Amy Irving
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Born September 10, 1953
Palo Alto, California, USA
Age 63
Years active 1975-present

Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress, who appeared in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie (1976), The Rage: Carrie 2 and Yentl as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

Biography Edit

Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer.

Amy was brought up in the world of theater. She was put on stage from the time she was nine-months-old, her father was the director and her mother was the actress, they didn't want baby sitters for their children, so if she wasn't performing, she would stay in the wardrobe department or her mother used to put her in the second row center, where she could watch her. And, before she was 10-years-old, she had already worked in several plays. At a young age, Amy Irving was trained at the American Conservatory Theater and Britain's London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (L.A.M.A.D.A.). She made her off-Broadway debut at the age of 17 and, from that moment to date, she received critical acclaim, appearing in such plays as: "Heartbreak House" (1983), "Broken Glass" (1994), "The Guys" (2002), and "Celadine" (2004), among others.

In 1976, Amy made her film debut, playing "Sue Snell", one of her most unforgettable characters in Stephen King's Carrie (1976), a classic in the horror genre, taken to the big screen by director Brian De Palma. For the next few years, Irving continued working in important films like The Fury (1978), Yentl (1983), Carrie 2 (1999), Bossa Nova (2000) and Traffic (2000).

She has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and has won an Obie award. She was married to director Steven Spielberg. They divorced in 1989 after four years of marriage, with Irving receiving a settlement of $100 million.

Nowadays, Amy Irving continues working on stage in Broadway productions and spends most of her time with her friends and family, especially with her two children.

Horror filmography Edit

Film Character Year
CarrieSue Snell1976
The FuryGillian Bellaver1978
Carrie 2Sue Snell1999
Hide and SeekAlison Callaway2005

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