A remarkably versatile actor, Barbara Barrie has been nominated for virtually every major acting award for her work on stage, film, and television during her distinguished decades-long career. On Broadway, Ms. Barrie has appeared in The Selling of the President, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, California Suite, Torch Song Trilogy, and Company, which garnered her a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role. She recently appeared Off-Broadway to critical acclaim in Significant Other. Prior to that, she garnered raves in I Remember Mama, receiving an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. Other Off-Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Current Events, After-Play, The Crucible, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Love Letters, Isn’t It Romantic? and The Killdeer, for which she earned an Obie and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Performance. She also performed often for both the New York Shakespeare Festival and the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.
On television, Ms. Barrie’s appearances on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, earned her an Emmy award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, respectively. She earned another Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Evelyn Stoller in Breaking Away. She may be best known to television audiences for her regular role in Suddenly Susan opposite Brooke Shields and her recurring and memorable guest star roles in Enlightened, Nurse Jackie, Once and Again, Barney Miller, Thirtysomething and Family Ties. Additionally, Ms Barrie’s mini-series and television movie credits include Scarlett (1994) and Roots: The Next Generation (1979) as well as A Chance of Snow (1998), My Breast (1994), The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993), Tell Me My Name (1977), To Race the Wind (1980), Not Just Another Affair (1982), and Barefoot in the Park (1982).
For the film Breaking Away (1979), Ms. Barrie earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Ms. Barrie earned the Best Actress Award in the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO (1964). Her performance in the award-winning film Judy Berlin (1999) brought her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Her other film credits include Frame of Mind (2009), Second Best (2004), Hercules (1997), Private Benjamin (1981), The Bell Jar (1979) and 30 Days (1999).
Ms. Barrie is also the author of two critically acclaimed novels for young adults, Lone Star (1990) and Adam Zigzag (1995), as well as a memoir documenting her bout with colon cancer entitled Second Act (1997) which has been released in its paperback version under the title Don’t Die of Embarrassment: Life After Colostomy and Other Adventures (1999).
– We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances Barbara Barrie will no longer be in attendance as previously announced.