Squibb at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||June Louise Squibb
November 6, 1929
Vandalia, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Edward Sostek (divorced)
Charles Kakatsakis (?–1999; widowed; 1 child)
June Louise Squibb (born November 6, 1929) is an American actress. She has played supporting roles in various films such as Alice, Scent of a Woman, The Age of Innocence, In & Out, and Far from Heaven. She has also performed on television series such as Ghost Whisperer and on Broadway, including performing in the original production of Gypsy. She played the wife of Jack Nicholson in Alexander Payne's film About Schmidt, and the wife of Bruce Dern in Payne's Nebraska, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Squibb currently appears in The Jack and Triumph Show on Adult Swim alongside Jack McBrayer and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog; she portrays a retired actress who appeared with the title characters on a Lassie-type series with a dark secret.
Squibb was born and raised in Vandalia, Illinois, the only child of JoyBelle (née Force; 1905–1996) and Lewis Squibb (1905–1996). Her mother was an avid golfer and well-known piano player who began playing for silent movies in the 1920s, and later entered piano competitions, winning the World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest in 1975 and 1976  Her father was in the insurance business and was in the Navy during World War II.
Squibb's first husband was actor Edward Sostek, the two divorced. She is the widow of acting teacher Charles Kakatsakis (1929–1999), with whom she has one child, Harry Kakatsakis, a filmmaker best known for his short film Admissions. Squibb converted to Judaism when she married Edward Sostek in the 1950s; she still considers herself Jewish.
Squibb started her career in musical theatre at the St. Louis Muny and trained at the Cleveland Play House, and at the HB Studio after moving to New York City. She got her big break in New York by landing the role of Dulcie in The Boyfriend Off-Broadway in 1958. In 1959 she performed in an Off-Broadway revival of Lend an Ear starring Elizabeth Allen. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of Gypsy starring Ethel Merman, taking over the role of stripper Electra in 1960. She next appeared in The Happy Time, which opened in 1968 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. In-between these periods June also did modeling work for romance novels and did commercials.
In 1995 she appeared in the play Sacrilege on Broadway, which starred Ellen Burstyn.
June has also played many roles in national tours, regional theatre, summer stock, and off-Broadway. In 2012 she played the matriarch Stella Gordon in Dividing the Estate at the Dallas Theater Center for which she received standout reviews.
|1992||Scent of a Woman||Mrs. Hunsaker||Martin Brest|
|1993||The Age of Innocence||Mingott Maid||Martin Scorsese|
|1997||In & Out||Cousin Gretchen||Frank Oz|
|1998||Meet Joe Black||Helen||Martin Brest|
|2002||About Schmidt||Helen Schmidt||Alexander Payne|
|Far from Heaven||Elderly Woman||Todd Haynes|
|2003||Another Night||Maid||Anthony Volastro||Short|
|2004||Welcome to Mooseport||Irma||Donald Petrie|
|2007||Dead Write||Miss Copperfiled||Michael Connell|
|2008||Just Add Water||Mother||Hart Bochner|
|Character Assassins||Harry Kakatsakis||Short|
|Old Days||Gertrude||Matthew Shapiro||Short|
|2010||Miss This at Your Peril||Scarlett Penaranda||Brent King||Short|
|2011||Atlas Shrugged: Part I||Mrs. Hastings||Paul Johansson|
|The Perfect Family||Mrs. Punch||Anne Renton|
|The Big Year||Old Lady||David Frankel|
|2012||The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez||Irma||Elia Petridis|
|Would You Rather||Linda||David Guy Levy|
|2013||Nebraska||Kate Grant||Alexander Payne|
|2014||I'll See You in My Dreams||Georgina||Brett Haley|
|1995||Law & Order||Sylvia Sherman||1 episode ("Progeny")|
|1999||Law & Order||Eileen De Rose||1 episode ("Merger")|
|2001||Ed||Organist||1 episode ("Valentine's Day")|
|2005||House||Ramona||1 episode ("Love Hurts")|
|The Bernie Mac Show||Nun||1 episode ("Night of Terror")|
|Two and a Half Men||Margaret||1 episode ("Sleep Tight, Puddin' Pop")|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Mrs. Cone||1 episode ("The End")|
|Ghost Whisperer||Grandma||6 episodes|
|2003||ER||Social Security Daughter||1 episode ("No Strings Attached")|
|Just Shoot Me!||Mrs. Pebbles||1 episode ("Son of a Preacher Man")|
|Judging Amy||Louise Flowers||5 episodes|
|2006||7th Heaven||Ms. Rusnak||1 episode ("Love and Obsession")|
|2007||A Stranger's Heart||Aunt Cass||Andy Wolk||TV Movie|
|The Bill Engvall Show||Edda||2 episodes|
|2008||Shark Swarm||Bess Wilder||James A. Contner||TV Movie|
|Cold Case||Annette Hicks||1 episode ("Slipping")|
|The Young and the Restless||Pearl||23 episodes|
|2011||Eagleheart||Esther||1 episode ("Once in a Wattle")|
|2012||Castle||Jamie Isaacson||1 episode ("Once Upon a Crime")|
|Mike & Molly||Francine||1 episode ("The Rehearsal")|
|2013||Getting On||Varla Pounder||2 episodes|
|The Millers||Blanche||1 episode ("Carol's Parents Are Coming to Town")|
|2014||Girls||Grandma Flo||Richard Shepard||1 episode ("Flo")|
|Glee||Maggie Banks||1 episode ("Old Dog, New Tricks")|
|Devious Maids||Genevieve's Mother||2 episodes|
|2015||The Jack and Triumph Show||June Gregory||Regular|
Awards and nominations
- June Squibb at the Internet Movie Database
- June Squibb at the Internet Broadway Database
- June Squibb at the Internet Off-Broadway Database