STOCKARD CHANNING (Verna) received a wide range of accolades
for her performance in the film and stage versions of "Six
Degrees of Separation." She garnered Oscar® and Golden
Globe nominations for her film performance and received a Tony
Award nomination for the New York stage version. She also received
a nomination for an Olivier Award when she reprised the role at
London's Royal Court Theatre.
Following "Six Degrees of Separation," Channing was
seen in Wayne Wang's film "Smoke," Jon Avnet's "Up
Close and Personal," Beeban Kidron's "To Wong Foo, Thanks
for Everything, Julie Newmar," "The First Wives Club"
and "Moll Flanders."
One of America's leading stage actresses, Channing won a Tony
Award in 1985 for her work in "Joe Egg," which also
brought her Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award nominations.
She earned Tony Award nominations for John Guare's "House
of Blue Leaves" and "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun."
She has also been honored for her work off-Broadway with a Drama
Desk Award for "Woman in Mind."
Most recently, Channing received a Drama Desk nomination for her
starring role in Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood" at Lincoln
Center. Her theatre repertoire also includes the Broadway Shows
"They're Playing Our Song," "The Rink," A.R.
Gurney's "The Golden Age," "Love Letters"
and the off-Broadway productions of "Lady and the Clarinet,"
"The Homecoming," "Absurd Person Singular,"
"As You Like It" and "Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Channing's first major film success was in Mike Nichol's "The
Fortune," in which she starred with Jack Nicholson and Warren
Beatty. She followed with the hit movie "Grease," earning
critical acclaim and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal
of Rizzo. Later, she reteamed with Mike Nichols and Jack Nicholson
in "Heartburn," also starring Meryl Streep. Channing's
additional film credits include such diverse films as "Without
a Trace," "The Cheap Detective," "Sweet Revenge,"
"The Big Bus," "A Time of Destiny," "Staying
Together," "Meet the Applegates" and Arthur Hiller's
ensemble comedy "Married to It."
On the small screen, Channing has been honored three times with
Emmy Award nominations. The first, for the CBS mini-series "Echoes
in the Darkness" and then for the Disney Channel's "The
Road to Avonlea." She was also nominated for the HBO telefilm
"Perfect Witness." In 1988, she won the Cable ACE Award
for her work on "On Tidy Endings." Her television credits
include "The Stockard Channing Show," the Hallmark Hall
of Fame presentation of "The Room Upstairs" and "The
Girl Most Likely To..." Channing was also seen in the CBS
film "David's Mother." Recently, Channing starred in
USA Network's "Unexpected Family" in which Channing
plays a woman forced to take car of her sister's children. For
this performance, she received a Screen Actors Guild nomination
for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television
movie or miniseries. Channing has also starred in Showtime's "Lily
Dale," by Horton Foote, opposite Mary Stuart Masterson and
Sam Shepard, and in the NBC pilot "The Prosecutors."
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