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Celia Weston Biography

Birth Place:
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Fast Facts

  • Before pursuing acting, a profession she feared her late father would not have approved of, she enrolled in college to study psychology
  • Received theater training in both New York and London
  • Began her acting career in 1979, and made her Broadway (Loose Ends), TV (The Single Life) and film (Honky Tonk Freeway) debuts all within three years
  • Has said that her role in the 1980s sitcom Alice hindered her film career
  • Although she had initially rejected the role, she admitted that "the money became so phenomenal that I just had to do it
  • " Beat out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest and Kathy Bates to secure the role of Cameron's mother on the ABC sitcom Modern Family


  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated