Candice Patricia Bergen ( born May 9, 1946 in Beverly Hills, California) is an American actress who became known to a wide audience through her role in the television series Murphy Brown ( 1988-1998 ), as well as their former lead role in the feature film The Soldier Blue (1970, Soldier Blue ).
She is the daughter of Edgar Bergen - a famous ventriloquist who created the talking doll " Charlie McCarthy ", for which he a ( wooden ) Special Oscar was 1937 - and Frances Westerman, who worked as a fashion model under the name Frances Westcott.
Candice Bergen irregular studied literature and photography without a degree. She began her career as her mother as a model, but got a very short time first roles in films offered (eg, Carnal Knowledge and Starting Over ). In 1979 she was awarded for a new one each on a nomination for Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Golden Globe. Two Golden Globes and five Emmys have been awarded for her Murphy Brown. Bergen was the first woman among the hosts of Saturday Night Live.
In 1981 she married the French director Louis Malle. Together they have a daughter. They remained married until his death (1995).
In January 2005, she went into the U.S. television series Boston Legal. She plays Shirley Schmidt, the founding and senior partner of the law firm " Crane, Poole & Schmidt ." For this role she was in 2006 for both the Emmy ( Supporting Actress in a Drama Series = Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) as well as a Golden Globe ( Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or a Movie = Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini -Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) nominated.
In addition to her film career, she was also active as a photo reporter, wrote a stage play and is dedicated to the painting and the visual arts. She speaks English fluently French and Spanish.