Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola to co-star in 'Elephant Man'

Patricia Clarkson, Alessandro Nivola to co-star in 'Elephant Man'

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola are to star in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man" on Broadway this fall, producers said.
Tucci and Blunt wed again

Tucci and Blunt wed again

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Stanley Tucci and British literary agent Felicity Blunt exchanged vows during a formal ceremony in London, weeks after marrying in a civil service.
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Cooper to reprise 'Elephant Man' role

Cooper to reprise 'Elephant Man' role

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper is to star in the play "The Elephant Man" at New York's Williamstown Theatre Festival, Artistic Director Jenny Gersten said Monday.

Pell to play Ron's mom on 'Parks'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Comedy writer Paula Pell will play Tammy, the mother of character Ron Swanson on the U.S. sitcom "Parks and Recreation," TVGuide.com reported.
Tucci, Clarkson to host Gotham Awards

Tucci, Clarkson to host Gotham Awards

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson have signed on as hosts of the 20th anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards show in New York, organizers said Monday.
Hopper happy to work with Kingsley

Hopper happy to work with Kingsley

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper said he was thrilled to share scenes with Ben Kingsley in their new film, "Elegy."
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.

'I'm Not There' director honors Ledger

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Todd Haynes paid tribute to Heath Ledger, the late star of his film "I'm Not There," at the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.
'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

'I'm Not There' to get Altman Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Patricia Clarkson and Dennis Quaid are to present a prize to the team behind the film "I'm Not There" at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.

'King's Men' to premiere at Toronto fest

TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- A remake of the 1949 film "All the King's Men" starring Sean Penn will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Sony reschedules 'All the King's Men'

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures' "All the King's Men" starring Sean Penn finally has a release date for U.S. theaters.

Hollywood to remake to van Gogh films

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood is planning remakes of two films by slain Dutch director Theo Van Gogh, "Blind Date and "Interview."

Clooney film to open New York fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- George Clooney's star-studded political drama "Good Night, and Good Luck" has been chosen to open the 43rd New York Film Festival.
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Patricia Clarkson
Cast member Patricia Clarkson attends the premiere of the new Woody Allen motion picture romantic comedy "Whatever Works" in West Los Angeles, California on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American actress. After having a dramatic education on the East Coast, Clarkson launched her acting career in 1985, and has worked steadily in both film and television. She twice won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in Six Feet Under, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Pieces of April (2003).

Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jacquelyn (née Brechtel), a local New Orleans politician and councilwoman, and Arthur, a school administrator who worked at the Department of Medicine of Louisiana State University. Clarkson's great-grandfather was from Barcelona, Spain.

Clarkson studied drama at Fordham University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and earned her MFA at the Yale School of Drama before making her film debut in The Untouchables in 1987.

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