% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Ava Paige (Character) $57.4M 2018
63% 56% Jonathan Dr. Mina Nariman (Character) - 2018
56% 50% The Bookshop Violet Gamart (Character) $1.5M 2017
82% 61% The Party April (Character) $748.9K 2017
47% 54% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Ava Paige (Character) $81.7M 2015
19% 20% October Gale Helen Matthews (Character) - 2014
65% 58% Learning to Drive Wendy (Character) $3.4M 2014
86% 61% Regarding Susan Sontag Narrator - 2014
65% 68% The Maze Runner Ava Paige (Character) $81.3M 2014
38% 34% Last Weekend Celia (Character) $6.1K 2014
76% 64% The East Sharon (Character) $2.3M 2013
No Score Yet 74% Five Mia (Character) - 2011
36% 49% One Day Alison (Character) $13.8M 2011
69% 65% Friends With Benefits Lorna (Character) $55.8M 2011
68% 76% Shutter Island Rachel Salondo 2 (Character) $128M 2010
18% 59% Legendary Sharon Chetley (Character) $191.9K 2010
13% 11% Main Street Willa (Character) $1.6K 2010
85% 77% Easy A Rosemary Penderghast (Character) $58.4M 2010
81% 62% Cairo Time Juliette Grant (Character) $1.6M 2009
50% 61% Whatever Works Marietta (Character) $5.3M 2009
81% 74% Vicky Cristina Barcelona Judy Nash (Character) $23.2M 2008
61% 70% Phoebe in Wonderland Miss Dodger (Character) $73K 2008
75% 61% Elegy Carolyn (Character) $3.6M 2008
33% 34% Blind Date Janna (Character) - 2008
42% 62% No Reservations Paula (Character) $43.1M 2007
54% 36% Married Life Pat (Character) $1.5M 2007
No Score Yet 37% For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Narrator - 2007
81% 84% Lars and the Real Girl Dagmar (Character) $5.9M 2007
11% 40% All the King's Men Sadie Burke (Character) $7.2M 2006
50% 52% The Dying Gaul Elaine (Character) $342.3K 2005
67% 37% The Woods Ms. Traverse (Character) - 2005
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Shirley Wershba (Character) $31.5M 2005
81% 90% Miracle Mrs. Brooks (Character) $64.4M 2004
70% 89% Dogville Vera (Character) $1.5M 2003
94% 89% The Station Agent Olivia Harris (Character) $5.7M 2003
71% 77% All the Real Girls Elvira Fine (Character) $548.7K 2003
84% 73% Pieces of April Joy Burns (Character) $2.4M 2003
17% 12% The Baroness and the Pig The Baroness (Character) - 2002
88% 80% Far From Heaven Eleanor Fine (Character) $15.9M 2002
20% 50% Carrie Margaret White (Character) - 2002
25% No Score Yet Heartbreak Hospital Lottie Ohrwasher (Character) $1.5K 2002
55% 56% Welcome to Collinwood Rosalind (Character) $334K 2002
50% 65% The Safety of Objects Annette Jennings (Character) $319.1K 2001
60% 30% Wendigo Kim (Character) $100K 2001
78% 59% The Pledge Margaret Larsen (Character) $19.7M 2001
No Score Yet 70% Falling Like This Caroline Lockhart (Character) - 2000
65% 63% Joe Gould's Secret Vivian Marquie (Character) $641.1K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wayward Son Wesley (Character) - 1999
78% 94% The Green Mile Melinda Moores (Character) $136.8M 1999
16% 54% Simply Irresistible Lois McNally (Character) $4.4M 1999
60% 79% Playing by Heart Allison (Character) $4M 1998
73% 77% High Art Greta (Character) $1.9M 1998
No Score Yet 50% London Suite Diana Nichols (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 62% Pharaoh's Army Sarah Anders (Character) $2.7K 1995
55% 62% Jumanji Carol Anne Parrish (Character) $100.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Led Two Lives Desiree Parnell (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caught in the Act Meg (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 11% Four Eyes and Six-Guns Lucy Laughton (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Dr. Virginia Hertz (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 75% An American Story Barbara Meade (Character) - 1992
50% 52% Tune in Tomorrow... Aunt Olga (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 66% The Old Man and the Sea Mary Pruitt (Character) - 1990
55% 44% The Dead Pool Samantha Walker (Character) $37.8M 1988
42% 46% Everybody's All-American Leslie Stone (Character) $12.6M 1988
No Score Yet 58% Rocket Gibraltar Rose Black (Character) $92.5K 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
77% 76% House of Cards Jane Davis (Character) 2018
92% 82% Sharp Objects Adora Crellin (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Meredith Fields (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2015
99% 85% Broad City Timothy's Mother (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
100% 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vine Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Planet Narrator 2006-2007
81% 97% Six Feet Under Sarah O'Connor (Guest Star) 2002-2005
93% 94% Frasier Claire French (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonderland Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wedding Unknown (Character) 1998
91% No Score Yet Murder One Ann Hoffman (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex Haley's Queen Lizzie (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985

QUOTES FROM Patricia Clarkson CHARACTERS

Darwan says: You can't always trust people to behave.

Wendy says: Ain't that the truth.

Wendy says: Instead of buying a bicycle, my husband gave adultery a spin.

Sadie Burke says: The world is full of sluts on skates.

Joy Burns says: I'm glad we're going, Jim. This way instead of April showing up with some new piercing, tattoo, and, God forbid, staying overnight, this way we get to show up, experience the disaster that is her life, smile, and before we know it, we're on our way back home.

Rosemary says: You know, I dated a homosexual once. Actually I dated him for a long time.

Olive Penderghast says: Oh god, please don't tell me you married and had two kids with him.

Rosemary says: I had a similar situation when I was your age. I had a horrible reputation.

Olive Penderghast says: Why?

Rosemary says: Because I slept with a whole bunch of people. Mostly guys.

Olive Penderghast says: Mom!

Narrator says: Ralph Ellison: "Let’s face it, there is something called official history. But you couldn’t find the truth about my background in that history. And one of the things that the WPA did is to allow that intermixture between the formal and the folk, the real experience of people as they feel it. We are a country which improvises. We are creating American history."

Narrator says: Let's face it, there is something called official history. But you couldn't find the truth about my background in that history. And one of the things that the WPA did is to allow that intermixture between the formal and the folk, the real experience of people as they feel it. We are a country which improvises. We are creating American history.

Rosemary says: Not to mention how have you been dressing this past few day. No judgement, but you kind of look like striper

Rosemary says: Not to mention how have you been dressing this past few day. No judgement, but you kind of look like striper.

Olive Penderghast says: Mom!

Dill says: A high-end stripper, for governors or athletes.

Brandon says: Is there an Olive here?

Rosemary says: There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!

Alison says: drunken hugs

Alison says: Drunken hugs.

Dill says: The family member of the week gets to pick the movie

Olive Penderghast says: You get family member of the week every week.

Rosemary says: And there's a reason for that.

Olive Penderghast says: Yeah, you pick family member of the week!

Rosemary says: Are you accusing me of nepotism?

Rosemary says: Olive, sweetie! There's a young manhere to see you. He said something about asking for your hand in marriage!

Olive Penderghast says: Oh happy day Mama! I thought I was going to have to spend my dowry on booze and pills to numb the loneliness. A gentleman caller!

Lorna says: Bananas in the refrigerator? What are you, Puerto Rican?

Brandon says: Is there an Olive here?

Rosemary says: There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!

Sadie Burke says: The world of full on skates?.

Sadie Burke says: The world of full on skates?

Rosemary says: Any friend of Olive's is a friend of our daughters, come on in.

Rosemary says: Any friend of Olive's is a friend of my daughter.

Mrs. Margaret White says: (walks outside to see Little Carrie) Carrie, what am I supposed to tell you.

Mrs. Margaret White says: [walks outside to see Little Carrie] Carrie, what am I supposed to tell you.

Mrs. Margaret White says: (Little Carrie walks up to her as she talks to her and grabs her arm) Get in the house.... Right.... now.....

Mrs. Margaret White says: [Little Carrie walks up to her as she talks to her and grabs her arm] Get in the house. Right... now.

Lorna says: (To Jamie) Do you have a hot boyfriend?.

Lorna says: [to Jamie] Do you have a hot boyfriend?

Willa says: Mr. Leroy.

Gus Leroy says: Call me Gus.

Brandon says: Is there an Olive here?

Rosemary says: There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!

Eliot Ness says: Reporter: They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then? Ness: I think I'll have a drink.

Reporter says: They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then?

Catherine Ness says: I think I'll have a drink.

Rosemary says: I had a similar situation when I was your age. I had a terrible reputation.

Olive Penderghast says: Why?

Rosemary says: Because I slept with a whole bunch of people.....Mostly guys.

Olive Penderghast says: MOM!!

Dolores says: You want to uncover the truth? You have to let her go! (If not) then you'll never leave this island.

Ethel Barton says: The psych-obvious genius of it. Once you're declared insane, then anything you do is considered part of that insanity.