Grace Zabriskie

Biography: "Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1938. Grace wrote her own original poetry, and then performed at coffee shops and various artist-hangouts in Atlanta. Grace was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). Grace was so successful in her acting profession, she went on to appear in over 80 movies. She gave a wonderful performance as Mrs. Ames in "East of Eden" (1981), the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. Grace appeared in the highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982) and in Big Easy, The (1987) set in her beloved New Orleans. She worked with producer and director David Lynch, and was a series regular in the cult favorite "Twin Peaks" (1990) portraying Sarah Palmer, the part with which she is most often identified, and appeared in David Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) the same year. She has played a wide variety of roles, and gave a terrific performance in the Oscar-nominated Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); and showed great character depth as the lonely and despondent widow in Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1995).

Grace's more recent roles were in the zany film Sparkler (1998) and in the big-name star feature House on Turk Street, The (2002), which is based on a short story by the famous writer Dashiell Hammett. She is a woman of many talents; currently creating her own original paintings, unique sculptures and woodwork art which can be viewed in Los Angeles galleries.

Her visual arts, which include creating lamps or "sculptures with light" as she calls them, are available from the L.A.-based ArtHaus.

Grace Zabriskie's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 82 Drugstore Cowboy
Lowest Metascore: 25 Wrong Cops
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
40 The Judge Oct 10, 2014 Mrs. Blackwell tbd
25 Wrong Cops Dec 20, 2013 Donna / Donna (Duke's Mother) 6.0
59 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Dec 11, 2009 Mrs. McCullum 5.8
25 License to Wed Jul 3, 2007 Grandma Jones 4.9
72 Inland Empire Dec 6, 2006 Visitor #1 7.3
65 Chrystal Jun 10, 2005 Gladys 7.4
49 The Grudge Oct 22, 2004 Emma 5.9
tbd No Good Deed Sep 12, 2003 Mrs. Quarre 4.7
35 Gone in Sixty Seconds Jun 9, 2000 Helen Raines 6.9
75 Bastard Out of Carolina Dec 15, 1996 Granny 7.4
71 A Family Thing Mar 29, 1996 Ruby 8.0
28 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues May 24, 1994 Mrs. Hankshaw 8.4
77 My Own Private Idaho Oct 18, 1991 Alena 8.3
52 Wild at Heart Aug 12, 1990 Juana Durango 7.0
82 Drugstore Cowboy Oct 6, 1989 Bob's Mother 8.4
77 The Big Easy Aug 21, 1987 Mama tbd
75 An Officer and a Gentleman Jul 28, 1982 Esther Pokrifiki 7.6