Stockard Channing

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Stockard Channing

Born

2/13/1944, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Susan Williams Antonia Stockard

Gender

Female
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Stockard Channing, also known as Susan Williams Antonia Stockard, was born February 13, 1944, in New York, New York. Stockard's father died when she was just 16 years old, with that tragedy came the sizable estate that was left to her. She majored in history and literature and…more

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    • In 2005, Stockard won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special playing Anne in Jack.

    • Stockard has been nominated for 11 SAG Awards. 1996- "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role" for Smoke.
      1997- "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Minseries" for An Unexpected Family.
      1999- "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Minseries" for The Baby Dance.
      2001- "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Minseries" for The Truth About Jane.
      2002- "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" for The West Wing.
      2003- "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" for The West Wing. She was also nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Minseries" for The Matthew Shepard Story.
      2004- "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" and "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" for The West Wing.
      2005- "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" for The West Wing.

      She won the 2002 SAG for "Outstanding Performance by a Ensemble in a Drama Series" for The West Wing. She also won the 2003 SAG for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Minseries" for The Matthew Shepard Story.

    • Stockard Channing made her Broadway Debut in the origianl cast the Tony Award Winning Best Musical Two Gentlemen of Verona as a chorus member. She eventually took over the lead role of Julia and played that role in the first national company.

    • In 2002, Stockard won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series playing Abbey Bartlet on The West Wing and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Judy Shepard on The Matthew Sheppard Story. She was the 12th Performer to win 2 Emmys in on year and the 5th to win for two different shows.

    • While starring in The West Wing, Stockard appeared in 3 of NBC's public service announcements, The More You Know. Her topics were prejudice, domestic abuse, and mentoring.

    • Since 1988, she has been in a relationship with cinematographer Daniel Gillham.

    • Stockard has been married 4 times.

    • Stockard was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006 for her role in Out of Practice.

    • Stockard started acting in the Boston theatrical community.

    • Stockard won the CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic or Theatrical Special for her role in Tidy Endings in 1989.

    • In 2003, Stockard was awarded with the London Critics Circle Film ALFS Award for Actress of the Year.

    • Stockard won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress in 1979.

    • Stockard is an alumna of The Maderia School.

    • Stockard's parents names were Lester Napier Stockard and Mary Alice English.

    • In the movie Grease, her character Rizzo was the leader of the Pink Ladies.

    • In the late 1970's, she starred in her own short lived, but very similar sitcoms : Stockard Channing in Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show.

    • In 1993, Stockard was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for playing the Upper East Side matron in the film Six Degrees of Separation. It was the same role had also earned her a Tony nomination when she performed it in the film's stage version.

    • When Stockard broke her ankle in 2001 while on a hiking trip, instead of working around it, Aaron Sorkin wrote in into The West Wing.

    • Martin Sheen is the only actor that she lets call her by her real name, Susan.

    • She discovered she had gotten her role as First Lady Abigail Bartlet on The West Wing, while on a hiking trip.

    • She is a practicing Roman Catholic.

    • She gained national fame playing a homely college girl in 1973 comedy, The Girl Most Likely To ... , which was written by Joan Rivers..

    • Her stage name is a combination of her maiden and first married names.

    • Her father, Lester Napier Stockard, was a well known shipping magnate from New York City.

    • Stockard's older sister, Lesly Smith, was once the Mayor of Palm Beach, Florida.

    • Stockard is a vocal and long-time supporter of abortion rights.

    • In 1965, she graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in History.

    • She attended high school at Chapin School in New York City and graduated in 1961.

    • She was arrested on January 25, 2005 for driving while intoxicated on the Hollywood Freeway.

    • Has appeared in 3 movies with actor Sam Waterston, twice portraying his wife.

    • Appeared numerous times on Sesame Street in the early 1970's.

    • In 1985, she won a Tony Award for her performance in A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg.

    • She was 34 years old when she play high school senior Rizzo in the movie Grease.

    • She is the only actor to be nominated at the Emmys for all seasons of The West Wing, so far.

    • She's recently been doing commercials for AIG, an insurance company.

    • Stockard Channing has received Emmy nominations for the following in relation to her role on The West Wing as Abigail Bartlet, M.D.:

      1.Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (2000)
      2.Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (2001)
      3.Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (2003)
      4.Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (2004)
      5. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (2005)

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  • I love her! But she has a fake laugh.

    9.5
    I absolutely love this woman! I have seen alot of films with her, and in some she is perfection! But in The Six Degrees of Separation, she has the fakest laugh Ive ever heard in my life, but I suppose that \"works\" for an uptight rich person. In Grease she was perfection! For a short time I was calling people Sandra Dee! Also, I hate the Show Out of Practice is on like Hiatus, since I like show partly because of Stockard! This woman is completely talented! Her and maggie smith are the film godesses! I love you Betty Rizzo!! !! !!moreless
  • Just Love Her

    10
    What can I say she's one of the best. All through my growing up I saw her movies. She's just a GREAT ACTRESS, and probly a great person I have never had the oppertunity to meat her, but would love to. I hope to keep seeing her tv and in the movies. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
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