Actress who was simply nominated for Academy Honours for her jobs in Carrie, The Hustler, and Kids of a smaller God. She earned a Golden World Prize in 1991 on her behalf performance in it series Twin Peaks. Her delivery name was Rosetta Jacobs, but she transformed it for performing purposes. She produced her silver screen debut playing Cathy Norton within the 1950 film Louisa. She wedded Joe Morgenstern in 1962, as well as the few had a girl in 1971 after that divorced a decade after her delivery. She continued a couple schedules with Ronald Reagan before he wedded Nancy Reagan.
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, American Independent Filmmaker Award Special Jury Prize, Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Actress
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Single Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support
Movies Carrie, The Hustler, Children of a Lesser God, Hounddog, The Mississippi Gambler, Hesher, The Dead Girl, Son of Ali Baba, Return to Oz, The Faculty, Dream a Little Dream, The Golden Blade, The Grass Harp, Other People's Money, Francis Goes to the Races, Until They Sail, Tiger Warsaw, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Appointment with Death, Eulogy, Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, The Bunker, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, Another Harvest Moon, Dawn at Socorro, The Crossing Guard, Ain't Misbehavin', Saving Grace B. Jones, Dangerous Mission, Rich in Love, Tim, No Room for the Groom, Johnny Dark, Lies and Lullabies, Storyville, Trauma, The Last Brickmaker In America, A Christmas Memory, The Milkman, Smoke Signal, Go Toward the Light, Inherit the Wind, Ruby, Shadows of Desire, The Mao Game, Possessed, Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror, Promise, Intensity, Palmer's Pick-Up, The Boss’s Son
TV Shows Partners, Traps, St. Elsewhere, The Thorn Birds, Skag, Playhouse 90, Twin Peaks
Before she was a successful actress, she starred in her first play.
Along with Sherry Arlene, Laurie was also placed in a children's home.
Grew up in a traditional Jewish house with Hebrew lessons at the synagogue, although she doesn't attend anymore.
Before she was a successful actress, she won a grand prize for a screen test at Warner Bros.
Began acting when she was 11.
Had suffered from severe anxiety disorder during her early childhood, as did her sister.
Had changed her name from Rosetta Jacobs to Piper Laurie, when she wanted to become an actress.
Her sister, Sherry Arlene Jacobs, died in 2006.
Prior to Laurie's birth, her sister Sherry Arlene Jacobs had bee afflicted with asthma, a disease her sister had, since birth. She and her parents were so concerned that at one point they loaded Piper and Sherry onto a bus and went to Arizona, to see if the climate would help Sherry Arlene's asthma. Unfortunately, it didn't.
Her family lived in Arizona, in a shack on the desert, temporarily.
After Ronald Reagan's divorce from Jane Wyman, Laurie had a very serious relationship with him. She was 21 years his junior.
She inherited her sense of humor from her parents; though she inherited her father's face.
While working at Universal, they tore up her contract three times, to give her more money, in extending the time. She made a mistake by signing a contract, when she didn't need to.
In her 2011 autobiography, "Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir", she revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan during the time they were filming Louisa (1950) together. Reagan was in his 40s, while Laurie was still in her teens; in the movie, Reagan plays her father.
In her 2011 autobiography, "Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir", she revealed that she and Mel Gibson had a one-night stand while working together on the movie Tim (1979), despite their almost-25-year age difference and the fact that she was married at the time.
Brief social connection to G. David Schine (1927-96), the hotel heir and staff assistant to the notorious Sen. Joseph McCarthy. When Schine was drafted into the Army, McCarthy and Schine's staff colleague Roy Cohn unsuccessfully sought to exert their influence to get him a commission as an officer, which he was not qualified for. This led to a congressional investigation and the 1954 televised Army-McCarthy hearings.
If I had stayed in Hollywood, I would have killed myself. Or someone would have done it for me.
Nobody thought of me as an actress. They just remembered that publicity story about my munching flower petals for breakfast. I even thought of giving up the name 'Piper Laurie' because I felt there was a stigma attached to it. I never could figure out just how many parts I lost and how many parts I won because of this name. I know some producers and directors said, 'Well, maybe she can act even if her name is Piper Laurie!'
Deep sultry voice
Red hair and brown eyes
Frequently plays young ladies who were either rescued by men or who have fallen in love with men