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Stockard Channing is a Actor American born on 13 february 1944 at New York City (USA)

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing
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Birth name Susan Antonia Williams Stockard
Nationality USA
Birth 13 february 1944 (75 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award

Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard; February 13, 1944) is an American stage, film and television actress.

She is best known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing (1999 to 2006).

Channing has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her roles in The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story, a Daytime Emmy Award for her role in Jack, and a Tony Award for her role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

She played the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the play Six Degrees of Separation and its later film version, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Biography

Channing has been married and divorced four times; she has no children. She married Walter Channing in 1963 and kept the amalgamated name "Stockard Channing" after they divorced in 1967. Her second husband was Paul Schmidt, a professor of Slavic languages (1970–76), and her third was writer-producer David Debin (1976–80). Her fourth husband was businessman David Rawle (1980–88). She has been in a relationship with cinematographer Daniel Gillham for more than 20 years; they met on the set of A Time of Destiny. The couple resides in Maine when not working.

In 2005, Channing pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and received 36 months probation.

Best films

Grease (1978)
(Actress)
Up Close & Personal (1996)
(Actress)
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
(Actress)
Practical Magic (1998)
(Actress)
Smoke (1995)
(Actress)

Usually with

Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(5 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(2 films)
Lee Rose
Lee Rose
(4 films)
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(3 films)
Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Stockard Channing (60 films)

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Actress

A Fonder Heart, 1h55
Directed by Jim Fitzpatrick
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Daryl Hannah, Stockard Channing, Janine Turner, James Brolin, Louis Gossett Jr., Audrey Landers
Roles Paula Silver

A Fonder Heart is based on a true story about Joey Boone, 15-year-old boy, and Craig Thomas, 59-year-old self-made multimillionaire developer. Joey and Craig became hospital roommates in 1974. Joey believes that he is simply being looked at for a minimal knee surgery due to a basketball injury, while Craig fears the worst...that life and old age have finally caught-up with him, and that he is dying. The two eventually develop empathy for each other's personal problems and issues, as well as life's similar hardships. However it is revealed that it is Joey is the one who is terminally ill and having made a father-son relationship Craig stays out the rest of Joey's days with him.
Multiple Sarcasms, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon, Mario Van Peebles
Roles Pamela
Rating49% 2.4655952.4655952.4655952.4655952.465595
Gabriel (Timothy Hutton) is a man who, on the surface, has a perfect life: successful career as an architect, a beautiful wife, and a devoted young daughter. However, he realizes that he is not really happy. He decides to write a play about the sorry state of his life. After being fired from his job, he gets a pushy literary agent friend to represent him and starts writing. Eventually, his life does change.
Sundays at Tiffany's, 1h28
Directed by Mark Piznarski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alyssa Milano, Eric Winter, Ivan Sergei, Stockard Channing, Kristin Booth, Emily Alyn Lind
Roles Vivienne Claremont
Rating66% 3.3484353.3484353.3484353.3484353.348435
In 1990, ten-year-old Jane Claremont (Emily Alyn Lind ) is infatuated with her imaginary friend Michael (Gage Munroe), much to the dismay of her mother Vivienne (Channing), who even sends her daughter to therapy because of him. Vivienne, who is bitter since going through a tough divorce, has lost all hope in love, and reflects these feelings on young Jane. Michael tries to prevent Jane from believing her, and assures her that real love exists. On Christmas Eve, Jane's birthday, her mother takes her to Tiffany & Co in New York City to buy a gift, an annual 'event'. While Vivienne shops, Jane picks out a yellow diamond ring to try on, which Michael tells her will be her wedding ring someday. Then Michael tells her that she is now 'grown up', at the 'age of awareness' and he has to leave her at 5:15pm, the moment of her birth. Jane doesn't understand and begs him to stay, but he departs, and Jane is devastated.
Sparkle
Sparkle (2007)
, 1h44
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stockard Channing, Shaun Evans, Anthony Head, Bob Hoskins, Lesley Manville, Amanda Ryan
Roles Sheila
Rating61% 3.052683.052683.052683.052683.05268
Sam Sparkes is a 22-year-old with ambitions: move to London and join the glamorous PR world. When Vince hires Sam as a waiter, he meets his soon-to-be PR boss, Sheila. Sensing opportunity, Sam charms himself a job as Sheila's PA ... and her lover. But when Sam falls for Kate, he instigates a series of family betrayals and romantic mishaps. As balancing his job and love life becomes overwhelming, unexpected twists and uncovered secrets force Sam to choose between his career and the woman of his dreams.
Red Mercury, 1h53
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver, David Bradley, Nigel Terry
Roles Penelope
Rating52% 2.619482.619482.619482.619482.61948
The film is a thriller about a terrorist kidnapping. Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided;
3 Needles
3 Needles (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Thomas Fitzgerald
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Shawn Ashmore, Cory Bowles, Stockard Channing, Steven Crowder, Lucy Liu, Olympia Dukakis
Roles Olive Cowie
Rating65% 3.297363.297363.297363.297363.29736
A group of young men in Africa, undergo a rite of passage symbolizing their change from boyhood into manhood. In rural China, a heavily pregnant Jin Ping is caught by Chinese military men with crates of black market blood in her van. The blood is destroyed and she is subsequently gang raped. Jin Ping is then shown visiting a village and convincing the inhabitants to give blood for $5 each. They all agree, except Tong Sam, a rice farmer, as he is unable to give blood as he is sick. However, as Jin Ping's equipment is not safe, most of the people in the village contract HIV and die of AIDS, including Tong Sam's family. The military men led by Xuan arrive in the village to help with the disease, and they help Tong Sam grow rice, which he then gives out to his remaining neighbors. Government officials arrive in the town to test people for AIDS, but the testing is $10 per person, which one neighbor thinks is a scam because it "cost $5 when she gave me the virus.
Must Love Dogs, 1h45
Directed by Gary David Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer, Stockard Channing, Brad William Henke
Roles Dolly
Rating59% 2.950112.950112.950112.950112.95011
Sarah Nolan, an attractive 40-year-old divorced preschool teacher, is urged by her family to date more. Although they show her photos of men they want to set her up with, Sarah does not seem interested in pursuing any relationships. Jake Anderson, another recent divorcee, finds himself in a similar position; his lawyer, Charlie, wants to set him up with a woman named Sherry. However, Jake would rather focus on creating his handcrafted boats.
Jack
Jack (2004)
, 1h44
Directed by Lee Rose
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anton Yelchin, Stockard Channing, Ron Silver, Brent Spiner, Andrew Airlie, Wendy Crewson
Roles Anne
Rating67% 3.390813.390813.390813.390813.39081
Jack (Anton Yelchin) is a 15-year-old boy going through puberty. When his parents Anne (Stockard Channing and Paul (Ron Silver) divorce, his world starts to fall apart. While on a fishing trip with his father, Jack learns that Paul is in a live-in relationship with a man. The youth is bullied at school when other students find out about this.
Anything Else, 1h48
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Stockard Channing, Danny DeVito, Erica Leerhsen
Roles Paula Chase
Rating63% 3.1986253.1986253.1986253.1986253.198625
Jerry Falk (Biggs), an aspiring writer living in New York City, has a girlfriend Brooke (Strickland). He falls in love with Amanda (Ricci) and begins an affair. After listening to outlandish excuses about his behavior, Brooke dumps him. Jerry turns to an aging, struggling artist (Allen) who acts as his oracle, which includes trying to help sort out Jerry’s romantic life.
Le Divorce
Le Divorce (2003)
, 1h57
Directed by James Ivory
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Thierry Lhermitte, Catherine Samie, Melvil Poupaud
Roles Margeeve Walker
Rating49% 2.451182.451182.451182.451182.45118
Isabel (Hudson) Walker travels to Paris to visit her sister, poet Roxy (Watts), who lives with her husband, Frenchman Charles-Henri, and her young daughter, Gennie. Roxy is pregnant, but her husband has just walked out on her without explanation. Isabel discovers that he has a married Russian lover, Magda Tellman, whom he intends to marry after securing a divorce from Roxy. Roxy refuses to divorce him.
Abby Singer, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jill Hennessy, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stockard Channing
Roles Herself
Rating48% 2.4491852.4491852.4491852.4491852.449185
The film follows Curtis Clemins (Clint Palmer) and Kevin Prouse (Ryan Williams) as they have to deal with life's ups and downs.
Bright Young Things, 1h42
Directed by Stephen Fry
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Simon McBurney, Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbel Moore, Michael Sheen, Fenella Woolgar, James McAvoy
Roles Mrs. Melrose Ape
Rating65% 3.2980153.2980153.2980153.2980153.298015
The primary characters are earnest aspiring novelist Adam Fenwick-Symes and his fiancée Nina Blount. When Adam's novel Bright Young Things, commissioned by tabloid newspaper magnate Lord Monomark, is confiscated by HM customs officers at the port of Dover for being too racy, he finds himself in a precarious financial situation that may force him to postpone his marriage. In the lounge of the hotel where he lives, he wins £1000 by successfully performing a trick involving sleight of hand, and the Major offers to place the money on the decidedly ill-favored Indian Runner in a forthcoming horserace. Anxious to wed Nina, Adam agrees, and the horse wins at odds of 33–1, but it takes him more than a decade to collect his winnings.
The Piano Man's Daughter, 3h
Directed by Kevin Sullivan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Wendy Crewson, Chistian Campbell, Stockard Channing, R.H. Thomson, Sarah Strange, Boyd Banks
Rating62% 3.1465553.1465553.1465553.1465553.146555
A young man must deal with several generations of madness and familial intrigue in this screen adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Timothy Findley. Charlie Kilworth (Christian Campbell) is a young man whose mother, Lily (Stockard Channing), is the daughter of Frederick Wyatt (R.H. Thomson), the owner of a well-known piano manufacturing company. Lily is also a free-spirited and unstable woman, who bore Charlie out of wedlock, has had a number of lovers over the years, and has an unsettling fascination with fire. Lily's mother Ede (Wendy Crewson) has put her daughter in a mental hospital on several occasions, and is considering having Lily lobotomized. Charlie, meanwhile, has had affairs with a number of women but has never settled down with anyone; working as an events coordinator at a resort hotel, Charlie becomes infatuated with Alex Lamont (Sarah Strange), the singer in a dance band Charlie has booked into the ballroom. Lily urges her son to get married and raise a family, but Charlie isn't so sure he's ready for a lifetime commitment, and Alex becomes frustrated by Charlie's inability to take their relationship seriously. Meanwhile, Ede and Frederick have decided that Lily needs to be permanently committed to an institution; Charlie insists that they send her to a comfortable private facility, but then discovers that a mysterious benefactor has been supporting Lily for years, and Ede and Frederick have decided if Lily is to be in a private institution, then the generous stranger must be the one who pays for it. Surprisingly, The Piano Man's Daughter was co-produced by noted comic actress Whoopi Goldberg.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil, 2h59
Directed by Christian Duguay
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Hitler, Political films
Actors Robert Carlyle, Stockard Channing, Peter O'Toole, Jena Malone, Peter Stormare, Julianna Margulies
Roles Klara Hitler
Rating73% 3.6539653.6539653.6539653.6539653.653965
The opening of the film shows us a montage of Adolf Hitler's life from the years 1899-1907. The 10-year old Hitler (Thomas Sangster) is shown to be arrogant and disobedient. He has a stern, ill-tempered father, Alois Hitler (Ian Hogg), and a doting mother, Klara Hitler (Stockard Channing), who indulges his dreams of becoming a great artist. One day, his father dies of a heart attack but the young Hitler shows no empathy or concern. Seven years later, a 17-year old Hitler (Simon Sullivan) applies unsuccessfully to the Vienna Arts Academy but is told he lacks the talent to become an artist. Following his mother’s death, he moves to Vienna permanently but is unable to find work and soon becomes destitute and homeless. Influenced by the city’s prevalent anti-semitism, young Hitler becomes convinced that the Jews and immigrants are to blame for his misfortunes.