Grace Zabriskie Biography

Birthday: 1941-05-17
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)
Wiki Biography: "Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She wrote her own original poetry, then performed at coffee shops and various artist hangouts in Atlanta. She was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). She went on to appear in over 80 movies. She gave an acclaimed performance as Mrs. Ames in "East of Eden" (1981), the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. Grace appeared in the highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and The Big Easy (1986), set in her beloved New Orleans. She worked with producer and director David Lynch, and was a series regular in the cult favorite "Twin Peaks" (1990) as Sarah Palmer, the part with which she is most often identified. She also appeared in Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) the same year. She has played a wide variety of roles, and gave a terrific performance in the Oscar-nominated Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and showed great character depth as the lonely and despondent widow in The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995). Grace's more recent roles were in the zany Sparkler (1997) and in the big-name feature No Good Deed (2002), based on a short story by Dashiell Hammett. A woman of many talents, she is currently creating her own original paintings, unique sculptures and woodwork art that can be viewed in Los Angeles galleries. Her visual arts, which include creating lamps or "sculptures with light" as she calls them, are available from the L.A.-based ArtHaus.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Big Easy 1986 Action
Twin Peaks Sarah Palmer 1990 Crime
Big Love Lois Henrickson 2006 Drama
60 secondes chrono Helen Raines 2011 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
BigLove Lois Henrickson 0000
The Private Eyes 1980 Comedy, Mystery
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Drama, Romance
Body Rock 1984 Drama, Music, Musical
The Burning Bed 1984 Drama
Nickel Mountain 1985
The Big Easy 1986 0, 0, Comedy, Game Show
Leonard Part 6 1987 0
My Father, My Son 1988
The Boost 1988 Drama, Romance
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Comedy, 0
Megaville Mrs. Palinov 1990 Sport
Wild at Heart Juana Durango 1990 Crime, Romance, Thriller
Servants of Twilight Grace Spivey 1991 Horror, Thriller
Ambition Mrs. Merrick 1991 Drama, Thriller
My Own Private Idaho Alena 1991 Drama, Romance
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Magi Lune 1992 Animation, Adventure, Family
The Waterdance Pat 1992 Drama
Rampage Naomi Reece 1992 Drama, Thriller
Chain of Desire Linda Bailey 1993 Drama, Romance
Drop Zone 1994 0
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Mrs. Hankshaw 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Crew Gloria Pierce 1994 Drama, Thriller
A Family Thing 1996 0
The Passion of Darkly Noon 1996 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Bastard Out of Carolina Granny 1996 Drama
George B. The Mother 1997 Comedy
Dead Men Can't Dance Brig. Gen. Burke 1997 Action, Drama
Annie's Garden Mrs. Barnes 1997 Drama, Thriller
Dante's View Geraldine 1998 Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Texas Funeral Murtis 1999 0, 0
Sparkler Sherri 1999 Comedy, Drama
Trash Mrs. DeMarie 1999 Biography, Drama
Gone in Sixty Seconds Helen Raines 2000 Action, Crime, Thriller
They Crawl Mrs. Gage 2001 Horror, Thriller
The Grudge Emma 2004 Reality Tv
Chrystal Gladys 2004
Inland Empire Visitor #1 2007 Mystery, Thriller
License to Wed 2007 Comedy, Romance
Brothel Madam 2008 Drama
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Mrs. Macallam 2010 Drama, Thriller
Wrong Cops Donna 2013 Comedy, Crime
Unpeaceable Nanna 2013 Thriller
No Good Deed 2014 Comedy, Game Show
The Makings of You Margaret 2015 Drama, Family, Romance