Bonnie Bedelia

Actor, Singer, Dancer
A talented and attractive leading lady, Bonnie Bedelia (nee Culkin) began her career as a juvenile performer on stage and TV along with her older brother Kit. After being spotted by a talent scout in a school production ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1948 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Parenthood 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Berkeley 2007 (Movie)

Professor Hawkins (Actor)

Big Love 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Manhood 2002 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Sordid Lives 2001 (Movie)

Latrelle Williamson (Actor)

Flowers for Algernon 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Picnic 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Bad Manners 1998 (Movie)

Nancy Westlund (Actor)

Shadow of a Doubt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

Annette (Actor)

Needful Things 1993 (Movie)

Polly Chalmers (Actor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

Holly Gennaro McClane (Actor)

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

Barbara Sabich (Actor)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

Kitty Oppenheimer (Actor)

No Means No 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

Holly Gennaro McClane (Actor)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

Pam Marshetta (Actor)

The Stranger 1987 (Movie)

Alice Kildee (Actor)

Death of an Angel 1986 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 (Movie)

Charlene Michaelson (Actor)

Violets Are Blue 1986 (Movie)

Ruth Squires (Actor)

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

Shirley Muldowney (Actor)

Fighting Back 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

The New Land 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Heatwave! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Back 1972 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie 1971 (Movie)

Rosalie (Actor)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

Susan Henderson (Actor)

The Gypsy Moths 1969 (Movie)

Annie Burke (Actor)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

A Question of Love (TV Show)

Actor

A Season in Purgatory (TV Show)

Actor

Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Show)

Actor

Any Mother's Son (TV Show)

Actor

Hawkins on Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Her Costly Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Homecoming (TV Show)

Actor

Judicial Consent (TV Show)

Actor

Locked in Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Message to My Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Infield (TV Show)

Actor

Salem's Lot (TV Show)

Actor

Sandcastles (TV Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth (TV Show)

Actor

The Fire Next Time (TV Show)

Actor

The Lady From Yesterday (TV Show)

Actor

Then Came Bronson (TV Show)

Actor

To Live Again (TV Show)

Actor

Tourist (TV Show)

Actor

Walking Through the Fire (TV Show)

Actor

When the Time Comes (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A talented and attractive leading lady, Bonnie Bedelia (nee Culkin) began her career as a juvenile performer on stage and TV along with her older brother Kit. After being spotted by a talent scout in a school production of "Tom Sawyer", she made her stage debut at the North Jersey Playhouse and later earned a full scholarship at George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. The petite brunette danced in four productions at City Ballet before hanging up her toe shoes in favor of acting. After a five-year stint (1961-66) as a regular on the CBS daytime serial "Love of Life", Bedelia made a splash in the Broadway play "My Sweet Charlie", playing a pregnant young Southern woman on the lam with a black lawyer.

Relationships

Macaulay Culkin Actor

Nephew
Born August 26, 1980 star of "Home Alone" (1990) and other hit films from the early 1990s

Philip Culkin

Father

Marian Culkin

Mother

Kit Culkin

Brother
Born c. 1944 father of child stars Macaulay, Kieran and Rory Culkin

Candice Culkin

Sister

Kieran Culkin

Nephew
Appeared in "Father of the Bride" (1991) and the sequel

Rory Culkin

Nephew
Appeared in "You Can Count on Me" (2000)

Kenneth Luber

Husband

Jonah Luber

Son
Born June 15, 1976 father, Kenneth Luber

Uri Luber

Son
Born June 5, 1970 father, Kenneth Luber

Michael MacRae Actor

Husband
Married 1995

James Telfer Actor

Husband
Divorced

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York City , New York
Graduated

Quintano School for Young Professionals

New York City , New York
Graduated

School of the American Ballet

New York City , New York 1957 - 1962
Attended on full scholarship

Actors Studio

New York City , New York

HB Studio

New York City , New York
Studied with Uta Hagen

Milestones

2010

Cast as Camille, the matriarch of the Braverman family, on NBC's updated version of the 1989 film, "Parenthood"

2001

Played Captain Kaitlyn McCafferty in the Lifetime series, "The Division"

2000

Played Flo Owens in the CBS remake of "Picnic"

1999

Had featured role in "Anywhere But Here"

1998

Played a social worker facing her most challenging case in "To Live Again" (CBS)

1997

Portrayed the mother of a sailor who was murdered because he was gay in the Lifetime movie, "Any Mother's Son"

1995

Co-starred opposite Brian Dennehy in the NBC movie, "Shadow of a Doubt"

1993

Earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in an episode of the Showtime series, "Fallen Angels"

1992

Garnered praise for playing the title role in the fact-based, "A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story" (ABC)

1991

Cast as one of the mothers whose children are "Switched at Birth" in the NBC miniseries

1990

Offered strong turn as Harrison Ford's spouse in "Presumed Innocent"

1990

Reprised role of Willis' wife in "Die Hard 2: Die Harder"

1989

Played Kitty Oppenheimer, the wife of Dwight Schultz's Robert Oppenheimer, in "Fat Man and Little Boy"

1988

Portrayed Bruce Willis' spouse in the thriller, "Die Hard"

1986

Played the widowed mother of two in "The Boy Who Could Fly"

1986

Cast as Kevin Kline's wife in "Violets Are Blue"

1983

Portrayed race car driver Shirley Muldowney in "Heart Like a Wheel"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

1980

Directed by second husband Robert Lieberman in the based-on-fact TV-movie, "Fighting Back" (ABC)

1979

Acted in the CBS miniseries, "Salem's Lot"

1974

Co-starred as Anne Larsen in the short-lived ABC Western series, "The New Land"

1972

Had leading role in the romantic drama, "Sandcastles" (CBS)

1969

Starred in the screen comedy, "Lovers and Other Strangers"

1968

Played a pregnant marathon dancer in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"; also sang the song, "The Best Things in Life Are Free"

1968

Made film acting debut in "The Gypsy Moths"

1967

Starred on Broadway in "My Sweet Charlie"

1965

Acted on Broadway in "The Playroom"

1962

Made New York stage debut in "Isle of Children"

1961

Played the recurring role of Sandy Porter on the CBS daytime drama, "Love of Life"

1958

Danced in four New York City Ballet productions, including playing the role of Clara in "The Nutcracker"

1958

Made television debut on Playhouse 90's version of "The Nutcracker"

1957

Made stage debut at North Jersey Playhouse in "Dr. Praetorius"

Co-founded the Los Angeles Classic Theater Works

Spent three seasons with Andre Gregory's Los Angeles Repertory Company

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list both 1948 and 1952 as the year of Ms. Bedelia's birth.

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