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Stockard Channing ACTOR


Stockard Channing was born on February 13th, 1944 in New York City, New York with the birth name Susan Williams Antonia Stockard, born to Lester Napier and Mary Alice Stockard.

Channing was raised in Brooklyn, New York and received her early years education at Chapin School.  She was later sent to study at a boarding school, Madeira School in Virginia. 

After high school, Channing enrolled at Radcliffe College and studied literature and history, earning her college degree in 1965.  After college, she decided to give acting a try and began searching for work as a stage actress.  Her first professional stage role was in a production of, "The Investigation" in 1966 followed by a couple more roles with the Theatre Company of Boston.
Channing then began working on Broadway appearing in such productions as, "Adaptation/Next", "Arsenic and Old Lace", "Play Strindberg" and "No Hard Feelings".  In addition to gaining experience as a stage actress, she was also given the chance to appear on film in a number of small roles.  Some of her early career credits included, "The Hospital" (1971), "Up the Sandbox" (1972), "The Fortune" (1975) and "The Big Bus" (1976).
As her career progressed, more prominent roles began to come her direction appearing in such features as,  "Sweet Revenge" (1976) and "Grease" (1978), a role that earned her a people's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actress.  This films success lead to Channing  being offered two television sitcom roles, "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (1979) and "The Stockard Channing Show" (1980).
Not only had she made quite a name for herself in the film industry and had now added some television work to her resume, Channing never neglected her love of live performing.  She continued to work as a stage actress adding more production credits such as, "Vanities", "Absurd Person Singular", "As You Like It", "They're Playing Our Song", "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg", "The House of Blue Leaves", "Six Degrees of Separation", "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun" and "The Lion in Winter" among others.
She received a number of awards for her theatrical work and also was honored for her work as a television actress.  For her appearance on, "Echoes in the Darkness" she earned a Emmy nomination and won a Cable ACE Award for her appearance on, "Tidy Endings" in 1988.
Other television credits she has added over her course as an actress include, "Sesame Street", "Trying Times", "Avonlea", "Out of Practice" and "The West Wing" starring alongside Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Alan Alda, John Goodman, John Spencer, Jimmy Smits, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Moira Kelly and Richard Schiff to name a few.  She has also done voiceover work for, "King of the Hill", "Batman Beyond" and "The Cleveland Show".
Other more well known film roles include, "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993), for which she earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as well as, "The Venice Project" (1999), "Isn't She Great?" (2000), "Anything Else" (2003), "Must Love Dogs" (2005), "Sparkle" (2007) and "Multiple Sarcasms" (2010).  Most recent work includes appearances on the television movies, "17th Precinct" (20110 and "Family Trap" (2012). 

Stockard Channing has married a total of four times.  Her first marriage was at the age of twenty to Walter Channing Jr., however, this marriage lasted only four years.  She then wed, Paul Schmidt in 1969 and they remained together until 1976.  Her third husband was David Debin from 1976 through 1980.  In 1982, she married her fourth husband, David Lefferts Rawle, but again by 1988, another marriage came to an end.  She has no biological children and is currently in a relationship since 1988 with, Daniel Gillham. 


2012         Family Trap 
2011         17th Precinct 
2010         Sundays at Tiffany's 
2010         Multiple Sarcasms
2009         The Cleveland Show
2007         Sparkle
1999-2006     The West Wing
2005-2006     Out of Practice
2005         3 Needles
2005         Must Love Dogs
2005         Red Mercury
2004         Jack
2004         The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot
2003         The Piano Man's Daughter
2003         Anything Else
2003         Le divorce
2003         Hitler: The Rise of Evil 
2003         Bright Young Things
2003         Behind the Red Door
2002         Life or Something Like It
2002         The Matthew Shepard Story 
2002         Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 
2001         When Billie Beat Bobby 
2001         A Girl Thing
2001         The Business of Strangers
2000         The Truth About Jane 
2000         Where the Heart Is
1999-2000     Batman Beyond 
2000         Isn't She Great
2000         Other Voices
1999         The Venice Project
1998         Practical Magic
1998         The Baby Dance
1998         Lulu on the Bridge
1998         An Unexpected Life
1998         Twilight
1997         King of the Hill 
1997         American Masters 
1996         An Unexpected Family
1996         The Prosecutors
1996         The First Wives Club
1996         Moll Flanders
1996         Lily Dale
1996         Edie & Pen
1996         Up Close & Personal
1995         Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree 
1995         To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
1995         Smoke
1994         David's Mother 
1994         Avonlea 
1993         Six Degrees of Separation
1992         Lincoln
1992         Bitter Moon
1991         Married to It
1990         Meet the Applegates
1989         Trying Times 
1989         Perfect Witness 
1989         Staying Together
1988         Tidy Endings 
1988         A Time of Destiny
1987         Echoes in the Darkness
1987         The Room Upstairs
1986         The Men's Club
1986         Heartburn
1985         Not My Kid 
1969-1983     Sesame Street 
1983         Without a Trace
1982         Safari 3000
1982         Table Settings
1980         The Stockard Channing Show 
1979         The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
1979         Stockard Channing in Just Friends 
1979         Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story
1978         Grease
1978         The Cheap Detective
1977         Lucan
1976         The Big Bus
1976         Sweet Revenge
1975         The Fortune
1974         Medical Center
1973         Love, American Style
1973         The Girl Most Likely to... 
1972         Up the Sandbox
1971         The Hospital

Matinee Classics - The West Wing starring Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Dule Hill, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Stockard Channing, Lily Tomlin, Mark Harmon, Hal Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Tim Matheson, Corbin Bernsen and James Brolin

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