BiographyChristine Ebersole has captivated audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances and recordings. Ebersole has received virtually every off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her "dual role of a lifetime" as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in "Grey Gardens." Other memorable New York stage performances include her recent portrayal of Elizabeth Arden in "War Paint," for which she received her fourth Tony nomination, her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival of "42nd Street," "Steel Magnolias," "On the Twentieth Century," "Camelot," "Oklahoma," "Dinner at Eight," for which she received both Tony and Outer Critics Circle Nominations, "The Best Man," "Blithe Spirit" and her Obie and Drama Desk-nominated appearance in Alan Bennett's "Talking Heads." Additionally, Ebersole recently made her operatic debut with the L.A. Opera in "Candide."
Ebersole has appeared in numerous feature films, including "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Amadeus," "Tootsie," "Richie Rich," "Black Sheep," "Dead Again," "Folks!," "Ghost Dad," "True Crime," "My Girl 2" and "The Big Wedding" (which also featured an original composition that she wrote for the end credits). Also, she has an extensive list of television credits, including her portrayal of White Diamond in "Steven Universe," three seasons of the comedy "Sullivan and Son," "Royal Pains," "Madam Secretary," "Blue Bloods," and "Search Party." She was a series regular on the 1981-1982 season of "Saturday Night Live." Christine Ebersole plays Dottie in "Bob Hearts Abishola."
In concert, Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country, including the Kennedy Center, Symphony Hall Boston, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Memorable concert appearances include "The Grapes of Wrath" at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony's tribute to Leonard Bernstein, the Boston Pops concert version of "A Little Night Music," and "Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" and "The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty," which were both recorded for PBS.
A recording artist as well, Ms. Ebersole has released the albums Christine Ebersole: Live at the Cinegrill, In Your Dreams, Sunday in New York, Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward and Strings Attached.
Ebersole grew up in Winnetka, Ill. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Her birthday is Feb. 21. Please visit her website at www.christineebersole.com.
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Movies in the Spotlight
2008 (2h 3m) - Streaming on Netflix
Indiana Jones is drawn into a Russian plot to unearth the Crystal Skulls of Akator, Amazonian artifacts with supernatural powers.
Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford return for their fourth Indiana Jones cinematic adventure together.
2002 (2h 12m) - Streaming on Netflix
Pierce Brosnan's final outing as 007 finds James Bond hunting for a mole in the British Intelligence who has betrayed him to Colonel Tan-Sun Moon, a North Korean terrorist and billionaire, who is illegally trading weapons for African conflict diamonds. Pierce Brosnan makes his fourth and final outing as MI6 agent James Bond. Halle Berry co-stars as NSA agent Jinx Johnson, the Bond girl.
2019 (3h 29m) - Streaming on Netflix
Hit man Frank Sheeran looks back at the secrets he kept as a loyal member of the Bufalino crime family in this acclaimed film from Martin Scorsese.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Directing and Supporting Actor (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci).
Shows in the Spotlight
2017 Series - Streaming on Amazon
In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel's life is on track: husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she's good at - and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.
Winner of 8 Emmy Awards. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is written and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls).
2011 Series - Streaming on Netflix
Still rebounding from a breakup, Jessica Day moves in with three single guys, all of whom are ready to help her understand the ways of the world. Zooey Deschanel stars as single schoolteacher Jessica Day, who moves in with three guys after having her heart broken by her latest beau.
Zooey Deschanel brings out her offbeat charm in this sitcom about a quirky teacher and three male roomies.
2016 Series - Streaming on Netflix
Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person. When Eleanor dies and winds up in an afterlife paradise reserved for only the most ethical people, she realizes she's been mistaken for somebody else. This wacky afterlife comedy won a Critics' Choice TV Award.