Shirley Knight

Shirley Knight

Highest Rated: 88% If These Walls Could Talk (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

Birthday: Jul 5, 1936

Birthplace: Not Available

Was a child extra, along with her siblings, in the 1955 film Picnic. Studied opera and journalism before acting. While a drama student of Jeff Corey and Lee Strasberg, classmates included Jack Nicholson, Sally Kellerman, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake. First TV role was in 1957 on NBC's Matinee Theater; playing a teen mother opposite Michael Landon. Made her Broadway debut in a 1964 revival of the Anton Chekhov play The Three Sisters, directed by Strasberg and co-starring Geraldine Page. Received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Lake Forest College in 1979.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Missing Girl Mrs. Colvins 2015
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Mom 2015
No Score Yet Mercy Actor 2014
80% Redwood Highway Marie Vaughn $0.2M 2014
No Score Yet Angel of Death Actor 2014
No Score Yet Elevator Jane Redding 2012
70% Our Idiot Brother Ilene $24.7M 2011
69% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Dot 2009
33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Mom $146.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Tracks Helen 2008
16% Grandma's Boy Bea $6M 2006
No Score Yet Sexual Life Joanna 2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity Lea 2005
No Score Yet Girls on Film 2 Actor 2005
No Score Yet Mrs. Ashboro's Cat Mrs. Ashboro 2004
75% A House on a Hill Mercedes 2003
86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Actor 2003
24% P.S. Your Cat Is Dead Aunt Claire 2003
No Score Yet Shadow Realm Mrs. Finch 2002
No Score Yet My Louisiana Sky Jewel 2002
45% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Necie $69.6M 2002
33% Angel Eyes Elanora Davis $23.8M 2001
No Score Yet Best of Boys in Love Actor 2000
No Score Yet 75 Degrees Jo Beth Anderson 2000
No Score Yet A Marriage of Convenience (Un mariage de convenance) Harriet Winslow 1998
No Score Yet Somebody Is Waiting Irma 1998
25% Little Boy Blue Doris Knight 1998
No Score Yet A Father for Brittany Donna Minkiewicz 1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'The Wedding' Actor 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Beverly 1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk Mary Donnelly 1996
18% Diabolique Edie Danziger 1996
No Score Yet A Promise to Carolyn Jolene Maggart 1996
No Score Yet Mary & Tim Esther Melville 1996
No Score Yet The Uninvited Delia 1996
No Score Yet Victim of the Haunt Delia 1996
No Score Yet Indictment: The McMartin Trial Peggy McMartin Buckey 1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family Mom 1995
No Score Yet Children of the Dust Aunt Bertha 1995
21% Color of Night Edith Niedelmeyer 1994
No Score Yet The Yarn Princess Esther 1994
No Score Yet A Mother's Revenge (Desperate Justice) Actor 1993
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Mrs. Potter 1991
No Score Yet Panther Squad Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Sender Jerolyn 1982
28% Endless Love Ann 1981
No Score Yet Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El Caníbal) (The Cannibals) (White Cannibal Queen) Actor 1980
No Score Yet Playing for Time Maria Mandel 1980
0% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Hannah Meredith 1979
No Score Yet 21 Horas en Munich Anneliese Graes 1976
No Score Yet Juggernaut Barbara Bannister 1974
No Score Yet Secrets Beatrice 1971
83% The Rain People Natalie Ravenna 1969
86% Petulia Polo 1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer Angie Peterson 1968
60% The Group Polly 1966
No Score Yet Dutchman Director Lula 1966
No Score Yet Flight from Ashiya Caroline Carroll 1964
No Score Yet House of Women Erica Hayden 1962
75% Sweet Bird of Youth Heavenly Finley 1962
No Score Yet The Couch Terry Ames 1962
No Score Yet The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Reenie Flood 1960
No Score Yet Ice Palace Grace at 16 1960
No Score Yet Five Gates to Hell Sister Maria 1959


21% The Mob Doctor
Ann Wilson 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
Loretta 2010
72% Drop Dead Diva
84% The Unit
Margaret 2007
72% Desperate Housewives
Phyllis Van De Kamp 2007
91% House
Georgia Georgia Adams 2005
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Frances 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
Dottie 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Rose Granville Eileen Wharton 2003
61% Ally McBeal
Helen Apple 2002
No Score Yet ER
Mrs. Berk 2002
84% NYPD Blue
No Score Yet Law & Order
Melanie Cullen 1991
No Score Yet Matlock
85% Thirtysomething
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Grace Lambert Grace Fenton 1990
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Kay 1989
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Angie 1974
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Mary Rae 1973
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Mona Janice Jane 1966
83% Angel Falls
Edie Wren Cox
40% Maggie Winters
Estelle Winters
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
Mrs. Bourdon


Necie says: I wish you could've known your momma back then, you've would loved her.

Sidda Lee Walker says: Necie, me not lovin' momma was never the problem.

Caro says: Her not lovin' you was never the problem either.

Caro says: What I'd give to know then I know now. And to still have those thighs!

Necie says: I'm sure they're still buried in there somewhere.

Anne says: I think that night... that night that I came down and saw you with Jade and then made love to my husband... I was making love to you.

Jade says: You know what I keep thinking about? A night in the house. I was a little girl, and then I saw David all alone. And I don't know. I just... I wanted to go to him. Was that wrong? I wasn't a happy little girl anymore. Something changed. The first time in my life I was me.

Anne says: Life goes on. We change.

Jade says: But it hurts. It hurts so much.

Anne says: Oh, Baby, it all happened so fast for you. When you live a lifetime you'll understand it.

Jade says: But he loved me. He loves me! No one will ever love me as much.

Anne says: Many people will love you. You see.

Jade says: But not like that. Not like David.

Anne says: Of all the things I regret I did, the ones I didn't, are the ones I mourn the most.

David says: I knew you were writing again. It's great. Tell me... That story you wrote about me. Do you have a copy? I'd like to read it sometime.

Anne says: It isn't just about you. It's about you and Jade and me. It's about the time. I saw the two of you making love.

Carol Connelly says: Why can't I have a normal boyfriend? Just a regular boyfriend, one that doesn't go nuts on me!

Beverly says: Everybody wants that, dear. It doesn't exist.