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Biography #2 (for Anything Else)

Stockard Channing has been honored many times for her work on stage, screen and television. Last year, she won dual Emmy Awards: one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in The West Wing; and the second for Outstanding Supporting Actress in the true-life drama The Matthew Shepard Story, for which she also won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award. Her portrayal of First Lady Abigail Bartlett on The West Wing has also brought Channing three additional Emmy nominations, the latest coming this year, as well as a SAG Award nomination. She also shared in the SAG Award won by The West Wing cast for Outstanding Ensemble.

In 1994, Channing garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Ouisa in the film adaptation of John Guare's play Six Degrees of Separation, in which she starred with Will Smith and Donald Sutherland. She had originated the role of Ouisa on Broadway, for which she received a Tony Award nomination and won an Obie. She subsequently earned a nomination for an Olivier Award when she reprised her role in London.

Channing received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitane in The Lion in Winter, opposite Laurence Fishburne. She also won a Tony, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her role in Joe Egg, and she garnered two more Tony Award nominations for her work in the John Guare plays The House of Blue Leaves and Four Baboons Adoring the Sun.

Channing became a favorite of film audiences with her performance as Rizzo in the smash hit screen adaptation of the musical Grease, for which she won a People's Choice Award. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Mike Nichols' The Fortune, and earned a SAG Award nomination for her role in Smoke. Her long list of film credits also includes The Cheap Detective, Without a Trace, Heartburn, Meet the Applegates, Married to It, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything!, Julie Newmar, The First Wives Club, Up Close & Personal, Moll Flanders, Twilight, Practical Magic, Where the Heart Is and Life or Something Like It. She can currently be seen as part of the ensemble cast of the comedy Le Divorce, and she next stars in Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things.

Channing has received numerous honors for her work on television. In addition to the aforementioned awards, she earned Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Independent Spirit Award nominations for The Baby Dance; Emmy and SAG Award nominations for An Unexpected Family; Emmy nominations for Road to Avonlea, Perfect Witness and Echoes in the Darkness; and another SAG Award nomination for The Truth About Jane. She most recently appeared in the miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Anything Else" (12-Oct-2003)