Jeannie Berlin

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Jeannie Berlin
Born Jeannie Brette May
(1949-11-01) November 1, 1949 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Writer
Years active 1969–present
Parent(s) Elaine May and Marvin May

Jeannie Berlin (born November 1, 1949) is an American film, television and stage actress and screenwriter, known for role in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. She later played the leading role in Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975), and in 2000s returned to screen appearing in films such as Margaret (2011), Inherent Vice (2014) and Cafe Society (2016), as well as the miniseries The Night Of (2016).

Life and career[edit]

Berlin was born Jeannie Brette May in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actress/comedian/screenwriter/playwright Elaine May (née Berlin) and inventor Marvin May (deceased).[1] May directed Berlin in the 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid, which garnered Berlin Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.[2]

Additional screen credits during the 1970s include Getting Straight (1970), The Strawberry Statement (1970), Portnoy's Complaint (1971), and leading role in Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975).[3] She also had a leading role in "Old Fashioned Murder", a 1976 episode of Columbo. After an extended absence of several decades from acting in films, she has recently appeared in prominent works such as Margaret (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Cafe Society (2016). She received positive reviews for her performance as alpha prosecutor Helen Weiss in the HBO miniseries The Night Of in 2016.[4][5]

Berlin made her Broadway theatre debut in May's play, After the Night and the Music in 2005. In 2012, she appeared in the play Other Desert Cities at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1969 In Name Only Heather
1970 Getting Straight Judy Kramer
The Strawberry Statement Girl with Clipboard
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Girl in Orphanage
Move
The Baby Maker Charlotte
1971 Two on a Bench Harriet
1972 Portnoy's Complaint Bubbles Girardi
Bone The Girl
I figli chiedono perché
The Heartbreak Kid Lila Kolodny New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actress
National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1973 Why? The Junkie
1975 Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York Sheila Levine
1976 Columbo Janie Brandt Episode: "Old Fashioned Murder"
1990 In the Spirit Crystal Also co-writer
2003 Miss Match Risa Barbeko Episode: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
2011 Margaret Emily Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Nominated - Indiewire Award for Best Supporting Performance (3rd place)
2013 My Friend Vijay Mrs. Korokowski
2014 Inherent Vice Aunt Reet
2016 Café Society[7] Rose
The Night Of Helen Weiss Miniseries

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hal Erickson. "Jeannie Berlin - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jeannie Berlin". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Clarke Fountain. "Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) - Sidney J. Furie - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jeannie Berlin's performance of the summer - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  5. ^ TVLine, Team; TVLine, Team (27 August 2016). "Performer of the Week: Jeannie Berlin". Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times (8 October 2012). "Jeannie Berlin, JoBeth Williams join 'Other Desert Cities' cast". latimes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Tatiana Siegel (4 August 2015). "Woody Allen New Film Cast: Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 

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