Patricia Clarkson



Biography

Born and raised in New Orleans, Patricia Clarkson studied drama at Yale and can currently be seen in the films The Station Agent and Pieces of April. On Broadway, she was seen in The House of Blue Leaves and Eastern Standard. Other stage roles have included The Ride Down Mount Morgan at Williamstown Theatre Festival and What the Butler Saw at Yale Rep. She stayed on the East Coast working in theater productions before her 1987 feature film debut in The Untouchables. She gained attention for her role as the drug-addicted Greta in the independent film High Art. Also working in television, she had a recurring role on Frasier, and won an Emmy Award for her role as Sarah on the HBO drama Six Feet Under. She gave memorable performances in her smaller film roles, such as the bedridden wife in The Green Mile. Her film career took a giant leap forward in 2002 with appearances in such films as the Russo brothers' Welcome to Collinwood, Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven (New York Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics Award), and Lars von Trier's Dogville. In 2003, Ms. Clarkson appeared in several films at the Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Outstanding Performance award for her work in All the Real Girls, The Station Agent, and Pieces of April. Ms. Clarkson will soon be seen in the films The Dying Gaul, The Woods, and The Miracle.
Patricia Clarkson

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