June Squibb Biography

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Born: November 06, 1929


Date of Birth: November 6, 1929

Born and raised in Vandalia, Illinois, June Squibb trained at the Cleveland Play House and the highly regarded HB (Herbert Berghof) Studio in New York City. She began her career in musical theater and got her first big break when she landed the role of Dulcie in the 1959 Off-Broadway production of The Boyfriend. Her Broadway debut came the following year, in the original production of Gypsy starring Ethel Merman, playing the role of a stripper named Electra. In 1968 she appeared in the Tony Award-nominated musical The Happy Time. For extra cash during this time, June modeled for romance novel covers.

June made her feature film debut in 1990 in Woody Allen's Alice, starring Mia Farrow. Roles in Scent of a Woman (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993) and Meet Joe Black (1998) followed.

In 1995 June played her first television role with a guest appearance on the TV series Law & Order. In 1999 she played another guest role on the series. In 2003 she landed a recurring role as Louise Flower on the drama series Judging Amy and from 2005 to 2007 she played a recurring role as Jennifer Love Hewitt's "Grandma" on the supernatural series The Ghost Whisperer. More recently, she joined the cast of Girls, playing Hannah Horvath's grandmother.

June often returns to the theater and in 1995 played a role in Sacrilege on Broadway alongside Ellen Burstyn.

In 2014, June received her first Oscar nomination for her role as Bruce Dern's wife Kate in the major motion picture Nebraska.

June was married to renowned acting teacher Charles Kakatsakis up until his death in 1999. They have one son, Harry Kakatsakis, who is a filmmaker.


Would You Rather(2012)
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez(2012)
The Big Year(2011)
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Just Add Water (2008)
Dead Write (2007)
Welcome to Mooseport(2004)
Far From Heaven(2002)
About Schmidt(2002)
Meet Joe Black(1998)
In & out (1997)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Scent of a Woman(1992)
Alice (1990)
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