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Lindsay Crouse is a Actor American born on 12 may 1948 at New York City (USA)

Lindsay Crouse

Lindsay Crouse
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Birth name Lindsay Ann Crouse
Nationality USA
Birth 12 may 1948 (76 years) at New York City (USA)

Lindsay Ann Crouse (born May 12, 1948) is an American actress. She made her Broadway debut in the 1972 revival of Much Ado About Nothing and appeared in her first film in 1976 in All the President's Men. For her role in the 1984 film Places in the Heart, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include Slap Shot (1977), Between the Lines (1977), The Verdict (1982), Prefontaine (1997) and The Insider (1999). She also had a leading role in the 1987 film House of Games, which was directed by her then husband David Mamet. In 1996, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Between Mother and Daughter, an episode of CBS Schoolbreak Special. She is also a Grammy Award nominee.


Crouse married playwright David Mamet in 1977. Crouse caught Mamet's eye in the hockey classic Slap Shot. When he heard she had a part in his play Reunion at the Yale Repertory Theater, Mamet packed a bag and told a friend, "I'm going to New Haven to marry Lindsay Crouse." When the two did indeed wed, Crouse's mother took her aside and told her what Oscar Hammerstein had told her when she married Russel Crouse: "A playwright's wife is the only woman who knows how her husband feels when she's having a baby."

John Lahr writes in his book Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles that when Mamet married Crouse in 1977, he "married into show business aristocracy." Lahr also writes that Mamet got his first screenwriting assignment through Crouse. Crouse was on her way to audition for Bob Rafelson's 1981 remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Mamet told Crouse to tell Rafelson that "he was a fool if he didn't hire me to write the screenplay." Although Mamet was joking, Crouse did it and Rafelson called Mamet and asked Mamet why he should hire him for the screenplay. "Because I'll give you a good screenplay or a sincere apology," said Mamet. Mamet got the job.

Crouse and Mamet have two daughters, Willa and Zosia. They divorced in 1990. Crouse is now married to Dick Blue.

Crouse's brother is Timothy Crouse, author of The Boys on the Bus about political journalism during the 1972 presidential campaign. Timothy Crouse also co-authored a new libretto for the musical Anything Goes with John Weidman that opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway on October 19, 1987, and ran for 784 performances.

Buddhist beliefs
Crouse is a Buddhist and a direct student of Ven. Sumati Marut. In 2005 she organized an annual Buddhist educational program, originally held at the Windhover Center for the Performing Arts in Rockport, Massachusetts and then in 2010 moved to The Governor's Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. "[Buddhism] is not an exclusive club. It has something to offer everyone at all levels," says Crouse. "Buddhism is dynamic and has captured the interests of Americans. Even our quantum physics validate[s] ideas the Buddha taught 2,500 years ago." Audio downloads of Lindsay Crouse's Buddhist teachings are available online at the Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles and at The Path.

Best films

Places in the Heart (1984)

Usually with

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(3 films)
Demi Moore
Demi Moore
(3 films)
David Mamet
David Mamet
(2 films)
Lane Smith
Lane Smith
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lindsay Crouse (37 films)

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Mr. Brooks
Mr. Brooks (2007)
, 2h
Directed by Bruce A. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Demi Moore, William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger, Danielle Panabaker, Dane Cook, Kevin Costner
Roles Captain Lister
Rating72% 3.6479553.6479553.6479553.6479553.647955
Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a wealthy, successful businessman recently honored by the Portland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce as "Man of the Year". However, Brooks lives a secret life as a serial murderer, known as the "Thumbprint Killer". Brooks has abstained from murder for the past two years by attending twelve-step meetings for addicts, to try and cope with his "killing addiction".
Cherish (2002)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Brad Hunt, Robin Tunney, Lindsay Crouse, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason Priestley, Nora Dunn
Roles Therapist
Rating65% 3.296733.296733.296733.296733.29673
Zoe Adler (Robin Tunney), is a shy, eccentric and misunderstood computer animator who has a love for 1970s and 80s pop music. While heading home after a few drinks one night, she is forced into her car by a stalker who steers her into a police officer, knocking him off his bicycle and killing him.
Impostor (2001)
, 1h38
Directed by Gary Fleder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Guinee, Mekhi Phifer
Roles Chancellor
Rating60% 3.049993.049993.049993.049993.04999
The movie takes place in the year 2079. Forty-five years earlier, Earth was attacked by a hostile and implacable alien civilization from Alpha Centauri. Force shield domes are put in place to protect cities, and a totalitarian global military government is established to effect the war and the survival of humans. The Centaurians have never been physically seen.
The Insider, 2h37
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Politic
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about drugs, Films about television, Political films
Actors Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Renee Olstead, Roger Bart
Roles Sharon Tiller
Rating77% 3.898483.898483.898483.898483.89848
During a prologue that is not directly related to the main plot, CBS producer Lowell Bergman (Pacino) convinces the founder of Hezbollah, Sheikh Fadlallah, to grant an interview to Mike Wallace (Plummer) for 60 Minutes. While preparing for the interview, both Wallace and Bergman firmly stand their ground against the Sheikh's armed and hostile bodyguards' attempted intimidation and disruption.
Stranger in My House, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Lindsay Crouse, Zoe McLellan, Dan Lauria, Jay Thomas, Jay Paulson, Paige Moss
Roles Patti Young
Rating54% 2.7072052.7072052.7072052.7072052.707205
{{Depuis que sa fille et son ex-mari n'habitent plus avec elle, Patti Young vit seule. Pour combattre la solitude et partager les dépenses ménagères, elle décide de trouver une locataire. Quand une jeune étudiante se présente, Patti suit les conseils de son ex-mari pour s'assurer qu'elle est une colocataire idéale. Elle n'imagine pas que la jeune fille qui va partager son appartement est perturbée et sans scrupules et qu'elle va lui faire vivre un véritable cauchemar.}}
Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, 3h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Richard Thomas, Lindsay Crouse, Meredith Monroe, Barbara Jane Reams, Haley McCormick, Walton Goggins
Roles Caroline Ingalls
Rating60% 3.001933.001933.001933.001933.00193
Une version de "La petite maison" qui couvre certains des événements qui se déroulent dans les trois derniers tomes de la série et dans "Les quatre première années" Laura vit dans la prairie près de De Smet, dans le Dakota du Sud et finit par rencontrer l'homme qu'elle épousera, Almanzo Wilder. La vie, cependant, n'est pas facile dans la prairie et après une récolte ruinée par la grêle, la perte de leur bébé, l'incendie de leur maison et un terrible épisode de diphtérie, les Wilder doivent faire des choix difficiles pour surmonter ces tragédies.
Progeny (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brian Yuzna
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Arnold Vosloo, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Crouse, Wilford Brimley, Jan Hoag, Don Calfa
Roles Dr. Susan Lamarche
Rating48% 2.4064852.4064852.4064852.4064852.406485
Sherry (Jillian McWhirter), a professional woman, happily discovers she is pregnant. While this is happy news for her and her doctor husband (Arnold Vosloo), both begin having strange memories from the night of conception. Uneasiness then becomes terror when both are convinced that she is carrying something alien inside her body. Sherry's therapist Dr. Susan Lamarche (Lindsay Crouse) believes that Sherry has a psychological problem, of which Craig is to blame.
Prefontaine, 1h47
Directed by Steve James
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Romance
Themes Sports films, Athletics films, Children's films
Actors Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Amy Locane, Shannon Leto, Breckin Meyer
Roles Elfriede Prefontaine
Rating67% 3.3982653.3982653.3982653.3982653.398265
Steve Prefontaine, a Coos Bay, Oregon student, is too small to play most sports but becomes a talented distance runner. He enrolls at the University of Oregon in 1969, and meets fellow Oregon Ducks track and field athletes Pat Tyson and Mac Wilkins. With coaches Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger, "Pre" wins three national cross-country championships and four consecutive 5,000-meter runs, breaking the U.S. record in the latter. Prefontaine gains fame as an aggressive runner who likes to be out front from the start, rather than biding his time until a strong finish.
The Arrival, 1h55
Directed by David Twohy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Ron Silver, Theresa Polo, David Villalpando
Roles Ilana Green
Rating61% 3.0980253.0980253.0980253.0980253.098025
The Film opens with climatologist Ilana Green (Lindsay Crouse) examining a poppy field and remarking that it "shouldn't be here". We then see that the poppy field is in the middle of the Arctic.
The Juror
The Juror (1996)
, 1h58
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lindsay Crouse, Anne Heche
Roles Tallow
Rating56% 2.8492152.8492152.8492152.8492152.849215
Annie Laird (Demi Moore) is a sculptor who lives in New York with her son Oliver (Joseph Gordon-Levitt); she works a day job as a data entry clerk. Annie is selected to be a juror in the trial of mob boss Louie Boffano (Tony Lo Bianco), who is accused of ordering the murder of Salvatore Riggio.
Norma Jean & Marilyn, 2h15
Directed by Tim Fywell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about television
Actors Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin, David Dukes, Peter Dobson
Roles Natasha Lytess
Rating60% 3.000613.000613.000613.000613.00061
Le portrait de la légendaire Marilyn Monroe vue à travers les deux côtés de sa personnalité très perturbée. Avant de connaître la gloire comme sex-symbol, elle était Norma Jeane Mortenson une ingénue ambitieuse aux cheveux sombres.
If These Walls Could Talk, 1h37
Directed by Cher, Nancy Savoca
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Feminist films, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Demi Moore, Shirley Knight, Catherine Keener, Jason London, CCH Pounder, Kevin Cooney
Roles Frances White
Rating68% 3.4465453.4465453.4465453.4465453.446545
The 1952 segment deals with Claire Donnelly (Demi Moore), a widowed nurse living in suburban Chicago, who becomes pregnant by her brother-in-law (Jason London) and decides to undergo abortion in order not to hurt her late husband's family. However, abortion at the time is strictly illegal. Claire eventually finds another nurse (CCH Pounder) who provides her the phone number of a woman who can find her someone to perform the abortion. The woman on the phone tells Claire that the only trustworthy abortionist she knows is located in Puerto Rico, and Claire cannot afford the travel costs. After a failed attempt to end her pregnancy with a knitting needle, Claire eventually contacts a man who comes to her home and performs a clandestine procedure on her while she lies on top of a kitchen table. Claire finally manages to abort, but dies shortly afterwards due to hemorrhage.
Bye Bye Love, 1h46
Directed by Sam Weisman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Paul Reiser, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Reiner, Amy Brenneman
Roles Grace Damico
Rating60% 3.0487753.0487753.0487753.0487753.048775
This is a story about the breakup of the family. In particular, it focuses on the lifestyle of three divorced men in the Los Angeles area, Dave Goldman (Matthew Modine), wrestling coach/driver's ed teacher Vic Damico (Randy Quaid), and real estate agent Donny Carson (Paul Reiser).
The Indian in the Cupboard, 1h32
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Hal Scardino, Litefoot, David Keith, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat
Roles Jane
Rating60% 3.0046653.0046653.0046653.0046653.004665
On his ninth birthday, Omri (Hal Scardino) receives an old cupboard from his brother Gillon (Vincent Kartheiser) and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend Patrick (Rishi Bhat). That night, Omri goes through his mom's box of old keys and finds that a gold colored key with a red ribbon tied to it (given to his mother by her grandmother) actually fits the keyhole of his cupboard. He then looks for an object to lock in the cupboard and settles for the Indian figurine.