Stage/film/TV actress Blanche Baker P’15 visited Hamilton to give a two-day workshop on “Acting for Film,” on March 9 and 10.
Baker’s feature films include the teenage favorite Sixteen Candles, the action classic Raw Deal, and the critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale with Robert Duvall. She has appeared in numerous films on television and won an Emmy for her role in the mini-series Holocaust with Meryl Streep.
She recently played opposite Kevin Bacon in in the Emmy award-winning HBO film Taking Chance.
The daughter of movie star Carroll Baker (Baby Doll, Giant, How the West Was Won), Blanche Baker began her career at Yale Repertory Theater where she starred in The Wild Duck and White Marriage.
She went onto win acclaim for her roles in the original off-Broadway productions of Steel Magnolias and Poor Little Lambs, among others. On Broadway she played the title role in Edward Albee’s Lolita opposite Donald Sutherland.
Baker studied with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen in their master classes and currently teaches advanced acting for film in the degree program at the New York Film Academy.