Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Davies Clarkson is an American actress. She has starred in many leading and supporting roles in films such as The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Far from Heaven, High Art, Dogville, Good Night, and Good Luck, Easy A, and Cairo Time. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe for her performance in Pieces of April . She twice won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role in Six Feet Under. In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Elephant Man.

Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jackie Clarkson , a New Orleans politician and councilwoman, and Arthur Clarkson, a school administrator who worked at Louisiana State Universitys Department of Medicine. She has four sisters. Clarkson studied speech pathology at Louisiana State University, later transferring to Fordham University in New York City, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in drama. She then earned her Master of Fine Arts at the Yale School of Drama before making her film debut in The Untouchables in 1987.

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