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Bonnie Bedelia Biography

Birth Name:
Bonnie Culkin
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, singer, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Attended George Balanchine's School of American Ballet in New York City on a full scholarship
  • Danced in four New York City Ballet productions before becoming an actor
  • Was cast in the soap opera Love of Life while still attending high school
  • Earned the 1967 Theatre World Award for Promising New Artist for her role in the Broadway play My Sweet Charlie
  • Made her film debut in The Gypsy Moths (1969)
  • Is the aunt of actors Macaulay, Kieran and Rory Culkin


  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated