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Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1957
FactStepdaughter of Elaine Taylor.

Amanda Plummer was born on March 23, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. Her parents are actors Christopher Plummer and Tammy Grimes. She has two siblings, actors Christopher Plummer Jr. and Amanda Plummer. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Her acting career began in the early 1980s with roles in television movies and miniseries. She made her film debut in 1982 with a small role in the film Daniel. She has since appeared in such films as The Fisher King (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), and My Friend Dahmer (2017).

Plummer has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Leland Orser from 1988 to 1994. Her second marriage is to actor Viggo Mortensen, with whom she has been married since 1997. She has one child from each marriage.

Plummer has a net worth of $5 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful acting career.

General Info

Full NameAmanda Plummer
Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1957
Height1.63 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Middlebury College


ParentsChristopher Plummer, Tammy Grimes


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Be...
NominationsTony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama Desk Award fo...
MoviesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pulp Fiction, The Fisher King, Ken Park, Butterfly Kiss, So I Married an Axe Murderer, My Life Without Me, Needful Things, A Simple Wish, Get a Clue, Freeway, The Prophecy, Satan's Little Helper, Honeyglue, 8½ Women, The Million Dollar Hotel, Cattle Annie and Little...
TV ShowsL.A. Law, True Blue

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1Before college, I acted in my room, to classical music, because music tells stories. I'd put on a record and proceed, silently. I'd keep putting the needle back to a certain segment because I hadn't died well enough. I had to really, really feel dead. I'd love to do a death scene.
2I had a strong propensity, which I still have, to be invisible. In grade school, I'd try to disappear and become formless. I lived in a very imaginary world. I loved poetry and wrote my first novel when I was 9. It was about a little girl and the people she met in the woods.
3I prefer theater, but I love to do films, and I prefer theater primarily because I've done more. I know less about movies. You can't lie in either medium. The wonderful thing is that the camera, just like an audience, is made out of skin - because celluloid is skin.
4I don't play roles everybody likes. I'd rather have a career I'm proud of. Like everyone else, I need to eat. But I'm a very unbusinesslike person, and I keep my price low. I'm not a mass product. I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
5I don't find anything interesting about the choices a character faces in major films or theater projects. The characters are just cut-out dolls with the American flag sewn on them.
6I like taking a path into new country, and I always take the darker path. Not because it's dark, but because there's a secret there that you can share when you get out. That's what I liked as a kid. That's how I approach my work. With a face like mine, it's lucky I have a heart that likes that.
7Producers generally don't like me; directors do, generally. Convincing the producers is hard. They can't see the commercial value behind such a face, nor would they get a commercial value, necessarily - and I don't mean that in a good way or a bad way.
8I like devilish, thorny, dirty, mean roles, muck and mire, unbelievably sad, unbelievably happy, burdened. Inner conflict - that's where drama is.


1Amanda's middle name is Michael, after her godmother, Michael Learned.
2Ex-stepdaughter of Jeremy Slate.
3Stepdaughter of Elaine Taylor.
4Two of her first four roles were in films adapted from John Irving novels: The World According to Garp (1982) and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
5She and her father both received Emmy nominations in 2005. She won but he did not.
6Won Broadway's 1982 Tony Award for Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Agnes of God." That same year, she also received a Tony nomination as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of "A Taste of Honey" -- making her one of only three actors (Dana Ivey and Kate Burton are the others) to receive two Tony acting nominations in the same year. In 1987, she received another Tony nomination as Best Actress (Play) for her role as Eliza Doolittle in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," opposite Peter O'Toole's Henry Higgins.
7Nominated in 1981-1982 for a Tony award for outstanding performance by an actress in a play for "A Taste Of Honey".
8Great-great-granddaughter of John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, prime minister of Canada.
9When she was a girl Amanda wanted to be a jockey. When she was 14, she passed an audition at the Belmont track, riding for Alfred Vanderbilt's stables. Of that she said: "Those were the greatest years of my life."
10Daughter of Christopher Plummer and Tammy Grimes.




A Young Man with High Potential2017post-productionKetura Stantz
Citizen2016TV Series announcedKollias
The Dream of the GuestannouncedMary
La danseuse2016Lili - la mère de Loïe
The Blacklist2015TV SeriesTracy Solobotkin
Strangely in Love2014Sister Sarah
Hannibal2014TV SeriesKatherine Pimms
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013Wiress
Phineas and Ferb2009-2013TV SeriesProfessor Poofenplotz / The Keeper of the Bridge of Comprehension
Atarashii kutsu wo kawanakucha2012
Abigail Harm2012Abigail Harm
Small Apartments2012Mrs. Ballisteri
American Sophomore2012Miss Hutz
Today's Headline2011ShortAmy
Dr. Ketel2011Louise
1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position2010Nora
The Making of Plus One2010Kim Owens - the accountant
First Time Long Time2009ShortMaggie
Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf2009Lady in the Car
45 R.P.M.2008Caralee Lucas
Inconceivable2008Lesley Banks
Affinity2008/IMiss Ridley
Red2008Mrs. Doust
WordGirl2007TV SeriesLady Redundant Woman
Battlestar Galactica2006TV SeriesOracle Selloi
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesMiranda Cole
Satan's Little Helper2004Merrill Whooly
Mimic: Sentinel2003VideoSimone Montrose
Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni2003Gionalista ABC
My Life Without Me2003Laurie
The Gray in Between2002Jalyn
Night Visions2002TV SeriesMusic Professor
Ken Park2002Claude's Mother
Shadow Realm2002TV MovieProf. Tracy
Triggermen2002Penny Archer
For the People2002TV SeriesRuth Wright
Get a Clue2002TV MovieMiss Dawson
The Last Angel2002ShortThe Last Angel
Martin Eden2000
The Outer Limits1996-2000TV SeriesDr. Theresa Givens Dr. Theresa Givens (A Stich in Time Excerpts)
Seven Days to Live2000Ellen Shaw
The Million Dollar Hotel2000Vivien
The Apartment Complex1999TV MovieMiss Chenille
You Can Thank Me Later1999Susan Cooperberg
8 ½ Women1999Beryl
October 221998Denise
L.A. Without a Map1998Red Pool Owner
Stories from My Childhood1998TV SeriesThe Queen
Hercules1997Video GameClotho (voice)
Hysteria1997Myrna Malloy
A Simple Wish1997Boots
Hercules1997Clotho (voice)
American Perfekt1997Sandra Thomas
The Vampyre Wars1996
Under the Piano1996TV MovieFranny Basilio
Dead Girl1996Frida
Dark Skies1996TV SeriesAbducted Woman
Don't Look Back1996TV MovieBridget
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesPrincess Fallopia
The Final Cut1996Rothstein
The Right to Remain Silent1996TV MoviePaulina Marcos
Freeway1996Ramona Lutz
The Prophecy1995Rachael
Butterfly Kiss1995Eunice
Nostradamus1994Catherine De Medici
Pulp Fiction1994Honey Bunny
Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby Jessica1993TV MovieCara Clausen
Needful Things1993Nettie Cobb
Last Light1993TV MovieLillian Burke
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Rose Michaels
The Lounge People1992Sabrina
The Sands of Time1992TV MovieSister Graziella
Miss Rose White1992TV MovieLusia Weiss
The Hidden Room1991TV SeriesSarah Cole
The Fisher King1991Lydia
Gryphon1990TV MovieMiss Ferenczi
L.A. Law1989-1990TV SeriesAlice Hackett
Kojak: None So Blind1990TV MoviePhyllis
Joe Versus the Volcano1990Dagmar
True Blue1989TV SeriesSusan Lizar
The Story of the Dancing Frog1989TV ShortNarrator (voice)
Tales from the Crypt1989TV SeriesPeggy
Miami Vice1989TV SeriesLisa Madsen
Prisoners of Inertia1989Sam
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesJill O'Connor
Courtship1987Laura Vaughn
Riders to the Sea1987
Moonlighting1987TV SeriesJackie Wilbourne
Made in Heaven1987Wiley Foxx
Static1985Julia Purcell
The Dollmaker1984TV MovieMamie
The Hotel New Hampshire1984Miss Miscarriage
Daniel1983Susan Isaacson
The World According to Garp1982Ellen James
ABC Afterschool Specials1982TV SeriesAngela Dunoway
Cattle Annie and Little Britches1981Annie


Inconceivable2008devised in collaboration with


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Geraldine Page: Stages of a DreamDocumentary post-productionHerself (rumored)
Small Apartments: Behind the Scenes2013Video documentaryHerself
Sniff: The Dog Movie2009DocumentaryJuliette
Cinema 32009TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
Life and Times2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1993TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play & Nominee: Best Actress in a Play

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesWiress in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect2004TV Short documentary
Pulp Fiction: The Facts2002Video documentary shortHerself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV Series


Won Awards

2016German Independence Honorary AwardOldenburg Film FestivalTribute
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Outer Limits (1995)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Right to Remain Silent (1996)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressNeedful Things (1993)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsemblePulp Fiction (1994)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialMiss Rose White (1992)

Nominated Awards

2006Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressSatan's Little Helper (2004)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Actress in a DVD Premiere MovieMimic: Sentinel (2003)
1995American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PicturePulp Fiction (1994)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesLast Light (1993)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMiss Rose White (1992)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Dramatic SeriesThe Hidden Room (1991)
1993Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressNeedful Things (1993)
1992BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Fisher King (1991)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Fisher King (1991)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)

2nd Place Awards

1991LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Fisher King (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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