Amanda Plummer Biography (1957-)

Full name, Amanda Michael Plummer; born March 23, 1957, in New York, NY; daughter of Christopher Plummer (an actor) and Tammy Grimes (an actress). Addresses: Agent: Todd Eisner, Writers and Artists Group International, 8383Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Manager: Alan Somers, Pure Arts Entertainment, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2320, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Birth Details
March 23, 1957
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Cattle Annie, Cattle Annie and Little Britches, Universal, 1981
  • Ellen James, The World According to Garp, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Susan Isaacson, Daniel, Paramount, 1983
  • Fehlgeburt (Miss Miscarriage), The Hotel New Hampshire, Orion, 1984
  • Julia Purcell, Static, Necessity, 1985
  • Wiley Foxx, Made in Heaven, Lorimar, 1987
  • Sam, Prisoners of Inertia, 1989
  • Dagmar, Joe versus the Volcano, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Lydia Sinclair, The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991
  • Nun, Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Sabrina, The Lounge People (also known as L-Dopa), 1992
  • Phone, 1992
  • Netitia "Nettie" Cobb, Needful Things, Columbia, 1993
  • Rose Michaels, So I Married an Axe Murderer, TriStar, 1993
  • Catherine de Medici, Nostradamus (also known as Nostradamus--Prophezeiungen des Schreckens), Orion Classics, 1994
  • Franny, Pax, Cine Electra, 1994
  • Yolanda (Honey Bunny), Pulp Fiction, Miramax, 1994
  • Eunice, Butterfly Kiss (also known as Killer on the Road),CFP Distribution, 1995
  • Rachael, The Prophecy (also known as God's Army and God's Secret Army), Miramax, 1995
  • Frieda, Dead Girl, 1996
  • The Vampyre Wars, 1996
  • Boots, A Simple Wish (also known as The Fairy Godmother), Universal, 1997
  • Sandra Thomas, American Perfekt, American Perfekt Productions, 1997
  • Voices of the Fates, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Denise, October 22, C. C. Bang Bang Productions, 1998
  • Myrna Molloy, Hysteria, August Entertainment, 1998
  • Pool owner, L.A. without a Map (also known as I Love L.A. and Los Angeles without a Map), United Media, 1998
  • Susan Cooperberg, You Can Thank Me Later, Cinequest Films, 1998
  • Beryl, 8 1/2 Women, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Ellen Shaw, Seven Days to Live (also known as Du lebst noch 7 Tage), Studio Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Vivien, The Million Dollar Hotel, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Claude's mother, Ken Park, Vitagraph Films, 2002
  • Gionalista ABC, Ilaria Alpi--Il piu crudele dei giorni, Gam Films,2002
  • Jalyn, The Gray in Between, Barry Katz Productions, 2002
  • Title role, The Last Angel, 2002
  • Penny Archer, Triggermen, Franchise Pictures, 2002
  • Tma (also known as Darkness), 2002
  • Herself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway: The Golden Age), Dada Films, 2003
  • Laurie, My Life without Me (also known as Mi vida sin mi),Sony Pictures Classics, 2003
  • Simone, Mimic: Sentinel (also known as Mimic 3), DimensionHome Video, 2003
  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story (also known as Las maletas de Tulse Luper: La historia de Moab), Laurenfilm, 2003
  • Merrill Whooly, Satan's Little Helper, Intrinsic Value, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Alice Hackett, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 1988-1990
  • Miniseries
  • Laura Vaughn, Story of a Marriage, PBS, 1987
  • Sister Graciela, The Sands of Time (also known as Sidney Sheldon's The Sands of Time), syndicated, 1992
  • Movies
  • Marnie Childers, The Dollmaker, ABC, 1984
  • Phyllis Sandler, "Kojak: None So Blind," The ABC Saturday Mystery,ABC, 1990
  • Cara Clausen Schmidt, Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica, ABC, 1993
  • Lillian Burke, Last Light, Showtime, 1993
  • Franny Basilio, Under the Piano, 1995
  • Bridget, Don't Look Back, HBO, 1996
  • Paulina Marcos, The Right to Remain Silent, Showtime, 1996
  • Ramona Lutz, Freeway, HBO, 1996
  • Rothstein, The Final Cut, HBO, 1996
  • Shelley, Drunks, Showtime, 1996
  • Miss Chenille, The Apartment Complex, Showtime, 1999
  • Miss Dawson, Get a Clue, The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Professor Tracy, Shadow Realm, Sci-Fi Channel, 2002
  • Specials
  • Angela Dunoway, "The Unforgivable Secret," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1982
  • Narrator, The Story of the Dancing Frog (animated), HBO, 1989
  • Lusia Weiss, "Miss Rose White," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1992
  • Awards Presentations
  • Herself, The 36th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1982
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993
  • Herself, The 47th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards,Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Jackie Wilbourne, "Take a Left at the Altar," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987
  • Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1987, 1993
  • Jill O'Connor, "A Dance on the Dark Side," The Equalizer, CBS, 1988
  • Miss Ferenczi, "Gryphon," WonderWorks, PBS, 1988
  • Lisa Madsen, "Fruit of the Poison Tree," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989
  • Peggy, "Lover Come Hack to Me," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1989
  • "A Type of Love Story," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991
  • Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (multiple episodes), NBC, 1992
  • Dr. Theresa Givens, "A Stitch in Time," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1996
  • Voice, "The Road to Dendron," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Abducted woman, "The Awakening," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of the snow girl, "The Twelve Months," Stories from My Childhood (animated; also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood), PBS, 1997
  • Dr. Theresa Givens, "Final Appeal: Parts 1 & 2," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000
  • Herself, "A Man for All Stages: The Life and Times of Christopher Plummer," Life and Times, CBC, 2002
  • Appeared in Storytime, PBS; appeared as a music professor in "TheMaze," an unaired episode of Night Visions, Fox.
  • Pilots
  • Truck One, NBC, 1989
  • True Blue, NBC, 1989
  • Ruth Wright, For the People, Lifetime, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Lily Agnes, Artichoke, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1978
  • Vera, A Month in the Country, Roundabout Theatre Stage I, New YorkCity, 1979-1980
  • Genevieve Holster, A Stitch in Time (rehearsals), American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1980
  • Alice in Concert, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Jo, A Taste of Honey, Roundabout Theatre Company, Century Theatre,New York City, later Circle in the Square, New York City, 1981
  • Agnes (title role), Agnes of God, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1982-1983
  • Laura Wingfield (the daughter), The Glass Menagerie, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1983-1984
  • Orpheus Descending, Circle in the Square, 1984
  • Amy Beth, Life under Water, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Beth, A Lie of the Mind, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1985-1986
  • Dolly Clandon, You Never Can Tell, Circle in the Square, 1986-1987
  • Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Frances Black, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Workshopof the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Lainie Wells, Two Rooms, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1988
  • Bess Johnson, Abundance, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New YorkCity, 1990
  • Sharla Smith, Killer Joe, SoHo Playhouse, New York City, 1998-1999
  • The Exonerated, 45 Bleecker, New York City, beginning 2002
  • Sonya, Uncle Vanya, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 2003, then LaJolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, beginning 2003
  • Also appeared as Frankie, A Member of the Wedding, Hartford StageCompany, Hartford, CT; as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles; and as Pixrose, The Wake of Jamey Foster.
  • Major Tours
  • The Belle of Amherst (solo show), U.S. cities, 1994
  • Audiobooks; Reader
  • The Enchanted Isle, by James Cain, HarperAudio, 1990
  • Perfect Victim, by Christine McGuire, Audio Literature, 1990
  • Black Water, by Joyce Carol Oates, New Star Media, 1992
  • Heaven Eyes, by David Almond, Listening Library, 2001
  • Videos
  • Herself, Pulp Fiction: The Facts, Alliance Atlantic Home Video, 2002
  • Video Games
  • Voices of the Fates, Hercules, 1997

Further Reference


    • Interview, April, 1987, p. 104
    • New York Times, April 26, 1996
    • Time Out New York, October, 1998

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