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Shirley Knight

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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Mom
2015
No Score Yet The Missing Girl
  • Mrs. Colvins
2015
82% Redwood Highway
  • Marie Vaughn
2014
No Score Yet Angel of Death
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Elevator
  • Jane Redding
2012
68% Our Idiot Brother
  • Ilene
2011
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Dot
2009
33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • Mom
2009
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Tracks
  • Helen
2008
16% Grandma's Boy
  • Bea
2006
No Score Yet Sexual Life
  • Joanna
2005
No Score Yet Girls on Film 2
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Thanks to Gravity
  • Lea
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
44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Necie
2002
No Score Yet Dad, the Angel and Me
  • Actor
2002
33% Angel Eyes
  • Elanora Davis
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
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Beverly
1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Mary Donnelly
1996
12% 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
22% 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
25% Endless Love
  • Ann
1981
No Score Yet Mondo Cannibale (Barbarian Goddess) (El CanĂ­bal) (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
82% The Rain People
  • Natalie Ravenna
1969
91% Petulia
  • Polo
1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer
  • Angie Peterson
1968
No Score Yet The Group
  • Polly
1966
No Score Yet Dutchman
  • Director
  • Lula
1966
No Score Yet Flight from Ashiya
  • Caroline Carroll
1964
No Score Yet Outer Limits - "The Man Who Was Never Born"
  • Actor
1963
75% Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Heavenly Finley
1962
No Score Yet House of Women
  • Erica Hayden
1962
No Score Yet The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
  • Reenie Flood
1960
No Score Yet Ice Palace
  • Grace at 16
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mrs. Berk
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Phyllis Van De Kamp
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Helen Apple
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Georgia Georgia Adams
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Melanie Cullen
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Dottie
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
23% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
  • Ann Wilson
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Rose Granville Eileen Wharton
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Loretta

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