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Amy Irving

Amy Irving first came to the attention of the film world in the 1970s, when she starred in two films from director Brian De Palma: Carrie and The Fury. Irving then starred in Voices, Honeysuckle Rose, The Competition, and Micki and Maude. She received an Oscar nomination for her role in Yentl and won a Golden Globe for her performance in Crossing Delancey.

Irving appeared in Tuck Everlasting and co-starred opposite Michael Douglas in Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Irving also starred in the critically acclaimed film Bossa Nova, directed by her husband Bruno Barreto. Barreto also directed her in Carried Away and A Show of Force. Other feature films include Deconstructing Harry, I'm Not Rappaport and 13 Conversations About One Thing.

Irving trained at the American Conservatory Theater and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. On stage, she starred in Chekhov's Three Sisters, and received critical acclaim on Broadway for her work in Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, for which she was nominated for both the 1994 Drama Desk Award and The Outer Critics Circle Award. Irving also starred in Broadway productions of Amadeus and Heartbreak House, for which she received another Drama Desk nomination, and she won an Obie Award and Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress for her performance in Road to Mecca.

On television, Irving starred in the television movie The Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics. She also starred in the hit mini-series Anastasia, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and appeared on Spin City, Law and Order: SVU, and several episodes of Alias.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Amy Irving Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1953 (64)
SignVirgo
BirthplacePalo Alto, California, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Amy Irving compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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