Ronee Sue Blakley is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer and director, perhaps best known as an actress. For her most famous role as fictional country superstar Barbara Jean in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, she won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Oscar . She also played roles in Walter Hill's The Driver and Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street.
|Born||Ronee Sue Blakley, August 24, 1945, Nampa, Idaho, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Stanford University (1967), California State University (2002)|
Actress who received a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Barbara Jean in the 1975 film Nashville. She also played a lead role in the 1984 horror A Nightmare on Elm Street.
After studying at Mills College, Stanford University and Juilliard, she began performing vocal improvisations with Moog synthesizers in Carnegie Hall in New York.
She toured with Bob Dylan as a backup singer after the release of his album Desire.
She was married to director Wim Wenders from 1979 to 1981. Her daughter is author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.
She and Lily Tomlin both earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Nashville.
Musician Idaho. Actresses Idaho. Alumni of California State University. Alumni of Mills College. Artists of Elektra Records. American expatriates in Germany. American country music singer