Patricia Clarkson (born December 29, 1959), is an American actress.

She played Alan Parrish's mother Carol Parrish in the original Jumanji film.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Untouchables Catherine Ness
1988 The Dead Pool Samantha Walker
Rocket Gibraltar Rose Black
Everybody's All-American Leslie Stone
1990 Tune in Tomorrow Aunt Olga
1995 Pharaoh's Army Sarah Anders
Jumanji Carol Anne Parrish
1998 Playing by Heart Allison
High Art Greta Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1999 The Green Mile Melinda Moores

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Wayward Son Wesley
Simply Irresistible Lois McNally
2000 Falling Like This Caroline Lockhart
Joe Gould's Secret Vivian Marquie
2001 The Safety of Objects Annette Jennings Deauville American Film Festival Award for Best Female Performance
San Diego Film Critics Society - Body of Work Award
The Pledge Margaret Larsen
Wendigo Kim
2002 Welcome to Collinwood Rosalind
Far from Heaven Eleanor Fine

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress

Heartbreak Hospital Lottie Ohrwasher
The Baroness and the Pig The Baroness
2003 Dogville Vera
The Station Agent Olivia Harris
All the Real Girls Elvira Fine San Diego Film Critics Society - Body of Work Award
Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize
Pieces of April Joy Burns
2004 Miracle Patti Brooks
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. Shirley Wershba Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Dying Gaul Elaine Tishop
2006 The Woods Ms. Traverse
All the King's Men Sadie Burke
2007 No Reservations Paula
Lars and the Real Girl Dr. Dagmar Bergman
Married Life Pat Allen
2008 Blind Date Janna
Phoebe in Wonderland Miss Dodger
Elegy Carolyn
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Judy Nash
2009 Whatever Works Marietta Celestine
2081 Narrator (voice)
For the Love of Movies Narrator (voice)
Cairo Time Juliette Grant
2010 Shutter Island 2nd Rachel Solando
Legendary Sharon Chetley
Main Street Willa Jenkins
Easy A Rosemary Penderghast
2011 Friends with Benefits Lorna
One Day Alison Mayhew
2013 The East Sharon
2014 The Maze Runner Ava Paige
Last Weekend Celia Green
Learning to Drive Wendy Shields
October Gale Helen Matthews
Annie Focus group woman Cameo
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Ava Paige
2017 The Party April British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Bookshop Mrs. Violet Gamart
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Ava Paige
Jonathan Dr. Mina Nariman
Delirium Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Spenser: For Hire Elizabeth Haller Episode: "The Choice"
1986 The Equalizer Deborah Wade Episode: "Breakpoint"
1990 Tales from the Crypt Suzy Episode: "Mute Witness to Murder"
Law & Order Laura Winthrop Episode: "By Hooker, By Crook"
The Old Man and the Sea Mary Pruitt Television film
1991 Davis Rules Cosmo Yeargin 13 episodes
1992 Blind Man's Bluff Dr. Virginia Hertz Television film
An American Story Barbara Meade Television film
Legacy of Lies Pat Rafael Television film
Four Eyes and Six Guns Lucy Laughton Television film
1993 Caught in the Act Meg Television film
Alex Haley's Queen Lizzie Perkins Miniseries
1994 She Led Two Lives Desiree Parnell Television film
1995–1996 Murder One Annie Hoffman 23 episodes
1996 London Suite Diana Nichols Television film
The Wedding Della McNeil Television film
2000 Wonderland Mrs. Tammy Banger 2 episodes
2001 Frasier Claire French 4 episodes
2002 Carrie Margaret White Television film
2002–2005 Six Feet Under Sarah O'Connor 7 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2002, 2006)
2007 American Masters Narrator (voice) Episode: "The American Dream"
2009–2011 Saturday Night Live Mother 2 episodes
2011 Parks and Recreation Tammy Swanson I 2 episodes
2012 The Dust Bowl Hazel Lucas Shaw Television film
Five Mia Knowles Television film
2015 Broad City Timothy's Mom Episode: "St. Mark's"
2016 American Dad! Meredith Fields (voice) Episode: "The Dentist's Wife"
Nature Narrator (voice) Episode: "Hummingbirds"
2017 House of Cards Jane Davis 7 episodes
2018 Sharp Objects Adora Crellin
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