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Camryn Manheim Biography

Birth Name:
Debra Frances Manheim
Birth Place:
Caldwell, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Worked at a Renaissance festival for four years as a teen
  • Learned sign language at community college and worked at hospitals interpreting for patients
  • Debuted on the New York stage in 1987 in Hydriotaphia
  • Made big-screen debut in 1990's The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Wrote a one-woman off-Broadway show called Wake Up, I'm Fat! in 1994; a book of the same title followed in 1999
  • An avid human-rights activist

Awards

  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner

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