Louise Fletcher Biography

Birthday: 1934-07-22
Place of Birth: Birmingham, Alabama USA
Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, she took a trip out west with her roommates, finding herself in Los Angeles without enough money to return home. She took a temporary job as a receptionist and signed up for acting classes at night. Soon she was working regularly in television and film, but after marrying producer Jerry Bick and having two sons, the actress took a long hiatus to raise her children. Returning to work in 1974 in Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us (1974), Fletcher came to the attention of director Milos Forman, who was casting the difficult role of the nurse in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). She won the role -- and then the Academy Award -- portraying deadly, inflexible Nurse Ratched, who has since become a cultural icon. Numerous film roles followed, including co-starring turns with Peter Falk in The Cheap Detective (1978) and with Richard Burton in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977). Fletcher has appeared in a number of science fiction and horror classics such as Firestarter (1984), Brainstorm (1983), and Flowers in the Attic (1987). Though she earned an Emmy Award nomination for her recurring role on "Picket Fences" (1992), Fletcher is perhaps best known to recent television audiences as Kai Winn from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and as Nora Bloom from the cult classic "VR.5" (1995).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Thieves Like Us 1974 Crime
VR.5 Mrs. Nora Bloom 1995 - 1995
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Thieves Like Us 1974 Crime, Drama, Romance
Exorcist II: The Heretic Dr. Gene Tuskin 1977 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Cheap Detective Marlene DuChard 1978 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
The Lady in Red Anna Sage 1979 0, Game Show, 0
Strange Behavior 1982 Horror, Mystery, Sci Fi
Strange Invaders 1983 Mystery, Sci Fi
Brainstorm Lillian Reynolds 1983
Firestarter Norma Manders 1984 Horror, Sci Fi, Thriller
Invaders from Mars Mrs. McKeltch 1986 Horror
Nobody's Fool Pearl 1986 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two Moon Junction 1988 Drama, Romance
Best of the Best 1989 Action, Drama, Sport
Shadowzone 1990
Blue Steel Shirley Turner 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Blind Vision Miss Taylor 1992 Thriller
Tollbooth Lillian 1994 Action, Drama, Thriller
Tryst Maggie 1994 Thriller
Virtuosity Elizabeth Deane 1995 Action, Crime, Sci Fi
Return to Two Moon Junction Belle Delongpre 1995 Drama, Romance
2 Days in the Valley 1996 0, Comedy
Edie & Pen Judge 1996 Comedy
The Stepford Husbands 1996 Drama
High School High Principal Evelyn Doyle 1996 Comedy, Crime, Romance
The Girl Gets Moe Gloria 1997
Frankenstein and Me Mrs. Perdue 1997 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Breast Men 1997 Drama, Comedy
Cruel Intentions Helen Rosemond 1999 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Big Eden GraceCornwell 2000
Love Kills Alena Heiss 2000 Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Very Mean Men Katherine Mulroney 2000 Comedy, Crime
More Dogs Than Bones Iva Doll 2000 Comedy, Drama
The Contract Grandma Collins 2002 Thriller
Manna from Heaven Mother Superior 2002 Comedy
After Image Aunt Cora 2003 Drama, Thriller
Aurora Borealis 2004
Clipping Adam Grammy 2004 Drama
Dancing in Twilight 2005
Finding Home Esther 2005 Drama, Romance
Fat Rose and Squeaky Bonnie 2006 Drama
The Last Sin Eater 2007 Drama
Silver Man Val 2008 Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The Genesis Code Ellen Taylor 2010 Drama
Cassadaga Claire 2012 Horror, Thriller
A Perfect Man Abbie 2013 Drama
Flowers in the Attic 2014 0