Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "Americ...
Portrayed the slayer's mom in "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as the platinum-haired Debbie in "American Graffiti"
Reprised her signature role in the sequel "More American Graffiti"
Acted in "At Close Range"
Had prominent role in "Handle With Care/Citizen's Band"
Grew up in Texas
Off-Broadway debut, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"
Played small role in "Radioland Murders", scripted by Willard Huyck from a story by George Lucas
Film acting debut, "Fat City"
Unusual, dynamic model-turned-actress who followed her film debut in John Huston's "Fat City" (1972) with a memorable, Oscar-nominated performance in George Lucas's seminal coming-of-age film, "American Graffiti" (1973). Clark's subsequent career, however, has not lived up to her fine work of the 1970s in such films as "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) and "When You Coming Back, Red Ryder?" (1978) and her country turns in the TV films, "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill" (1979) and "Rodeo Girl" (1980). She has appeared mostly in fairly obscure or routine genre fare, from "National Lampoon Goes to the Movies" (1982) to "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" (1985) and several appearances as mothers ("Radioland Murders" 1994, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 1992).