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Bonnie Bedelia

BornBonnie Bedelia Culkin ( 1948-03-25 ) March 25, 1948 (age 72) New York City , New York , U.S.
Children2
OccupationActress
RelativesKit Culkin (brother) Macaulay Culkin (nephew) Kieran Culkin (nephew) Rory Culkin (nephew)
Spouse(s)Ken Luber ( m. 1969; div. 1980) Michael MacRae ( m. 1995)
Years active1957-present

Golden Globe nominee Bonnie Bedelia has appeared on film, television, and stage, and can currently be seen on ABC designated Survivor. In this political drama, Bedelia appears as first mother-in-law Eva Booker in a recurring role alongside Kiefer Sutherland. Prior to Desginated Survivor, Bedelia portrayed Camille Braverman on the NBC drama series Parenthood, in which she played the calm and winning matriarch of the Braverman family during the show's successful six-season run. Bedelia made her professional debut in the 1957 North Jersey Playhouse production of Dr. Praetorius, and then was handed a full scholarship to study at George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. But the acting bug had bite and after dancing in only four productions, including playing the role of Clara in Nutcracker, she decided to hang up her Ballet slippers. She proceeded to study at both HB Studio and Actors Studio in New York. Bedelia nab five-year role as young teen Sandy Porter in New York-base daytime soap Love of Life starting in 1961. During that time, she took her first Broadway bow in Isle of Children, show that last week in March of 1962. She was also replacement in established hit comedy Enter Laughing a year later. After appearing in stage play Playroom in 1965, she earned strong reviews for her touching performance in My Sweet Charlie, for which she won the 1967 Theatre World Award for promising new artist. In it she plays a pregnant young Southern girl on lam with a black lawyer. Bedelia makes her way out to Los Angeles with a classical repertory company, performing coveted roles in Shakespeare, Checkov, Ibson and Tennessee Williams. Thereafter, she made her feature debut lending topnotch support in Gypsy Moths, which reunite From Here to Eternity stars Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. She earned even better marks in her next two films, One performance was simply haunting and the other one hilarious. Once again playing pregnant and once again delivering touching pathos, she plays a dirt-poor marathon dancer who pitches songs for pennies in the superb, Award-winning, Depression-era drama They Shoot Horses, don't they? On other end of the acting spectrum, she plays the lovable bride-to-be in sidesplitting comedy classic Lovers and Other Strangers. At the age of 33, Bedelia received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for her role as racecar driver Shirley Muldowney in Jonathan Kaplan's Heart Like Wheel. She stars opposite Kevin Kline in Violets Are Blue, Ed Harris in Stephen King's Needful Things, Keanu Reeves in Prince of Pennsylvania for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nod, and Paul Newman in Roland Joffe's Fat Man and Little Boy. She chilled moviegoers as the derange murderous wife of Harrison Ford in Alan Pakula's presume Innocent, and played Bruce Willis' endanger true Love in Die Hard and Die Hard 2.

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Early life and education

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YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1967Theatre World AwardTheatre World AwardMy Sweet CharlieWon
1984Golden Globe AwardBest Actress - Motion Picture DramaHeart Like a WheelNominated
1989Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Prince of PennsylvaniaNominated
1994Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesFallen AngelsNominated
1997CableACE AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAny Mother's SonNominated
1999Lone Star Film Television AwardsBest TV ActressTo Live AgainWon
2000Emmy AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesLocked in SilenceNominated
2012Ojai Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardWon

Bedelia was born in New York City, New York, daughter of Marian Ethel, writer and editor, and Philip Harley Culkin, journalist. She is the sister of Kit Culkin and the aunt of actors Macaulay, Kieran, and Rory Culkin. She married scriptwriter Ken Luber on April 24 1969, and they had a son, Yuri, following year. Time off to focus on motherhood prove detrimental to her rising star. Divorce from the father of her two children, she is presently married to her third husband, actor Michael MacRae, whom she married in 1995.


BEDELIA, Bonnie 1952(?)-

Bedelia was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City, daughter of Marian Ethel, writer and editor, and Philip Harley Culkin, who was in public relations and 50 years old at the time. She was born in a difficult financial period when her father's firm went bankrupt, and they lived in a cold-water tenement flat. Her mother Die when she was 14 and her father, who had always had ulcers, Die shortly afterward. She has two brothers, one of whom is actor Kit Culkin, and a sister, Candice Culkin. She is the aunt of actors Macaulay, Kieran, and Rory Culkin. Bedelia studied dance in her youth, at the School of American Ballet. She received her acting training at HB Studio.

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Career

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YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1967Theatre World AwardTheatre World AwardMy Sweet CharlieWon
1984Golden Globe AwardBest Actress - Motion Picture DramaHeart Like a WheelNominated
1989Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Prince of PennsylvaniaNominated
1994Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesFallen AngelsNominated
1997CableACE AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAny Mother's SonNominated
1999Lone Star Film Television AwardsBest TV ActressTo Live AgainWon
2000Emmy AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesLocked in SilenceNominated
2012Ojai Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardWon

When Camille Braverman, materfamilias that Bonnie Bedelia plays on NBC's Parenthood, returned from month of art lessons in Italy this season, her husband, Zeek, wasn't only one sighing in relief. So were the show's loyal viewers, who flooded message boards with variations on the theme of thank God Camille Braverman's back! That was just another layer of affection that has built up over the last five seasons for satisfyingly complex show and the matriarch of the Braverman clan. Fans often approach Bedelia in public to let her know that Camille is the mother they've always wished they'd had. For an actress who has fought label underappreciated throughout her 55-year career in TV, film, and theater, belated recognition is gratifying. Marry since 1995 to 65-year-old actor Michael MacRae, 66-year-old actress is now revisiting hard times and high times of her life for a memoir in progress. Born Bonnie Culkin in 1948, Bedelia grew up in a New York City slum with three siblings. Bedelia's mother, writer and editor, Die when she was just 16. After a brief flirtation with Ballet, Bedelia turns to acting. She won over moviegoers as a pregnant marathon dancer in They Shoot Horses, don't they? And as pioneering female drag racer in Heart Like Wheel. She also plays Holly McClane, woman whom Officer John McClane battles baddies to save in Die Hard and its first sequel. A cascade of star vehicles and character roles follow. Bedelia takes a break from shooting the last few episodes of Parenthood' s fifth season to share her hopes for Camille Braverman and for herself. Stacy Jenel Smith writes celebrity news columm Beck / Smith Hollywood.

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Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1967Theatre World AwardTheatre World AwardMy Sweet CharlieWon
1984Golden Globe AwardBest Actress - Motion Picture DramaHeart Like a WheelNominated
1989Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Prince of PennsylvaniaNominated
1994Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesFallen AngelsNominated
1997CableACE AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAny Mother's SonNominated
1999Lone Star Film Television AwardsBest TV ActressTo Live AgainWon
2000Emmy AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesLocked in SilenceNominated
2012Ojai Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardWon

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Table3

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
1967Theatre World AwardTheatre World AwardMy Sweet CharlieWon
1984Golden Globe AwardBest Actress - Motion Picture DramaHeart Like a WheelNominated
1989Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleThe Prince of PennsylvaniaNominated
1994Emmy AwardOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesFallen AngelsNominated
1997CableACE AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesAny Mother's SonNominated
1999Lone Star Film Television AwardsBest TV ActressTo Live AgainWon
2000Emmy AwardOutstanding Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesLocked in SilenceNominated
2012Ojai Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardWon
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