She won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for "Last Night of Ballyhoo" in 1997. She shared the award with Allison Janney and Deborah Findlay.
Born and raised in South Carolina amid a privileged background, she defied her family's wish to 'marry well and complete my silver service.'
Noted character actress of stage and film who could play down-home, middle-class or aristocratic Southern types.
Replaced Diane Ladd on "Alice", who had in turn replaced Polly Holliday.
Alumna of Salem College in North Carolina
Was nominated for Broadway's 1997 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."
Celia Weston Detailed Biography -
Celia Weston has appeared in Scott Hicks' Snow Falling on Cedars, Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil. Weston was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking.
Among her other film credits are Diane Keaton's Hanging Up and Unstrung Heroes, Stanley Tucci's Joe Gould's Secret, Woody Allen's Celebrity, Flirting With Disaster, Little Man Tate, Stars and Bars and Honky Tonk Freeway.
Last year, Weston appeared in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's True West with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly.
In 1997, Weston won the Outer Critics Circle Award, was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, and was honored by the Drama League for her performance in Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Other Broadway credits include Summer and Smoke, Suddenly Last Summer, The Lady From Dubuque and Loose Ends.
On television, Weston was a guest lead on the NBC series E.R.