Biography

Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty. She was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.

Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty. She was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 106

Birthday 1934-04-24

Place of Birth Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Also Known As

  • Shirley MacLean Beaty
  • Ширли МакЛейн

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Nicole as Elf Polly
2018 The Little Mermaid as Eloise
2018 Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver as Mrs. Grindtooth (voice)
2017 The Last Word as Harriet Lauler
2016 A Heavenly Christmas as Pearl
2016 Christmas Angel in Training as Angel
2016 Wild Oats as Eva Miller
2015 Men of Granite as Sophia Prather
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Herself
2014 Elsa & Fred as Elsa Hayes
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Edna Mitty
2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Herself
2012 Wide-Awake as The Pianist
2012 Bernie as Marjorie Nugent
2010 Downton Abbey(3 episodes) as Martha Levinson
2010 Valentine's Day as Estelle Paddington
2009 Vittorio D
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning as Amelia Thomas
2008 Coco Chanel as Coco Chanel
2007 Closing the Ring as Ethel Ann
2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
2005 Rumor Has It... as Katharine Richelieu
2005 In Her Shoes as Ella Hirsh
2005 Bewitched as Iris Smythson / Endora
2004 Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove as Interviewee
2003 Carolina as Grandmother Mirabeau
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Herself
2002 Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay as Mary Kay
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2002 Salem Witch Trials as Rebecca Nurse
2001 Barbra Streisand - Timeless: Live in Concert as Herself
2001 These Old Broads as Kate Westbourne
2000 Bruno as Helen
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Joan of Arc(2 episodes) as Madame de Beaurevoir
1999 Get Bruce! as Herself
1998 Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy as Herself
1997 A Smile Like Yours as Martha (uncredited)
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 The Evening Star as Aurora Greenway
1996 Mrs. Winterbourne as Grace Winterbourne
1996 The Celluloid Closet as Herself
1995 The West Side Waltz as Margaret Mary Elderdice
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1994 Guarding Tess as Tess Carlisle
1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway as Helen Cooney
1992 Used People as Pearl Berman
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 Defending Your Life as Shirley MacLaine
1990 Waiting for the Light as Aunt Zena
1990 Postcards from the Edge as Doris Mann
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration as Herself
1989 Steel Magnolias as Ouiser Boudreaux
1988 Madame Sousatzka as Madame Yuvline Sousatzka
1987 Out on a Limb(2 episodes) as Herself
1985 Anne of Green Gables(0 episodes) as Amelia Thomas
1985 The Shirley MacLaine Show as Herself
1984 Cannonball Run II as Veronica
1983 Terms of Endearment as Aurora Greenway
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1981 Be Pretty and Shut Up! as Herself
1980 A Change of Seasons as Karyn Evans
1980 Loving Couples as Dr. Evelyn Lucas Kirby
1979 Being There as Eve Rand
1977 The Turning Point as Deedee
1976 Gypsy In My Soul as Herself
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir
1973 Year of the Woman
1972 The Possession of Joel Delaney as Norah Benson
1972 Shirley's World(17 episodes) as Shirley Logan
1971 Desperate Characters as Sophie Bentwood
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(1 episode)
1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara as Sara
1969 Sweet Charity as Charity Hope Valentine
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Harriet Blossom
1967 Woman Times Seven as Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne
1966 Gambit as Nicole Chang
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as Jenny Ericson ('Strife' Magazine reporter)
1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce as Mae Jenkins
1964 What a Way to Go! as Louisa May Foster
1963 Irma la Douce as Irma La Douce
1962 Two for the Seesaw as Gittel 'Mosca' Moscawitz
1962 My Geisha as Lucy Dell / Yoko Mori
1961 Two Loves as Anna Vorontosov
1961 All in a Night's Work as Katie Robbins
1961 The Children's Hour as Martha Dobie
1960 The Apartment as Fran Kubelik
1960 Can-Can as Simone Pistache
1960 Ocean's Eleven as Tipsy Girl
1959 Career as Sharon Kensington
1959 Ask Any Girl as Meg Wheeler
1958 Some Came Running as Ginnie Moorehead
1958 The Matchmaker as Irene Molloy
1958 Hot Spell as Virginia Duval
1958 The Sheepman as Dell Payton
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Princess Aouda
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(12 episodes)
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1955 Artists and Models as Bessie Sparrowbush
1955 The Trouble with Harry as Jennifer Rogers
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Shirley MacLaine
1953 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)

Writing

1987 Out on a Limb(2 episodes)Writer
1985 The Shirley MacLaine ShowWriter

Directing

2000 BrunoDirector
1975 The Other Half of the Sky: A China MemoirDirector

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