Fast Facts

  • Studied at the Cleveland Play House and the HB Studio in New York.
  • Made her Broadway debut as a replacement in Gypsy, opposite Ethel Merman, in 1960.
  • Her late husband, Charles Kakatsakis, was an acting coach.
  • First worked with Alexander Payne on his film About Schmidt (2002) before landing her breakout role in Nebraska (2013).


  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • JoyBelle Squibb — Mother
  • Charles Kakatsakis — Husband (deceased)
  • Harry Kakatsakis — Son
  • Lewis Squibb — Father

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  • Birth Name: June Louise Squibb
  • Birth Place: Vandalia, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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