Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Honor of "Parenthood:" Our Favorite Bonnie Bedelia Role

Bonnie Bedelia began acting when she was just nine years old and from there went on to do Broadway, a daytime soap, big budget action films, miniseries, and several TV shows.

In her early days she starred on the soap opera "Love of Life" and eventually graduated to starring roles with big name actors like Paul Newman in "Fat Man and Little Boy," Ed Harris in Stephen King's "Needful Things," and Kevin Kline in "Violets Are Blue." In 1984 she was awarded a Golden Globe her playing racecar driver Shirley Muldowney in "Heart Like a Wheel."

In recent years Bonnie turned to the small screen. From 2001 to 2004 she played Captain Kate McCafferty on "The Division," and last season she acted alongside Rue McClanahan, Olivia Newton-John, and Caroline Rhea in Logo's "black comedy about white trash" called "Sordid Lives: The Series."

But Bedelia will forever be remembered for playing the wife of two Hollywood superstars. First, she in known as Harrison Ford's wife in the twisted legal drama "Presumed Innocent," but most will remember her in the first two "Die Hard" movies playing the ex-wife of policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis).

We're excited to see Bonnie back on TV in the upcoming small screen version of Ron Howard's 1989 film "Parenthood." She'll be playing the family matriarch, Camille Braverman — Craig T. Nelson's wife and mother to Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, and Dax Shepard. Hear what she has to say about the new series in this interview.

And while you wait for tonight's premiere, check out the trailer for the original "Die Hard."

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