Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. After studying drama on the East Coast, Clarkson launched her acting career in 1985 (a guest spot on Spenser: for Hire being one of her first acting jobs), and has worked steadily in both film and television since. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in numerous well-known films such as The Untouchables, The Green Mile, Far From Heaven, Shutter Island, Good Night, and Good Luck, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Cairo Time, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Pieces of April (2003). She twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role in Six Feet Under and starred in the popular and highly-rated television miniseries Queen.
But I have had the luxury of working on good films with great people.
I'll read a script maybe twice, but I'll think about the role more than I'll rehearse lines.
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
|Full Name at Birth||Patricia Davies Clarkson|
|Other Names||Patty Clarkson|
|Date of Birth||December 29, 1959|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Height||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|University||Fordham UniversityYale School of Drama|
|Claim to Fame||Six Feet Under, The Untouchables|