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Maggie Smith Biography

Birth Name:
Margaret Natalie Smith
Birth Place:
Ilford, Essex, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Studied acting at Oxford Playhouse School in Oxford, England, from 1951 to 1953
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 1956 revue New Faces of '56
  • Joined Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre Company in 1963
  • Has shared dressing rooms with such acting greats as Judi Dench, Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury during her lengthy career
  • Honored as a DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1990
  • Underwent treatments for breast cancer during the filming of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Is notable for the collective of awards she has accrued over the course of her career
  • Her wins include BAFTA awards, Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, SAG Awards, a Tony and a Laurence Olivier Award

Awards

  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015National Television Awards-Drama Performance: nominated
  • 2015National Television Awards-Drama Performance: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2001Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2000BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1989BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1987BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1986Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1985BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1982BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1980BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1978Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1973Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1972Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1970BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 1969Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1966Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1966BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actress: nominated
  • 1964Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: nominated
  • 1959BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Film: nominated

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