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Date of Birth: May 13, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Two-time Olivier Award winner, Zoë Wanamaker, has attained a storied career over the last 6 decades. She has also received four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway; for Piaf (1981), Loot (1986), Electra (1999), and Awake and Sing! (2006). Wanamaker’s film appearances include Wilde ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2023
Jean
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Performer
  [West End]
Harold Pinter Theatre Revival, 2018
Meg
  [New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015
Hortense
  [West End]
2013
Performer
  [West End]
London Revival, 2010
Kate Keller
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Bessie Berger
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Electra
  [Broadway]
1986
Fay
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
Tome
Toine
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1980
Performer

Zoë Wanamaker Movies

The Raggedy Rawney
 
[1988]
Elle
Wilde
 
[1997]
Ada LeversonSphinx
Swept from the Sea
 
[1997]
Mary Foster
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
 
[2001]
Madame Hooch
Five Children and It
 
[2004]
Martha
It's a Wonderful Afterlife
 
[2010]
Mrs. Goldman
All My Sons
 
[2011]
Kate Keller
My Week with Marilyn
 
[2011]
Paula Strberg
National Theatre Live: The Cherry Orchard
 
[2011]
Ranyevskaya

Zoë Wanamaker Biography

Two-time Olivier Award winner, Zoë Wanamaker, has attained a storied career over the last 6 decades. She has also received four Tony Award nominations for her work on Broadway; for Piaf (1981), Loot (1986), Electra (1999), and Awake and Sing! (2006). Wanamaker’s film appearances include Wilde (1997), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), and My Week with Marilyn (2011). She was twice nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress, for “Prime Suspect” (1991) and “Love Hurts” (1992–94), and starred as Susan Harper in the long-running sitcom “My Family” (2000–11). She has also appeared in the ITV dramas “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (2005–13), “Mr Selfridge” (2015), and “Girlfriends” (2018). Zoe has most recently starred in the TV series “Shadow and Bone” (2021) and can be seen in the EPIX TV series “Britannia”.

Zoë Wanamaker Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Zo Wanamaker, Awake and Sing!
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Awake and Sing!
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Actress
Zoë WanamakerBoston Marriage
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Electra
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Electra
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actress Gold Star
Zoe WanamakerElectra
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Zoe WanamakerThe Crucible
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role
Zoe WanamakerOthello
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Loot
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role
Zoe WanamakerMother Courage
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Zoe Wanamaker, Twelfth Night, RSC
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role
Zoe WanamakerThe Time Of Your Life
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Piaf
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Zoe Wanamaker, Piaf
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Actress of the Year in a Revival Gold Star
Zoe Wanamaker, Once In A Lifetime, RSC

Zoë Wanamaker News

Photos: On the Red Carpet for PICTURES FROM HOME Opening Night Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for PICTURES FROM HOME Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 10, 2023

Check out red carpet photos from opening night of Pictures From Home, starring Nathan Lane, Zoë Wanamaker, and Danny Burstein!

Video: See Highlights From PICTURES FROM HOME On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Dann Photo Video: See Highlights From PICTURES FROM HOME On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker
by Show Highlights - Feb 10, 2023

Last night, the new Broadway comedy Pictures From Home celebrated its opening night at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th Street). Check out video highlights of this new play from Shar White!

Photos: See PICTURES FROM HOME Stars Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker Photo Photos: See PICTURES FROM HOME Stars Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker Take Their Opening Night Bows!
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 10, 2023

Last night, the new Broadway comedy Pictures From Home celebrated its opening night at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th Street). See photos from inside the theatre as stars Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker take their opening night curtain call! 

Wake Up With BWW 2/10: Read the Reviews For PICTURES FROM HOME, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/10: Read the Reviews For PICTURES FROM HOME, and More!
by - Feb 10, 2023

Top stories include reviews for Pictures From Home which opened on Broadway last night, plus Mammia Mia! will launch a new tour this fall, and more!

Review Roundup: PICTURES FROM HOME Opens On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Bur Photo Review Roundup: PICTURES FROM HOME Opens On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein & Zoë Wanamaker
by Review Roundups - Feb 9, 2023

Pictures from Home opens tonight at Studio 54 starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker. Read the reviews!

Wake Up With BWW 2/2: Leslie Odom, Jr. to Return to Broadway, Tony Eligibility, and M Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/2: Leslie Odom, Jr. to Return to Broadway, Tony Eligibility, and More!
by - Feb 2, 2023

Top stories include Leslie Odom, Jr. returning to Broadway in Purlie Victorious! Plus, the Tony Awards Administration Committee has determined the eligibility of 20 Broadway shows for this upcoming awards season, and more!

Photos: First Look at Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein & Zoë Wanamaker in PICTURES FROM H Photo Photos: First Look at Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein & Zoë Wanamaker in PICTURES FROM HOME
by Show Highlights - Feb 1, 2023

Get a first look at photos of Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker in Pictures From Home at Studio 54 on Broadway.

Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Z Photo Tickets Now On Sale for PICTURES FROM HOME Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway premiere of Pictures From Home. Three of the theatre’s most inventive, inspired and award-winning artists will return to the stage, bringing to vivid theatrical life a comic and dramatic portrait of a mother, a father and the son who photographed their lives.

Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker Will Lead PICTURES FROM HOME on Br Photo Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker Will Lead PICTURES FROM HOME on Broadway Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Pictures From Home is headed to Broadway in 2023 starring  Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker and staged by award-winning director Bartlett Sher. Learn more about the play and how to purchase tickets here!

Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online This Autumn Photo Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online This Autumn
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021

All four productions - starring Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey, and Anna Maxwell Martin and Chris O'Dowd, have been filmed, so audiences worldwide can enjoy this production Find out how to watch.

Zoë Wanamaker Videos

Video: See Highlights From PICTURES FROM HOME On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Dann Videoplay
Video: See Highlights From PICTURES FROM HOME On Broadway, Starring Nathan Lane, Danny Burstein, and Zoë Wanamaker

by Show Highlights - Feb 10, 2023

Last night, the new Broadway comedy Pictures From Home celebrated its opening night at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th Street). Check out video highlights of this new play from Shar White!

VIDEO: First Look at Peter Capaldi, Sheila Atim, Zoë Wanamaker, and More in the Trai Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Peter Capaldi, Sheila Atim, Zoë Wanamaker, and More in the Trailer For CONSTELLATIONS

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed Royal Court, West End and Broadway production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS which will run at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June - 12 September 2021.


Zoë Wanamaker Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Zoë Wanamaker been in?
Zoë Wanamaker has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Zoë Wanamaker been in?
Zoë Wanamaker has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Zoë Wanamaker's first West End show?
Zoë Wanamaker's first West End show was Piaf which opened in

What awards has Zoë Wanamaker been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Awake and Sing! , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Awake and Sing! , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Boston Marriage , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Electra , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Electra , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Electra , Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Crucible , Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Othello , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Loot , Outstanding Performance of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Mother Courage , Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night, RSC , Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Time Of Your Life , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Piaf Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Piaf and Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Once In A Lifetime, RSC .

What awards has Zoë Wanamaker won?
Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Electra and Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Once In A Lifetime, RSC.

What is Zoë Wanamaker next theatre project?
Zoë Wanamaker's next show will be Pictures From Home which opens on 2/9/2023 on Broadway.