ZOE WANNAMAKER (MADAME ROLANDA HOOCH)
|Gawn Grainger||(November 1994 - present)|
She has a unique buttoned nose.
Daughter of Sam Wanamaker and Charlotte Holland
Though long a resident of the U.K., and with a flawless English accent, Zoe Wanamaker is a U.S. citizen, and thus was given an "honorary" Birthday Honour (C.B.E.) in 2000.
Both of her U.S. citizen parents died of cancer.
She is related to the former famous department store, Wanamakers. She is actually an American citizen.
She was awarded the 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of the 1997 season for her performance in Electra at the Donmar Warehouse.
She was nominated for a 2002 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2001 for her performance in Boston Marriage performed at the Donmar Warehouse and at the New Ambassador's Theatres, London.
She was born in New York but grew up in England after her father was blacklisted during the McCarthy persecutions.
She was awarded the 1984 London Critics Circle Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress in Mother Courage.
Suffers with dyslexia.
Has been nominated for Tony Awards three times: as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play), in 1981 for "Piaf," and in 1986 for a revival of Joe Orton's "Loot;" and as Best Actress (Play), in 1999 for portraying the title character in "Electra,"
She was awarded the 2006 New York City Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for "Awake and Sing!" at the Belasco Theatre.
She was nominated for a 1999 New York City Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress for her performance in "Electra."
She was nominated for a 1981 New York City Drama Desk Award for Featured Actress for her performance in "Piaf."
She was nominated for a 1986 New York City Drama Desk Award for Featured Actress for her performance in "Loot."
Received another Tomay Award nomination in 2006 for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for "Awake and Sing!"
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