Lindsay Crouse



  • Birth Name: Lindsay Ann Crouse
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/12/1948, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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Lindsay Crouse Fast Facts:
  • Named Lindsay in honor of her dramatist father's longtime writing partner, Howard Lindsay.
  • Began her performing career as a dancer following college.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1972 at the Winter Garden Theatre, acting alongside Sam Waterston in the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her turn as Margaret Lomax in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart, starring Ed Harris and Sally Field. 
  • Starred in the psychodrama feature film House of Games in 1987, which was the directorial debut of her first husband, David Mamet.
  • Has taught acting both privately and at major universities around the country.
  • An ardent Buddhist, she was accredited by the Asian Classics Institute teacher-training program in 2004, and helped found The Mahasukha Center in Los Angeles.
  • Lindsay Crouse Relationships:
  • Anna Crouse - Mother
  • David Mamet - Ex-husband
  • Timothy Crouse - Brother
  • John Erskine - Grandfather
  • Zosia Mamet - Daughter
  • Russel Crouse - Father
  • Rick Blue - Husband
  • Willa Mamet - Daughter
  • Lindsay Crouse Awards:
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA (BA, 1970)

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