Jill Clayburgh has had a busy year in
New York theater. She just wrapped up
a run in the Pulitzer Prize nominated
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
at Lincoln Center. Prior to that she
appeared in Keith Bunin’s The Busy
World Is Hushed at Playwright’s
Horizons. She also starred on Broadway
in the Richard Greenberg comedy, A
Naked Girl on the Appian Way, and
in the revival of Neil Simon's
Barefoot in the Park.
She has been nominated for 2 Academy
Awards, 4 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys and
won the Cannes Best Actress Award, for
the following; An Unmarried
Woman, Starting Over,
First Monday in October,
and "Nip/Tuck". She has starred in 25
feature films including, I'm
Dancing as Fast as I Can,
Tough, and Never Again. On
television she has appeared
on "Nip/Tuck", "The Practice",
and "Ally McBeal", among others. On
Broadway she starred in Design for
Living, Jumpers, and the
Tony award winning musicals
Pippin and The
Rothschilds. She has done regional
theatre, off-broadway, and originated
the role of Sunny in The
Exonerated. This past year, she
also starred in Running with
Scissors, based on the book by
Clayburgh taught an acting seminar at
Wheaton College, and taught two acting
classes at the HB studio in New York.
She is a member of the Actors Studio.
She also studied acting with Uta Hagen
and John Lehne.
Clayburgh grew up in Manhattan, and
graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
She has three children, all out of the
nest, and lives in Connecticut with
her husband, David Rabe.