Oscar Actors: Janney, Allison–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage (Emmy, Tony)

Allison Janney Career Summary: Occup, Inheritance: Yes, mother former actress; father, electrician, jazz musician Social class: Middle Formal Education: Training: RADA scholarship; Pasadena Playhouse Spotted by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward Stage Debut: Broadway Debut: Present Laughter, 1996, age 37 Breakthrough Role: TV’s The West Wing, 1999-2006; age 40-46 Oscar Awards: 1, Supp, Actress, I, […]

Oscar Actors: Ruehl, Mercedes–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage

Mercedes J. Ruehl is the recipient of many accolades, including an Oscar Award, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Oscar Actors: O’Neal, Tatum–Background, Career, Awards

Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person ever to win a competitive Oscar, which she won in 1974 at age 10 for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon (1973) opposite her father, Ryan O’Neal. She also starred as Amanda Whurlitzer in The Bad News Bears (1976), followed by Nickelodeon (1976), and Little Darlings (1980). […]

Oscar Actors: Steenburgen, Mary–Background, Career, Awards, Cumulative Advantage (Emmy)

Steenburgen’s break came when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount’s New York office, and was cast as the female lead in his second directorial work, the 1978 Western “Goin’ South.”

Oscar Actors: Johns, Glynis–Background, Career; Awards, Cumulative Advantage

She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1960 film “The Sundowners.”