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|Birth Place:||Summit, New Jersey, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in New Jersey
Studied to become an opera singer at age 12
Acted with Green Mountain Guild, a traveling theater company in Vermont
Professional acting debut in NYC in "The Playboy of Seville" at the Cubiculo Theatre
Appeared with the Yale student repertory company in the Stephen Sondheim-Burt Shevelove musical, "The Frogs"
Broadway debut, "Trelawny of the Wells" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater
Appeared in the double bill "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" and "A Memory of Two Mondays"; received a Tony nomination as Featured Actress in a Play for the former
Appeared in the Central Park productions of "Henry V" and "Measure for Measure"
TV acting debut, reprising her stage role in the PBS "Theater in America" production of "Secret Service"
TV-movie debut as the wife of a professional hockey player accused of manslaughter in "The Deadliest Season" (CBS)
Made film debut in "Julia" opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave
Won an Emmy for her starring role as a Catholic married to a Jewish man in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust"
Earned first Oscar nomination for her supporting role in "The Deer Hunter"
Cast in the Woody Allen film "Manhattan" as Allen's ex-wife and as a politician's mistress in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan"
Won first Academy Award for her portrayal of a dissatisfied wife and mother in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
First starring role, "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
Earned second Academy Award for her portrayal of a Polish concentration camp survivor in "Sophie's Choice"
Received strong reviews and an Oscar nomination for "Silkwood"; first film with Mike Nichols
Played author Isak Dinesen in Sydney Pollack's lavish biopic "Out of Africa"
Cast opposite Jack Nicholson in "Heartburn"; second collaboration with Nichols
Re-teamed with Jack Nicholson for "Ironweed"
Portrayed Lindy Chamberlain, a religious Australian woman accused of murdering her own child in "A Cry in the Dark (Evil Angels)"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress
First comedic role in "She-Devil" opposite Roseanne Barr
Co-starred with Shirley MacLaine in "Postcards from the Edge," a screen adaptation of Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel; third collaboration with Mike Nichols
Cast as an aging actress who trades her soul for a youthful appearance in the black comedy "Death Becomes Her"
First role as an action heroine, "The River Wild"
Received tenth Academy Award nomination as an Italian-born Midwestern woman who has a brief affair with a photographer (Clint Eastwood) in "The Bridges of Madison County"; also directed by Eastwood
Co-starred with Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Marvin's Room"
Debut as executive producer (also starred) with her first TV-movie in eighteen years, "...First Do No Harm"
Earned eleveth Academy Award nomination for her role in "One True Thing"
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September 16)
Featured in the ensemble drama "Dancing at Lughnasa"; adapted from Brian Friel's award-winning play
Portrayed NYC violin teacher Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras in "Music of the Heart"; was required her to learn to play the violin; received Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominations
Returned to the stage to star in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "The Seagull"; staged by Mike Nichols
Starred as author Susan Orlean in the film "Adaptation"; loosely based on Orlean's book <i>The Orchard Thief</i>; received an Academy Award nomination for a supporting role
Cast as Clarissa Vaughn in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning novel "The Hours"; received a Golden Globe nomination
Portrayed Hannah Pitt in the HBO miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America"; fourth collaboration with Mike Nichols
Featured with Denzel Washington in "The Manchurian Candidate" directed by Jonathan Demme; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Cast as Aunt Josephine opposite Jim Carrey in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on the books by Daniel Handler
Played a psychoanalyst who discovers that her client (Uma Thurman) is dating her son in "Prime"
Cast in Robert Altman's adaptation of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"
Cast as the all-powerful magazine editor Miranda Priestley in the fashionista comedy "The Devil Wears Prada," based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
Cast in Michael Cunningham's film adaptation of Susan Minot's novel "Evening"; also starring her daughter, Mamie Gummer as a younger version of herself
Portrayed a TV journalist in the Robert Redford directed drama "Lions for Lambs"
Starred in the film version of the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack
Portrayed Sister Aloysius Beauvier in the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's play "Doubt"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress
Portrayed famed chef Julia Child in Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia"; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
Voiced Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) wife in Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
Co-starred with Alec Baldwin in the comedy film "It's Complicated"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ("Julie & Julia")
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ("It's Complicated")
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Julie & Julia")
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("Julie & Julia")
Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors
Portrayed former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"
Co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones as a couple trying to bring some spark back to their marriage in "Hope Springs"
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