Patricia Clarkson

Biography: Patricia was born and raised in New Orleans. Her family is very proud of its Louisiana roots (her mother has served as a city councilwoman, etc). Patricia is the youngest of 5 girls. She began acting at a very early age, although she was limited to school plays and regional theater.

Patricia attended Louisiana State University, where she studied speech. After 2 years, she transferred to Fordham University where she majored in theater arts. She graduated summa cum laude. She went on to earn her Masters of Fine Arts at the Yale Drama School. In New York, Patricia made her professional debut on the stage. She was highly regarded in several of her appearances both on and off Broadway. From there her career took off. She began to work steadily on TV and in movies. Most of her appearances were critically acclaimed, earning her nominations for her roles (including Emmys, Oscars, and Golden Globes). Patricia has been in a committed relationship with actor Campbell
Patricia was born and raised in New Orleans. Her family is very proud of its Louisiana roots (her mother has served as a city councilwoman, etc). Patricia is the youngest of 5 girls. She began acting at a very early age, although she was limited to school plays and regional theater.

Patricia attended Louisiana State University, where she studied speech. After 2 years, she transferred to Fordham University where she majored in theater arts. She graduated summa cum laude. She went on to earn her Masters of Fine Arts at the Yale Drama School. In New York, Patricia made her professional debut on the stage. She was highly regarded in several of her appearances both on and off Broadway.

From there her career took off. She began to work steadily on TV and in movies. Most of her appearances were critically acclaimed, earning her nominations for her roles (including Emmys, Oscars, and Golden Globes).

Patricia has been in a committed relationship with actor Campbell Scott for many years (and is also highly committed to her dog).
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Patricia Clarkson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 84 Far From Heaven
Lowest Metascore: 27 Simply Irresistible
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
42 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 Far From Heaven Nov 8, 2002 Eleanor Fine 8.2
81 The Station Agent Oct 3, 2003 Olivia Harris 8.7
80 Good Night, and Good Luck. Oct 7, 2005 Shirley Wershba 7.3
79 The Untouchables Jun 3, 1987 Catherine Ness 8.7
74 Joe Gould's Secret Apr 7, 2000 Vivian Marquie 7.0
73 High Art Jun 12, 1998 Greta 8.7
72 The Party TBA Cast / April tbd
72 Easy A Sep 17, 2010 Rosemary / Rosemary Penderghast 7.1
71 All the Real Girls Feb 14, 2003 Elvira 7.8
71 The Pledge Jan 19, 2001 Margaret Larsen 6.5
70 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Aug 15, 2008 Judy 7.0
70 Pieces of April Oct 17, 2003 Joy Burns 8.8
70 Lars and the Real Girl Oct 12, 2007 Dagmar 8.3
71 Shutter Island Feb 19, 2010 Rachel 2 / Rachel 2 / Rachel 2 / Rachel 2 6.1
68 The East May 31, 2013 Sharon / Sharon 7.8
68 Miracle Feb 6, 2004 Patty Brooks 7.8
67 Cairo Time Aug 6, 2010 Juliette Grant 6.9
66 Elegy Aug 8, 2008 Carolyn 6.8
65 Married Life Mar 7, 2008 Pat Allen 7.5
63 Wendigo Feb 15, 2002 Kim 4.6
63 Friends with Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Principal Cast 6.7
62 The Dying Gaul Nov 4, 2005 Elaine Tishop 7.0
61 The Green Mile Dec 10, 1999 Melinda Moores 8.2