Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an actress, dance, theater and cinema United States, won the lead actress Oscar for the best. She is also activists (political) and the author, with many books on spirituality beliefs (spirituality) new era (new age), reincarnation, as well as autobiography.
Named after Shirley Temple, MacLaine's maiden name is Shirley MacLean Beaty, was born in Richmond, Virginia. Her father was Ira Owens Beaty, , a professor of psychology, school management and bladder up real estate agents. Her mother was Kathlyn Corinne (née MacLean), is a drama teacher. MacLaine's grandparents as well as teachers. Her mother is originally from Scotland the clan Maclean. Family under the Baptist denomination and religious.   MacLaine's father moved the family from Richmond to Norfolk (Virginia) and then to Arlington (Virginia) when she was young, then to Waverly (Virginia ) between the years 1932-1936, the father finally received a position at Arlington's Jefferson Middle School field. The family lived in a house west of the county, the other side of Wilson Boulevard Avenue, where she and her brother Warren is well-known children were disruptive neighbors.
The dream of her childhood is to become female ballet dancers. She looked just ballet, and each took a ballet class, she will play the male lead, because she was the highest class. But eventually, she also plays a respectable woman, plays Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella," and during the boot behind the scenes, she dislocated ankle. In that situation, sure many people will give up performance, but she is determined to continue, just take the piece of cloth tied to the shoe's ankle, then the show. When completed, she was calling an ambulance.
Eventually, MacLaine decided to quit professional ballet dancers. She said that she does not have the type (size) body properly, and do not want to starve themselves (to the slim design), as well as her legs are not very good. She decided to focus on acting. She attended Washington-Lee high school, where she initiated in the team cheering voice, and acting in school plays. Last summer in graduation examination, she went to New York City seeks to acting on Broadway and some of the eagles. After graduation, she returned (Broadway) and within a year she achieved the goal of being a star, when she was played instead of actress Carol Haney in The Pajama Game when Haney plays broken ankle.
Several months later, when Haney has not yet healed, the chairman directed by Hal B. Wallis and sign the papers to see MacLaine took her to Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures. Later MacLaine Wallis sued on a contract dispute, a lawsuit is said to have terminated management system according to old style actors of cinema. 
She began playing in the film The Trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock in 1955, and won the Golden Globe Award for new female star of the year. In 1956, she played the movie Hot Spell and Around the World in Eighty Days (Around the World in 80 days). At the same time, she starred in the film Some Came Running; this movie gives her an Oscar nomination for the first time, and a nomination for Golden Globe Award. She also starred in a little-known film, the film "The Children's Hour" with Audrey Hepburn, based on the play by Lillian Hellman. Two years later, she was nominated for a second Oscar for the film The Apartment, along with Jack Lemmon starred. The film won five Oscars, including an Oscar for Best Director for Billy Wilder. Later she said: "I think I should win an Oscar for" The Apartment ", but then" Elizabeth Taylor "suffered a tracheostomy procedure (tracheotomy)"; MacLaine was nominated for Irma la Douce film (1963), in which she reunited with Wilder and Lemmon.
In 1975, she was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary for his documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir. Two years later, she was nominated for the film The Turning Point, along with Anne Bancroft starred. In 1983 she won the first Oscar for Terms of Endearment movie. The film won five Academy Awards, an award for Jack Nicholson and 3 awards for director James L. Brooks. In season 1988, she was the first actress Golden Globe award-winning actress best drama since the Golden Globe Award, for Madame Sousatzka movie but not nominated for an Oscar for the role this place. (Kate Winslet became the second actress award for Revolutionary Road (2008)). MacLaine won the Madame Sousatzka movie tie with Jodie Foster (The Accused) and Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist movie).
MacLaine also starred in major films, like Steel Magnolias with Julia Roberts movie. She began as satire directed by Bruno, by David Ciminello composers wrote new style Disney-Meets-David Lynch. Helen MacLaine starred in this movie (also released this movie on videotape, under the name The Dress Code). In 2007 she completed Closing the Ring movies, directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Christopher Plummer. Some other notable films that starred MacLaine is "Being There" with Peter Sellers, "Used People" with Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates, "Guarding Tess" with Nicholas Cage, "Sweet Charity," "Rumor Has It" with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston, and "In Her Shoes" with Toni Collette.
MacLaine also appeared on numerous television projects, including "Out on a Limb", series of skits based on the autobiographical book of the same name, "The Salem Witch Trials", "These Old Broads," screenplay by Carrie Fisher copies, along with starring Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Joan Collins, and "Coco", a film based on the life of Coco Chanel. She also plays in the situation comedy "Shirley's World".
MacLaine has a star on Hollywood Fame at 1615 Vine Street.
MacLaine is married to businessman Steve Parker, they have a daughter, Sachi Parker curved born in 1956. In 1982, they divorced.
MacLaine is very interested in spirituality life. Many of her best-selling book, Out on a Limb and as Dancing in the Light will bring financial spirituality. Trust forced her to explore ourselves and the world, including walking on El Camino de Santiago (pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northern Spain) and works with Chris Griscom. [Citation needed]
MacLaine has phimTwentieth Century-Fox sue for breaking the contract, the cancellation of film production Bloomer Girl, but she has a contract role.
Twentieth Century-Fox offered her a role in the movie Big Country, Big Man, hoping to offset the other role is canceled, but MacLaine has declined, leading to the company Twentieth Century-Fox Court appeal California Supreme 1970, in the Parker Twentieth Century-Fox Film Events Corp., 474 P.2d 689 (Cal. 1970).
* Shirley's World (1971 - 1972) and one hour special in 1977.
* Where Do We Go From Here? (1978) won the Golden Rose (Rose D'Or)
Out on a Limb * (1987)
* MacLaine, Shirley (1970). "Do not Fall Off the Mountain". New York: W.W. Norton & Company Limited. ISBN 9780393073386.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1972). McGovern: The Man and His Beliefs. New York: W.W. Norton & Company Limited. ISBN 9780393053418.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1975). You Can Get There from Here. New York: W.W. Norton & Company Limited. ISBN 9780393074895.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1983). Out on a Limb. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group. ISBN 9780553050356.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1986). Dancing in the Light. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553761962.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1987). It's All in the Playing. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553052176.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1989). Going Within: A Guide to Inner Transformation. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553678.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1991). Dance While You Can. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553076073.
* MacLaine, Shirley (1995). My Lucky Stars: A Hollywood Memoir. New York: Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553097177.
* MacLaine, Shirley (2000). The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit. New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. ISBN 9780743400725.
* MacLaine, Shirley (2003). Out on a Leash: Exploring the Nature of Reality and Love. New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. ISBN 9780743485067.
* MacLaine, Shirley (2007). Sage-ing While Age-ing. New York: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. ISBN 9781416550419.