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Katherine Helmond Biography

Birth Place:
Galveston, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in community theater as a high-school student
  • Met her husband David, whom she married in 1970, when he was a set designer for a play in which she appeared
  • Has taught drama classes at schools such as the American Musical and Dramatic Academy; Brown University; and Carnegie Mellon University

Awards

  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1981Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1981Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1979Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1978Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • David Christian -- Husband