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  • Real name : Amanda Michael Plummer
  • Place of birth : New York City
  • Date of birth : 23/03/1957



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Amanda Plummer (1957)

Amanda Michael Plummer

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Amanda Michael Plummer is an American actress best known for her Tony-winning work on stage and for her roles in films as Pulp Fiction and The Fisher King , in addition to her Emmy-winning turns on television.


 life and career
Plummer was born in New York City, New York, 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.

Plummer began appearing in small to mid size roles in television and films in the early 1980s. Her first movie was the 1981 western Cattle Annie and Little Britches followed by The World According to Garp , Daniel , and The Hotel New Hampshire . However, Plummer's major first successes came from her stage work. She made her Broadway debut as Josephine in the 1981 revival of A Taste of Honey. She won a Tony Award nomination and Theatre World Award for her portrayal. The following year, she won a Tony Award for Featured Actress and a Drama Desk Award for her portrayal of Sister Agnes in the play Agnes of God. In 1983 she portrayed Laura Wingfield opposite Jessica Tandy's Amanda Wingfield in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie. Her other Broadway performances include Dolly Clandon in You Never Can Tell and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion , for the latter of which she received a third Tony Award nomination.

Following her successes on the stage, Plummer began appearing in major roles on television and in film. She appeared on L.A. Law as Alice Hackett, a developmentally disabled girlfriend of Benny Stulwitz , for which she received an Emmy Award nomination. In 1996 she won an Emmy for her guest appearance on the episode "Stitch in Time" of the Outer Limits, In 2005, she also won an Emmy for her role as Miranda Cole in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode Weak, in which she played a schizophrenic. Two other well-known roles were Yolanda (a.k.a. "Honey Bunny") in Pulp Fiction and Rose in So I Married An Axe Murderer. In 1988, she played an eccentric school teacher in Gryphon, an especially memorable episode of the PBS series WonderWorks.

"Amanda Plummer - of my generation she is the genius, she's the touched one - and touched with the greatness of the ages. And I just wish she would come on back and devote the rest of her life to the stage; cause there's no one who can touch her"
- Cherry Jones

  • A Month in the Country (off-Broadway)
  • A Taste of Honey (Tony Award nominee-Best Actress)
  • Agnes of God (Tony Award winner-Best Featured Actress)
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • A Lie of the Mind (off-Broadway)
  • You Never Can Tell
  • Pygmalion (Tony Award nominee-Best Actress)
  • Abundance (off-Broadway)
  • Killer Joe (off-Broadway)
  • The Lark
  • Summer and Smoke

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