Stockard Channing

Film + Stage and Television Actress
Born Feb 13, 1944

Stockard Channing is a three-time Emmy and one-time Tony Award winning American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her portrayal of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing; for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease; and for her role as Ouisa Kittredge in the play Six Degrees of Separation and its later film version.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on February 13, 1944.


1963 19 Years Old 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. … Read More


1969 25 Years Old Channing started her acting career with the experimental Theatre Company of Boston and eventually performed in the group's Off-Broadway 1969 production of the Elaine May play Adaptation/Next.
1970 26 Years Old She performed in a revival of Arsenic and Old Lace directed by Theodore Mann as part of the Circle in the Square at Ford's Theatre program in 1970.
1971 27 Years Old In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona — The Musical, working with playwright John Guare.
1973 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings at the Martin Beck Theatre


1978 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The film was released in 1978 and her performance earned her the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress.


1985 41 Years Old She reprised the role in the Roundabout Theater Company production, first Off-Broadway in January 1985 and then on Broadway in March 1985, and won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. … Read More


1996 52 Years Old …  She starred in the USA Network film An Unexpected Family in 1996 and in its sequel, An Unexpected Life, in 1998. … Read More
1997 53 Years Old On stage, she performed at Lincoln Center in Tom Stoppard's Hapgood (1995) and in the 1997 revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. … Read More
2001 57 Years Old She was a recurring guest star for the show's first two seasons; she became a regular cast member in 2001. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old Channing received the 2002 London Film Critics Circle Award (ALFS) for Best Actress of the Year for her role in the film The Business of Strangers. … Read More
2003 59 Years Old In 2003, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award.


2005 61 Years Old In 2005, Channing won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special for Jack (2004), a Showtime TV movie about a young man struggling to understand why his father left the family for another man. … Read More
2008 64 Years Old 1 More Event
She was selected for the second narrator of the Animal Planet hit series Meerkat Manor in 2008, replacing Sean Astin, who did the first three seasons.
2010 66 Years Old She returned to the stage in June 2010, to Dublin's Gaiety Theatre to play Lady Bracknell in Rough Magic Theatre Company’s production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. … Read More
2016 72 Years Old She played the role of the title character's mother, Veronica Loy until the final season in 2016.
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