AMANDA PLUMMER Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Amanda Michael Plummer                                                         
Born: 23 March 1957 New York, New York, United States                               
Amanda Michael Plummer (born March 23, 1957 in New York, New York) is an Emmy       
and Tony Award-winning American actress.                                             
She is the daughter of actors Tammy Grimes and Christopher Plummer. Plummer         
attended Middlebury College in Vermont and acting classes at the Neighborhood       
Playhouse in New York. Early in life, her interest was in riding and tending to     
horses on the East Coast and in Ireland.                                             
Her first movie was the 1981 Western "Cattle Annie and Little Britches". She         
received a Tony Award nomination and the 1981 Theatre World Award for her first     
Broadway role, as Josephine in a Broadway revival of A Taste of Honey. She won       
the 1982 Tony Award for Featured Actress for her portrayal of Sister Agnes in       
the play Agnes of God, her second role on Broadway. Before achieving leading         
movie roles, one of her most recognized appearances was on L.A. Law as Alice         
Hackett, a developmentally disabled girlfriend of Benny Stulwitz, played by         
Larry Drake, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.                       
Her film roles have been described as "spooky, kooky, half-mad characters." (The     
San Diego Union-Tribune)