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Amanda Plummer

Amanda PlummerAKA Amanda Michael Plummer

Born: 23-Mar-1957
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pulp Fiction

Amanda Plummer's parents divorced when she was very young, and she was raised by her mother, actress Tammy Grimes, with help from grandparents and a succession of nannies. As a child her only interest was horses, and in her early teens the wispy Plummer briefly worked as a jockey at Belmont Downs.

She rarely saw her father, Christopher Plummer, while she was growing up, but instead watched all his films. She grew up to become a stage actress, but also does character work in movies, and sometimes gets an important role in smaller, independent films. In The Fisher King she played the waifish office worker who drew homeless Robin Williams' affections. In The World According to Garp she was the mute rape victim Ellen James; in Butterfly Kiss she played the bisexual self-mutilating serial killer; in 8 Women her character had carnal knowledge with a pig; and in Dead Girl she flirted with necrophiliac Val Kilmer.

Plummer has a knack with these strange characters, but on the stage she has been allowed a wider range of roles, and almost always earned rave reviews. She has been Tony-nominated three times, and won in 1982 for the Broadway production of Agnes of God, with Geraldine Page and Elizabeth Ashley. Both of Plummer's parents have won Tonys as well.

Father: Christopher Plummer (actor)
Mother: Tammy Grimes (actress)
Boyfriend: Peter O'Toole (actor, dated in 1979)
Boyfriend: Paul Chart (film director, b. 1961, dated and cohabited mid-1990s)

    High School: United Nations High School, New York, NY
    University: Middlebury College (dropped out)

    Tony 1982 for Agnes of God
    Emmy 1992 for Miss Rose White
    Emmy 1996 for The Outer Limits
    Emmy 2005 for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    TELEVISION
    L.A. Law Alice Hackett (1990)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (11-Nov-2013)
    Small Apartments (10-Mar-2012)
    Affinity (3-May-2008)
    Red (20-Jan-2008) · Mrs. Doust
    Satan's Little Helper (6-May-2004)
    Mimic 3: Sentinel (14-Apr-2003) · Simone
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Herself
    My Life Without Me (10-Feb-2003) · Laurie
    Ken Park (31-Aug-2002)
    Triggermen (26-Jul-2002)
    Get a Clue (28-Jun-2002)
    Seven Days to Live (25-Jun-2000) · Ellen Shaw
    The Million Dollar Hotel (9-Feb-2000) · Vivien
    The Apartment Complex (31-Oct-1999)
    You Can Thank Me Later (23-May-1999)
    8 Women (22-May-1999)
    L.A. Without a Map (11-Sep-1998)
    American Perfekt (11-Sep-1997) · Sandra
    A Simple Wish (11-Jul-1997) · Boots
    Hercules (14-Jun-1997) [VOICE]
    Don't Look Back (13-Jul-1996)
    Freeway (Jan-1996)
    Under the Piano (1996)
    The Prophecy (1-Sep-1995)
    Drunks (23-Aug-1995)
    Butterfly Kiss (6-Jul-1995)
    The Final Cut (1995)
    Pulp Fiction (14-Oct-1994) · Honey Bunny
    Nostradamus (18-Aug-1994)
    Needful Things (27-Aug-1993)
    Last Light (22-Aug-1993)
    So I Married an Ax Murderer (30-Jul-1993)
    Miss Rose White (26-Apr-1992)
    Freejack (17-Jan-1992) · Nun
    The Fisher King (13-Sep-1991)
    Joe Versus the Volcano (9-Mar-1990)
    Prisoners of Inertia (1989)
    Made in Heaven (6-Nov-1987) · Wiley Foxx
    Courtship (1987)
    Static (Oct-1985)
    The Dollmaker (13-May-1984)
    The Hotel New Hampshire (9-Mar-1984) · Miss Miscarriage
    Daniel (26-Aug-1983)
    The World According to Garp (23-Jul-1982)
    Cattle Annie and Little Britches (24-Apr-1981)


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