Stockard Channing

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Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard; February 13, 1944)[1] is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006). She is also known for originating the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation; the 1993 film version earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She was also one of two comic foils of The Number Painter on Sesame Street.

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Stockard Channing
Born
Susan Antonia Williams Stockard

(1944-02-13) February 13, 1944 (age 78)
New York City, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active1969–present
Spouses
    (m. 1963; div. 1967)
      (m. 1970; div. 1976)
        (m. 1976; div. 1980)
          David Rawle
          (m. 1980; div. 1988)
          Partner
          Daniel Gillham
          (m. 1990; died 2014)
          Close

          Channing won the 1985 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and won Emmy Awards for The West Wing and The Matthew Shepard Story, both in 2002. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2004 for her role in Jack. Her film appearances include The Fortune (1975), The Big Bus (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), Heartburn (1986), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), Up Close & Personal (1996), Practical Magic (1998), and Woody Allen's Anything Else (2003). She also played the recurring role of Veronica Loy on the CBS drama The Good Wife (2012–16).