Appearing in more than 50 films, Shirley MacLaine is the recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actress, three Emmy, and 10 Golden Globe awards. Most recently, she was honored with the 1999 Golden Bear Award for lifetime achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival and the 1998 Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contribution to the entertainment field. MacLaine is also the recipient of two British Academy awards, two German Silver Bear and Golden Camera awards, two Volpi Cup awards at the Venice Film Festival, two Donatello awards in Italy, and New York Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics awards.
A longtime outspoken advocate for civil rights and liberties, MacLaine is the author of eight international bestsellers: Don't Fall Off the Mountain, You Can Get There From Here, Out on a Limb, Dancing in the Light, It's All in the Playing, Going Within, Dance While You Can, and Lucky Stars. In her latest film, "Bruno," she costars and makes her directorial debut. She lives in Malibu, Calif., and Abiquiu, NM.