Shirley Knight

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Shirley Enola Knight
  • Birth Place: Goessel, Kansas, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/05/1936, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Shirley Knight Fast Facts:
  • Was a child extra, along with her siblings, in the 1955 film Picnic.
  • Studied opera and journalism before acting.
  • While a drama student of Jeff Corey and Lee Strasberg, classmates included Jack Nicholson, Sally Kellerman, Dean Stockwell and Robert Blake.
  • First TV role was in 1957 on NBC's Matinee Theater; playing a teen mother opposite Michael Landon.
  • Made her Broadway debut in a 1964 revival of the Anton Chekhov play The Three Sisters, directed by Strasberg and co-starring Geraldine Page.
  • Received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Lake Forest College in 1979.
  • Shirley Knight Relationships:
  • Noel Johnson Knight - Father
  • Virginia Webster Knight - Mother
  • John R. Hopkins - Husband
  • Kaitlin Hopkins - Daughter
  • Don Knight - Brother
  • Gene Persson - Ex-husband
  • Justine Hopkins - Stepdaughter
  • Sophie C. Hopkins - Daughter
  • Gloria Knight Adams - Sister
  • Shirley Knight Awards:
  • 1961 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1967 Venice Film Festival: Best Actress - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1997 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, United States; attended Witchita State University, Witchita, Kansas, United States

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