Monday, September 21, 2009

Captivating Close-Up: Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. After having a dramatic education in the East Coast, Clarkson launched her acting career in 1985, and is working steadily on both film and television. She won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in Six Feet Under, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Pieces of April (2003).

Clarkson had supporting roles in a series of high-profile films in her early career, including The Dead Pool, Rocket Gibraltar and Everybody's All-American. She starred in the short-run television series Davis Rules, and in the miniseries Alex Haley's Queen. More often a character actor than a leading woman, she has also appeared in such major films as The Green Mile (1999), Far from Heaven (2002) and Good Night, and Good Luck (2005).

In 2003, she gained critical acclaim and a Special Jury Prize for her work in four films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival : All the Real Girls, The Baroness and the Pig, The Station Agent and Pieces of April.

Source: Wikipedia

Our Captivating Close-Ups today are reserved for actors we feel have been overlooked. Although they're not winning tons of awards or making blockbuster movies, we can always count on them to deliver incredible performances!

* Thanks to softqual for the suggestion!*

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