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Candice Bergen

Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is known for starring in two TV series, as the title character on the situation comedy Murphy Brown (1988–1998), for which she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards; and as Shirley Schmidt on the comedy-drama Boston Legal (2004–2008), for which she was nominated for two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She starred in several major films throughout the mid 1960s to early 1980s such as The Sand Pebbles, Carnal Knowledge, The Wind and the Lion, and Gandhi and received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Starting Over. Her later career includes character roles in Miss Congeniality and Sweet Home Alabama.

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May 9, 1946 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Emmy Awards 1949-01-25
Latest Project:
Movie Let Them All Talk 2020-12-10
Known For
Poster of Murphy Brown
Poster of Home Again
Poster of A Merry Friggin' Christmas
Poster of Miss Congeniality
Movie Let Them All Talk Roberta 2020-12-10
Movie Belushi Self (archive footage) 2020-10-14
Movie Alan Pakula: Going for Truth Self 2019-10-12
Movie Book Club Sharon 2018-05-18
Series Murphy Brown Murphy Brown 2018-09-27
Movie Home Again Lillian Stewart 2017-09-07
Movie The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Julia Meyerowitz 2017-10-13
Movie Rules Don't Apply Nadine Henly 2016-11-23
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie Beautiful & Twisted Bernice 2015-01-31
Series Battle Creek Constance (Russ' mom) 2015-03-01
Movie Louis Malle, le rebelle Self (archiveFootage) 2015-03-30
Movie In Their Own Words: Jim Henson 2015-09-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Series BoJack Horseman The Closer (voice) 2014-08-22
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Herself 2014-08-25
Movie A Merry Friggin' Christmas Donna Mitchler 2014-11-07
Movie Inequality for All Murphy Brown 2013-01-19
Series The Michael J. Fox Show Unknown 2013-09-26
Movie Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Herself 2013-05-03
Movie Elusive Justice Narrator 2011-11-26
Movie The Romantics Augusta Hayes 2010-09-10
Movie The Women of SNL Fern (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Movie Bride Wars Marion St. Claire 2009-01-09
Movie SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas Unknown 2009-12-17
Movie Sex and the City Enid Frick 2008-05-12
Movie The Women Catherine Frazier 2008-09-12
Movie William Shatner in Concert 2006-03-22
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Judge Amanda Anderlee 2005-03-03
Series House Arlene Cuddy 2004-11-16
Series Boston Legal Shirley Schmidt 2004-10-03
Movie View from the Top Sally Weston 2003-03-21
Movie The In-Laws Judy Tobias 2003-05-23
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Footsteps Daisy Lowendahl 2003-10-11
Movie Sweet Home Alabama Mayor Kate Hennings 2002-09-26
Movie Miss Congeniality Kathy Morningside 2000-12-22
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Series AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies Herself 1998-06-23
Movie Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman Anne Boleyn 1998-01-01
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Mary & Tim Mary Horton 1996-11-03
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie The World of Jim Henson Herself (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Movie Understanding the Universe Narrator 1993-08-03
Movie Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music Herself 1990-05-16
Movie The Earth Day Special 1990-04-22
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge Herself 1989-06-26
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series Murphy Brown Murphy Brown 1988-11-14
Movie Mayflower Madam Sydney Biddle Barrows 1987-11-15
Movie Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Herself 1986-01-14
Series American Masters Herself 1986-06-23
Series Hollywood Wives Elaine Conti 1985-02-17
Movie Arthur the King Morgan Le Fay 1985-04-26
Movie Stick Kyle McClaren 1985-04-26
Movie Murder: By Reason of Insanity Ewa Berwid 1985-10-01
Movie 2010 SAL 9000 1984-12-06
Series Harty Unknown 1983-09-20
Movie Gandhi Margaret Bourke-White 1982-11-30
Movie Rich and Famous Merry Noel Blake 1981-09-23
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Herself 1979-05-16
Movie Starting Over Jessica Potter 1979-10-05
Movie A Night Full of Rain Lizzy 1978-01-17
Movie Oliver's Story Marcie Bonwit 1978-12-15
Movie The Domino Principle Ellie 1977-03-23
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Movie The Lion Roars Again Herself 1975-01-01
Movie The Wind and the Lion Eden Pedecaris 1975-05-22
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975-10-11
Movie Bite the Bullet Miss Jones 1975-09-26
Movie 11 Harrowhouse Maren Shirell 1974-09-26
Movie Carnal Knowledge Susan 1971-06-30
Movie T.R. Baskin T. R. Baskin 1971-10-20
Movie The Hunting Party Melissa Ruger 1971-07-16
Movie The Adventurers Sue Ann Daley 1970-03-25
Movie Soldier Blue Kathy Maribel Lee, 'Cresta' 1970-08-12
Movie Getting Straight Jan 1970-05-13
Movie The Woody Allen Special Herself 1969-09-21
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Magus Lily 1968-12-10
Movie Live for Life Candice 1967-09-13
Movie The Day the Fish Came Out Electra Brown 1967-09-27
Movie The Group Lakey 1966-03-04
Movie The Sand Pebbles Shirley Eckert 1966-12-20
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25