Margot Kidder

Born Oct 17, 1948

Margaret Ruth "Margot" Kidder is a Canadian-born American actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies from 1978 to 1987.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Margot Kidder.


Her father was manager of the Yellowknife Telephone Company from 1948 to 1951. … Read More


1966 17 Years Old Kidder attended multiple schools in her youth, and graduated from Havergal College, a boarding school in Toronto, in 1966. … Read More


1969 20 Years Old Her first major feature was the 1969 American film Gaily, Gaily, a comedy starring Beau Bridges. … Read More
1970 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In the late 1960s, Kidder was based in Toronto, and in 1970, relocated to Vancouver.
1972 23 Years Old She was a guest star in a 1972 episode of the George Peppard detective series Banacek. … Read More
1974 25 Years Old She then starred in the slasher film Black Christmas in 1974, for which she won a Canadian Film Award for Best Actress; followed by a role as a prostitute in the Terrence Malick-scripted The Gravy Train (1974). … Read More
1975 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, Kidder was cast in a lead role in The Great Waldo Pepper opposite Robert Redford, followed by 92 in the Shade (1975) with Peter Fonda, both of which established her as a commercially viable leading lady. … Read More
1976 27 Years Old After taking a break from acting after the birth of her daughter in 1976, Kidder sought to return to making films in the late 1970s.
1978 29 Years Old After doing a reading of Lois Lane for the 1978 superhero film Superman: The Movie, Kidder was flown to England by Richard Donner for screen-tests. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Kidder's performance as Kathy Lutz in the 1979 summer release of The Amityville Horror further cemented her status as one of Hollywood's leading ladies. … Read More
1981 - 1983 3 More Events
1984 35 Years Old She actively supported Jesse Jackson's bid for the Democratic nomination in the 1984 U.S. presidential election. … Read More
1986 37 Years Old In 1986 she was selected as the English narrator for the Japanese animated series The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


1994 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Kidder played the bartender at the Broken Skull Tavern in Under a Killing Moon, an IBM PC adventure game.
1996 47 Years Old By the mid-1990s, Kidder's career began to decline, which was attributed to her widely publicized nervous breakdown in 1996.


2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, she appeared alongside Crispin Glover and Vanessa Redgrave in the film adaptation of Crime and Punishment.
2006 57 Years Old In 2006, Kidder played Jenny Schecter's mother Sandy Ziskin on The L Word, a repressed Jewish woman coming to terms with her daughter's sexuality.
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Kidder began appearing on the television series Brothers and Sisters, playing Emily Craft. … Read More


2009 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 63 Years Old In 2012, she appeared in a video for Stop the Frack Attack, an environmental organization working toward regulating fracking practices. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old On August 22, 2015, Kidder was named the host of a dinner event by the Yellowstone County Democrats in Billings, Montana called "Billings for Bernie" in support of Bernie Sanders' presidential primary bid. … Read More
2016 67 Years Old In an article expressing her reaction to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she wrote, "I am not an American tonight... … Read More
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