Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing (born February 13, 1944) is an American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her portrayal of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing; for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease; and for her role in both the stage and screen versions of Six Degrees of Separation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stockard Channing, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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3 Needles (2005)

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative posing as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Fitzgerald
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Shawn Ashmore  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Stockard Channing

Anything Else (2003)

Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Christina Ricci  •  Woody Allen  •  Danny DeVito

Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Christina Ricci  •  Woody Allen  •  Danny DeVito

Bright Young Things (2003)

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

Grease (1978)

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Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Heartburn (1986)

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Le Divorce (2003)

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

While visiting her sister in Paris, a young woman finds romance and learns her brother-in-law is a philanderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Melvil Poupaud  •  Catherine Samie

Life or Something Like It (2002)

A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Edward Burns  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Christian Kane

A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Edward Burns  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Christian Kane

Must Love Dogs (2005)

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Practical Magic (1998)

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Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Smoke (1995)

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

The Big Bus (1976)

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear-powered bus is making its maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down-on-his-luck driver, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Joseph Bologna  •  Stockard Channing  •  John Beck  •  René Auberjonois

The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear-powered bus is making its maiden non-stop trip from New York to Denver. The journey is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. Will the down-on-his-luck driver, with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Joseph Bologna  •  Stockard Channing  •  John Beck  •  René Auberjonois

The First Wives Club (1996)

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Diane Keaton  •  Maggie Smith

The Hospital (1971)

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

A suicidal doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Diana Rigg  •  Richard Dysart  •  Barnard Hughes

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Up Close & Personal (1996)

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna

Tally Atwater has a dream: to be a prime-time network newscaster. She pursues this dream with nothing but ambition, raw talent and a homemade demo tape. Warren Justice is a brilliant, hard edged, veteran newsman. He sees Tally has talent and becomes her mentor. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Avnet
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joe Mantegna

Up the Sandbox (1972)

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

Where the Heart Is (2000)

Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside, and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. Eventually, some eccentric but kindly strangers 'adopt' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Williams
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joan Cusack

Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside, and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. Eventually, some eccentric but kindly strangers 'adopt' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Williams
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Stockard Channing  •  Joan Cusack

The Business of Strangers (2001)

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Stockard Channing  •  Frederick Weller  •  Marcus Giamatti

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Stockard Channing  •  Frederick Weller  •  Marcus Giamatti

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)

In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's death—with unnerving detail. Stockard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Shane Meier  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Kristen Thomson

In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's death—with unnerving detail. Stockard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Shane Meier  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Kristen Thomson

Twilight (1998)

A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon

A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon
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