The Info List - Amanda Plummer

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Amanda Michael Plummer[1] (born March 23, 1957)[2] is an American actress. She is known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as Joe Versus The Volcano (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). Plummer won a Tony Award in 1982 for her performance in Agnes of God.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Stage

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Plummer was born in New York City, the only child of actors Christopher Plummer and Tammy Grimes.[3] She attended Middlebury College for two and a half years, and as a young adult she studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.[4] Career[edit] Plummer has received critical acclaim for her film work, including such films as Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), The World According to Garp (1982), Daniel (1983), and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). Other films of note include The Fisher King, for which she received a BAFTA film nomination (1992), a Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination (1992), and a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (1992). Other films include Pulp Fiction, for which she received an American Comedy Award nomination; Girlfriend; Butterfly Kiss, My Life Without Me; Vampire, and Ken Park. She made her Broadway debut as Jo in the 1981 revival of A Taste of Honey, which ran for almost a year with Valerie French playing Helen, Jo's mother. She received a Tony Award nomination, a Theatre World, a Drama Desk, and an Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal. She won a Tony Award for Featured Actress and the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Boston Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of Agnes in Agnes of God, with Geraldine Page and Elizabeth Ashley.[5] In 1983 she portrayed Laura Wingfield in a Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. Other Broadway performances include Dolly Clandon in You Never Can Tell (1986), and as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (1987; for which she received her third Tony Award nomination) for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.[6] Off-Broadway plays include Beth in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, and Killer Joe, written by Tracy Letts. She has performed in many of Tennessee Williams' plays, including Summer and Smoke, The Gnädiges Fräulein, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, and the world premiere of The One Exception.[7] In 1996 Plummer won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the episode "Stitch in Time" of The Outer Limits.[8] In 2005, she won an Emmy as Miranda Cole in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Weak", in which she played a woman with schizophrenia.[9] She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and received another Emmy Award for her performance in Miss Rose White, a Hallmark made-for-television film about a Holocaust survivor, for which she received the Anti-Defamation League Award. For her performance in Last Light (1993), she received a Cable Ace Award nomination. Other awards include the Hollywood Drama Critics Award for her performance in the title female role in Romeo and Juliet, the Saturn Award for her performance as Nettie in Needful Things (1993), and a Cable Ace Award for her performance in The Right To Remain Silent (1996).[9] Plummer played Wiress, a former "tribute" who won the Hunger Games, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), the film adaptation of the second novel of The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins.[10] Plummer starred alongside Brad Dourif in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play at New World Stages in 2013.[11][12] Personal life[edit] Plummer has never married and has no children.[citation needed] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1981 Cattle Annie and Little Britches Annie

1982 The World According to Garp Ellen James

1983 Daniel Susan Isaacson

1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Miss Miscarriage

1984 The Dollmaker Mamie Television film

1986 Static Julia Purcell

1987 Courtship Laura Vaughn

1987 Made in Heaven Wiley Foxx

1988 Gryphon Ms Ferenczi Television film

1989 Prisoners of Inertia Sam

1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Dagmar

1991 The Fisher King Lydia Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

1992 Freejack Nun

1992 Sands of Time Sister Graziella Television film

1992 Miss Rose White Lusia Burke Television film Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Rose Michaels

1993 Last Light Lillian Burke Television film

1993 Needful Things Nettie Cobb Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

1993 Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica Cara Clausen Television film

1994 Pulp Fiction Honey Bunny/Yolanda Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

1994 Pax Franny

1995 Butterfly Kiss Eunice

1995 Nostradamus Catherine De Medici

1995 The Final Cut Rothstein

1995 The Prophecy Rachael

1995 Drunks Shelley

1996 Dead Girl Frida

1996 Freeway Ramona Lutz

1996 The Right To Remain Silent Paulina Marcos Television film CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

1996 Don't Look Back Bridget Television film

1996 Under the Piano Franny Basilio Television film

1997 American Perfekt Sandra Thomas

1997 Hercules Clotho Voice

1997 A Simple Wish Boots

1997 Hysteria Myrna Malloy

1998 You Can Thank Me Later Susan Cooperbeg

1998 L.A. Without a Map Red Pool Owner

1998 October 22 Denise

1999 8½ Women Beryl

1999 The Apartment Complex Miss Chenille Television film

2000 The Million Dollar Hotel Vivien

2000 Seven Days to Live Ellen Shaw

2002 The Gray in Between Jalyn

2002 The Last Angel The Last Angel Short film

2002 Triggermen Penny Archer

2002 Get a Clue Miss Dawson Television film

2002 Ken Park Claude's mother

2003 My Life Without Me Laurie

2003 The Cruelest Day Karin

2003 Mimic 3: Sentinel Simone Montrose Direct-to-video

2004 Satan's Little Helper Merrill Whooly

2008 Inconceivable Lesley Banks

2008 Red Mrs. Doust

2008 Affinity Miss Ridley

2008 45 R.P.M. Caralee Lucas

2009 Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf Lady in the Car

2009 First Time Long Time Maggie Short film

2010 The Making of Plus One Kim Owens

2010 Girlfriend Celeste

2010 1001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position Nora

2011 Vampire Helga

2011 Dr. Ketel Louise

2011 Today's Headline Amy Short film

2012 Sophomore Miss Hultz

2012 Small Apartments Mrs. Ballisteri

2012 Abigail Harm Abigail Harm

2012 I Have to Buy New Shoes Joanne

2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Wiress

2014 Strangely in Love Sister Sarah

2016 The Dancer Lili

2016 Honeyglue Alice


Year Title Role Notes

1982 ABC Afterschool Special Angela Dunoway Episode: "The Unforgivable Secret"

1987 Moonlighting Jackie Wilbourne Episode: "Take a Left at the Altar"

1988 The Equalizer Jill O'Connor Episode: "A Dance on the Dark Side"

1989 Miami Vice Lisa Madsen Episode: "Fruit of the Poison Tree"

1989 Tales from the Crypt Peggy Episode: "Lover Come Hack to Me"

1989 True Blue Susan Lizar Episode: "Pilot: Part 1"

1989–1990 L.A. Law Alice Hackett 6 episodes Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

1990 Kojak Phyllis Episode: "None So Blind"

1991 The Hidden Room Sarah Cole Episode: "A Type of Love Story" Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series

1996–2000 The Outer Limits Dr. Theresa Givens 2 episodes Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

1996 Duckman Princess Fallopia (voice) Episode: "The Road to Dendron"

1998 Stories from My Childhood The Queen (voice) Episode: "The Twelve Months & The Snow Girl"

2002 Night Visions Music Professor Episode: "The Maze"

2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Miranda Cole Episode: "Weak" Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2006 Battlestar Galactica Oracle Selloi Episode: "Exodus"

2007 WordGirl Lady Redundant Woman (voice) Episode: "Lady Redundant Woman"

2009–2013 Phineas and Ferb Professor Poofenplotz / Additional voices 4 episodes

2014 Hannibal Katherine Pims Episode: "Takiawase"

2015 The Blacklist Tracy Solobotkin Episode: "The Deer Hunter"


Year Title Role Notes

1979 A Month in the Country Vera

1979 Artichoke Lily-Agnes

1981 A Taste of Honey Josephine Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play

1982 Agnes of God Agnes Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

1983 The Glass Menagerie Laura

1985 A Lie of the Mind Beth

1986 You Never Can Tell Dolly Clandon

1987 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play

1990 Abundance Bess

1998 Killer Joe Sharla

2005 The Lark Joan of Arc

2006–2007 Summer and Smoke Alma Winemiller

2013 The Two-Character Play Clare

2017 The Night Of The Iguana Hannah Jelkes


^ Plummer, Christopher (October 6, 2009). In Spite of Myself: A Memoir. Random House Digital, Inc. ISBN 978-0-307-39680-8. Retrieved August 29, 2012.  ^ "Amanda Plummer profile at". FilmReference.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012.  ^ Christopher Plummer biography Archived 2012-11-07 at the Wayback Machine., thebiographychannel.co.uk; accessed May 6, 2014. ^ Daaley, Suzanne. "A Theater Child Takes Center Stage" The New York Times, September 6, 1981 ^ Amanda Plummer wins Tony Award for Agnes of God, tonyawards.com; accessed May 6, 2014. ^ Amanda Plummer at the Internet Broadway Database ^ Amanda Plummer profile, lortel.org/LLA_archive; accessed May 6, 2014. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 1447. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.  ^ a b Amanda Plummer on IMDb ^ McNary, Dave (July 17, 2012). "Amanda Plummer joins Catching Fire". Variety. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012.  ^ Piepenburg, Erik (April 1, 2013). "Amanda Plummer, Brad Dourif To Star in Tennessee Williams's 'Two-Character Play'". New York Times.  ^ Amanda Plummer & Brad Dourif in Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play on YouTube

External links[edit]

Amanda Plummer on IMDb Amanda Plummer at the Internet Broadway Database Amanda Plummer at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Article, playbill.com, October 20, 2004; accessed May 6, 2014. Profile, hollywood.com (archived); accessed May 6, 2014. NewYork Times article referencing Amanda Plummer, April 28, 1996; accessed May 6, 2014. Stephen Capen Interview on Worldguide, Futurist Radio Hour, October 14, 1995. Amanda Plummer comments on camera on role in The Two Character Play, June 2013 on YouTube New York Times Arts Blog on The Two-Character Play, June 2013; accessed May 5, 2014. The Two-Character Play Off-Broadway 2013

Awards for Amanda Plummer

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Frances Sternhagen (1975) Rachel Roberts (1976) Rosemary De Angelis (1977) Eileen Atkins (1978) Pamela Reed (1979) Lois de Banzie (1980) Swoosie Kurtz (1981) Amanda Plummer (1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski (1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Joanna Gleason (1986) Mary Alice (1987) Christine Estabrook (1988) Tovah Feldshuh (1989) Frances Conroy (1990) Irene Worth (1991) Christine Baranski (1992) Madeline Kahn (1993) Jane Adams (1994) Tara Fitzgerald (1995) Elaine Stritch (1996) Dana Ivey (1997) Allison Janney (1998) Anna Friel (1999) Marylouise Burke (2000) Viola Davis (2001) Katie Finneran (2002) Lynn Redgrave (2003) Audra McDonald (2004) Adriane Lenox (2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Martha Plimpton (2007) Linda Lavin (2008) Angela Lansbury (2009) Viola Davis (2010) Edie Falco (2011) Judith Light (2012) Judith Light (2013) Celia Keenan-Bolger (2014) Annaleigh Ashford (2015) Saycon Sengbloh (2016) Cynthia Nixon (2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Olivia Cole (1977) Blanche Baker (1978) Esther Rolle (1979) Mare Winningham (1980) Jane Alexander (1981) Penny Fuller (1982) Jean Simmons (1983) Roxana Zal (1984) Kim Stanley (1985) Colleen Dewhurst (1986) Piper Laurie (1987) Jane Seymour (1988) Colleen Dewhurst (1989) Eva Marie Saint (1990) Ruby Dee (1991) Amanda Plummer (1992) Mary Tyler Moore (1993) Cicely Tyson (1994) Judy Davis / Shirley Knight (1995) Greta Scacchi (1996) Diana Rigg (1997) Mare Winningham (1998) Anne Bancroft (1999) Vanessa Redgrave (2000) Tammy Blanchard (2001) Stockard Channing (2002) Gena Rowlands (2003) Mary-Louise Parker (2004) Jane Alexander (2005) Kelly Macdonald (2006) Judy Davis (2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo (2009) Julia Ormond (2010) Maggie Smith (2011) Jessica Lange (2012) Ellen Burstyn (2013) Kathy Bates (2014) Regina King (2015) Regina King (2016) Laura Dern (2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Zohra Lampert (1974) Fionnula Flanagan (1976) Beulah Bondi (1977) Rita Moreno (1978) Alfre Woodard (1987) Shirley Knight (1988) Kay Lenz (1989) Viveca Lindfors (1990) Peggy McCay (1991) Elaine Stritch (1993) Faye Dunaway (1994) Shirley Knight (1995) Amanda Plummer (1996) Dianne Wiest (1997) Cloris Leachman (1998) Debra Monk (1999) Beah Richards (2000) Sally Field (2001) Patricia Clarkson (2002) Alfre Woodard (2003) Sharon Stone (2004) Amanda Plummer (2005) Patricia Clarkson (2006) Leslie Caron (2007) Cynthia Nixon (2008) Ellen Burstyn (2009) Ann-Margret (2010) Loretta Devine (2011) Martha Plimpton (2012) Carrie Preston (2013) Allison Janney (2014) Margo Martindale (2015) Margo Martindale (2016) Alexis Bledel (2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

Ida Lupino (1974/75) Bette Davis (1976) Susan Tyrrell (1977) Dyan Cannon (1978) Veronica Cartwright (1979) Eve Brent (1980) Frances Sternhagen (1981) Zelda Rubinstein (1982) Candy Clark (1983) Polly Holliday (1984) Anne Ramsey (1985) Jenette Goldstein (1986) Anne Ramsey (1987) Sylvia Sidney (1988) Whoopi Goldberg (1989/90) Mercedes Ruehl (1991) Isabella Rossellini (1992) Amanda Plummer (1993) Mia Sara (1994) Bonnie Hunt (1995) Alice Krige (1996) Gloria Stuart (1997) Joan Allen (1998) Patricia Clarkson (1999) Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (2000) Fionnula Flanagan (2001) Samantha Morton (2002) Ellen DeGeneres (2003) Daryl Hannah (2004) Summer Glau (2005) Famke Janssen (2006) Marcia Gay Harden (2007) Tilda Swinton (2008) Sigourney Weaver (2009) Mila Kunis (2010) Emily Blunt (2011) Anne Hathaway (2012) Scarlett Johansson (2013) Rene Russo (2014) Jessica Chastain (2015) Tilda Swinton (2016)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Patricia Neal (1947) Shirley Booth (1949) Maureen Stapleton (1951) Marian Winters (1952) Beatrice Straight (1953) Jo Van Fleet (1954) Patricia Jessel (1955) Una Merkel (1956) Peggy Cass (1957) Anne Bancroft (1958) Julie Newmar (1959) Anne Revere (1960) Colleen Dewhurst (1961) Elizabeth Ashley (1962) Sandy Dennis (1963) Barbara Loden (1964) Alice Ghostley (1965) Zoe Caldwell (1966) Marian Seldes (1967) Zena Walker (1968) Jane Alexander (1969) Blythe Danner (1970) Rae Allen (1971) Elizabeth Wilson (1972) Leora Dana (1973) Frances Sternhagen (1974) Rita Moreno (1975) Shirley Knight (1976) Trazana Beverley (1977) Ann Wedgeworth (1978) Joan Hickson (1979) Dinah Manoff (1980) Swoosie Kurtz (1981) Amanda Plummer (1982) Judith Ivey (1983) Christine Baranski (1984) Judith Ivey (1985) Swoosie Kurtz (1986) Mary Alice (1987) L. Scott Caldwell (1988) Christine Baranski (1989) Margaret Tyzack (1990) Irene Worth (1991) Bríd Brennan (1992) Debra Monk (1993) Jane Adams (1994) Frances Sternhagen (1995) Audra McDonald (1996) Lynne Thigpen (1997) Anna Manahan (1998) Elizabeth Franz (1999) Blair Brown (2000) Viola Davis (2001) Katie Finneran (2002) Michele Pawk (2003) Audra McDonald (2004) Adriane Lenox (2005) Frances de la Tour (2006) Jennifer Ehle (2007) Rondi Reed (2008) Angela Lansbury (2009) Scarlett Johansson (2010) Ellen Barkin (2011) Judith Light (2012) Judith Light (2013) Sophie Okonedo (2014) Annaleigh Ashford (2015) Jayne Houdyshell (2016) Cynthia Nixon (2017)

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