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Blair Brown ACTOR


Blair Brown was born on April 23rd, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia with the birth name Bonnie Blair Brown, born to Elizabeth Ann and Milton Henry Brown.  After she graduated from The Madeira School in Virginia she chose to pursue a career as an actress.
She first gained experience as a stage actress performing at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and performed in a number of other stage productions before enrolling at the National Theatre School of Canada.

After earning a degree in drama in 1969, Brown began pursuing a fulltime career as an actress.  Her first film role was in 1973 on "The Paper Chase" starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann and John Houseman.  She soon followed this role with more substantial film roles such as, "The Choirboys" (1977) features an ensemble cast including Randy Quaid, James Woods, Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Peter King, Stephen Macht and Don Stroud "And I Alone Survived" (1978), "Altered States" (1980) starring William Hurt and Drew Barrymore, "One Trick Pony" (1980) also starring Paul Simon and Rip Torn, "Continental Divide" (1981) "Flash of Green" (1984) co-starring Ed Harris, Richard Jordan and George Coe and "Stealing Home" (1988) also starring Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Jonathan Silverman, Helen Hunt and Harold Ramis.
She earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in, "Continental Divide" (1981), opposite actor, John Belushi.  Other film credits she has added to her resume include, "The Astronaut's Wife" (1999) starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, "Space Cowboys" (2000) starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, William Devane, Courtney Vance and Marcia Gay Harden, "Loverboy" (2005) starring with Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock and "Sentinel" (2006) starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan and Kim Basinger.   

Along with her stage and film work, Brown has also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd", "The Rockford Files", "Kojak", "Frasier", "Touched by an Angel", "ER", "Ed" and "1-800 Missing".

She is also well known for her role as Jacqueline Kennedy on the miniseries in 1983, "Kennedy" for which she earned her second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.  Brown has never neglected her love for live performing and some of her more well known stage roles include, "The Comedy of Errors", "The Threepenny Opera", "Secret Rapture", "Arcadia", "Cabaret" and "The Clean House".

Not only has Brown remained active in the industry as a stage, television and film actress, she has also made time to do a number of voice over projects, some of which include, narrating books and a number of documentaries.
Blair Brown has never officially married, although she was in a relationship from 1976 through 1985 with actor, Richard Jordan and together they had one son.  Her most recent role is as a recurring member of the cast of the television series, "Fringe" (2008-2012) portraying Nina Sharp.  


2008-2012     Fringe 
2011         Falling Skies 
2011         The Speed of Thought
2009         Fringe Season 1 Visual Effects 
2009         Evolution: The Genesis of 'Fringe Season 1'
2009         Behind the Real Science of 'Fringe Season 1'
1995-2007     The American Experience 
2007         First Born
2007         Dark Matter
2006         Griffin & Phoenix
2006         The Treatment
2006         The Sentinel
2005         Dark Shadows 
2005         1-800-Missing 
2005         Loverboy
2004         Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
2004         Copshop 
2004         ER
2003-2004    Ed 
2003         Dogville
2003         Law & Order
2002         CSI: Miami 
2002         Young Dr. Freud
2002         Benjamin Franklin
2002         Smallville 
2002         Grasp 
2001         Touched by an Angel 
2001         Follow the Stars Home
2000         Hamlet
2000         In His Life: The John Lennon Story 
2000         Space Cowboys
1999         The Astronaut's Wife
1997         Convictions
1997         Feds
1996         A Season in Purgatory
1996         The Ultimate Lie
1995         Frasier 
1994         The Gift of Love
1994         Moment of Truth: To Walk Again 
1993         The Day My Parents Ran Away
1993         Rio Shannon 
1992         Majority Rule 
1992         Passed Away
1992         Those Secrets 
1991         Lethal Innocence 
1987-1991     The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 
1991         The Good Policeman
1990         Extreme Close-Up
1989         Strapless
1988         Stealing Home
1987         Hands of a Stranger 
1986         Comedy Factory 
1985         ABC Afterschool Specials 
1985         The Bad Seed 
1985         Space 
1983-1984     American Playhouse 
1983         Kennedy
1981         Continental Divide
1980         Altered States
1980         One Trick Pony
1979         The Child Stealer 
1978         And I Alone Survived 
1978         Wheels 
1977         The Choirboys
1977         Family 
1977         The Quinns 
1977         The 3,000 Mile Chase 
1977         Charlie Cobb: Nice Night for a Hanging 
1977         Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years 
1976         Kojak
1976         Captains and the Kings
1976         The Adams Chronicles 
1976         The Oregon Trail 
1975         The Rockford Files 
1975         Marcus Welby, M.D.
1975         Great Performances 
1975         Performance 
1973         The Paper Chase
1973         Dracula
1972         House of Lovers
1972         The Whiteoaks of Jalna
1971         Police Surgeon

Matinee Classics - Space Cowboys starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance,Rade Serbedzija, Barbara Babcock, Blair Brown, Jay Leno, Toby Stephens, Eli Craig, John Mallory Asher, Matt McColm, Jon Hamm and Chris Wylde

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