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Barbara Hershey is a Actor American born on 5 february 1948 at Hollywood (USA)

Barbara Hershey

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Birth name Barbara Lynn Herzstein
Nationality USA
Birth 5 february 1948 (70 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948), once known as Barbara Seagull, is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. She began acting at age 17 in 1965, but did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses."

Hershey won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She has also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and for her role in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She also featured in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), for which she was nominated for the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Garry Marshall's melodrama Beaches (1988) and she earned a second British Academy Award nomination for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (2010).

Establishing a reputation early in her career as a "hippie," Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered a decline during a six-year relationship with actor David Carradine, with whom she had a child. She experimented with a change in stage name that she later regretted. During this time her personal life was highly publicized and ridiculed. It was not until she separated from Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey that her acting career became well established. Later in her career, she began to keep her personal life private.

Biography

In 1969 Barbara Hershey met David Carradine while they were working on Heaven With a Gun. The pair began a domestic relationship that would last until 1975. Carradine said that during the rape scene in that movie he cracked one of Barbara's ribs. They appeared in other films together including Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha. In 1972, the couple posed together in a nude Playboy spread, recreating some sex scenes from Boxcar Bertha. Later in 1972, Hershey gave birth to their son, Free, who changed his name to Tom when he was nine years old. The relationship fell apart, around the time of Carradine's 1974 burglary arrest, after he had begun an affair with Season Hubley who had guest starred in Kung Fu.

During this period, Hershey changed her stage name to "Seagull." A blunt newspaper article from the Knight News Service, in 1979, referenced this period of her life saying of her acting career, "it looked as if she blew it." The article referred to Hershey as a "kook" and stated that she was frequently "high on something." In addition to that criticism, she had been ostracized for breast-feeding her son during an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show, and for breast-feeding him beyond the age of two years old. She said that this period of her life hurt her career; "Producers wouldn't see me because I had a reputation for using drugs and being undependable. I never used drugs at all and I have always been serious about my acting career." After splitting up with Carradine, she changed her stage name back to "Hershey," explaining that she had told the story of why she adopted the name "Seagull" so many times that it had lost its meaning.

By the time Hershey was 42, she was described by columnist Luaina Lee as a "private person who was mired in some heavy publicity when she first became a professional actress." Yardena Arar, writing for the Los Angeles Daily News, confirmed that Hershey had become a private person by 1990. On August 8, 1992, she married artist Stephen Douglas. The ceremony took place at her home in Oxford, Connecticut, where the only guests were their two mothers and Hershey's son, Tom (né Free) Carradine, who was 19 years old at the time. They were separated and divorced one year after the wedding. Hershey began dating actor Naveen Andrews in 1999. During a brief separation in 2005, Andrews fathered a child with another woman. In May 2010, after Andrews won sole custody of his son, the couple announced that they had ended their 10-year relationship six months earlier.

Best films

Black Swan (2010)
(Actress)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
(Actress)
Beaches (1989)
(Actress)
Falling Down (1993)
(Actress)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
(Actress)
The Right Stuff (1983)
(Actress)

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James Wan
James Wan
(3 films)
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Filmography of Barbara Hershey (61 films)

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Insidious: Chapter 4, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films, Films about child abuse
Actors Lin Shaye, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Javier Botet, Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo
Roles Lorraine Lambert
Rating57% 2.8558652.8558652.8558652.8558652.855865
Des années avant les événements des trois précédents films, durant la jeunesse d'Elise Rainier dans le Nouveau-Mexique, cette dernière commence à être hantée par un esprit maléfique et démoniaque dans sa propre maison, la poussant plus profondément dans le Lointain (« The Further »). Plusieurs années après, une famille dit être victime d'événements paranormaux et fait appel à Elise. Seulement cette fameuse famille habite dans sa maison d'enfance et le démon qui hantait Elise dans le passé, semble être revenu...
The 9th Life of Louis Drax, 1h48
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey
Roles Violet Drax
Rating63% 3.1508253.1508253.1508253.1508253.150825
Le jour de son neuvième anniversaire, Louis Drax frôle la mort dans un accident. Bien décidé à connaitre les circonstances, le docteur Allan Pascal plonge dans une enquête qui va l'amener aux frontières du réel et du fantastique.
Insidious: Chapter 2, 1h46
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Ghost films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Garrett Ryan, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey
Roles Lorraine Lambert
Rating65% 3.2999753.2999753.2999753.2999753.299975
In 1986, Carl calls his friend Elise Ranier to help discover what is haunting Lorraine Lambert's son, Josh. After hypnotizing Josh, Elise attempts to find the location of Josh's "friend", an old woman who appears in photographs of him. She makes her way to his bedroom closet and is scratched on the arm. When they return to Josh, he stands up in a trance, and says, "I'll show you," before walking to a door and pointing at it as it opens on its own. Lorraine, Carl and Elise agree that making Josh forget his astral projection abilities is the best thing to do.
Left to Die, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Barbara Hershey, Rachael Leigh Cook, Nicholas Gonzalez, Michael Hyatt, Vincent Irizarry, Kristina Lilley
Roles Sandra Chase
Rating57% 2.854542.854542.854542.854542.85454
Alors que Sandra Chase part en vacances en Équateur, cette dernière se fait arrêter pour trafic de drogue sur le chemin du retour à l'aéroport de Quito. Incarcérée dans l'une des pires prisons d'Amérique du sud, l'ambassade des États-Unis est impuissante pour l'aider, bien qu'elle soit innocente. C'est alors que sa fille va mener un véritable combat pour libérer sa mère gravement malade, avec l'aide d'une représentante du Congrès.
Answers to Nothing
Directed by Matthew Leutwyler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Dane Cook, Barbara Hershey, Erik Palladino, Kali Hawk
Roles Marilyn
Rating52% 2.6064852.6064852.6064852.6064852.606485
Against the backdrop of a child abduction case the film follows five days in the life of a variety of people living in Los Angeles. Kate (Mitchell) is a lawyer arguing in a custody battle on behalf of Drew (Bailey) who cares for her completely disabled brother. He was an accomplished marathoner. After celebrating his top 30% finish in the San Francisco marathon, the two had drinks to celebrate, and an accident in the car ride home caused the brother's disability. Her parents want their son put in a home, but Drew's overwhelming guilt compels her to tend to her brother. She is training to run a marathon while pushing her brother in a wheelchair. After losing custody of her brother, she loses heart and drinks some whiskey the night before the race. During the race, memories of the accident overwhelm her, and she crashes her brother's wheelchair into a curb. Her fall dislocates her shoulder, but she decides to finish the race regardless of the fact that all the other runners have gone home.
Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Christopher Gartin, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey
Roles Erica Sayers
Rating79% 3.9970753.9970753.9970753.9970753.997075
Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a young dancer in a prestigious New York City ballet company, lives with her mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey), a former dancer herself. The company is preparing to open the season with Swan Lake. The director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), has to cast a new principal dancer after forcing Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) into retirement. Thomas wants the same ballerina to portray the innocent, fragile White Swan as well as her dark, sensual twin, the Black Swan. Nina auditions for the part, performing flawlessly as the White Swan, but not quite able to emulate the characteristics of the Black Swan. Although Nina does not do well during her audition, she approaches Thomas and asks him to reconsider her as the lead role. He tells her she is the ideal dancer to cast as the White Swan, but she lacks the passion needed to correctly portray the Black Swan.
Insidious
Insidious (2010)
, 1h42
Directed by James Wan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell
Roles Lorraine Lambert
Rating68% 3.400593.400593.400593.400593.40059
A married couple Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne), their sons Dalton (Ty Simpkins) and Foster (Andrew Astor), and infant daughter Cali have recently moved into a new home. One night, Dalton is drawn to the attic when he hears creaking noises and sees the door open by itself. He falls from a ladder while investigating and sees a figure in the shadows. Hearing his terrified screams, Renai and Josh rush to his aid and declare the attic "off limits" to the children. The next day, Dalton falls into an inexplicable coma.
Agatha Christie's Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express, 1h30
Directed by Philip Martin, Philip Martin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Toby Jones, Brian J. Smith, David Morrissey, Jessica Chastain, Serge Hazanavicius
Roles Caroline Hubbard
Rating78% 3.941033.941033.941033.941033.94103
Hercule Poirot vient de clore une affaire au Moyen-Orient pour le compte de l'armée. Arrivé à son hôtel d'Istanbul, il reçoit un télégramme lui demandant de rentrer d'urgence à Londres. Il rencontre son ami Xavier Bouc, directeur de la compagnie internationale des wagons-lits, qui lui trouve une place avec difficulté dans le premier Orient-Express au départ pour l'Angleterre. Lors du trajet, Samuel Ratchett, riche homme d'affaires américain, demande au détective belge de le protéger, pensant qu'on en veut à sa vie, mais Poirot refuse. Le lendemain, Ratchett est retrouvé dans son lit poignardé à de multiples reprises. Le train étant immobilisé par la neige, le coupable se trouve forcément à son bord.
Albert Schweitzer, 1h54
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jeroen Krabbé, Barbara Hershey, Judith Godrèche, Samuel West, Jeanette Hain, Jonathan Firth
Roles Helene Schweitzer
Rating59% 2.956822.956822.956822.956822.95682
Albert Schweitzer, encouragé par Einstein, met en garde contre les dangers de la bombe à hydrogène. Les autorités américaines lancent alors une vaste campagne de dénigrement visant à le faire taire.
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, 2h24
Directed by Kevin Sullivan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Barbara Hershey, Shirley MacLaine, Rachel Blanchard, Ron Lea, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Natalie Radford
Roles Older Anne Shirley
Rating55% 2.760182.760182.760182.760182.76018
Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. (This did not happen in the books.) Her two daughters are preoccupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic (a character not featured in the books but invented for The Continuing Story) has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts.
Love Comes Lately, 1h26
Directed by Jan Schütte
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Otto Tausig, Rhea Perlman, Barbara Hershey, Olivia Thirlby, Tovah Feldshuh, Elizabeth Peña
Roles Rosalie
Rating57% 2.8630252.8630252.8630252.8630252.863025
Elderly Jewish writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) is an Austrian émigré whose mind is constantly working causing a state of perpetual confusion. He's a successful author of short stories who lives in New York City and is so stuck in his old ways that he believes that the only proper way to write is by using a typewriter. Max has several women interested in seducing him, but he spends most of his time with fellow worrier Reisel (Rhea Perlman). During a trip to speak in nearby Hanover Max begins editing his latest story—a wild tale of a Miami retiree who gets himself into various kinds of trouble. It doesn't take Max long to lose himself in his own writings, and pretty soon, he's mixed up in two sexy romances and an unsolved murder.
Riding the Bullet, 1h38
Directed by Mick Garris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Ghost films, Road movies
Actors Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey, Erika Christensen, Nicky Katt
Roles Jean Parker
Rating52% 2.6007852.6007852.6007852.6007852.600785
Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jonathan Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday. His friends surprise him and he cuts himself sending him to the hospital. He eventually recovers and decides to go with them to a John Lennon concert.
11:14
11:14 (2003)
, 1h35
Directed by Greg Marcks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Henry Thomas, Blake Heron, Colin Hanks, Barbara Hershey, Clark Gregg
Roles Norma
Rating71% 3.598283.598283.598283.598283.59828
The film involves a series of interconnected events that converge up to the same time at 11:14 p.m. The connections between the events are not apparent at first, but are gradually revealed by a series of progressively receding flashbacks:
Lantana
Lantana (2001)
, 2h1
Directed by Ray Lawrence
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Musical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Transport films, Films based on plays
Actors Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Manu Bennett
Roles Dr. Valerie Somers
Rating72% 3.6482753.6482753.6482753.6482753.648275
An unknown woman's body is seen caught in the lantana bush, missing a shoe.
Breakfast of Champions, 1h50
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bruce Willis, Albert Finney, Nick Nolte, Barbara Hershey, Glenne Headly, Lukas Haas
Roles Celia Hoover
Rating46% 2.303782.303782.303782.303782.30378
The film is a portrait of a fictional town in the Midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.