Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard; February 13, 1944) is an American actress. She is known for playing Betty Rizzo in the film Grease (1978) and First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing (1999–2006). She is also known for originating the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation; the 1993 film version earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She was also one of two comic foils of The Number Painter on Sesame Street.
|Full name at birth||
Susan Antonia Williams Stockard
|Claim to fame||
her iconic roles as First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC serial political drama television series The West Wing, and as Betty Rizzo in the 1978 musical romantic comedy film Grease
|Date of birth||
13 February 1944
|Place of birth||
New York City, New York, USA
Stage, Film and Television Actress
5' 3" (160 cm)
135 lbs (61 kg)
BA History, Radcliffe College (1965)
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