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Dale Dickey    

Award-Winning Actress Known For "Winter's Bone"

Diana Dale Dickey, known professionally as Dale Dickey, is an American actress who has worked in theatre, film and television. Dickey won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Merab in the 2010 independent drama film "Winter's Bone." She is also known for her character roles in a number of mainstream and independent films as of the early 2000s, and for recurring performances in television shows such as "My Name Is Earl," "Breaking Bad," "True Blood" and "Justified." She also appeared on the television series "Vice Principals" on HBO, and most recently on Netflix's "Unbelievable."

Dickey was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and attended Bearden High School. She played several roles in high school productions, notably as Emily in "Our Town." She later attended the University of Tennessee from 1979 to 1984, but left to pursue her acting career. On December 10, 2015, she returned to the University of Tennessee as a guest speaker, where she gave the commencement speech to fall graduates and was awarded an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from the university.

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