Patricia Clarkson is an Academy-Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress. She grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans, and she’s familiar with the sweet-as-honey southern charm of her most recent tv character Adora Crellin in HBO’s Sharp Objects, for which she won Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards.
A graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Drama MFA program, this remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the beginning of her illustrious career, intrigued film, television and theatre audiences with her powerful performances and her nuanced and glowing glamour. Patricia manages to make the most of whatever screen time she has, often stealing scenes effortlessly. She made her big screen debut with Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables (1987), and her performance in the acclaimed film High Art (1998) put her on the indie film map. Patricia received two Emmys for her role in the acclaimed HBO series Six Feet Under (2001). In 2002 the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics honored her for her performance in Todd Haynes’ Far from Heaven. In 2003 alone, Patricia received a special acting prize at the Sundance Film Festival for her superb work in three films: The Station Agent, All the Real Girls and Pieces of April, which also earned her a coveted Oscar nomination.
Patricia Clarkson has earned a reputation as the player who elevates everyone else’s work, from The Green Mile to Easy A to the most recent season of House of Cards. Her stage career is filled with leading roles like Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center and her Tony-nominated turn as Mrs. Kendal in The Elephant Man. She attacks every part with that same assurance — from movies such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Cairo Time (2010), Learning to Drive (2014), The Maze Runner (2014), and many many more, which is the reason Patricia Clarkson has been sought after during her entire career.