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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948),  also known as Barbara Seagull,  is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. Although she began acting at age 17 in 1965, Hershey did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses." Hershey was awarded an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She has been nominated for two more Golden Globes: in 1989 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, and for her role in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was also nominated for an Academy Award and she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She also featured in both Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Garry Marshall's comedy, Beaches (1988).

Establishing a reputation early in her career as a "hippie", Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered a decline during a six year relationship with actor David Carradine, with whom she had a child. She experimented with a change in stage name that she later regretted. During this time her personal life was highly publicized and ridiculed.  It was not until she separated from Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey that her acting career became well established.  Later in her career, she began to keep her personal life private.  Her career was again revived by the release of Black Swan, for which her portrayal of an overbearing mother and former ballerina has received critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Hershey (born Barbara Lynn Herzstein; February 5, 1948),  also known as Barbara Seagull,  is an American actress. In a career spanning nearly 50 years, she has played a variety of roles on television and in cinema, in several genres including westerns and comedies. Although she began acting at age 17 in 1965, Hershey did not achieve much critical acclaim until the latter half of the 1980s. By that time, the Chicago Tribune referred to her as "one of America's finest actresses." Hershey was awarded an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries/TV Film for her role in A Killing in a Small Town (1990). She has been nominated for two more Golden Globes: in 1989 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Magdalene in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, and for her role in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady (1996). For the latter film, she was also nominated for an Academy Award and she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has won two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her roles in Shy People (1987) and A World Apart (1988). She also featured in both Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Garry Marshall's comedy, Beaches (1988).

Establishing a reputation early in her career as a "hippie", Hershey experienced conflict between her personal life and her acting goals. Her career suffered a decline during a six year relationship with actor David Carradine, with whom she had a child. She experimented with a change in stage name that she later regretted. During this time her personal life was highly publicized and ridiculed.  It was not until she separated from Carradine and changed her stage name back to Hershey that her acting career became well established.  Later in her career, she began to keep her personal life private.  Her career was again revived by the release of Black Swan, for which her portrayal of an overbearing mother and former ballerina has received critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination.

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Gender Female

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1948-02-05

Place of Birth Hollywood, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax as Violet Drax
2016 Damien(10 episodes) as Ann Rutledge
2015 Childless
2014 Sister as Connie
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 as Lorraine Lambert
2012 Left to Die as Sandra Chase
2011 Answers to Nothing as Marilyn
2011 Once Upon a Time(12 episodes) as Cora Mills
2010 Black Swan as Erica Sayers
2010 Insidious as Lorraine Lambert
2010 Murder on the Orient Express as Caroline Hubbard
2010 Albert Schweitzer - Anatomie eines Heiligen as Helene Schweitzer
2009 Albert Schweitzer as Helene Schweitzer
2008 The Bird Can't Fly as Melody
2008 Uncross The Stars as Hilda
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Older Anne Shirley
2007 Love Comes Lately as Rosalie
2004 Riding the Bullet as Jean Parker
2004 The Mountain(13 episodes)
2003 11:14 as Norma
2003 Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me as Ann Rule
2003 Hunger Point as Marsha Hunter
2002 Daniel Deronda(3 episodes)
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2001 Lantana as Dr. Valerie Somers
1999 Drowning on Dry Land as Kate
1999 Passion as Rose Grainger
1999 Breakfast of Champions as Celia Hoover
1999 Outer Space as (archive footage) (uncredited)
1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries as Marcella Willis
1998 Frogs for Snakes as Eva Santana
1998 The Staircase as Mother Madalyn
1996 The Portrait of a Lady as Madame Serena Merle
1996 The Pallbearer as Ruth Abernathy
1995 Last of the Dogmen as Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
1994 Abraham : Vol I El Primer Patriarca as Sara
1994 Abraham: Vol. II El Sacrificio de Isaac as Sara
1994 Abraham as Sara
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove as Clara Allen
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove(4 episodes) as Clara Allen
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Frances Beechum
1993 Splitting Heirs as Duchess Lucinda
1993 Swing Kids as Frau Müller
1993 Falling Down as Elizabeth 'Beth' Travino
1992 The Public Eye as Kay Levitz
1991 Defenseless
1991 Paris Trout as Hanna Trout
1990 A Killing in a Small Town as Candy Morrison
1990 Tune in Tomorrow... as Julia
1988 Beaches as Hillary Whitney Essex
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Herself
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ as Mary Magdalene
1988 A World Apart as Diana Roth
1987 Shy People as Ruth
1987 Tin Men as Nora Tilley
1987 Passion Flower as Julia Gaitland
1986 Hoosiers as Myra Fleener
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters as Lee
1985 Anne of Green Gables(1 episode) as Older Anne Shirley
1985 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1 episode)
1985 My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn as Lili Damita
1984 The Natural as Harriet Bird
1983 The Right Stuff as Glennis Yeager
1983 The Nightingale as The Maid
1982 The Entity as Carla Moran
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre(1 episode)
1981 Americana as Jess's daughter
1981 Take This Job and Shove It as Jane Margaret ("J.M.") Halstead
1980 The Stunt Man as Nina Franklin
1980 Angel on My Shoulder as Julie
1979 A Man Called Intrepid
1979 From Here to Eternity(12 episodes) as Karen Holmes
1977 Just a Little Inconvenience as Nikki Klausing
1976 Flood! as Mary Cutler
1976 Trial by Combat as Marion Evans
1976 The Last Hard Men as Susan Burgade
1975 Diamonds as Sally
1974 The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder as Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)
1972 Kung Fu(2 episodes)
1972 Boxcar Bertha as Boxcar Bertha
1972 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues as Susan
1971 The Pursuit of Happiness as Jane Kauffman
1970 The Baby Maker as Tish Gray
1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones as Nella Mundine
1969 Last Summer as Sandy
1969 Heaven with a Gun as Leloopa
1968 With Six You Get Eggroll as Stacy Iverson
1967 The High Chaparral(1 episode)
1966 The Monroes(26 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1965 Gidget(2 episodes)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

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