Piper Laurie

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Rosetta Jacobs
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/22/1932, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Piper Laurie Fast Facts:
  • Signed a contract with Universal Studios at age 17 and changed her name.
  • Screen debut was as Ronald Reagan's daughter in 1950's Louisa; later, she began dating the future president.
  • Broke her studio contract in 1955 to pursue more demanding roles in New York, including the Playhouse 90 production of Days of Wine and Roses.
  • Breakthrough film role came in 1961 playing Paul Newman's bitter girlfriend in The Hustler.
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 1965 revival of The Glass Menagerie.
  • Screen career reignited in 1976 when she played Sissy Spacek's unbalanced mother in Carrie.
  • Continued to distinguish herself in film (Children of a Lesser God),  TV movies (Promise) and TV series (Twin Peaks) throughout her career; also played George Clooney's mother on ER.
  • Published her autobiography Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir in 2011.
  • Is an accomplished sculptor and painter.
  • Piper Laurie Relationships:
  • Anne Morgenstern - Daughter
  • Alfred Jacobs - Father
  • Charlotte Sadie Alperin - Mother
  • Sherrye Jacobs - Sister
  • Joseph Morgenstern - Ex-husband
  • Piper Laurie Awards:
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Single Performance by an Actress - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1976 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1961 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1958 Emmy: Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support - Nominee
  • 1961 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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