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Roberta Maxwell


B: June 17, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario

Roberta Maxwell, in addition to her work on-screen, also provided the voice of Dorothy Parker in the Academy Award-winning Documentary The Ten Year Lunch. She has received two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Villager Award, all for Best Actress. A leading stage actress in the United States since 1969, she began her career in Canada and spent some of her formative years in Stratford, Ontario. On Broadway, she has been seen in The Oresteia, One in Every Marriage, Henry V, Othello, Hay Fever, Equus, and The Merchant and Our Town. She has also played opposite Julie Harris in the national tour of Lettice and Lovage. Off-Broadway, Roberta Maxwell has been seen in Slag, winning a Drama Desk Award, Ashes, winning an Obie, and Mary Stuart, winning a Villager Award.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

A Great Big Thing (1968)

A Touch of the Poet (TV-1974)
Rich Kids (1979)

Popeye (1980)
The Changeling (1980)
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (TV-1982)
Special Bulletin (TV-1983)
Psycho III (1986)
Our Town (TV-1989)

Philadelphia (1993)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
We the Jury (TV-1996)
Mistrial (TV-1996)
When Innocence Is Lost (TV-1997)
Fall (1997)
The Postman (1997)
At The End of the Day: The Sue Rodriguez Story (1998)
Last Night (1998)
Life in a Day (TV-1999)
Water Damage (1999)
Forget Me Never (TV-1999)

Full Disclosure (VR-2001)
What Makes a Family (TV-2001)
Scar Tissue (TV-2002)
Death by Landscape (TV-2003)
Gracie’s Choice (TV-2004)
Vinegar Hill (TV-2005)
Riding the Bus With My Sister (TV-2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Bookie Makes Her Mark (TV-2006)
The Mermaid Chair (TV-2006)
The Killing Floor (2007)

Unearthing (2015)
Gwendolyn Green (2017, short)
The Interpreter (2019, short)

Percy (2020)

TV Series – Cast:
Another World (1974)
Mourning Becomes Electra (1979, mini-series)

Air Waves (1986-1987)
All My Children (1988)

Liberty! The American Revolution (1997, mini-series)
Too Rich: The Life of Doris Duke (1999, mini-series)

Benjamin Franklin (2002, mini-series)

The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family (2017, mini-series)

Last Night, movie, poster,
Last Night poster courtesy of Odeon Films.