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Paula Plum

Actor/Director

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Paula Plum* first appeared at the Lyric Stage in 1975 in Dial M for Murder, and has since appeared here in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Elliot Norton Award), 33 Variations, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Private Lives, Death of a Salesman (IRNE Award, Best Actress), Three Tall Women, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blithe Spirit, Sideman, The Heiress, Mercy Seat, and Miss Witherspoon (Elliot Norton Award). She is the recipient of five IRNE awards, the 2007 & 2017 Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress, the 2004 Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, and the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University. In 2009 she was one of five actors nation-wide to receive the Fox Actor Fellowship in association with SpeakEasy Stage. As a founding member of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, she has played Cleopatra, Beatrice, Lady Macbeth, and Phèdre. She has appeared regionally at the Gloucester Stage Company, the American Repertory Theatre, the New Repertory Theatre, the Huntington Theatre, and Elm Shakespeare. Film credits include: Mermaids, Malice, Next Stop Wonderland, and Irrational Man directed by Woody Allen. Television: Science Court (three seasons, ABC) and co-creator and star of “The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special” for FX. Ms. Plum is a cum laude graduate of Boston University and has studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Dell’Arte Institute, and École Phillipe Gaulier, Paris. She has been published in American Theatre magazine and is married to actor Richard Snee.

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