Amanda Plummer

Amanda Michael Plummer (born March 23, 1957) is a Tony and Emmy-winning American actress best known for her work on stage and for her roles in films such as The Fisher King (1991) and Pulp Fiction (1994). Plummer was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of actors Tammy Grimes and Christopher Plummer. She attended the United Nations International School, Middlebury College in Vermont and acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Early in life, her interest was in riding and tending to horses on the East Coast and in Ireland. Plummer began appearing in small to mid size roles in television and films in the early 1980s. Her first movie wasCattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), followed by The World According to Garp (1982), Daniel (1983), and The Hotel New Hampshire (1984). However, Plummer's major first successes came from her stage work. She made her Broadway debut as Josephine in the 1981 revival of A Taste of Honey. She won a Tony Award nomination and Theatre World Award for her portrayal. The following year, she won a Tony Award for Featured Actress and a Drama Desk Award for her portrayal of Sister Agnes in the play Agnes of God.


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