Patricia Clarkson is an Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award–winning actress who takes on roles as varied as the platforms in which she plays them. It is that multifaceted approach that has made her one of today’s most respected actresses.
Clarkson’s work in independent film earned her the Independent Award for Acting Excellence at the 2009 ShoWest Awards. In 2003, her role in “Pieces of April” earned her nominations for Academy, Golden Globe, SAG, Broadcast Film Critics and Independent Spirit Awards. The National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics also named Clarkson Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in “Pieces of April” and “The Station Agent.”
Clarkson’s other film credits include “Cairo Time,” “Friends with Benefits,” “Easy A,” “Shutter Island,” “Whatever Works,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “Elegy,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “No Reservations,” “Blind Date,” “All the Kings Men,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “All the Real Girls,” “Far From Heaven,” “The Safety of Objects,” “The Pledge,” “The Green Mile,” “Simply Irresistible,” “High Art,” “Jumanji,” “Rocket Gibraltar” and “The Untouchables.” Clarkson also co-stars in the feature film “One Day.”
On television, Clarkson guest-starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under,” for which she won Emmys in 2002 and 2006.
Clarkson currently resides in New York.
Directed by Jennifer Aniston, written by Wendy West and told in a series of humorous and dramatic flashbacks, "Mia" is a survivor’s tale that highlights all of the highs and lows of Mia’s (Patricia Clarkson) two-year journey from diagnosis with breast cancer. During this time, she gives away all of her worldly possessions, holds a hilarious mock funeral while still alive and enters into a second marriage to Mitch (Tony Shalhoub), the new love of her life. "Mia" also features Kathy Najimy as Mia’s friend Rocky.