Barbara Hershey

Actress / Television Actress | * 02/05/1948 (73) | Hollywood, California (United States of America (USA))
Barbara Hershey (born February 5, 1948) is an American actress. In a career spanning more than 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema in several genres, including westerns and comedies. She began acting at age 17 in 1965 but did not achieve widespread critical acclaim until the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses". Hershey won 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 received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and for her role in The Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Barbara Hershey

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film 2x Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Barbara Hershey as Actress(85)

as Judith2021 The Manor
as Lorraine Lambert2020 Insidious: The Dark Realm
as Lorraine Lambert2018 Insidious: The Last Key
as Violet Drax2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax
as Natalie2015 Childless
as Connie2014 Sister
as Lorraine Lambert2013 Insidious: Chapter 2
as Sandra Chase2012 Left to Die
as Marilyn2011 Answers to Nothing
as Erica Sayers2010 Black Swan
as Lorraine Lambert2010 Insidious
as Helene Schweitzer2009 Albert Schweitzer
as Older Anne Shirley2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning
as Melody2008 The Bird Can't Fly
as Hilda2008 Uncross The Stars
as Rosalie2007 Love Comes Lately
as Jean Parker2004 Riding the Bullet
as Elizabeth Paradise2004 Paradise
as Marsha Hunter2003 Hunger Point
as Norma2003 11:14
as Valerie Somers2001 Lantana
as Rose Grainger1999 Passion
as Celia Hoover1999 Breakfast of Champions
as (archive footage) (uncredited)1999 Outer Space
as Mother Madalyn1998 The Staircase
as Marcella Willis1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
as Eva Santana1998 Frogs for Snakes
as Madame Serena Merle1996 The Portrait of a Lady
as Ruth Abernathy1996 The Pallbearer
as Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan1995 Last of the Dogmen
as Frances Beechum1993 A Dangerous Woman
as Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino1993 Falling Down
as Sara1993 Abraham
as Frau Müller1993 Swing Kids
as Duchess Lucinda1993 Splitting Heirs
as Kay Levitz1992 The Public Eye
as Jimmie Sue Finger1992 Stay the Night
as Thelma 'T.K.' Knudsen Katwuller1991 Defenseless
as Hanna Trout1991 Paris Trout
as Aunt Julia1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
as Candy Morrison1990 A Killing in a Small Town
as Mary Magdalene1988 The Last Temptation of Christ
as Hillary Whitney Essex1988 Beaches
as Diana Roth1988 A World Apart
as herself1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday
as Ruth1987 Shy People
as Nora Tilley1987 Tin Men
as Julia Gaitland1987 Passion Flower
as Myra Fleener1986 Hoosiers
as Harriet Bird1984 The Natural
as The Maid1983 The Nightingale
as Glennis Yeager1983 The Right Stuff
as Carla Moran1982 The Entity
as Call Girl1982 Working
as Jess's daughter1981 Americana
as Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead1981 Take This Job and Shove It
as Nina Franklin1980 The Stunt Man
as Madelaine1979 A Man Called Intrepid
as Nikki Klausing1977 Just a Little Inconvenience
as Mary Cutler1977 Flood!
as Ellen Lange1977 In the Glitter Palace
as Cody Blanks1977 Sunshine Christmas
as Marion Evans1976 Trial by Combat
as Susan Burgade1976 The Last Hard Men
as Waitress (as Barbara Seagull)1975 You and Me
as Sally1975 Diamonds
as Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder
as Angela1973 Love Comes Quietly
as Boxcar Bertha1972 Boxcar Bertha
as Jane Kauffman1971 The Pursuit of Happiness
as Nella Mundine1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones
as Tish Gray1970 The Baby Maker
as Leloopa1969 Heaven with a Gun
as Sandy1969 Last Summer
as Stacy Iverson1968 With Six You Get Eggroll

TV Shows/Series with Barbara Hershey as Actress(23)

as Byrd Forsythe2020 Paradise Lost
as Ann Rutledge2016 Damien
as Cora / Queen of Hearts2011 Once Upon a Time
as Gennie Carver2004 The Mountain
as Francesca Alberghetti1994 Chicago Hope
as Erika Price1993 The X-Files
as Clara Allen1993 Return to Lonesome Dove
as Caroline Hubbard1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot
as The Maid1982 Faerie Tale Theatre
as Karen Holmes1980 From Here to Eternity
1972 Kung Fu
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show
as Beth Ferguson1967 The Invaders
as Kathy Monroe1966 The Monroes
1965 Gidget

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Barbara Hershey
Born: Thursday, 02/05 1948 (February) in Hollywood, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 73 years + 302 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Hollywood High School
Other names for Barbara Hershey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Barbara Lynn Herzstein"
Barbara Hershey frequently works together with these people:
Leigh Whannell (12x, Crew)
David Carradine (9x, Actor)
Richard Rush (8x, Crew)
Pat Hingle (6x, Actor)
James Wan (6x, Crew)
Vince Gilligan (6x, Crew)
Shelley Duvall (6x, Actress)
Jane Espenson (6x, Crew)
Andrew Chambliss (6x, Crew)
Adam Horowitz (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2803, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/11/2021