Jill Clayburgh

Actor
Twice nominated for an Oscar, actress Jill Clayburgh personified the joys and pitfalls of the newly liberated woman of the 1970s in films like "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), "Starting Over" (1979) and "I'm Dancing As Fast ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1944 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

Annie's Mom (Actor)

Love and Other Drugs 2010 (Movie)

Nancy Randall (Actor)

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Sex: The Revolution! 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

Agnes Finch (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 2004 (Tv Show)

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Leap of Faith 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Never Again 2002 (Movie)

Grace Minor (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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At Home With... 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Everything's Relative 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Frasier 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order 1998 (Tv Show)

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Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

Nan (Actor)

Going All the Way 1997 (Movie)

Alma Burns (Actor)

Naked in New York 1994 (Movie)

Shirley Briggs (Actor)

National Memorial Day Concert 1994 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Colors of Love 1994 (Movie)

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Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Rich in Love 1993 (Movie)

Helen Odom (Actor)

Le Grand Pardon II 1992 (Movie)

Sally White (Actor)

Trial: The Price of Passion 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Sarah Green (Actor)

Beyond the Ocean 1989 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

Diana Sullivan (Actor)

Where Are the Children? 1986 (Movie)

Nancy Eldridge (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Hannah K 1982 (Movie)

Hannah Kaufman (Actor)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

Barbara Gordon (Actor)

First Monday in October 1981 (Movie)

Ruth Loomis (Actor)

It's My Turn 1980 (Movie)

Kate Gunzinger (Actor)

Luna 1979 (Movie)

Caterina Silveri (Actor)

Starting Over 1979 (Movie)

Marilyn Holmberg (Actor)

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

Erica Benton (Actor)

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

Barbara Jane Bookman (Actor)

Gable and Lombard 1976 (Movie)

Carole Lombard (Actor)

Griffin and Phoenix 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Saturday Night Live 1976 (Tv Show)

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Silver Streak 1976 (Movie)

Hilly Burns (Actor)

Going Places 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Terminal Man 1973 (Movie)

Angela Black (Actor)

Portnoy's Complaint 1972 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

The Thief Who Came to Dinner 1972 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

The Telephone Book 1970 (Movie)

Eyemask (Actor)

The Wedding Party 1966 (Movie)

Josephine--the Bride (Actor)

Crowned and Dangerous (TV Show)

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Fear Stalk (TV Show)

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For the Love of Nancy (TV Show)

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Hustling (TV Show)

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Miles to Go (TV Show)

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My Little Assassin (TV Show)

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Phenomenon II (TV Show)

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Sins of the Mind (TV Show)

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The Art of Crime (TV Show)

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The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Show)

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Trinity (TV Show)

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Unspeakable Acts (TV Show)

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When Innocence Is Lost (TV Show)

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Who Gets the Friends? (TV Show)

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Biography

Twice nominated for an Oscar, actress Jill Clayburgh personified the joys and pitfalls of the newly liberated woman of the 1970s in films like "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), "Starting Over" (1979) and "I'm Dancing As Fast as I Can" (1982). Stage-trained and equally adept at high comedy, as seen by her turns in "Silver Streak" (1976) and "Semi-Tough" (1977), Clayburgh's forte was intense, personal drama, to which she brought uncommon grace and grit. She took a hiatus from features in the 1980s but returned to television and stage in the 1990s and 2000s, most notably as the brittle matriarch of the wealthy Darling family on "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007-09). Her death in 2010 robbed the acting world of one of its most versatile performers.

Relationships

Alma

Grandmother

Albert Clayburgh

Father

Julia Clayburgh

Mother
Former theatrical production secretary for David Merrick

Al Pacino Actor

Companion
Met while both were performing at Charles Street Repertory Company in Boston c. 1966 No longer together

David Rabe

Husband
Married March 8, 1979

Lily Rabe Actor

Daughter
Born June 29, 1982; father, David Rabe Acted together in "Never Again" (2001)

Lily Rabe

Daughter
Born in 1982 father, David Rabe

Michael Rabe

Son
Born c. 1986 father, David Rabe

Jason Rabe

Step-Son
From David Rabe's first marriage

EDUCATION

Studied acting with Uta Hagen and John Lehne

Brearley School

New York , New York
Exclusive girls' private school

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York 1966

Milestones

2010

Played Jake Gyllenhaal's mother in "Love and Other Drugs"; film released after her death

2007

Cast as Letitia Darling on ABC's short-lived series "Dirty Sexy Money"

2006

Appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" with Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet

2006

Played the wife of an unorthodox psychiatrist in "Running with Scissors"; based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs

2004

Earned an Emmy nomination for her guest-starring role on "Nip/Tuck" (FX)

2002

Had featured role in short-lived NBC sitcom "Leap of Faith"

1999

Had a recurring role on the FOX comedy "Ally McBeal" as the title character's mother

1998

Played the matriarch of an Irish Catholic family on the NBC drama "Trinity"

1998

Made a memorable guest appearance as a lawyer with questionable ethics on the NBC drama "Law & Order"

1997

Had a supporting role as Matthew Perry's mother in "Fools Rush In"

1994

Acted the part of Kitty Menendez in the TV movie "Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders" (FOX)

1992

Played Judge Louise Parker in NBC miniseries "Trial: The Price of Passion"

1987

Joined an ensemble cast for the critically-acclaimed "Shy People"

1983

Portrayed a flaky lawyer in Costa-Gavras' disappointing "Hanna K"

1982

Delivered a first-rate portrayal of a woman coping with addiction in "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can"; penned by husband Rabe

1981

Starred opposite Walter Matthau in "First Monday in October"

1979

Earned second Best Actress Oscar nomination for Alan J Pakula's "Starting Over"; second collaboration with Burt Reynolds

1979

Played Chrissy in the NYC production of David Rabe's "In the Boom Boom Room"

1978

Breakout performance, Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"; garnered first Best Actress Oscar nomination

1977

Paired with Burt Reynolds for the first time in "Semi-Tough"

1976

Featured as Carole Lombard in "Gable and Lombard" and as Gene Wilder's love interest in "Silver Streak"

1975

Made TV film debut, "Hustling" (ABC); received first Emmy nomination

1972

Played the title character's wife, Catherine in the Broadway play "Pippin"

1972

First major feature film, "Portnoy's Complaint"

1969

Made Broadway debut in "The Rothschilds"

1968

Made feature debut in "The Wedding Party"; co-directed by Brian De Palma and co-starred Robert De Niro (filmed in 1963 but not released until six years later)

1968

Cast in a regular role on the daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"

1968

Made Off-Broadway debut in "The Sudden and Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson"

Joined the Charles Street Repertory Theater in Boston

Began acting in summer stock at Williamstown Theater in Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Clayburgh's films "grapple with social mores - divorce, the high anxieties of single life, the conflicts between careers and romance. Her feisty women are the bruised but decorated heroes of the sexual revolution." - Scot Hall writing in Saturday Review, March 1982

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