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Christine Ebersole (born February 21, 1953) is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in film, television, and the stage. She appeared on Broadway in the musical 42nd Street, winning a Tony Award, and appeared both Off-Broadway and on Broadway in the musical Grey Gardens, winning her second Tony Award. She has co-starred on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son, where she played Carol Walsh.
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Date of Birth 21 February 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Christine Ebersole was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Marian Esther (Goodley) and Robert Amos Ebersole, a steel company president. She won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Grey Gardens". Previously, she was awarded the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League awarded her both a citation and the Outstanding Performance of the Year, and she was named to its dais for 2007. She also received a special citation from the New York Drama Critics' Circle and the Obie for her off-Broadway turn in "Grey Gardens".
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William Moloney (13 August 1988 - present) (3 children)
Peter Bergman (1976 - 1981) (divorced)
Went to MacMurray College (in Jacksonville, Illinois), class of '75.
Alumna of New Trier Township High School West, Northfield, Illinois.
Aunt of actress Janel Moloney.
Won Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of "42nd Street." In 2003, she was Tony-nominated as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of the George S. Kaufman - Edna Ferber comedy "Dinner at Eight."
She adopted her three children with Moloney. One is black and the other two are Asian.
In 2007, Ebersole won her 2nd Tony Award for her dual role of "Little" Edie Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale in the musical "Grey Gardens".
Studied at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Her children are Elijah (b. 1993), Mae Mae (b. 1996) and Aron (b. 1997).
Played Ado Annie in a major Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" at the Palace Theater in 1979.
Won the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Musical for "Grey Gardens".
She lives with her family in Maplewood, New Jersey. [October 2006]
Starring as Elvira in Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit" on Broadway 
Starring in Steel Magnolias on Broadway (M'Lynn - the Sally Field role in the movie) [March 2005]
Honorary Doctorate from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Address given at college's Homecoming convocation. [October 2002]
Spring, 2006: Starred off-Broadway in the demanding dual role of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter "Little Edie" in the new musical Grey Gardens (based on the notorious Maysles Brothers documentary) for which she won the Obie, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards and overwhelming critical acclaim. The show will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in October, 2006. [July 2006]
She has Swiss-German, German, English, Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry.
As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Tootsie (1982), Amadeus (1984) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Of those, Amadeus (1984) is a winner in the category.
She was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "War Paint" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
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I've always been in love with Howard McGillen's voice, ever since I got wind of him.
I think doing dramas kind of wears on you. It's just intense.
I stay in my pajamas until I have to leave for work.
I don't wear jeans.
Family transcends the flesh. You don't love someone because they look like you, you love their spirit; it's the soul connection.
I experience psychic phenomena, so people think I must be crazy. But you have to be accessible and intelligent to be a good actor. I might not have gotten the best grades in school, but I have a very high level of emotional intelligence. You have to be open to receive.
I began my career performing in plays and musicals in New York, but by the mid-'80s, opportunities in Hollywood beckoned and I made the move to Los Angeles. It was a good decision. Work took off, but most important, I met my family out there - my husband, Bill, and the children we would adopt: Elijah, Mae-Mae, and Aron.
How do I let go of Maplewood? It's like Shangri-la. It's so culturally diverse, and all my children are adopted - a transracial family. And we're not the freaks. Everybody flies their freak flag high in Maplewood!
'Grey Gardens' consumed my life for over two and a half years. It really takes its toll on the family. I'm not there to tuck them in, help them with homework and eat dinner with them. When I work on a show, I only have about 20 minutes a day with my family.
There's a Zen to acting, by being in the moment. That's where the power is.
My husband, Bill, and I tried having kids naturally, but then I came to a crossroads before my 40th birthday: I realized that my being a mother wasn't limited to my bearing a child. I just knew that I wanted to be a mother, so I offered it up to my destiny to God and to the universe and met with an adoption attorney. The process was not difficult.
My father started out as a riveter, but he had the soul of an artist. He worshiped Shakespeare and had aspirations to be an actor. He claimed that from the first day he laid eyes on me, I was going to be this great dramatic actress.
In 1998, the acting roles suddenly bottomed out. I was no longer getting scripts; even my agent stopped calling. When I finally got him on the phone to ask him what was going on, he paused, then said: 'Well, Christine, you're 45.' I got rid of him.
I thought my family was really funny. Everybody in my family was funny. My mom and dad both have great senses of humor and really saw the funny in stuff, so I think that's probably where it came from. I always try to see the funny in things.
I go where the revolution is, and the revolution is Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a champion of the Constitution. He's about getting rid of the Federal Reserve and shrinking federal government.
You can still love your job and feel guilty. You can still love your child and feel guilty. There's a lot of grey in that. It's about being conscious when you are spending time with your kids, being with them in the moment.
Sometimes I think my past life was unrealized. I met a tragic end - it might have been a car over a cliff. But it's true, I came from another time and place, and landed in Paris Hilton's backyard.
My mother wasn't controlling at all. She was a stabilizing force who grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. Now it's the big circle game. Taking care of her is a great blessing for me. I'll tuck her into bed, kiss her on the cheek, wipe up the mess on her blouse from whatever she spilled.
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