Elizabeth Ashley Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
August 30, 1939 (79)
Birth Place:
Ocala, FL, USA
Bio:
Notable Broadway credits include: You Can't Take it With You, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 revival), August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate (also Off-Broadway; Drama Desk nom.), Enchanted April, The Best Man (2000 revival), Take Her, She's Mine (Tony® and Theatre World Awards), Barefoot in ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: August 30, 1939 (79)

Birth Place: Ocala, FL, USA

Bio:
Notable Broadway credits include: You Can't Take it With You, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 revival), August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate (also Off-Broadway; Drama Desk nom.), Enchanted April, The Best Man (2000 revival), Take Her, She's Mine (Tony® and Theatre World Awards), Barefoot in ... (read more)

Notable Broadway credits include: You Can't Take it With You, Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012 revival), August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate (also Off-Broadway; Drama Desk nom.), Enchanted April, The Best Man (2000 revival), Take Her, She's Mine (Tony® and Theatre World Awards), Barefoot in the Park (Tony® nom.), The Skin of Our Teeth (opened the American Bi-Centennial at the Kennedy Center), Caesar and Cleopatra, Legend, Suddenly Last Summer, Agnes of God, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tony® nom.). Notable Off-Broadway credits include Red Devil Battery Sign, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, When She Danced and the New York premiere of Albee's Me, Myself, and I. Also, Sweet Bird of Youth (Helen Hayes Award Nomination/Millennium Award), The Little Foxes, and Mrs. Warren's Profession all at the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. Film: Dragnet, The Carpetbaggers, Ship of Fools (Golden Globe® nom.), Happiness (Independent Spirit Award). TV includes the HBO series Treme, Evening Shade (Emmy® nom.), The Buccaneers (PBS), Saturday Night Live (Host), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (regular), The Rope (Cable ACE nom.), The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, etc. Recording: Lou Reed's The Raven. Founding member/Board of Directors, American Film Institute and served on the first National Council Of The Arts under Presidents Kennedy & Johnson. Author: Actress: Postcards From the Road.

Elizabeth Ashley Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Elizabeth Ashley, Dividing the Estate
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
Elizabeth AshleySweet Bird of Youth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Elizabeth Ashley, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Elizabeth Ashley, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Elizabeth Ashley, Barefoot in the Park
 
Theatre World Awards - 1962 - Performance Gold Star
Elizabeth Ashley, Take Her, She's Mine
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Elizabeth Ashley , Take Her, She's Mine