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Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She began her film career with a role in the 1976 horror film Carrie, followed by a lead role in the 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Yentl (1983), and for a Golden Globe Award for the comedy Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey
(1988). Her other film appearances include Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry
(1997), Traffic (2000), and Adam (2009). Irving made her Broadway debut in Amadeus in 1980, and went on to receive an Obie Award
Obie Award
for the 1988 Off-Broadway production of The Road to Mecca. Her other Broadway credits include the original production of Broken Glass (1994), the revival of Three Sisters (1997), and in the original Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia (2006). She also starred in the 2010 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis production of the musical A Little Night Music.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Awards and honors 4 Personal life 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 Stage credits

6.1 Broadway 6.2 Off Broadway 6.3 Additional

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Irving was born on September 10, 1953 in Palo Alto, California.[1] Her father was film and stage director Jules Irving
Jules Irving
(born Jules Israel) and her mother is actress Priscilla Pointer.[1] Her brother is writer and director David Irving
David Irving
(not the British author of the same name) and her sister, Katie Irving, is a singer and teacher of deaf children. Irving's father was Jewish, as was one of Irving's maternal great-great-grandfathers.[2] Irving was raised in Christian Science, and her family observed no religious traditions.[3] She spent her early life in San Francisco, California, where her father co-founded the Actor's Workshop, and where she was active in local theater as a child.[4][5] She attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco[1] in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and appeared in several productions there. She also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and made her off-Broadway debut at age 17 in And Chocolate on Her Chin. She graduated from Professional Children's School in New York City
New York City
while performing in theater there.[6] Career[edit] Irving's first stage appearance was at 9 months old in the production "Rumplestiltskin" where her father brought her on the stage to play the part of his child who he trades for spun gold. Then at age 2, she portrayed a bit-part character ("Princess Primrose") in a play which her father directed. She had a walk-on role in the 1965-66 Broadway show The Country Wife
The Country Wife
at age 12. Her character was to sell a hamster to Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
in a crowd scene. The play was directed by family friend Robert Symonds, the owner/operator of Lincoln Center, and who later became her stepfather after her father died and her mother remarried. Within six months of returning to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in the mid-1970s, Irving was cast in a major motion picture and was working on various TV projects such as guest spots in Police Woman, Happy Days, and a lead role in the mini-series epic Once an Eagle
Once an Eagle
opposite veterans Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
and Glenn Ford, and a young Melanie Griffith. She played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Free Shakespeare Theatre in 1975, and returned to the role at the Seattle Repertory Theatre
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Irving at the opening night for Heartbreak House, December 1983

Irving auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, which went to Carrie Fisher. She then starred in the Brian DePalma-directed films The Fury as Gillian Bellaver, and Carrie as Sue Snell
Sue Snell
(her mother was also in Carrie). In 1999 she reprised her role as Sue Snell in "The Rage: Carrie 2". She starred with Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
in 1980 in The Competition. Also in 1980 she appeared in Honeysuckle Rose which also marked her on-screen singing debut. Both her and Dyan Cannon's characters were country-and-western singers, and both actresses did their own singing in the film. In 1983 she featured in Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1984 she co-starred in Micki + Maude, In 1988 she was in Susan Sandler's Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey
(for which she received a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nomination). That same year, she also gave another singing performance in the live-action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, providing the singing voice for Jessica Rabbit. In 1997 she appeared in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry. Irving also appeared in the TV show Alias as Emily Sloane, portrayed Princess Anjuli in the big-budget miniseries epic The Far Pavilions
The Far Pavilions
and headlined the lavish TV production Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. More recently Irving appeared in the films Traffic (2000), Tuck Everlasting (2002), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
(2002) and an episode of Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit in 2001. Irving's stage work includes on-Broadway shows such as Amadeus (replacing Jane Seymour due to pregnancy) at the Broadhurst Theatre for nine months, Heartbreak House
Heartbreak House
with Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
at the Circle in the Square Theatre, Broken Glass at the Booth Theatre
Booth Theatre
and Three Sisters with Jeanne Tripplehorn and Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
at the Roundabout Theatre. Additional off-Broadway credits include: The Heidi Chronicles; The Road to Mecca; The Vagina Monologues in both London and New York; The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
with her mother, actress Priscilla Pointer; Celadine, a world premiere at George Street Playhouse
George Street Playhouse
in New Brunswick, New Jersey; and the 2006 one-woman play, A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop. In 1994, she and Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
hosted the 48th Tony Awards at the Gershwin Theatre, New York.[7][8] Irving's last Broadway appearance was in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia at New York's Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
during its 2006–07 season. In 2009 she played the title role in Saint Joan, in an audio version by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear. In May 2010 Irving made her Opera Theatre of Saint Louis debut in the role of Desiree Armfeldt in Isaac Mizrahi's directorial debut of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.[citation needed] In October 2010 Irving guest-starred in "Unwritten," the third episode of the seventh season, of the Fox series, House M.D..[9] In 2013, Irving appeared in a recurring role in the cancelled Zero Hour.[citation needed] In 2018, she co-starred in the psychological horror film Unsane, directed by Steven Soderbergh.[10] Awards and honors[edit]

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Irving received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Yentl, Golden Globe nominations for her performances in the films Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Crossing Delancey, and an Obie Award
Obie Award
for her stage performance in The Road to Mecca. Irving holds the distinction of being one of only two people to be nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie Award
Razzie Award
for the same performance. Irving was nominated for both Best and Worst Supporting Actress for her work in Yentl. Only James Coco
James Coco
achieved the same feat for his work in Only When I Laugh. She was the winner of the category Worst Supporting Actress at the first annual Razzie Awards
Razzie Awards
in 1981 for her film Honeysuckle Rose, beating, among others, Betsy Palmer
Betsy Palmer
for Friday the 13th and Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ashley
for Windows. Personal life[edit] Irving dated American film director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
from 1976 to 1980. She then had a brief relationship with Willie Nelson, her co-star in the film Honeysuckle Rose.[11] The breakup with Spielberg cost her the role of Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood
in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he had offered to her at the time,[12] but they soon got back together and were married from 1985-1989. She received an estimated $100 million divorce settlement after a judge controversially vacated a prenuptial agreement that had been written on a napkin.[13] In 1990 she became romantically and professionally involved with Brazilian film director Bruno Barreto;[14] they were married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. She has two sons, Max Samuel (with Spielberg) (born June 13, 1985), and Gabriel Davis (with Barreto) (born May 4, 1990).[15] She married Kenneth Bowser Jr., a documentary filmmaker, in 2007.[13] As of 2015, Irving resided in New York City.[16] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1976 Carrie Sue Snell

1978 Fury, TheThe Fury Gillian Bellaver

1979 Voices Rosemarie Lemon

1980 Honeysuckle Rose Lily Ramsey Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

1980 Competition, TheThe Competition Heidi Joan Schoonover

1983 Yentl Hadass Vishkower Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

1984 Micki & Maude Maude Salinger

1987 Rumpelstiltskin Katie

1988 Crossing Delancey Isabelle Grossman Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Singing voice of Jessica Rabbit Voice-only, Uncredited

1990 Show of Force, AA Show of Force Kate Melendez

1991 American Tail: Fievel Goes West, AnAn American Tail: Fievel Goes West Miss Kitty Voice-only

1993 Benefit of the Doubt Karen Braswell

1995 Kleptomania Diana Allen

1995 Call of the Wylie Mel Short film

1996 Carried Away Rosealee Henson

1996 I'm Not Rappaport Clara Gelber

1997 Deconstructing Harry Jane

1998 One Tough Cop FBI Agent Jean Devlin

1999 Confession, TheThe Confession Sarah Fertig

1999 Rage: Carrie 2, TheThe Rage: Carrie 2 Sue Snell

1999 Blue Ridge Fall Ellie Perkins

2000 Bossa Nova Mary Ann Simpson

2000 Traffic Barbara Wakefield Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing Patricia Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast

2002 Tuck Everlasting Mother Foster

2005 Hide and Seek Alison Callaway

2009 Adam Rebecca Buchwald

2018 Unsane Angela Valentini


Year Title Role Notes

1975 Rookies, TheThe Rookies Cindy Mullins Episode: "Reading, Writing and Angel Dust"

1975 Police Woman June Hummel Episode: "The Hit"

1975 Happy Days Olivia Episode: "Tell It to the Marines"

1976 James Dean Norma Jean Television movie

1976 Dynasty Amanda Blackwood Television movie

1976 Panache Anne Television movie

1976–1977 Once an Eagle Emily Pawlfrey Massengale 7 episodes

1977 I'm a Fool Lucy Television movie

1984 Far Pavilions, TheThe Far Pavilions Anjuli 3 episodes

1985 Great Performances Ellie Dunn Episode: "Heartbreak House"

1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Anna Anderson Television movie Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

1989 Nightmare Classics The Governess Episode: "The Turn of the Screw"

1998 Stories from My Childhood Anastasia
(voice) Episode: "Beauty and the Beast"

1999 Spin City Lindsay Shaw Episode: "The Great Debate"

2001 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Rebecca Ramsey Episode: "Repression"

2001 American Masters Voice of Novels Episode: "F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams"

2002–2005 Alias Emily Sloane 9 episodes

2010 House Alice Tanner Episode: "Unwritten"

2013 Zero Hour Melanie Lynch 10 episodes

2015 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Phyllis Barsetto Episode: "Innocents"

Stage credits[edit] Broadway[edit]

The Country Wife
The Country Wife
(1965–1966) (Ensemble) Amadeus (1981–1982) Heartbreak House
Heartbreak House
(1983–1984) Broken Glass (1994) Three Sisters (1997) The Coast of Utopia (2006–2007) (Parts 1 & 2)

Off Broadway[edit]

The Road to Mecca (1988) Ghosts
(2002) The Guys (2002) The Exonerated (2004) Celadine (2004) A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop (2006) The Waters of March (2008) We Live Here
We Live Here


Happy Days
Happy Days
TV series, Original Air Date: December 16, 1975, "Tell It to the Marines" "Olivia Hunsaker" Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
(1975), Los Angeles, CA. and (1982) Seattle, WA. Blithe Spirit (1983), Santa Fe, NM. The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
(1984), (With her mother) Three Sisters (1987), Williamstown, MA. The Heidi Chronicles
The Heidi Chronicles
(1990), Los Angeles, CA. A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
(2010), Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO.


^ a b c "Amy Irving: In Praise Of Older Women". CBS News. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 1 July 2017.  ^ "First American Jewish Families". American Jewish Archives. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2016.  ^ "PROFILE : The Amy Chronicles : After years in the shadow of her parents, not to mention ex-husband Steven Spielberg, Amy Irving is now secure in her own identity. 'I've never been so alive,' says star of Arthur Miller's new play, 'Broken Glass'". The Los Angeles Times. 8 November 1986. Retrieved 4 October 2016.  ^ "Famous – and almost famous – people raised in Palo Alto". The Mercury News. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Berns, Cherie (27 March 1978). "Amy Irving's Enjoying a Close Encounter of Two Kinds: Love with Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
and Stardom in 'The Fury'". People. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ "Alumni: Distinguished Alumni". Professional Children's School. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Amy Irving
Amy Irving
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
^ Amy Irving
Amy Irving
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database ^ " Amy Irving
Amy Irving
and Dylan Baker to Guest-Star on House". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010.  ^ Gallagher, Brian (January 29, 2018). "Unsane Trailer: Steven Soderbergh's First Horror Movie Is Here". MovieWeb.  Missing or empty url= (help); access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Nelson, Willie (30 May 2015). "Willie Nelson's memoir recalls making movies with Robert Redford". The Australian. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Perry, George (1998). Steven Spielberg: The Making of his Movies. Orion. pp. 44–45. ISBN 0-7528-1848-1.  ^ a b Clarke, Katherine (21 October 2014). "'Carrie' star Amy Irving wants $2.5M for her Upper West Side pad". New York Daily News.  ^ Hanson, Cynthia (27 June 1993). "Starting Over". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Caro, Mark (7 May 1996). "Irving Revealed". Chicago Tribune. p. 2. Retrieved 18 July 2017.  ^ Keil, Jennifer Gould (30 November 2015). " Amy Irving
Amy Irving
buys $8.9M Manhattan apartment". New York Post. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Amy Irving
Amy Irving
on IMDb

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