1944 - Born in New York City, New York, on the 13th of February.
1950 - She grew up on the Upper East Side and inherited her father's fortune.
1965 - Studied history and literature at Radcliffe College, and graduated.
1971 - She made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona The Musical, working with playwright John Guare.
1973 - She landed her first lead role in television movie The Girl Most Likely To..., a black comedy written by Joan Rivers.
1979-1980 - She starred in two short-lived sitcoms on CBS, Stockard Channing in Just Friends and The Stockard Channing Show.
1985 - She reprised the role on Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
1986 - She received Tony nominations for her performances in his plays, The House of Blue Leaves.
1987 - She was nominated for an Emmy for the CBS miniseries Echoes in the Darkness.
1988 - Won a CableACE Award for the Harvey Fierstein-scripted Tidy Endings.
1990 - Channing was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress three times.
1993 - Channing's film career was re-energized when she reprised her lead role as an Upper East Side matron in the film version of Six Degrees of Separation.
- She was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
1999 - She took on the role of First Lady Abbey Bartlet in the NBC television series The West Wing.
2001 - She was a recurring guest star for the show's first two seasons; she become a regular cast member.
2002 - She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work on The West Wing.
2002 - Received the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress of the Year for her role in the film The Business of Strangers.
2005 - Won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special for Jack, a Showtime television movie about a young man struggling to understand why his father left the family for another man.
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