Hailed as American independent film's newest star, actress Patricia Clarkson won the special jury prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
She was honored for her compelling performances in not just one but four different movies, including The Station Agent, the acclaimed Tom Mc Carthy film.
The reaction of her father, a retired public health administrator at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, mildly concerns her. " PATRICIA CLARKSON already knows how her mother, Jackie Clarkson, the peppy president of the City Council of resurgent New Orleans, will react to her latest nude scene in a feature film, this time opposite Ben Kingsley in ''Elegy,'' adapted from Philip Roth's tortured novelette, ''The Dying Animal'': two thumbs up.
Since the film opens this weekend after having had its New York premiere on Tuesday night -- she wore a slinky, black one-shoulder gown on loan from Donatella Versace: ''It's Cinderella time! The reaction of her father, a retired public health administrator at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, mildly concerns her. ''My parents are old-fashioned, but not in a standard conservative sense,'' says Ms.
(summa cum laude), 1982; Yale University School of Drama, M. Actress in films, including: The Untouchables, 1987; The Dead Pool, 1988; Rocket Gibraltar, 1988; Everybody's All-American, 1988; Tune in Tomorrow, 1990; Jumanji, 1995; Pharaoh's Army, 1995; High Art, 1998; Playing by Heart, 1998; Simply Irresistible, 1999; Wayward Son, 1999; The Green Mile, 1999; Falling Like This, 2000; Joe Gould's Secret, 2000; The Pledge, 2001; Wendigo, 2001; The Safety of Objects, 2001; Welcome to Collinwood, 2002; Far From Heaven, 2002; Heartbreak Hotel, 2002; The Baroness and the Pig, 2002; Pieces of April, 2003; All the Real Girls, 2003; The Station Agent, 2003; Dogville, 2003; Miracle, 2004; The Woods, 2005; The Dying Gaul, 2005.
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Read more » A favorite supporting actress in the American independent film world, Yale-trained actress Patricia Clarkson began her career on the New York stage before a false start in mainstream pictures gave way to a prolific career as a film festival favorite.