Stockard Channing

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  • Birth Name: Susan Antonia Williams Stockard
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/13/1944, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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A respected theater, film and TV actress, New York-born Stockard Channing first caught critics' eyes as a ditzy heiress in Mike Nichols' 1975 comedy The Fortune starring opposite screen heavyweights Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. The film was largely ignored by the public but three years later Channing was fully embraced by audiences when she appeared as tough-talking Betty Rizzo in Grease. Unfortunately, that triumph led to two headlining TV series that failed to click with viewers. Dejected, Channing returned to her theatrical roots appearing on Broadway in Neil Simon's They're Playing Our Song, and she won a Tony award in the pitch-black comedy A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1985. She then collaborated with playwright John Guare on two smashes: The House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. The latter was turned into a successful 1993 movie that nabbed Channing her first Oscar nod. More stage and screen roles followed, but she found her biggest success in the early 2000s when she became the first lady on The West Wing. After winning an Emmy for the role, Stockard again tried her hand at sitcoms, with the short-lived Out of Practice. Long admired for her voice-over and narration skills, Channing is the narrator visitors hear at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.Stockard Channing Fast Facts:
  • Was 34 when she appeared as teenage Betty Rizzo in 1978's Grease.
  • Won a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in The Matthew Shepard Story.
  • "I was never a star," she told TV GUIDE in 2002. "I don't worry about being a has-been because I've already been one."
  • Married four times, she has been with companion Daniel Gillham for many years.
  • Her professional name is a combination of her real last name (Stockard) and the name of her first husband (Channing).
  • Stockard Channing Relationships:
  • David Debin - Ex-husband
  • David Rawle - Ex-husband
  • Lesly Stockard Smith - Sister
  • Paul Schmidt - Ex-husband
  • Lester Napier Stockard - Father
  • Walter Channing - Ex-husband
  • Daniel Gillham - Significant Other
  • Mary Alice Stockard - Mother
  • Stockard Channing Awards:
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1985 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 1976 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1986 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1992 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1991 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1979 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA (BA in History and Literature)

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