- Birth name:
- Amanda Michael Plummer
- Date of Birth:
- 23 March 1957 New York City, New York, USA
- 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Amanda Plummer last appeared as Alma in Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" with Kevin Anderson, directed by Michael Wilson. At the Stratford Theater in Ontario, she was Joan of Arc in an original adaptation of "The Lark" by Jean Anouilh, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. She appeared as Polly in "The Gnadiges Fraulein" with Elizabeth Ashley, and as Kyra in the world premiere of "One Exception", both by by Tennessee Williams, at the Hartford Stage.On Broadway: "A Taste of Honey" as Jo (nominated for a Tony Award, and Drama Desk Award, and received the Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards); as Agnes in "Agnes of God" with Geraldine Page (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle, and Boston Critics Awards); as Eliza in "Pygmalion" with Peter O'Toole and John Mills (Tony Award nomination); as Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" with Jessica Tandy; as Dolly in "You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw.Among her off-Broadway shows are "A Lie of the Mind" as Beth, directed and written by Sam Shepard with Harvey Keitel, Aidan Quinn and Geraldine Page, "Killer Joe" by Tracy Letts, "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More" by Tennessee Williams, and "A Taste of Honey" with Valerie French. In England, at the Guilford Theatre she appeared as Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion," and at the Royal Court Theatre did "This Is a Chair", directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Carol Churchill. Her regional work includes Juliet in "Romeo & Juliet" (Hollywood Dramalogue Award) and Sonya in "Uncle Vanya," Frankie in "A Member of the Wedding," "Two Rooms," and "The Wake of Jamey Foster" by Beth Henley.Amanda's film work includes Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) (American Comedy Award nomination), Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King (1991) (BAFTA nomination), Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss (1995), Peter Greenaway's 8 ½ Women (1999)' Larry Clark's Ken Park (2002), Wim Wenders' The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), Sidney Lumet's Daniel (1983), Lamont Johnson's Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), and Isabel Coixet's My Life Without Me (2003), and Needful Things (1993) (Saturn Award).In television she is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, one Emmy nomination, a Cable Ace Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. In 1988 she was honored with the Anti-Defamation League Award for Woman of Achievement.She will be appearing as Lucky in the filmed workshop, "Core Sample - Goli Otok" with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, directed by Lenka Udovicki, the artistic director of The Ulysses Theater in the former Yugoslavia, and also in Lucky McKee's film Red (2008).