ISN'T SHE GREAT
STOCKARD CHANNING (Florence Maybelle) has been honored for her talent with
numerous awards and nominations. Most recently she was nominated for an Emmy, a
Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for he work in Showtime's Baby
Dance, in which she co-starred with Laura Dern. The film version of Six
Degrees of Separation earned her an Oscar nomination, while the stage
version earned her a Tony Award nomination, an Obie, the Distinguished
Performance of the Year from the New York Drama League and an Olivier Award
Channing recently completed production on Where The Heart Is, a film
directed by Matt Williams, which also stars Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd. The
film is based on the best-selling novel, and will be released in April.
Currently, she can be seen as the First Lady, opposite Martin Sheen on NBC's hit
drama West Wing.
One of America's leading stage actresses, Channing has received a Tony Award
and four nominations. Her most recent nomination was for her role as Eleanor of
Aquitane in The Lion In Winter opposite Laurence Fishburne. She won the
1985 Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in Joe Egg, for which
she also received Drama Desk and Outer Critic's Circle Award nominations. Other
stage credits include House of Blue Leaves (Tony nomination), Four
Baboons Adoring The Sun, The Little Foxes, Hapgood (Drama Desk
nomination), Love Letters, Women in Mind (Drama Desk award), The
Rink, The Golden Age and They're Playing Our Song.
Channing earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Smoke and
won a People's Choice Award for her role in Grease. Other film credits
include: Griffin Dunne's Practical Magic with Nicole Kidman and Sandra
Bullock; Robert Benton's Twilight, opposite Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon
and Gene Hackman; The First Wives Club, opposite Diane Keaton and Bette
Midler; Matthew Irmas' Eddie and Pen; Moll Flanders with Robin
Wright and Morgan Freeman; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar; Meet the Applegates;
Married To It; Staying Together, Destiny; Heartburn, opposite Jack Nicholson and Meryl
Streep; The Men's Club, The Fortune; The Cheap Detective; Sweet Revenge; The Big
Bus; and Without a Trace.
Channing's television credits include: An Unexepcted Life for the USA
Network (the sequel to An Unexepcted Family, for which she received an
Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special); the
aforementioned Baby Dance, produced by Jodie Foster; the Disney Channel's
The Road to Avonlea; Perfect Witness for HBO; and CBS' David's
Mother and Echoes in the Darkness. She received a CableACE Award for
her role in HBO's On Tidy Endings, and was seen in NBC's The
Prosecutors; Showtime's Lilly Dale; Hallmark Hall of Fame's The
Room Upstairs; Lou Antonio's Silent Victory; The Story of Kitty
O'Neal; CBS' The Stockard Channing Show; and Lee Phillips' The
Girl Most Likely To.
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