Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia

Bonnie Bedelia Culkin is an American actress, best known for her starring roles as Holly McClane in Die Hard and Die Hard 2, Barbara Sabich in Presumed Innocent, and Polly Chalmers in Needful Things, as well as the matriarch Camille Braverman on the drama series Parenthood. She is younger sister to actor Kit Culkin; aunt to his sons, actors Macaulay, Rory, and Kieran Culkin. Her and Kit's brother and sister, Terry and Candace, have also acted. Before becoming an actress, Bedelia studied ballet and appeared in a few productions with the New York City Ballet, including The Nutcracker. Her only dancing role onscreen was that of Clara in the Playhouse 90 television production of the George Balanchine Nutcracker (1958). From 1961 to 1967, Bedelia was a regular on the CBS soap opera Love of Life, portraying Sandy Porter. She also worked on Broadway, where she debuted supporting Patty Duke in 1962, in Isle of Children, and won a Theatre World Award for playing the lead of in My Sweet Charlie, in 1966. After beginning her career in theatre in the 1960s, Bedelia starred in the CBS daytime soap opera Love of Life and made her film debut in The Gypsy Moths. In 1969, she attracted attention as the pregnant marathon dancer in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? She starred in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), had dramatic roles in The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972) and Between Friends (1973), and appeared opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the comedy The Big Fix (1978). On television, she played the leading role in the short-lived ABC drama series, The New Land (1974). In 1984, Bedelia received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in Heart Like a Wheel (1983), as drag racer Shirley Muldowney. Other well-known performances include her portrayals of Holly Gennero McClane, the wife of Bruce Willis's character John McClane in Die Hard (1988) and Die Hard 2 (1990), and of Barbara Sabich, the wife of Harrison Ford's character in Presumed Innocent (1990). She appeared in two Stephen King screen adaptations: Salem's Lot (1979) and Needful Things (1993). She was nominated for Emmy Awards for her performance in the Showtime anthology series Fallen Angels (1993) and for the leading role in the made-for-television movie Locked in Silence (1999). She played a number of leading roles in television films and miniseries, such as Switched at Birth, A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story, Her Costly Affair, and Picnic. From 2001 to 2004, Bedelia starred as Capt. Kate McCafferty in the Lifetime drama series The Division. She later guest-starred in Big Love and CSI, and starred opposite Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John in the 2008 sitcom Sordid Lives: The Series. Bedelia starred in the NBC drama series Parenthood (2010-2015) as the family matriarch, Camille Braverman. In 2017, she appeared in season 2 of the TV series Designated Survivor, and in two Hallmark movies. In 2019, she guest starred on the Netflix series What/If.
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    Acting
    Place of birth
    New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    3/25/1948
Heart Like a Wheel
Heart Like a Wheel
5.7
Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth
6
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie
5
Locked in Silence
6
Judicial Consent
Judicial Consent
5.9
Any Mother's Son
Any Mother's Son
5.3
Sand Castles
Sand Castles
4
Message to My Daughter
Message to My Daughter
7
Picnic
Picnic
5
Bad Manners
5
When the Time Comes
When the Time Comes
0
Death of an Angel
Death of an Angel
6
A Very Sordid Wedding
A Very Sordid Wedding
5.4
Her Costly Affair
Her Costly Affair
4.6
To Live Again
To Live Again
0
Sordid Lives
Sordid Lives
0
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
4
A Stone in the Water
A Stone in the Water
7
A Time For Love
A Time For Love
0
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2
6.9
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture
6.8
Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
7.5
Alex: The Life of a Child
6.4
Heatwave!
Heatwave!
5.9
The Stranger
The Stranger
6.2
Lovers and Other Strangers
Lovers and Other Strangers
4.9
Between Friends
Between Friends
0
The Lady from Yesterday
7
Munchausen
Munchausen
6.8
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story
4.8
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier
Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier
5
Shadow of a Doubt
5
The Million Dollar Infield
The Million Dollar Infield
0
Needful Things
Needful Things
6.2
The Boy Who Could Fly
The Boy Who Could Fly
6.3
Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy
6.2
The Big Fix
The Big Fix
5.7
Speechless
Speechless
5.8
Violets are Blue
Violets are Blue
4.8
The Prince of Pennsylvania
The Prince of Pennsylvania
5.5
A Joyous Christmas
A Joyous Christmas
5.6
Christmas on the Coast
Christmas on the Coast
6.2
The Noel Diary
The Noel Diary
6.3
Die Hard
Die Hard
7.8
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
6.8
Sordid Lives
Sordid Lives
6.5
Manhood
Manhood
4.5
The Scent of Rain & Lightning
The Scent of Rain & Lightning
5.2
Memorial Day
6.2
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
5.5
A Question of Love
A Question of Love
5.3
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
7.6
The Gypsy Moths
The Gypsy Moths
6.1
Tourist
Tourist
0
Anywhere but Here
Anywhere but Here
6.1
Homecoming
Homecoming
7.4
Gloria
Gloria
5.7
Violet
Violet
6.9
Walking Through the Fire
Walking Through the Fire
2
The Hill
The Hill
7.7
Berkeley
Berkeley
6.5
A Season in Purgatory
A Season in Purgatory
6
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