Born on December 29, 1959
From New Orleans, Louisiana
Patricia Clarkson as "Shirley Wershba"
When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Patricia Clarkson as "Olivia Harris"
The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) and unhappy wife Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson). As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Patricia Clarkson as "Joy Burns"
Quirky and rebellious April Burns (Katie Holmes) lives with her boyfriend in a low-rent New York City apartment miles away from her emotionally distant family. But when she discovers that her mother (Patricia Clarkson) has a fatal form of breast cancer, she invites the clan to her place for Thanksgiving. While her father (Oliver Platt) struggles to drive her family into the city, April -- an inexperienced cook -- runs into kitchen trouble and must ask a neighbor (Sean Hayes) for help.
|Academy Award (2003)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (2003)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
Patricia Clarkson as "Melinda Moores"
Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never encountered someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of young sisters. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift. Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|