Bonnie Bedelia

Born Mar 25, 1948

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin is an American actress known for her roles in the action films Die Hard and Die Hard 2, as well as the courtroom drama Presumed Innocent. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for Heart Like a Wheel. As of 2010, she is starring in the NBC series Parenthood.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on March 25, 1948.
1958 10 Years Old Before becoming an actress, Bedelia studied ballet and appeared in a few productions with the New York City Ballet, including The Nutcracker. In 1958 she had her only dancing role onscreen as Clara in the Playhouse 90 television production of the George Balanchine Nutcracker.


1961 13 Years Old From 1961 to 1967 Bedelia was a regular on the CBS soap opera, Love of Life, playing the role of Sandy Porter.
1962 14 Years Old She also worked on Broadway, making her debut supporting Patty Duke in 1962 in Isle of Children and winning a Theatre World Award in the lead of My Sweet Charlie in 1966.


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Bedelia made her film debut in The Gypsy Moths, and later in 1969 she attracted attention as the pregnant marathon dancer in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
1970 22 Years Old In following years, she starred in the 1970 comedy Lovers and Other Strangers, and had dramatic roles in The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972), and Between Friends (1973).


1978 30 Years Old She also appeared opposite Richard Dreyfuss in 1978 comedyThe Big Fix. … Read More
1984 36 Years Old In 1984 Bedelia received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in 1983's Heart Like a Wheel as drag racer Shirley Muldowney. … Read More


1993 45 Years Old She was nominated for Emmy Award for performances in Showtime anthology series, Fallen Angels in 1993, and for the leading role in the made-for-television movie Locked in Silence (1999). … Read More
1995 47 Years Old She married actor Michael MacRae in 1995.


2001 53 Years Old From 2001 to 2004 Bedelia had lead role as Capt. Kate McCafferty in the Lifetime television drama series The Division.


2008 60 Years Old She later guest-starred in Big Love and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and starred oppisite Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John in 2008 sitcom Sordid Lives: The Series.
2010 62 Years Old In 2010 Bedelia began starring in the NBC drama series, Parenthood, playing the role of the family matriarch, Camille Braverman. … Read More
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