Bonnie Bedelia


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The native New Yorker was born Bonnie Bedelia Culkin on March 25, 1948, the daughter of Phillip Harley Culkin, a journalist, and Marian Ethel Wagner Culkin, a writer and editor. Trained in ballet, her parents guided all of the children at one time or another into acting (which included Kit Culkin, Terry Culkin and Candace Culkin). Bonnie herself attended Quintano School for Young Professionals in New York at one point and Bonnie and Kit went on to appear on the local stage and TV. Brother Kit would later be known more for siring a handful of talented child actors and/or stars (Macaulay Culkin, Kieran Culkin, and the rest).It was Bonnie who was first spotted among the other acting siblings by a talent scout who happened to catch her in a school production of "Tom Sawyer", and encouraged her. She made her professional debut at age 9 in a 1957 North Jersey Playhouse production of "Dr. Praetorius" and then was handed a full scholarship to study at George Balanchine's New York City Ballet. But the acting bug had bitten and after dancing in only four productions (including playing the role of Clara in "The Nutcracker"), she decided to hang up her ballet slippers. She proceeded to study at both the HB Studio and Actors Studio in New York.Bonnie nabbed a five-year role as young teen "Sandy Porter" in the New York-based daytime soap Love of Life (1951) starting in 1961. During that time, she took her first Broadway bow in "Isle of Children", a show that lasted but a week in March of 1962. She was also a replacement in the established hit comedy "Enter Laughing", a year later. After appearing in the stage play "The Playroom" in 1965, she earned strong reviews for her touching performance in "My Sweet Charlie", for which she won the 1967 Theatre World Award for "promising new artist". In it, she played a pregnant young Southern girl on the lam with a black lawyer. Patty Duke recreated the role a few years later on TV and captured an Emmy.Films beckoned at this point and Bonnie made her debut lending topnotch support in Die den Hals riskieren (1969) which reunited Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit (1953) stars Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. She earned even better marks in her next two films, one performance simply haunting and the other one hilarious. Once again playing pregnant and once again delivering a touching pathos, she played the dirt-poor marathon dancer who pitches songs for pennies and the almost-mother of Bruce Dern's child in the superb, award-winning, Depression-era drama Nur Pferden gibt man den Gnadenschuß (1969). On the other end of the acting spectrum, she played the lovable bride-to-be in the side-splitting comedy classic Liebhaber und andere Fremde (1970).By this time, Bonnie had started concentrating on family values. She married scriptwriter Ken Luber on April 24, 1969, and bore him a son, Yuri, the following year. The time off to focus on motherhood (she had second son, Jonah Luber, in 1976) proved detrimental to her rising star. The remaining decade was uneventful at best, despite some fine showings in a splattering of TV-movies. Her big comeback came again on the movie trail in the early 1980s when she absolutely nailed the role of race car driver Shirley Muldowney in ...und wenn der letzte Reifen platzt (1983). She was surprisingly overlooked at Oscar time, however, despite the praise she received. Despite respected work in subsequent movies such as Liebe ist nur eine Illusion (1986), Der Prinz von Pennsylvania (1988), Aus Mangel an Beweisen (1990) and a running role as Bruce Willis's put-upon wife in Stirb langsam (1988) and its sequel, she found better and more frequent parts on TV. She found her niche in TV-movies with social themes and tugged at more hearts in Babyswitch - Kind fremder Eltern (1991), Nimm die Hände von unserer Tochter (1992), Söhne (1997) and Ein zweites Leben (1998).In a change of pace, Bonnie joined the ensemble cast of the low-budget cult comedy Sordid Lives (2000), as "Latrelle", a homophobic woman dealing with her mother's death, the imprisonment of her gay brother and her own son's "coming out". The movie evolved into the TV series Sordid Lives: The Series (2008) which reunited her with original cast members Leslie Jordan and Olivia Newton-John. She repeated her role again in still another film -- A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)More recent independent movie credits include Berkeley (2005), Broken Links (2016), The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2017), A Stone in the Water (2019). She also managed a few regular TV series roles: Lady Cops - Knallhart weiblich (2001) as a police captain, and Parenthood (2010) as a family matriarch opposite Craig T. Nelson.Divorced from the father of her two children, she is presently married to third husband (or fourth, depending on your source of reference) actor Michael MacRae, whom she married in 1995. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh /

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Releases by Year

Bonnie Bedelia on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2019. See the full graphs of the number of Bonnie Bedelia movies released per year from 1997 till 2019.

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Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Bonnie Bedelia has worked on is 6.3.

6.3 / 10

Bonnie Bedelia's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Die Hard (1988)

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

8.2/10132 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Die Hard 2 (1990)

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

7.1/10124 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

An attorney finds himself at the center of a surprise reunion with the veterans of his platoon from Vietnam.The reunion stirs up painful memories and disturbing secrets for all involved.

6.9/1092 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A confused teenager discovers a stack of tapes recorded years earlier by her dying mother.

6.8/1074 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Sordid Lives (2000)

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of their "Sordid Lives."

6.7/10111 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

6.7/10200 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

6.5/10127 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

6.5/10114 min

Available in 9 platform(s).