Janet McTeer

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/08/1961, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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Janet McTeer Fast Facts:
  • Was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts after high school despite having never been on stage in her youth.
  • Made her TV debut in 1985 on an episode of the British police drama Juliet Bravo.
  • Has appeared in a number of PBS productions, including Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery!
  • In 1996, made her film debut in Half Moon Street, a romantic thriller that starred Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine.
  • In 1997, won a Tony for her performance in A Doll's House.
  • Landed her role in 1999's Tumbleweeds (for which she won a Golden Globe) after director Gavin O'Connor saw her on the PBS news program Charlie Rose.  O'Connor eventually had to produce the film himself since the original backers passed on the film because McTeer was a relative unknown in the U.S.
  • In 2008, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a designation bestowed by the Queen of England.
  • Janet McTeer Awards:
  • 1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1997 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England (1983)

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