Amanda Plummer


23 Mar 1957


New York City, New York, USA


Amanda Michael Plummer


The daughter of Canadian actor Christopher Plummer and American actress Tammy Grimes, Amanda Plummer was born in New York City on March 23, 1957. Her breakthrough role came when she starred opposite Robin Williams in The Fisher King (1991). However, Plummer may be best remembered for her work in the Quentin Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction (1994). Tarantino wrote the parts of two robbers who hold up a restaurant specifically for Plummer and her partner-in-screen-crime Tim Roth. Since that stand-out role, Plummer has continued to appear in a wide variety of films, including The Prophecy (1995), Freeway (1996), and My Life Without Me (2003).

Plummer has also appeared in the films Butterfly Kiss (1995) as "Eunice" by Michael Winterbottom, My Life Without Me (2003) by Isabel Coixet, Pax (1994) by Eduardo Guedes, Daniel (1983) by Sidney Lumet, Ken Park (2002) by Larry Clark and, lately, The Making of Plus One (2010) and Inconceivable (2008) both by 'Mary Mcguckian', among others.

She has often performed on stage. Her highly acclaimed work on Broadway has garnered her a Tony award and two Tony Award nominations as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. She was honored with three Emmy awards, and one Emmy nomination, a Saturn Award, and DVDX nomination, CableAce Award and Golden Globe nomination. In 1988, she was honored with the Anti-Defamation League Award for Woman of Achievement.

On stage, Plummer appeared as Alma in Tennessee Williams's "Summer and Smoke" with Kevin Anderson, directed by Michael Wilson. At the Stratford Theater in Ontario, she was Joan of Arc in an original adaptation of "The Lark" by Jean Anouilh, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. She appeared as Polly in "The Gnadiges Fraulein" with Elizabeth Ashley, and as Kyra in the world premiere of "One Exception", both by by Tennessee Williams, at the Hartford Stage. On Broadway: "A Taste of Honey" as Jo (nominated for a Tony Award, and Drama Desk Award, and received the Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards); as Agnes in "Agnes of God" with Geraldine Page (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle, and Boston Critics Awards); as Eliza in "Pygmalion" with Peter O'Toole and John Mills (Tony Award nomination); as Laura in "The Glass Menagerie" with Jessica Tandy; as Dolly in "You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw. Among her off-Broadway shows are "A Lie of the Mind" as Beth, directed and written by Sam Shepard with Harvey Keitel, Aidan Quinn and Geraldine Page, "Killer Joe" by Tracy Letts, "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More" by Tennessee Williams, and "A Taste of Honey" with Valerie French. In England, at the Guilford Theatre she appeared as Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion," and at the Royal Court Theatre did "This Is a Chair", directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Carol Churchill.

Her regional work includes Juliet in "Romeo & Juliet" (Hollywood Dramalogue Award) and Sonya in "Uncle Vanya," Frankie in "A Member of the Wedding," "Two Rooms," and "The Wake of Jamey Foster" by Beth Henley.

In television, she is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, one Emmy nomination, a Cable Ace Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. She appeared as Lucky in the filmed workshop, "Core Sample - Goli Otok" with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, directed by Lenka Udovicki, the artistic director of The Ulysses Theater on Brijuni, Croatia, and also in Lucky McKee's film Red (2008).

Actor ( 96 credits )

A Young Man with High Potential (2017) Ketura Stantz
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Herself
The Dancer (2016) Lily
Reversion (2015) Elizabeth
Honeyglue (2015) Alice
Strangely in Love (2014) Sister Sarah
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Wiress
Hannibal (2013)  Katherine Pimms (1 episode, 2014)
The Blacklist (2013)  Tracy Solobotkin (1 episode, 2015)
I Have to Buy New Shoes (2012)
Abigail Harm (2012) Abigail Harm
Small Apartments (2012) Mrs. Ballisteri
Sophomore (2012) Miss Hutz
Dr. Ketel (2011) Louise
Vampire (2011) Helga
Today's Headline (2011) Amy
Girlfriend (2010) Celeste
1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position (2010) Nora
The Making of Plus One (2010) Kim Owens - the accountant
Sniff: The Dog Movie (2009) Juliette
Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf (2009) Lady in the Car
First Time Long Time (2009) Maggie
45 R.P.M. (2008) Caralee Lucas
Inconceivable (2008) Lesley Banks
Affinity (2008) Miss Ridley
Red (2008) Mrs. Doust
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  Professor Poofenplotz / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Wiress in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (1 episode
WordGirl (2007)  Lady Redundant Woman (1 episode)
Satan's Little Helper (2004) Merrill Whooly
Battlestar Galactica (2004)  Oracle Selloi (1 episode, 2006)
Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni (2003) Gionalista ABC
My Life Without Me (2003) Laurie
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) Herself
The Gray in Between (2002) Jalyn
Triggermen (2002) Penny Archer
Ken Park (2002) Claude's Mother
For the People (2002)  Ruth Wright (1 episode, 2002)
The Last Angel (2002) The Last Angel
Seven Days to Live (2000) Ellen Shaw
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) Vivien
Martin Eden (2000)
Night Visions (2000)  Music Professor (1 episode, 2002)
8 ½ Women (1999) Beryl
You Can Thank Me Later (1999) Susan Cooperberg
The Directors (1999)  Herself (1 episode)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Miranda Cole (1 episode, 2004)
L.A. Without a Map (1998) Red Pool Owner
October 22 (1998) Denise
Stories from My Childhood (1998)  The Queen (1 episode, 1998)
American Perfekt (1997) Sandra Thomas
A Simple Wish (1997) Boots
Hercules (1997) Clotho (voice)
Hysteria (1997) Myrna Malloy
The Final Cut (1996) Rothstein
Dead Girl (1996) Frida
Freeway (1996) Ramona Lutz
The Vampyre Wars (1996)
Dark Skies (1996)  Abducted Woman (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
Life and Times (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Prophecy (1995) Rachael
Drunks (1995) Shelley
Butterfly Kiss (1995) Eunice
The Outer Limits (1995)  Dr. Theresa Givens (2 episodes, 1996-2000)
Pulp Fiction (1994) Honey Bunny / Yolanda
Nostradamus (1994) Catherine De Medici
Pax (1994) Franny
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Princess Fallopia (1 episode, 1996)
Needful Things (1993) Nettie Cobb
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) Rose Michaels
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1996)
Phone (1993)
The Lounge People (1992) Sabrina
Freejack (1992) Nun
The Fisher King (1991) Lydia
The Hidden Room (1991)  Sarah Cole (1 episode, 1991)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) Dagmar
Prisoners of Inertia (1989) Sam
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Peggy (1 episode, 1989)
True Blue (1989)  Susan Lizar (1 episode, 1989)
Courtship (1987) Laura Vaughn
Made in Heaven (1987) Wiley Foxx
Riders to the Sea (1987)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1995)
L.A. Law (1986)  Alice Hackett (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Static (1985) Julia Purcell
Moonlighting (1985)  Jackie Wilbourne (1 episode, 1987)
The Equalizer (1985)  Jill O'Connor (1 episode, 1988)
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) Miss Miscarriage
Miami Vice (1984)  Lisa Madsen (1 episode, 1989)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Daniel (1983) Susan Isaacson
The World According to Garp (1982) Ellen James
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) Annie
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)  Angela Dunoway (1 episode, 1982)
The Dream of the Guest (0) Mary

Writer ( 1 credit )

Inconceivable (2008) (devised in collaboration with) (as Jordi Molla) &