Blair Brown

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Bonnie Blair Brown
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/23/1947, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; voice-over actor
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Blair Brown Fast Facts:
  • Originally planned to pursue a career in medicine, but applied to the National Theatre School of Canada on a whim.
  • Made professional stage debut in the Canadian production of Love and Maple Syrup; honed her craft with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Company and regional theaters in productions that included The Merchant of Venice, A Doll's House and The Crucible.
  • First feature-film role was in 1973's hit The Paper Chase
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1976 in The Threepenny Opera
  • In the mid-'70s, was cast in the NBC miniseries Captains and the Kings and the award-winning ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.
  • Garnered critical acclaim for her sympathetic portrayal of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1983 miniseries Kennedy.
  • Star-making series role came in 1987, as titular divorced woman living in New York in the dramedy The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd; she also directed several episodes.
  • Starred as the first female in the Oval Office in the 1992 TV-movie Majority Rule
  • Forayed into voice-over work, during the 1990s and 2000s as narrator of several audio books, films and documentaries, including PBS's American Experience series.
  • Blair Brown Relationships:
  • David Hare - Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Jordan - Son
  • Elizabeth Ann Brown - Mother
  • Milton Henry Brown - Father
  • Richard Jordan - Ex-significant Other
  • Blair Brown Awards:
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • College:
  • Pine Manor Junior College, Chestnut Hill, MA; National Theatre School of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1967)

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