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"Amazing Grace" Zabriskie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1938. Grace wrote her own original poetry, and then performed at coffee shops and various artist-hangouts in Atlanta. Grace was also a wonderful silk-screen printmaker. She moved to Hollywood and made her acting debut in Norma Rae (1979). Grace was so successful in her acting profession, she went on to appear in over 80 movies. She gave a wonderful performance as Mrs. Ames in "East of Eden" (1981), the adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. Grace appeared in the highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982) and in Big Easy, The (1987) set in her beloved New Orleans. She worked with producer and director David Lynch, and was a series regular in the cult favorite "Twin Peaks" (1990) portraying Sarah Palmer, the part with which she is most often identified, and appeared in David Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) the same year. She has played a wide variety of roles, and gave a terrific performance in the Oscar-nominated Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); and showed great character depth as the lonely and despondent widow in Passion of Darkly Noon, The (1995).
Grace's more recent roles were in the zany film Sparkler (1998) and in the big-name star feature House on Turk Street, The (2002), which is based on a short story by the famous writer Dashiell Hammett. She is a woman of many talents; currently creating her own original paintings, unique sculptures and woodwork art which can be viewed in Los Angeles galleries.
Her visual arts, which include creating lamps or "sculptures with light" as she calls them, are available from the L.A.-based ArtHaus.