Piper Laurie

Highest Rated: 98% The Hustler (1961)
Birthday: Jan 22, 1932
Birthplace: Not Available
Signed by Universal in 1950, the perky, redheaded Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs) was a welcome presence in many a musical, situation comedy and costume drama. In later years, she tended to dismiss her ingenue years, noting that she spent most of her time posing for cheesecake layouts. Thanks in great part to her devastating performance as an alcoholic in the 1958 Playhouse 90 TV drama "The Days of Wine and Roses", Laurie completely altered her cuddly image, reinventing herself as a powerful dramatic actress. She earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Paul Newman's neurotic girlfriend in The Hustler (1961), then suddenly retired from acting upon her marriage to movie critic Joseph Morganstern. She made a brilliant return to films with another Oscar-nominated performance, this time as Sissy Spacek's religious fanatic mother in Carrie (1976). Ten years and several topnotch performances later, she was honored with a third Oscar nomination for Children of a Lesser God (1986). Laurie's television work has included a co-starring assignment opposite a very young Mel Gibson in the superb Australian TV movie Tim (1979) and an Emmy-nominated stint on David Lynch's 1990 "cult" series Twin Peaks. Working only when the spirit moves her in recent years, Piper Laurie has been seen in such prestige productions as Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) and White Man's Burden (1995).


Highest Rated Movies



58% White Boy Rick Verna Wershe 2018
71% Snapshots Rose Muller 2018
17% Saving Grace B. Jones Marta Shrank 2012
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon June 2011
53% Hesher Madeleine Forney $0.4M 2011
15% Hounddog Grammie 2008
75% The Dead Girl Arden's Mother 2006
32% Eulogy Charlotte Collins $42.3K 2004
No Score Yet Ruby (Blood Ruby) Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Last Brickmaker in America Ruth Anne 2001
No Score Yet Possessed Aunt Hanna 2000
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind Actor 1999
No Score Yet Palmer's Pick-Up Evangelist 1999
No Score Yet Alone Lillie Dawson 1998
53% The Faculty Mrs. Olson 1998
No Score Yet A Christmas Memory Cousin Jennie 1997
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's Intensity Miriam Braynard 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
No Score Yet St. Patrick's Day Mary Pat Donnely McDonough 1997
50% The Grass Harp Dolly Talbo 1996
No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye Kay Trafero 1996
No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Wanda Kirkman 1996
75% The Crossing Guard Helen Booth 1995
17% The Passion of Darkly Noon Actor 1995
No Score Yet Fighting for My Daughter Judge Edna Burton 1995
No Score Yet Shadows Of Desire Ellis Snow 1994
57% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Georgia 1994
No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Margaret Kinsey 1993
57% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma) Adriana Petrescu 1993
67% Rich in Love Vera 1993
No Score Yet Sad Inheritance Actor 1993
67% Storyville Constance 1992
31% Other People's Money Bea Sullivan 1991
No Score Yet Rising Son Martha Robinson 1990
0% Dream a Little Dream Gena Ettinger 1989
No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Margo 1988
No Score Yet Appointment with Death Emily Boynton 1988
No Score Yet Tiger Warsaw Frances Warsaw 1988
No Score Yet Distortions Margot Caldwell 1987
No Score Yet Promise Annie 1986
81% Children of a Lesser God Mrs. Norman 1986
53% Return to Oz Aunt Em 1985
No Score Yet Amor Difícil Darlene Marsh 1985
No Score Yet Mae West Matilda West 1982
No Score Yet The Bunker Magda 1981
No Score Yet Macbeth Actor 1981
No Score Yet Tim Mary Horton 1979
No Score Yet The Boss' Son Actor 1979
No Score Yet Skag Actor 1979
80% Ruby Ruby Claire 1977
93% Carrie Margaret White 1976
98% The Hustler Sarah 1961
60% Until They Sail Delia Leslie Friskett 1957
No Score Yet Smoke Signal Laura Evans 1955
No Score Yet Dawn at Socorro Rannah Hayes 1954
No Score Yet Johnny Dark Liz Fielding 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission Louise Graham 1954
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Angelique 'Leia' Dureau 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade Khairuzan 1953
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Millicent 1952
No Score Yet Son of Ali Baba Azura/Kiki 1952
No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Lee Kingshead 1952
No Score Yet Francis Goes to the Races Frances Travers 1951


No Score Yet MacGyver
  • 2018
  • 2017
89% Twin Peaks
Catherine Martell Catherine Packard Martell/Mr. Tojamura
  • 2018
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Cold Case
Rose Collins
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Dorothy Rudd
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
  • 1999
94% Frasier
Guest Voice of Marianne Mrs. Mulhern
  • 1999
  • 1994
No Score Yet ER
Sarah Ross Sarah
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Davis
  • 1989
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Fran Fran Singleton
  • 1987
  • 1983
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Peggy Shannon
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
  • 1985