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Janet McTeer Biography

Birth Place:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts after high school despite having never been on stage in her youth
  • Made her TV debut in 1985 on an episode of the British police drama Juliet Bravo
  • Has appeared in a number of PBS productions, including Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! In 1996, made her film debut in Half Moon Street, a romantic thriller that starred Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine
  • In 1997, won a Tony for her performance in A Doll's House
  • Landed her role in 1999's Tumbleweeds (for which she won a Golden Globe) after director Gavin O'Connor saw her on the PBS news program Charlie Rose
  • O'Connor eventually had to produce the film himself since the original backers passed on the film because McTeer was a relative unknown in the U
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  • In 2008, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, a designation bestowed by the Queen of England

Awards

  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2011L.A. Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2000Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Dramatic): winner
  • 2000Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner