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Out of Practice (2005)

Stockard Channing as "Dr. Lydia Barnes"

Ben Barnes is an earnest couples counselor whose medical family doesn't consider him to be a ``real'' doctor because he doesn't have M.D. after his name. But despite their lofty credentials, Ben might be the best prescription for the future of this wacky clan.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The West Wing (1999)

Stockard Channing as "Abigail "Abbey" Bartlet"

Cutthroat presidential advisers get their personal lives hopelessly tangled up with professional duties as they try to conduct the business of running a country. Fictional Democratic President Josiah Barlet suffers no fools, and that policy alienates many. He and his dedicated staffers struggle to balance the needs of the country with the political realities of Washington, D.C., working through two presidential terms and the race to succeed Bartlet as the leader of the free world.

Emmy (Primetime) (2005) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2004) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2003) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2001) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2000) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)

Stockard Channing as "Judy Shepard"

In this dramatization of an actual event, young Matthew Shepard (Shane Meier) is mercilessly slain by a pair of men who targeted their victim because of his homosexuality. Capital punishment looming, the killers' fate lies in the hands of Matthew's parents, Judy (Stockard Channing) and Dennis (Sam Waterston). As the grieving couple attempts to make the choice that will best serve Matthew's memory, they recount his rocky adolescence, lifelong struggle for acceptance and personal views on life.

Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Smoke (1995)

Stockard Channing as "Ruby McNutt"

Writer Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's (Harvey Keitel) smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole (Harold Perrineau Jr.) saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is moved by both Rashid's quest to reconnect with his father (Forest Whitaker) and Auggie's discovery that a woman who might be his daughter is about to give birth.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

Stockard Channing as "Ouisa"

Privileged art dealers Flan (Donald Sutherland) and Ouisa (Stockard Channing) are hosting a dinner party when Paul (Will Smith), a blood-soaked young man, arrives on their doorstep. He claims to be a friend of their Ivy League children, and charms his way into the house. But when the couple discover the truth about Paul and his real identity, they kick him out. As the couple trades stories with their friends about Paul, his presence proves surprisingly hard to shake.

Academy Award (1993) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Perfect Witness (1989)

Stockard Channing as "Liz Sapperstein"

Taking a break from running his restaurant, Sam Paxton (Aidan Quinn) goes to a local bar for a drink, where he witnesses a mob hit. Sam is the only one who reports the murder to police, but he is hesitant to testify in court. District Attorney James Falcon (Brian Dennehy) pushes Sam, realizing this is his chance to make a big case. After his son is attacked, Sam refuses to speak in court. Falcon responds by jailing Sam until he is willing to cooperate.

Emmy (Primetime) (1990) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

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