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Bonnie Bedelia ACTOR


Bonnie Bedelia was born on March 25th, 1948 in New York City, New York with the birth name Bonnie Bedelia Culkin, born to Phillip Harley and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin.  As a young girl she studied ballet and her parents encouraged her and her siblings, to become involved in acting.
Bonnie studied at Quintano School for Young Professionals in New York and for a time she appeared with her brother, Kit on a number of local television and stage productions.  As time progressed, she was discovered by a talent scout when she was just a young girl performing in a school production.
By the age of nine, Bonnie made her professional debut in a production of, "Dr. Praetorius" at the North Jersey Playhouse.  She was lucky enough to receive a full scholarship to study at George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, however after only performing in four productions, Bonnie decided she really wanted to focus on acting and decided to give up dance.
To perfect her craft, Bonnie studied at the HB Studio and the Actors Studio in New York.  She was then lucky enough in 1961, to get a five year role on the soap opera, "Love of Life" (1951) and performed in the Broadway production, "Isle of Children".  She continued gaining experience as a stage actress appearing in such plays as, "My Sweet Charlie" and "The Playroom". 
Bonnie was soon adding film credits to her resume appearing in, "The Gypsy Moths" (1969) starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman and Sheree North, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin and Gig Young, "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1970) featuring Bea Arthur, Gig Young, Diane Keaton, Sylvester Stallone, Cloris Leachman and Harry Guardino and "Salem's Lot" (1979) co-starring David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin and Lew Ayres.  After taking some time to focus on her personal life, she made a comeback in 1983 in the film, "Heart Like a Wheel" starring with Beau Bridges.
Other more prominent film roles soon followed such as, "Violets Are Blue…" (1986) starring with Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline, "The Prince of Pennsylvania" (1988) co-strring Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves and Amy Madigan, "Presumed Innocent" (1990) starring Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia and Paul Winfield, "Die Hard" (1988) starring Bruce Willis, "Die Hard 2" (1990) also starring Bruce Willis and "Needful Things" (1993). 
Along with feature film roles she also appeared in a variety of television movies such as, "Switched at Birth" (1991), "A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story" (1992), "Any Mother's Son" (1997) and "To Live Again" (1998).
Bonnie Bedelia also added television series credits, "Sordid Lives" (2000), "The Division" (2001-2004) and most recently, "Parenthood" (2011-2012).  She has married three times throughout her lifetime, first to Ken Luber in 1969 and they had two children before divorcing in 1980.  She then wed James Telfer in 1975 however this marriage also ended in divorce.  Currently, Bonnie is married to her third husband, Michael MacRae whom she wed in 1995. 

2010-2012  Parenthood

2008   Sordid Lives: The Series
2008   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2007   Big Love 

2005   Berkeley
2001-2004  The Division 

2003   Manhood

2000   Sordid Lives
2000   Picnic 

2000   Flowers for Algernon 

1999   Anywhere But Here 
1999   Gloria 

1999   Partners

1999   Locked in Silence 
1998   To Live Again 

1997   Bad Manners 

1997   Any Mother's Son 
1996   Her Costly Affair

1996   A Season in Purgatory

1996   Homecoming
1996   The Outer Limits

1995   Shadow of a Doubt

1995   Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story 
1994   Speechless

1994   The Gift

1994   Judicial Consent
1993   Needful Things 

1993   The Fire Next Time

1993   Fallen Angels
1992   A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story

1991   Switched at Birth
1990   Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture 

1990   Presumed Innocent

1990   Die Hard 2
1989   Fat Man and Little Boy 

1988   CBS Schoolbreak Special 

1988   Die Hard
1988   The Prince of Pennsylvania

1987   The Stranger

1987   Like Father Like Son 
1987   When the Time Comes 

1986   Alex: The Life of a Child 

1986   Violets Are Blue...
1986   Death of an Angel 

1985   The Lady from Yesterday 

1983   Memorial Day 
1983   Heart Like a Wheel 

1982   Million Dollar Infield 

1980   Fighting Back
1980   Tourist

1979   Salem's Lot

1979   Walking Through the Fire
1978   A Question of Love 

1978   The Big Fix 

1974   The New Land
1974   Heat Wave!

1973   Message to My Daughter

1973   Love Story 
1973   Between Friends 

1973   Hawkins

1973   A Time for Love 
1972   Sandcastles 

1969-1972  Bonanza 

1972   The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie
1972   In Pursuit of Treasure 

1972   Norman Corwin Presents

1970   Lovers and Other Strangers 
1969   They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 

1969   The Gypsy Moths

1969   Then Came Bronson 
1968   The High Chaparral

1968   Judd for the Defense

1968   CBS Playhouse
1961-1967  Love of Life

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