Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie

Highest Rated: 98% The Hustler (1961)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1932

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

One of the most celebrated and formidable actresses of the last half-century, Piper Laurie was an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee who gave full-blooded performances as flawed, often ferocious women in "The Hustler" (1961), "Carrie" (1976) and "The Bunker" (NBC, 1981). A contract with Universal in 1950 forced her to play ingénue roles, but she balked at the typecasting and headed to New York to learn her craft; upon her return, she netted an Oscar nomination as Paul Newman's bitter lover in "The Hustler." Over the course of an on-again, off-again career, she garnered a reputation as an uncompromising performer willing to tackle unglamorous roles, like her religious fanatic in "Carrie," or eccentric ones, like the vengeful Catherine Martell in David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" (ABC, 1990-91). Nominated numerous times for both Oscars and Emmys, Laurie continued to impress and amaze audiences into her seventh decade with performances in "Hounddog" (2007) and "Hesher" (2010), which served as potent reminders of her legacy as one of Hollywood's most accomplished and unique talents.

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Movies

Credit
57% 50% White Boy Rick Grandma Verna Wershe (Character) $24M 2018
71% 94% Snapshots Rose Muller (Character) - 2018
55% 61% Hesher Madeleine Forney (Character) $382.9K 2010
No Score Yet 70% Another Harvest Moon June (Character) - 2009
14% 54% Saving Grace B. Jones Marta (Character) - 2009
15% 48% Hounddog Granny (Character) $128.1K 2007
76% 65% The Dead Girl Arden's mother (Character) $17.3K 2006
34% 71% Eulogy Grandma Collins (Character) $70.5K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midwives Cheryl Visco (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 64% The Last Brickmaker in America Ruth Anne (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 39% Possessed Aunt Hanna (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 40% Palmer's Pick-Up: An American Roadshow Odyssey Evangelist (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mao Game Ida Highland (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 65% Inherit the Wind Sarah Brady (Character) - 1999
54% 55% The Faculty Mrs. Karen Olson (Character) $40.1M 1998
No Score Yet 0% Alone Lillie Dawson (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 63% A Christmas Memory Jennie (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Patrick's Day MaryPat Donnelly-McDonough (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye Kay Trafero (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Wanda Kirkman (Character) - 1996
75% 53% The Crossing Guard Helen Booth (Character) $771.7K 1995
50% 93% The Grass Harp Dolly Talbo (Character) $511.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting for My Daughter Judge Edna Burton (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows of Desire Ellis Snow (Character) - 1994
57% 69% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Georgia (Character) $62.6K 1993
57% 41% Trauma Adriana Petrescu (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Margaret Kinsey (Character) - 1993
67% 38% Rich in Love Vera Delmage (Character) $2M 1992
67% 22% Storyville Constance Fowler (Character) $352.5K 1992
31% 46% Other People's Money Bea Sullivan (Character) $24.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks Catherine Martell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Rising Son Martha Robinson (Character) - 1990
0% 67% Dream a Little Dream Gena Ettinger (Character) $5M 1989
No Score Yet 28% Tiger Warsaw Frances Warsaw (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 45% Appointment With Death Emily Boynton (Character) $603.6K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Margo (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Distortions Margot Caldwell (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promise Annie Gilbert (Character) - 1986
79% 78% Children of a Lesser God Mrs. Norman (Character) $26.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Mary Christine Groda (Character) - 1985
54% 71% Return to Oz Aunt Em (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Toughlove Darlene Marsh (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mae West Matilda West (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 54% The Bunker Magda Goebbels (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skag Jo Skagska (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 46% Tim Mary Horton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Ethel Gumm (Character) - 1978
67% 6% Ruby Ruby Claire (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan Julie Quinlan (Character) - 1977
93% 77% Carrie Margaret White (Character) - 1976
98% 93% The Hustler Sarah Packard (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Days of Wine and Roses Kirsten Arnesen Clay (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kelly and Me Mina Van Runkel (Character) - 1957
67% 64% Until They Sail Delia Leslie Friskett (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Sarah Bernhardt Hatfield (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Signal Laura Evans (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% Dangerous Mission Louise Graham (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Dark Liz Fielding (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Dawn at Socorro Rannah Hayes (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 83% The Mississippi Gambler Angelique "Leia" Dureau (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 19% The Golden Blade Khairuzan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 27% Son of Ali Baba Princess Azura of Fez/Kiki (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 90% Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Millicent Blaisdell (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Lee Kingshead (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milkman Chris Abbott (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 83% Francis Goes to the Races Frances Travers (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince Who Was a Thief Tina (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louisa Cathy Norton (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Edith (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Catherine Martell (archive footage) (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dorothy Rudd (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Sharon (Guest Star) 2000
93% 95% Frasier Mrs. Mulhern (Guest Voice),
Marianne (Guest Star)
1999 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brother's Keeper Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dean Koontz's Intensity Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 82% ER Sarah Ross (Guest Star) 1995-1996
82% 89% Twin Peaks Mr. Tojamura (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Davis (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Elsewhere Fran Singleton (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Birds Anne Mueller (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Kathleen Dooley (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1961

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