Candy Clark

Actor, Model
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" ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1947 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Criminal Minds 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

Mark Whitacre's Mother (Actor)

Dog Tags 2008 (Movie)

Deb Merritt (Actor)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Carol Fisher (Actor)

Mystery Woman: Redemption 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Cherry Falls 2000 (Movie)

Marge Marken (Actor)

American Graffiti: Then and Now 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wright Verdicts 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Billy's Mom (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 (Movie)

Buffy's Mom (Actor)

Cool As Ice 1991 (Movie)

Grace Winslow (Actor)

Deuce Coupe 1991 (Movie)

Jean Fitzpatrick (Actor)

Original Intent 1991 (Movie)

Jessica Cameron (Actor)

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Circus of the Stars 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blob 1988 (Movie)

Fran Hewitt (Actor)

Blind Curve 1987 (Movie)

Cici (Actor)

At Close Range 1986 (Movie)

Mary Sue (Actor)

The Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

I Gave at the Office 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Cat's Eye 1985 (Movie)

Sally Ann (Actor)

Blue Thunder 1983 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Hambone and Hillie 1983 (Movie)

Nancy Rollins (Actor)

Johnny Belinda 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Amityville 3-D 1982 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

Q 1982 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Susan Cooper (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

Debbie Dunham (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1978 (Movie)

Camilla Sternwood (Actor)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Pam-- (Actor)

James Dean 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

Mary-Lou (Actor)

I Will... I Will... For Now 1974 (Movie)

Sally Bingham (Actor)

American Graffiti 1973 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Fat City 1972 (Movie)

Faye (Actor)

Cocaine and Blue Eyes (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Actor)

Love and Learn (TV Show)

Actor

Popeye Doyle (TV Show)

Actor

Rodeo Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Price She Paid (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Ladies Go (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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).

Relationships

Ella Clark

Mother

Jeff Bridges Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "Fat City" (1972) No longer together

Thomas Clark

Father

Marjoe Gortner

Husband
married briefly in the late 1970s

Milestones

1994

Played small role in "Radioland Murders", scripted by Willard Huyck from a story by George Lucas

1992

Portrayed the slayer's mom in "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"

1988

Appeared in the remake of "The Blob"

1986

Acted in "At Close Range"

1981

Off-Broadway debut, "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking"

1979

Reprised her signature role in the sequel "More American Graffiti"

1977

Had prominent role in "Handle With Care/Citizen's Band"

1976

Co-starred in "The Man Who Fell to Earth"

1973

Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as the platinum-haired Debbie in "American Graffiti"

1972

Film acting debut, "Fat City"

Grew up in Texas

Began modeling in NYC

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