Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nebraska, Love the Coopers, About Schmidt, Scent of a Woman, I’ll See You in My Dreams, Table 19, The Age of Innocence, Welcome to Mooseport, Meet Joe Black, A Country Called Home, Would You Rather, Far from Heaven, Alice, The Big Year, 7 Days In Hell, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez…
Margo [[Martindale]] said, ‘I have this great script, but I’m too young for it, and, oh, my God, June, you’re perfect for it’. She was right about the script being good. My mouth just hung open as I read it.
[re nominations for Nebraska (2013)] I’m a little overwhelmed. So lucky…This woman came running up to me at the grocery store and said, ‘Can I hug you?’ And then she gave me a kiss on the cheek. Right there in the checkout line at Gelson’s!
[re late husband Charles Kakatsakis] He taught me how to work. I don’t mean physically labor. I mean delivering what is needed in a part when it is needed. You can’t just depend on instinct; it might not show up when you need it.
In 2015, she said her favorite TV show was Game of Thrones. She also said she’d love to play a character on it and would like her character to be killed off with a sword.
She was inducted into the 2014 Cleveland Playhouse Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
She converted to Judaism in the 1950s.
Her first husband was an actor and her second, the late Charles Kakatsakis, was her acting teacher.
Was an only child who always wanted to be an actress, though she still can’t explain why that was.
Even though she had worked with director Alexander Payne in About Schmidt (2002) over 10 years before, Payne initially rejected Squibb for her starring role in Nebraska (2013) because he didn’t see her as Kate. Eventually, Payne did allow Squibb to audition on video, doing one assigned scene two ways, and it won her the job.
Close friend of Margo Martindale. The two were neighbors for 30 years and it was Martindale who approached Squibb about pursuing the role in Nebraska (2013), that would lead to her Oscar nomination, after Martindale had read the script and loved the part but, at age 62, was too young for the role.
Theater actress whose career has ranged from Broadway and Off-Broadway to regional, road trip, cruise ship and USO tour stage work. She has taught acting and workshops extensively in her career. She didn’t pursue a career in front of the camera until into her 60s.