With over 3 decades of brilliant film, television and stage acting to her name, Patricia Clarkson is indeed a bonafide Hollywood icon. This highly talented actress has earned much critical acclaim in the course of her long-running career and they include an Oscar nomination, one Golden Globe Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award nomination, and 5 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
After starting her acting career in the 1980s, Clarkson starred in several feature films all through the 90s and has recorded a countless number of movie credit to date. She also got to play main roles in the 1990s TV series Davis Rules and Murder One. She received much critical acclaim in the early 2000s when she played the recurring role of Sarah O’Connor in the HBO series Six Feet Under. She has come to be known in recent times for her role on the hit Netflix series House of Cards and the HBO thriller series Sharp Objects.
Who Is Patricia Clarkson? Age
Patricia Davies Clarkson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on the 29th day of December 1959. She was born and raised in Algiers, a community in New Orleans located on the West Bank of River Mississippi. There, she attended O. Perry Walker High School and upon graduation, she enrolled to study speech pathology at Louisiana State University. She transferred to Fordham University after a while and there, she pursued and completed an undergraduate degree in drama. She equally bagged a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.
Clarkson began her acting career on stage marking her debut in a 1986 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves. A year later, she got her first movie role as she was cast in the gangster film The Untouchables (1987). She landed her first major role opposite Clint Eastwood in the action flick The Dead Pool (1988). The early and mid-90s were turbulent for the actress as she was unable to get hold of any major acting jobs. The talented actress eventually overcame this rough patch in her career when she starred in the indie film High Art (1998) which earned her much critical acclaim.
Following her brilliant performance in High Art, Patricia Clarkson’s acting career got busier in the late 90s and early 2000s. She landed a major role in the HBO series Six Feet Under (2002-06) starring as a recurring character Sarah O’Connor and for her work on the hit show, the talented actress won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards. At about the same time, Clarkson got nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in the comedy film The Station Agent (2003) followed by an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in another comedy Pieces of April (2003).
Upon her return to the stage in 2014, Clarkson featured in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man and her performance fetched her a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. Her next notable role was in the British comedy flick The Party (2017) for which she received the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Supporting Actress. Continuing in her winning ways, the talented actress starred alongside Amy Adams in the HBO thriller miniseries Sharp Objects (2018) and her performance earned the Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.
Parents and Sisters
Patricia Clarkson’s mother Jackie Clarkson (née Brechtel) is a retired politician who previously served as a councilwoman in the city of New Orleans. Her father, Arthur “Buzz” Clarkson, worked as a school administrator in his prime. She was raised alongside four sisters Kevi, Diane, Cindy and Jacquelyn. Not much information is known about Clarkson’s sisters except that they all attended the same high school, O. Perry Walker High School in Algiers, New Orleans.
Husband, Is Patricia Clarkson Married?
Patricia Clarkson has never been married in the past and it doesn’t seem like she would be taking that step any time in the future. As revealed by the actress, she has never wished to be married nor has she ever desired to have children.
Patricia Clarkson has enjoyed quite a successful career since she ventured into acting over 3 decades ago. In the course of her career, she has starred in a number of big-budget movies and her television and stage credits are equally impressive. It is only reasonable to assume that such hard work and consistency has earned her much financial reward. Her net worth is pegged at an estimate of $3 million.