• I like to work and I like to work with great actors and great directors and great material – and there isn’t a ton of it. It’s not overflowing. My cup doesn’t runneth over in opportunity that way. To me, this was the opportunity to act something that was so opposite of who I am as a person.. Someone quite famous whose name I won’t mention told me, ‘I can’t believe you did that part. I couldn’t have done that. She was too horrible. I could never have done it’. But it would never occur to me to not take a part because something would be hard or complicated or tough for an audience to watch.
  • [on being directed by Steve McQueen] The main thing that we would talk about was a carriage, a posture, and [Mary Epp’s] own sort of loftiness, her ideas about herself. He gave me an image which was very helpful – to be a figurine or doll on top of a cake..It was a very good note to give me, because then every time I walked out, the thing that was most important to me was that I had a kind of statuesque stillness. I was unfussy and immovable. Those little statues that you pick up and stick somewhere. They just stand. They never lean.
  • [on developing the role of Mary Epps] I was never afraid of the question of whether she could be liked, because I feel – as an actress – it’s none of my business whether you like me or not. It’s my job to play this character as authentically and truthfully and with as much commitment as possible – no matter how horrible she is perceived and how deplorable her actions are – and they are. I had to find a way into that. She behaves deplorably and does terrible,terrible, unspeakable things but in her mind they are defensible..It s my belief that Mrs Epps is not a particularly deep or complicated woman.. I am not saying this as an excuse for her behavior or defending her behavior. I’m just saying from an acting standpoint, it’s not interesting for me nor is it possible that a person just walks around doing such things horrible things without motivation.
  • [on ’12 Years a Slave’] What surprises me, I guess, is how powerful it is. Because I read the script, I knew about all the moments that were there – the scene where he is hanging, and all that whipping, all of these things that I could read on the page. But what I think is so great and powerful about the movie is that when you put a real image to it, connect it to a person that you have connected with as the audience, it becomes personal. It takes it to a whole other level of comprehension. That’s why I think it is so effective.
  • If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that’s going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don’t want to feel that. What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.
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Current Projects
American Horror Story (2011-)
as Ally Mayfair-Richards
An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.


Rebel in the Rye (2017)
as Shelby
The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.


Feud (TV Series) (2017)
as Geraldine Page
Based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers,climated on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.


American Crime Story (2015-2018)
as Marcia Clark / Dr. Anna Pou
An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.


Ocean's Eight (2018)
as Tammy
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.


Lost Girls (201?)
as Unknown
A mother searching for her missing daughter in Long Island makes a horrifying discovery in the woods where the murdered bodies of four girls have been dumped.


Bird Box (201?)
as Unknown
A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.


Ratched (2018)
as Nurse Ratched
A young nurse at mental institution becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients.


Glass (2019)
as Unknown
The imprisoned Elijah Price holds secrets critical to both David Dunn and Kevin Crumb.


The Goldfinch (2019)
as Xandra
A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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