Bonnie Bedelia Culkin (born March 25, 1948) is an American actress best known for her supporting roles in the action films Die Hard and Presumed Innocent. She is currently starring in the NBC series Parenthood.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Bedelia was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Marian Ethel (née Wagner), a writer and editor, and Philip Harley Culkin, a journalist. She is the sister of Kit Culkin and the aunt of actors Macaulay, Kieran, and Rory Culkin. She married scriptwriter Ken Luber on April 24, 1969, and they had a son, Yuri, the following year. The time off to focus on motherhood (she had second son, Jonah Luber, in 1976) proved detrimental to her rising star. Divorced from the father of her two children, she is presently married to third husband (some references state fourth) actor Michael MacRae, whom she married in 1995.
Career[edit | edit source]
From 1961 to 1967, Bonnie was a regular on the CBS soap opera, Love of Life, playing the role of Sandy Porter. She also worked on Broadway, making her debut supporting Patty Duke in 1962 in Isle of Children and winning a Theatre World award in the lead of My Sweet Charlie in 1966. In April 1969 she guest starred in "The Unwanted", an episode of the TV series Bonanza.
Bedelia was nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in 1983's Heart Like a Wheel as drag racer Shirley Muldowney. Other well–known performances came as the wife of Bruce Willis's character John McClane in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), and Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990).
Bedelia appears in two Stephen King film adaptations: Salem's Lot and Needful Things (1993). She currently co-stars in the NBC series, Parenthood, playing the role of the family matriarch, Camille Braverman. The series is in its second season.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|1969||Then Came Bronson||Temple Brooks||TV series, pilot movie|
|1969||They Shoot Horses, Don't They?||Ruby|
|1970||Pursuit of Treasure|
|1970||Lovers and Other Strangers||Susan Henderson|
|1972||Sandcastles||Jenna Hampshire||Made for TV, with Jan Michael Vincent, 74 minutes|
|1979||Salem's Lot||Susan Norton||TV miniseries|
|1983||Heart Like a Wheel||Shirley Muldowney||Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama|
|1986||Violets Are Blue||Ruth Squires|
|1986||Death of an Angel||Grace|
|1986||Alex: The Life of a Child||Carol Deford||TV|
|1987||Like Father Like Son||Lady with gum in hair||(uncredited)|
|1988||Template:Sortname||Pam Marshetta||Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female|
|1988||Die Hard||Holly Gennaro McClane|
|1989||Fat Man and Little Boy||Kitty Oppenheimer|
|1990||Die Hard 2||Holly McClane|
|1990||Presumed Innocent||Barbara Sabich|
|1993||Needful Things||Polly Chalmers|
|1993||Judicial Consent||Gwen Warwick|
|1996||Template:Sortname||Valerie Sabbath||TV miniseries|
|1996||Her Costly Affair||Dr. Diane Weston||TV movie|
|1997||Any Mother's Son||Dorothy Hajdys||Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Carol|
|2000||Sordid Lives||Latrelle Williamson|
|2000||Picnic||Flo Owens||TV movie|
|Template:Sortname||Captain Kaitlyn McCafferty||TV series (58 episodes)|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||DDA Madeline Klein||TV series, episode "Grissom's Divine Comedy"|
|2008||Sordid Lives: The Series||Latrelle Williamson||TV series (11 episodes)|
|2010||Parenthood||Camille Braverman||TV series|
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