Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sell By (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Delirium (2018)
  • Birthday: Dec 29, 1959
  • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Born and raised in New Orleans, deep-voiced actress Patricia Clarkson studied drama at Yale. She stayed on the East coast working in theater productions before her feature film debut in The Untouchables (1987) as the wife of Elliot Ness. Continuing to work in film, she gained attention for her role as the drug-addicted Greta in the independent film High Art. Also working in TV, she had reoccuring roles on Wonderland and Fraser, and even won an Emmy award for her role as Sarah on the HBO drama Six Feet Under. She gave memorable performances in her smaller film roles, such as the bedridden wife in The Green Mile. Her career really picked up in 2002 with appearances in such films as the Russo brothers' Welcome to Collinwood, Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven, and Lars von Trier's Dogville. In 2003, Clarkson appeared in several films at the Sundance Film Festival, where she won the Outstanding Performance award for her work in All the Real Girls, The Station Agent, and Pieces of April. She continued to work steadily in projects such as the inspirational hockey drama Miracle, and George Clooney's Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck. She was part of the high-powered ensemble put together for the box-office disappointment All the King's Men, but remained one of the most in-demand character actresses of her time, In 2007 she appeared in Lars and the Real Girl, Married Life, and No Reservations. In 2008 she began a working relationship with Woody Allen when she was cast in Vicky Cristina Barcelona that continued with Whatever Works. She had a single scene in Martin Scorsese's paranoid thriller Shutter Island in 2010, the same year she appeared in the sleeper hit Easy A. The next year she acted in the romantic drama One Day as well as the comedy Friends With Benefits.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

37% Out of Blue Mike Hoolihan 2019
100% Sell By Actor 2019
65% Jonathan Dr. Mina Nariman 2018
56% The Bookshop Mrs. Violet Gamart 2018
81% The Party April $0.4M 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure Dr. Ava Paige $57.1M 2018
0% Delirium Actor 2018
46% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Ava Paige 2015
65% Learning To Drive Wendy 2015
19% October Gale Helen 2015
28% Annie Focus Group Woman $58.7M 2014
65% The Maze Runner Ava Paige $98.6M 2014
35% Last Weekend Celia Green $3.2K 2014
86% Regarding Susan Sontag Susan Sontag 2014
75% The East Sharon $1.7M 2013
14% Main Street Willa Jenkins $2.1K 2011
36% One Day Alison $13.8M 2011
68% Friends With Benefits Lorna $55.9M 2011
No Score Yet Five Mia 2011
No Score Yet The Queen of Trees Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Flying House Actor 2011
85% Easy A Rosemary $58.5M 2010
19% Legendary Sharon Chetley $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet 2081 Actor 2010
81% Cairo Time Juliette $1.6M 2010
68% Shutter Island Ethel Barton $125.1M 2010
33% Blind Date Janna 2009
50% Whatever Works Marietta $5.4M 2009
No Score Yet For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Narrator 2009
60% Phoebe in Wonderland Miss Dodger 2009
No Score Yet Soul of a People: Writing America's Story Narrator 2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona Judy Nash $23.2M 2008
54% Married Life Pat Allen $1.2M 2008
74% Elegy Carolyn $3.5M 2008
81% Lars and the Real Girl Dagmar $5.9M 2007
42% No Reservations Paula $43.2M 2007
71% The Woods Ms. Traverse 2006
12% All The King's Men Sadie Burke $7.3M 2006
49% The Dying Gaul Elaine $0.3M 2005
93% Good Night, And Good Luck Shirley Wershba $31.6M 2005
80% Miracle Patti Brooks $64.4M 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
84% Pieces of April Joy Burns $2.5M 2003
94% The Station Agent Olivia Harris 2003
70% Dogville Vera $1.5M 2003
88% Far From Heaven Eleanor Fine $16M 2003
71% All the Real Girls Elvira Fine 2003
No Score Yet Carrie Margaret White 2002
55% Welcome to Collinwood Rosalind $75.7K 2002
25% Heartbreak Hospital Lottie Ohrwasher 2002
60% Wendigo Kim 2002
17% The Baroness and the Pig The Baroness 2002
No Score Yet Falling Like This Caroline 2001
78% The Pledge Margaret Larson $18.9M 2001
50% The Safety of Objects Annette Jennings $86.8K 2001
65% Joe Gould's Secret Vivian Marquie 2000
78% The Green Mile Melinda 1999
16% Simply Irresistible Lois McNally 1999
60% Playing by Heart Allison 1998
73% High Art Greta 1998
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'London Suite' Diana Nichols 1996
No Score Yet Pharaoh's Army Sarah Anders 1995
54% Jumanji Carol Parrish 1995
No Score Yet Old Man and the Sea Actor 1995
No Score Yet Caught in the Act Actor 1994
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns Lucy Laughton 1993
No Score Yet Legacy of Lies Pat Rafael 1992
No Score Yet An American Story Barbara Meade 1992
No Score Yet Queen Lizzie 1992
No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Dr. Virginia Hertz 1991
50% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) Aunt Olga 1990
No Score Yet The Old Man and the Sea Mary Pruitt 1990
42% Everybody's All-American Leslie Stone 1988
No Score Yet Rocket Gibraltar Rose Black 1988
57% The Dead Pool Samantha Walker 1988
82% The Untouchables Ness' Wife 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Sharp Objects
2018
Adora Crellin
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Narrator
  • 2016
  • 2006
  • 2001
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Dust Bowl
2012
Voice
  • 2012
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Tammy One
  • 2011
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Sarah Sarah O'Connor Aunt Sarah Sarah O'Conner
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Claire French
  • 2001
91% Murder One
1995-1997
Annie Hoffman
  • 1996
  • 1995
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1995
  • 1990
57% Davis Rules
1991-1992
Cosmo
  • 1991
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Laura Winthrop Socialite
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Deborah
  • 1986
No Score Yet Prohibition
2011
Voice
93% Wonderland
2000

QUOTES FROM Patricia Clarkson CHARACTERS

Darwan
You can't always trust people to behave.
Wendy
Ain't that the truth.
Wendy
Instead of buying a bicycle, my husband gave adultery a spin.
Sadie Burke
The world is full of sluts on skates.
Joy Burns
I'm glad we're going, Jim. This way instead of April showing up with some new piercing, tattoo, and, God forbid, staying overnight, this way we get to show up, experience the disaster that is her life, smile, and before we know it, we're on our way back home.
Rosemary
You know, I dated a homosexual once. Actually I dated him for a long time.
Olive Penderghast
Oh god, please don't tell me you married and had two kids with him.
Rosemary
I had a similar situation when I was your age. I had a horrible reputation.
Olive Penderghast
Why?
Rosemary
Because I slept with a whole bunch of people. Mostly guys.
Olive Penderghast
Mom!
Narrator
Ralph Ellison: "Let’s face it, there is something called official history. But you couldn’t find the truth about my background in that history. And one of the things that the WPA did is to allow that intermixture between the formal and the folk, the real experience of people as they feel it. We are a country which improvises. We are creating American history."
Narrator
Let's face it, there is something called official history. But you couldn't find the truth about my background in that history. And one of the things that the WPA did is to allow that intermixture between the formal and the folk, the real experience of people as they feel it. We are a country which improvises. We are creating American history.
Rosemary
Not to mention how have you been dressing this past few day. No judgement, but you kind of look like striper
Rosemary
Not to mention how have you been dressing this past few day. No judgement, but you kind of look like striper.
Olive Penderghast
Mom!
Dill
A high-end stripper, for governors or athletes.
Brandon
Is there an Olive here?
Rosemary
There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!
Alison
drunken hugs
Alison
Drunken hugs.
Dill
The family member of the week gets to pick the movie
Olive Penderghast
You get family member of the week every week.
Rosemary
And there's a reason for that.
Olive Penderghast
Yeah, you pick family member of the week!
Rosemary
Are you accusing me of nepotism?
Rosemary
Olive, sweetie! There's a young manhere to see you. He said something about asking for your hand in marriage!
Olive Penderghast
Oh happy day Mama! I thought I was going to have to spend my dowry on booze and pills to numb the loneliness. A gentleman caller!
Lorna
Bananas in the refrigerator? What are you, Puerto Rican?
Brandon
Is there an Olive here?
Rosemary
There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!
Sadie Burke
The world of full on skates?.
Sadie Burke
The world of full on skates?
Rosemary
Any friend of Olive's is a friend of our daughters, come on in.
Rosemary
Any friend of Olive's is a friend of my daughter.
Mrs. Margaret White
(walks outside to see Little Carrie) Carrie, what am I supposed to tell you.
Mrs. Margaret White
[walks outside to see Little Carrie] Carrie, what am I supposed to tell you.
Mrs. Margaret White
(Little Carrie walks up to her as she talks to her and grabs her arm) Get in the house.... Right.... now.....
Mrs. Margaret White
[Little Carrie walks up to her as she talks to her and grabs her arm] Get in the house. Right... now.
Lorna
(To Jamie) Do you have a hot boyfriend?.
Lorna
[to Jamie] Do you have a hot boyfriend?
Willa
Mr. Leroy.
Gus Leroy
Call me Gus.
Brandon
Is there an Olive here?
Rosemary
There's a whole jar of them in the fridge!
Eliot Ness
Reporter: They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then? Ness: I think I'll have a drink.
Reporter
They say they're going to repeal Prohibition. What will you do then?
Catherine Ness
I think I'll have a drink.
Rosemary
I had a similar situation when I was your age. I had a terrible reputation.
Olive Penderghast
Why?
Rosemary
Because I slept with a whole bunch of people.....Mostly guys.
Olive Penderghast
MOM!!
Dolores
You want to uncover the truth? You have to let her go! (If not) then you'll never leave this island.
Ethel Barton
The psych-obvious genius of it. Once you're declared insane, then anything you do is considered part of that insanity.