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Patricia Clarkson



Born and raised in New Orleans, deep-voiced actress Patricia Clarkson studied drama at Yale. She stayed on the East coast working in theater productions before her feature film debut in The Untouchables (1987) as the wife of Elliot Ness. Continuing to work in film, she gained attention for her role as the drug-addicted Greta in the independent film High Art. Also working in TV, she had reoccuring roles on Wonderland and Fraser, and even won an Emmy award for her role as Sarah on the HBO drama Six Feet Under. She gave memorable performances in her smaller film roles, such as the bedridden wife in The Green Mile. Her career really picked up in 2002 with appearances in such films as the Russo brothers' Welcome to Collinwood, Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven, and Lars von Trier's Dogville. In 2003, Clarkson appeared in several films at the Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Outstanding Performance award for her work in All the Real Girls, The Station Agent, and Pieces of April. She continued to work steadily in projects such as the inspirational hockey drama Miracle, and George Clooney's Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck. She was part of the high-powered ensemble put together for the box-office disappointment All the King's Men, but remained one of the most in-demand character actresses of her time, In 2007 she appeared in Lars and the Real Girl, Married Life, and No Reservations. In 2008 she began a working relationship with Woody Allen when she was cast in Vicky Cristina Barcelona that continued with Whatever Works. She had a single scene in Martin Scorsese's paranoid thriller Shutter Island in 2010, the same year she appeared in the sleeper hit Easy A. The next year she acted in the romantic drama One Day as well as the comedy Friends With Benefits.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Delirium
  • Actor
2017
48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Ava Paige
2015
66% Learning To Drive
  • Wendy
2015
19% October Gale
  • Helen
2015
27% Annie
  • Focus Group Woman
2014
65% The Maze Runner
  • Ava Paige
2014
33% Last Weekend
  • Celia Green
2014
80% Regarding Susan Sontag
  • Susan Sontag
2014
74% The East
  • Sharon
2013
13% Main Street
  • Willa Jenkins
2011
36% One Day
  • Alison
2011
70% Friends With Benefits
  • Lorna
2011
No Score Yet Five
  • Mia
2011
No Score Yet The Queen of Trees
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Flying House
  • Actor
2011
85% Easy A
  • Rosemary
2010
17% Legendary
  • Sharon Chetley
2010
No Score Yet 2081
  • Actor
2010
81% Cairo Time
  • Juliette
2010
68% Shutter Island
  • Ethel Barton
2010
33% Blind Date
  • Janna
2009
49% Whatever Works
  • Marietta
2009
No Score Yet For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism
  • Narrator
2009
60% Phoebe in Wonderland
  • Miss Dodger
2009
No Score Yet Soul of a People: Writing America's Story
  • Narrator
2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Judy Nash
2008
55% Married Life
  • Pat Allen
2008
75% Elegy
  • Carolyn
2008
81% Lars and the Real Girl
  • Dagmar
2007
42% No Reservations
  • Paula
2007
69% The Woods
  • Ms. Traverse
2006
11% All The King's Men
  • Sadie Burke
2006
49% The Dying Gaul
  • Elaine
2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck
  • Shirley Wershba
2005
80% Miracle
  • Patti Brooks
2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women
  • Actor
2004
84% Pieces of April
  • Joy Burns
2003
95% The Station Agent
  • Olivia Harris
2003
70% Dogville
  • Vera
2003
87% Far From Heaven
  • Eleanor Fine
2003
71% All the Real Girls
  • Elvira Fine
2003
No Score Yet Carrie
  • Margaret White
2002
54% Welcome to Collinwood
  • Rosalind
2002
25% Heartbreak Hospital
  • Lottie Ohrwasher
2002
58% Wendigo
  • Kim
2002
17% The Baroness and the Pig
  • The Baroness
2002
No Score Yet Falling Like This
  • Caroline
2001
78% The Pledge
  • Margaret Larson
2001
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Annette Jennings
2001
67% Joe Gould's Secret
  • Vivian Marquie
2000
80% The Green Mile
  • Melinda
1999
13% Simply Irresistible
  • Lois McNally
1999
60% Playing by Heart
  • Allison
1998
73% High Art
  • Greta
1998
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'London Suite'
  • Diana Nichols
1996
No Score Yet Pharaoh's Army
  • Sarah Anders
1995
48% Jumanji
  • Carol Parrish
1995
No Score Yet Old Man and the Sea
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Caught in the Act
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns
  • Lucy Laughton
1993
No Score Yet Legacy of Lies
  • Pat Rafael
1992
No Score Yet An American Story
  • Barbara Meade
1992
No Score Yet Queen
  • Lizzie
1992
No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff
  • Dr. Virginia Hertz
1991
45% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
  • Aunt Olga
1990
No Score Yet The Old Man and the Sea
  • Mary Pruitt
1990
46% Everybody's All-American
  • Leslie Stone
1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar
  • Rose Black
1988
54% The Dead Pool
  • Samantha Walker
1988
80% The Untouchables
  • Ness' Wife
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Laura Winthrop Socialite
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Sarah Sarah O'Connor Aunt Sarah Sarah O'Conner
No Score Yet Prohibition
2011
  • Actor
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Dust Bowl
2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Claire French
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
  • Voice
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Tammy One

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