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Piper Laurie is a Actor American born on 22 january 1932 at Detroit (USA)

Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie
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Birth name Rosetta Jacobs
Nationality USA
Birth 22 january 1932 at Detroit (USA)
Death 14 october 2023 (at 91 years)

Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs; January 22, 1932) is an American stage and screen actress known for her roles in the films The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976) and Children of a Lesser God (1986), all of which brought her Academy Award nominations. She is also known for her performance as Catherine Martell in the cult television series Twin Peaks, for which she won a Golden Globe Award in 1991.


When The Hustler was released in 1961, Laurie was interviewed by New York Herald Tribune entertainment writer Joe Morgenstern. They soon began dating, and nine months after the interview they were married, (January 21, 1962). When no substantial roles came her way after The Hustler," she and Morgenstern relocated to Woodstock, New York. A daughter, Anne, was born to the couple in 1971. In 1982, the couple divorced, after which she relocated to the Hollywood area and continued working in films and television. As of 2010, she still resides in southern California; her daughter is in New York.

The actress appeared at the September 2014 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Best films

Carrie (1976)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
The Hustler (1961)

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Filmography of Piper Laurie (59 films)

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White Boy Rick
Directed by Yann Demange
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Eddie Marsan, Ronald Cyler II, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
Roles Grandma Verna Wershe
Rating64% 3.2479353.2479353.2479353.2479353.247935
À Détroit, dans les années 1980, Richard Wershe Jr. n'est encore qu'adolescent mais traîne avec les plus gros trafiquants de crack de la ville. Dans ce milieu dirigé par les Afro-Américains, le jeune homme est rapidement surnommé « White Boy Rick ». Il importe ensuite de la cocaïne depuis Miami. Il amasse des fortunes et passe notamment des week-ends à Las Vegas.
Another Harvest Moon, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie, Anne Meara, Doris Roberts, Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd
Roles June
Rating59% 2.9511152.9511152.9511152.9511152.951115
Four elderly patients at a nursing home have made friends and play cards most days when they are feeling up to it. Unfortunately Frank is slowing down and is on a lot of medication such as insulin and suffers from strokes. June has dementia and is sometimes barely able to recognise who she is talking to or holding a conversation that's inline with what is being discussed. Ella is upset from breaking her hip from merely sitting in a chair due to her old age. Alice is still bubbly and hanging on her hopes of winning the lottery.
Hesher (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Spencer Susser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson, Piper Laurie, John Carroll Lynch, Paul Bates
Roles Madeleine Forney
Rating68% 3.449263.449263.449263.449263.44926
Following the loss of his mother in a car crash, T.J. (Devin Brochu) falls into a state of depression. He becomes obsessed with the car his mother died in and follows it when it is towed away. He and his passive, depressed and pill-taking father Paul (Rainn Wilson) live with T.J.'s grandmother Madeleine (Piper Laurie), where they are soon joined by a squatter, Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a foul-mouthed, tattooed, heavy metal-loving lout.
Saving Grace B. Jones
Directed by Connie Stevens
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Biehn, Tatum O'Neal, Piper Laurie, Joel Gretsch, Scott Wilson
Roles Marta
Rating53% 2.666582.666582.666582.666582.66658
Bea and Landy Bretthorse, a 1950s couple in a Missouri town, are going to experience chaos when Landy's sister Grace is released from a local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Hounddog (2007)
, 1h42
Directed by Deborah Kampmeier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Piper Laurie, David Morse, Jill Scott, Robin Wright
Roles Grammie
Rating62% 3.101433.101433.101433.101433.10143
Lewellen lives with her stern, religious grandmother, Grannie, who has taken it upon herself to raise the girl, as neither of Lewellen's parents can provide her a stable home. Her father, Lou, loves her and tries to please her, giving her gifts such as Elvis Presley recordings. Although he battles with alcoholism, he tries his best to give Lewellen a stable home. He even tries to provide a motherly figure in Lewellen's life by dating a mysterious girlfriend, Ellen, who promised one night to rescue Lewellen from life in the rural South should the relationship falter. We later learn that Ellen is in fact Lewellen's aunt, her mother's sister.
The Dead Girl, 1h33
Directed by Karen Moncrieff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Toni Collette, Piper Laurie, Brittany Murphy, Giovanni Ribisi, Rose Byrne, James Franco
Roles Arden's Mother
Rating65% 3.2960153.2960153.2960153.2960153.296015
The Stranger: Arden (Colette) lives with her abusive, invalid mother (Laurie). One day she discovers the naked body of a dead woman on the property. Arden becomes a minor celebrity, drawing the attention of Rudy (Ribisi), who tells her the dead woman is the victim of a serial killer preying on young women in the area. Rudy asks Arden out. Arden gets into a fight with her mother, which compels her to finally leave home. Arden has her date with Rudy. In the morning, Arden calls the police to report a woman (her mother) left alone at home. The Sister: Leah (Byrne) is prepping the dead woman in the morgue when she notices a certain birthmark. Leah suspects that the dead woman is her sister, Jenny, who was taken from a nearby park fifteen years ago. She asks the sheriff to match the dental records. She is certain the dead woman is her missing sister, but Leah's parents (Steenburgen, Bruce Davison) refuse to believe that Jenny is dead. The sheriff delivers the test result: the dead woman is not Jenny.
Eulogy (2004)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hank Azaria, Jesse Bradford, Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen, Glenne Headly, Piper Laurie
Roles Charlotte Collins
Rating64% 3.2002453.2002453.2002453.2002453.200245
The film opens with Kate Collins (Zooey Deschanel) walking up to a house. She knocks and a woman answers the door. Kate explains that although she doesn't know her she has a long story to explain.
Une vie pour une vie, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Sissy Spacek, Peter Coyote, Terry Kinney, Alison Pill, Paul Hecht, Piper Laurie
Roles Cheryl Visco
Rating60% 3.0043.0043.0043.0043.004
Sibyl Danforth, une sage-femme, se retrouve poursuivi en justice après l'accouchement de Charlotte Bedford, qui a mal tourné. Essayant de sauver la vie de l'enfant à naître, pensant que la mère est morte, Sibyl pratique une césarienne d'urgence…
Possessed (2000)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven E. de Souza
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about school violence
Actors Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Christopher Plummer, Piper Laurie, Richard Waugh, Michael McLachlan
Roles Aunt Hanna
Rating53% 2.655912.655912.655912.655912.65591
William S. Bowdern (Timothy Dalton) is a World War II veteran who was severely affected by a bad experience in France on All Saints’ Day in 1944. In the first scene of the movie, we flash-back through one of Bowdern's dreams to where he was trying to escape from a German advance as SS soldiers execute wounded American soldiers. A wounded soldier calls Bowdern, the chaplain, to give him the Last Rites; Bowdern at first denies him so he can escape. Bowdern rethinks the matter and does his duty but is bayonetted by an SS soldier. He becomes an alcoholic, tormented by his injuries and the guilt of refusing a dying man's last wish.
The Rage: Carrie 2, 1h44
Directed by Katt Shea
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about school violence, Films about virginity
Actors Emily Bergl, Mena Suvari, Jason London, Amy Irving, Dylan Bruno, J. Smith-Cameron
Roles Margaret White (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating48% 2.4094452.4094452.4094452.4094452.409445
Barbara Lang paints a barrier around her living room to protect her telekinetic daughter, Rachel, from the devil. Barbara is soon institutionalized for schizophrenia.
The Faculty, 1h44
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Films about school violence, Disaster films
Actors Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Elijah Wood
Roles Mrs. Karen Olson
Rating65% 3.2992753.2992753.2992753.2992753.299275
One evening at Herrington High School in Ohio, a few teachers, the head football coach and the principal leave after discussions about the school's budget. Having left her keys behind, Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth) returns to retrieve them. In her office, she is barred from leaving by Coach Willis (Robert Patrick), who becomes increasingly erratic, then impulsively stakes a pencil through her hand and Drake facially slashes Willis with keys. Drake flees to the main school doors only to find the handles chained up and drama teacher Mrs. Olsen (Piper Laurie) is outside, unable to assist Drake. Willis is then ambushed by Drake hiding in a room, smashing a jar on his head, seizes his keyset and grabs scissors for a weapon. Drake runs to the doors with Willis at her tail, unable to immediately find the correct key allows Willis to get up close and obstruct door closure, but Drake successfully closes the padlock. Olsen then consecutively stabs Drake with the scissors with an emotionless face, and reveals that Olsen is in cahoots with Willis.
Intensity (1997)
, 3h6
Directed by Yves Simoneau
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Piper Laurie, Molly Parker, John C. McGinley, Blu Mankuma, Brent Stait, Kavan Smith
Roles Miriam Braynard
Rating70% 3.5450853.5450853.5450853.5450853.545085
Intensity is about a 26-year-old woman named Chyna Shepherd (Molly Parker), who had a very troubled upbringing. Chyna is reluctant but agrees to accompany her friend Laura Templeton to her house for Thanksgiving dinner. Just when things seemed to be going better for Chyna, she has a run-in with a serial killer named Edgler Vess (John C. McGinley), whom she witnesses murdering Laura's family. Chyna survives the attack by hiding in the killer's vehicle. When Edgler stops at a gas station, Chyna escapes and asks the two attendants to call the police.
The Crossing Guard, 1h51
Directed by Sean Penn, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston, Piper Laurie, Richard Bradford
Roles Helen Booth
Rating62% 3.1477153.1477153.1477153.1477153.147715
Freddy Gale (Nicholson) has been tormented for the five years following the death of his daughter Emily. Once a devoted husband and father, he is now an alcoholic who spends his nights hanging out in strip clubs and sleeping with prostitutes. Now the drunk driver who killed her, John Booth (Morse), is released from prison. Freddy immediately reveals to his ex-wife Mary (Huston) that he is going to kill Booth. She begs him not to, and they get into an altercation that ends with her new husband throwing him out of the house.