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Stockard Channing

1944-02-13

Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard) is an American stage, film and television actress. She is known for her roles as First Lady Abbey Bartlet on the NBC television series The West Wing; Betty Rizzo in the film Grease; Aunt Frances in Practical Magic, Cynthia Swann Griffin in The First Wives Club, Dolly in Must Love Dogs, and Ouisa Kittredge in both the stage and fim versions of Six Degrees of Separation - the film version earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She also starred as Susan Goodenow in the actor-titled series The Stockard Channing Show, and as Mickey MacElwaine in both the movie and TV series Lucan.