Patricia Clarkson Overview

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Born: December 29, 1959

Born and raised in New Orleans, Clarkson made her acting debut in high school plays. Afterwards, Clarkson attended Louisiana State University where she studied speech for two years, but she couldn't ignore her love of performing and switched to Fordham University in New York, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in theater arts. She then went on to earn her M.F.A. at the Yale School of Drama. Clarkson made her professional acting debut in New York, where she appeared in a number... See All


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