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Barbara Hershey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948),  also known as Barbara Seagull,  is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. Although she began acting at age 17 in 1965, Hershey did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses." Hershey was awarded an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She has been nominated for two more Golden Globes: in 1989 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, and for her role in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was also nominated for an Academy Award and she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She also featured in both Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Garry Marshall's comedy, Beaches (1988). Establishing a reputation early in her career as a "hippie", Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered a decline during a six year relationship with actor David Carradine, with whom she had a child. She experimented with a change in stage name that she later regretted. During this time her personal life was highly publicized and ridiculed.  It was not until she separated from Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey that her acting career became well established.  Later in her career, she began to keep her personal life private.  Her career was again revived by the release of Black Swan, for which her portrayal of an overbearing mother and former ballerina has received critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Hershey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 5, 1948 In Hollywood, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie 9 Bullets 2022-04-14
Known For
Poster of Once Upon a Time
Poster of Black Swan
Poster of Insidious
Poster of Falling Down
Movie 9 Bullets Lacey 2022-04-14
Movie The Manor Judith 2021-10-08
Series Paradise Lost Byrd Forsythe 2020-04-13
Movie The Happy Days of Garry Marshall Self 2020-05-12
Movie Insidious: The Last Key Lorraine Lambert 2018-01-03
Series Damien Ann Rutledge 2016-03-07
Movie The 9th Life of Louis Drax Violet Drax 2016-09-01
Movie Childless Natalie 2015-04-03
Movie Sister Connie 2014-04-25
Movie Insidious: Chapter 2 Lorraine Lambert 2013-09-12
Movie Left to Die Sandra Chase 2012-11-04
Movie Answers to Nothing Marilyn 2011-09-22
Series Once Upon a Time Cora 2011-10-23
Movie Albert Schweitzer - Anatomie eines Heiligen Helene Schweitzer 2010-06-05
Movie Insidious Lorraine Lambert 2010-09-13
Movie Black Swan Erica Sayers / The Queen 2010-12-03
Movie Albert Schweitzer Helene Schweitzer 2009-12-24
Movie Uncross The Stars Hilda 2008-01-01
Movie The Bird Can't Fly Melody 2008-01-03
Movie Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Older Anne Shirley 2008-12-04
Movie Love Comes Lately Rosalie 2007-09-09
Movie Paradise Elizabeth Paradise 2004-01-01
Movie Riding the Bullet Jean Parker 2004-10-15
Series The Mountain Gennie Carver 2004-09-22
Movie Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me Ann Rule 2003-03-20
Movie Hunger Point Marsha Hunter 2003-01-13
Movie 11:14 Norma 2003-09-05
Movie The Nature of Lantana Self 2002-08-13
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Daniel Deronda 2002-11-23
Movie Lantana Valerie Somers 2001-10-04
Movie The Sinister Saga of Making The Stunt Man 2000-02-21
Movie Outer Space (archive footage) (uncredited) 1999-01-01
Movie Breakfast of Champions Celia Hoover 1999-02-13
Movie Drowning on Dry Land Kate 1999-10-01
Movie Passion Rose Grainger 1999-07-01
Movie The Staircase Mother Madalyn 1998-04-12
Movie A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Marcella Willis 1998-09-18
Movie Frogs for Snakes Eva Santana 1998-08-14
Movie Portrait: Jane Campion and The Portrait of a Lady Herself 1997-01-01
Movie The Portrait of a Lady Madame Serena Merle 1996-10-17
Movie The Pallbearer Ruth Abernathy 1996-05-03
Movie Last of the Dogmen Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan 1995-09-08
Series Chicago Hope Francesca Alberghetti 1994-09-18
Movie Splitting Heirs Duchess Lucinda 1993-04-02
Movie Swing Kids Frau Müller 1993-03-05
Movie Falling Down Beth 1993-02-26
Movie A Dangerous Woman Frances 1993-09-10
Series The X-Files Erika Price 1993-09-10
Movie Abraham Sara 1993-12-12
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Clara Allen 1993-11-14
Movie Stay the Night Jimmie Sue Finger 1992-04-26
Movie The Public Eye Kay Levitz 1992-10-16
Movie Paris Trout Hanna Trout 1991-04-21
Movie Defenseless Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller 1991-08-23
Movie Tune in Tomorrow... Aunt Julia 1990-10-26
Movie A Killing in a Small Town Candy Morrison 1990-05-22
Movie Martin Scorsese Directs Self 1990-06-16
Movie The Last Temptation of Christ Mary Magdalene 1988-05-28
Movie A World Apart Diana Roth 1988-06-17
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Self 1988-11-13
Movie Beaches Hillary Whitney Essex 1988-12-21
Movie Passion Flower Julia Gaitland 1987-03-04
Movie Shy People Ruth 1987-05-14
Movie Tin Men Nora Tilley 1987-03-06
Movie Hannah and Her Sisters Lee 1986-02-07
Movie Hoosiers Myra Fleener 1986-11-14
Movie My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Lili Damita 1985-01-21
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Anne of Green Gables Older Anne Shirley 1985-12-01
Movie The Natural Harriet Bird 1984-05-11
Movie The Nightingale The Maid 1983-05-10
Movie The Right Stuff Glennis Yeager 1983-10-20
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Working Call Girl 1982-04-13
Movie The Entity Carla Moran 1982-09-30
Movie Take This Job and Shove It Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead 1981-04-24
Movie Americana Jess's Daughter 1981-05-16
Movie Angel on My Shoulder Julie 1980-05-11
Series From Here to Eternity Karen Holmes 1980-03-10
Movie The Stunt Man Nina Franklin 1980-06-27
Movie A Man Called Intrepid Madelaine 1979-05-07
Movie Flood! Mary Cutler 1977-06-05
Movie In the Glitter Palace Ellen Lange 1977-02-23
Movie Sunshine Christmas Cody Blanks 1977-12-12
Movie Just a Little Inconvenience Nikki Klausing 1977-10-02
Movie Trial by Combat Marion Evans 1976-04-01
Movie The Last Hard Men Susan Burgade 1976-04-22
Movie Diamonds Sally 1975-10-22
Movie The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Zanni (as Barbara Seagull) 1974-10-17
Movie Love Comes Quietly Angela 1973-06-22
Movie Boxcar Bertha Boxcar Bertha 1972-06-14
Movie Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Susan 1972-02-25
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness Jane Kauffman 1971-02-23
Movie The Liberation of L.B. Jones Nella Mundine 1970-03-18
Movie The Baby Maker Tish Gray 1970-10-01
Movie Heaven with a Gun Leloopa 1969-05-20
Movie Last Summer Sandy 1969-06-10
Movie With Six You Get Eggroll Stacy Iverson 1968-08-07
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series The Monroes Kathy Monroe 1966-09-07
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18