Stockard Channing


Character: Vivian

Forever known for her role as Rizzo in the film “Grease,” Channing was born on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Channing’s extensive theater credits include “Pal Joey” (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination), “Joe Egg” (Tony Award, Drama Desk nomination), “Hapgood” (Drama Desk nomination), “Love Letters” (original cast), “Woman in Mind” (Drama Desk Award), “The Breath of Life,” “The Rink,” “The Golden Age,” “They’re Playing Our Song” and “The Little Foxes.” Her work in “The Lion in Winter,” “House of Blue Leaves” (Drama Desk nomination), “Four Baboons Adoring the Sun” and “Six Degrees of Separation” (Drama Desk nomination) earned her four Tony nominations. For “Six Degrees of Separation,” she received an Obie Award and Drama League Award for Performance of the Year, as well as an Olivier Award nomination when she performed the play in London. When she recreated her role for the film adaptation of “Six Degrees of Separation,” she was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Channing’s additional film credits include “Bright Young Things,” “Must Love Dogs,” “The Business of Strangers,” “Where the Heart Is,” “Practical Magic,” “Twilight,” “The First Wives' Club,” “Smoke,” “Moll Flanders,” “Heartburn,” “Grease,” “Isn't She Great?” “Sparkle” and “Multiple Sarcasms.” In 2002, Channing won two Emmy Awards for her roles as First Lady Abbey Bartlet on NBC’s “The West Wing,” and for the role of Judy Shepard in “The Matthew Shepard Story,” for which she also received a Screen Actors Guild Award. She received a 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for her role in “Jack.“