Patricia Clarkson Biography
Patricia Clarkson is an American actress. She has acted as starring in several and supporting roles in a variety of films, ranging from independent features to major studio productions.
Her accolades include one Academy Award nomination, two Golden Globe Award nominations, four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, one Tony Award nomination, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two National Society of Film Critics Awards, and one British Independent Film Award.
Patricia Clarkson Age
She was born on the 29th of December 1959 so she is 59 years old as of 2018.
Patricia Clarkson Family
Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jackie Clarkson née Brechtel, a New Orleans politician and councilwoman, and Arthur “Buzz” Clarkson, a school administrator who worked at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She is one of five sisters, all of whom attended O. Perry Walker High School. She was raised in the Algiers section of New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.
Patricia Clarkson Education
Born and raised in New Orleans, she joined Perry Walker High School in the Crescent City and later earned a degree in drama from Fordham University. From 1977 to 1979, Clarkson studied speech pathology at Louisiana State University before deciding she wanted to pursue a drama degree.
In 1980, she transferred to Fordham University in New York City to enroll in their undergraduate acting program, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 1982. She then earned her Master of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama in 1985.
Patricia Clarkson Husband
She is still single and she is no planning to get a husband soon. In her 2010 Interview for Salon, the actress had admitted that she never wanted to get married or have kids because of her impulsive nature.
Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott
Patricia and actor Campbell Scott had been part of the Craig Daniel’s 2005 directorial movie, The Dying Gaul. Both the artists portrayed the character of husband and wife in the American drama.
Nonetheless, the reel life couple was rumored to be dating offscreen in early 2000. Patricia and her alleged boyfriend sparkled their dating rumors when they attended the post-premiere party of the comedy movie, Pieces of April in 2003.
However, Campbell later went to marry an actress, Kathleen McElfresh in 2009 and Patricia is still single. Interestingly, Patricia and her former partner, Campbell were the ensemble cast of the American Web TV series, House Of Cards in its fifth season in 2017.
Patricia Clarkson Career
She made her feature film debut in Brian De Palma’s mob drama The Untouchables, followed by a supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s The Dead Pool.
After appearing in numerous minor roles in the early and mid-1990s, she garnered critical attention for her portrayal of a drug-addicted actress in the independent drama High Art. Clarkson went on to appear in numerous supporting roles in such films as The Green Mile, The Pledge, and Dogville.
She garnered further critical acclaim in 2003 for her performances in the drama films The Station Agent, which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, and Pieces of April, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2010, Clarkson had a supporting role in Martin Scorsese’s thriller Shutter Island, followed by roles in the mainstream comedies Easy A and Friends with Benefits.
In 2017, she won a British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Sally Potter’s drama The Party and guest-starred on the Netflix series House of Cards.
She co-starred with Amy Adams on the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects in 2018, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.
After graduating from the Yale School of Drama, Clarkson was cast in a 1986 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves as a replacement in the role of Corrinna Stroller.
The following year, she made her feature film debut in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, portraying Catherine Ness, the wife of US Treasury Prohibition agent Elliott Ness.
Clarkson stated she was financially struggling during this time and was paying student loans, and that De Palma expanded her role in the film as she originally only had several days’ worth of shooting. She had a small role in Jumanji before being cast in the independent drama High Art, portraying a drug-addicted German actress in New York City.
Her performance earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Clarkson appeared in a supporting role as an ailing wife of a prison warden in The Green Mile, which was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
The same year, she had a supporting part in the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, followed by a supporting part in Stanley Tucci’s biopic Joe Gould’s Secret.
Patricia Clarkson Movies
- Cairo Time 2009
- The Party 2017
- The Station Agent 2003
- Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008
- Jumanji 1995
- One day 2011
- Pieces of April 2003
- Lars and the Real Girl 2007
- October Gale 2014
- High Art 1998
- Miracle 2004
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- The Dead Pool
- Far from Heaven
- No Reservations (film)
- Good Night, and Good Luck.
Patricia Clarkson Net worth
Patricia has summoned the net worth of $3 million from her acting career since 1985. She enhanced her wealth after being part of the 2018 science fiction movie, Maze Runner.
Patricia Clarkson Height and Weight
She has an estimated height of 5 ft 5 in and a weight of about 55 kg.