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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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