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Amy Irving is an American actress known for her role in the horror flick ‘Carrie’

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BirthdaySeptember 10, 1953
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesSteven Spielberg
Known asAmy Davis Irving
Childrens Gabriel Barreto, Max Spielberg
Birth PlacePalo Alto, California
Height163cm
GenderFemale
FatherJules Irving
MotherPriscilla Pointer
Sun SignVirgo
Born inPalo Alto, California
Famous asActress

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Who is Amy Irving?

Amy Davis Irving is an American stage, film, and TV actress who started her film career with the horror flick ‘Carrie’ and has since appeared in numerous movies including ‘The Fury’, ‘Yentl’, ‘Crossing Delancey’, ‘Deconstructing Harry’, ‘Traffic’ and ‘Adam’, to name a few. The actress has also worked on television, most notably in the TV movie ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna’. She has guest-starred in several shows such as 'The Rookies', 'Happy Days', 'Great Performances', 'Spin City', 'House' and 'The Good Wife'. On stage, Irving made her Broadway debut in 1980 when she appeared in the play titled ‘Amadeus’. Her other Broadway credits include ‘Broken Glass’, ‘Three Sisters’, ‘The Coast of Utopia’ and ‘Heartbreak House’. She also performed in dozens of off-Broadway projects, the famous ones being ‘The Road to Mecca’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘The Guys’ and ‘A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop’. She has been nominated for many prestigious awards like the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. On a personal note, the super talented and beautiful Irving has been married thrice in her life. She is also a mother of two kids.

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Childhood & Early Life

Amy Irving was born as Amy Davis Irving on 10 September 1953, in Palo Alto, California. She is the daughter of veteran actress, Priscilla Pointer, and director, Jules Irving. She has a sister, Katie, who is a singer and teacher of hearing-impaired children. She also has a brother, David, who is a writer as well as a director.

She was raised in San Francisco and began acting onstage as a kid. She made her first stage appearance in the play ‘Rumplestiltskin’ when she was just nine months old. Then at the age of two, she played a bit-part character in a play directed by her father. She later had a walk-on role in the Broadway production ‘The Country Wife’ at the age of 12.

She graduated from the Professional Children's School located in New York City, and also attended the American Conservatory Theater. She was trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well.

Career

During the 1960s and the 1970s, Amy Irving performed in several stage productions. At the age of 17, she made her off-Broadway debut.

In 1975, she made her debut on television with a guest role in the drama ‘The Rookies’. The same year, she appeared in an episode each of ‘Police Woman’ and ‘Happy Days.’

The actress made her big screen debut with the 1976 flick ‘Carrie’. She then simultaneously did the TV movies ‘James Dean’, ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Panache’. Irving appeared as Lily Ramsey in the film ‘Honeysuckle Rose’. During 1981 and 1982, she performed in the Broadway production of ‘Amadeus’.

After this, she played a role in the drama series ‘The Far Pavilions’. In 1986, she played Anna Anderson in the television movie ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna’. The American beauty was then cast in the off-Broadway play ‘The Road to Mecca’ in 1988. Two years later, she did the movie ‘A Show of Force’.

From 1991 to 1997, she worked in numerous movies, such as ‘Benefit of the Doubt’, ‘Kleptomania’, ‘Carried Away’, ‘I'm Not Rappaport’ and ‘Deconstructing Harry’. During this time, Irving also became a part of the plays ‘Broken Glass’ and ‘Three Sisters’.

In the year 1998, she had a voice role in an episode of the drama ‘Stories from My Childhood’. She also appeared as FBI Agent Jean Devlin in the flick ‘One Tough Cop’ the same year.

In the late 1990s, the actress guest-starred in a handful of TV shows including ‘Spin City’ and ‘American Masters’. During this time she also got featured in the films ‘The Confession’, ‘Blue Ridge Fall’, ‘Traffic’ and ‘Thirteen Conversations about One Thing’.

Following this, Irving joined the cast of the drama series ‘Alias’ in 2002. Three years later, she played Alison Callaway in the film ‘Hide and Seek’. From 2006 to 2007, she acted on stage, in the Broadway production of ‘The Coast of Utopia’.

In 2008, she played a role in the off-Broadway play titled ‘The Waters of March’. Later on, she had a role in the 2009 flick ‘Adam’. Irving then starred as Melanie in the drama ‘Zero Hour’ in 2013.

Major Works

In 1976 and 1977, Amy Irving played the role of Emily Pawlfrey Massengale in the series ‘Once an Eagle’. The series was about the careers of two military men who were active in both the World War I and the World War II.

In 1988, the actress portrayed the character of Isabelle Grossman in the flick ‘Crossing Delancey’. The movie, which was directed by Joan Micklin Silver, proved to be a moderate success and earned Irving a Golden Globe nomination.

Awards & Achievements

Amy Irving earned an Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the flick ‘Yentl.’

She received Golden Globe nominations for her work in the movies ‘Crossing Delancey’ and ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.’

She won the ‘Obie Award’ for her on-stage performance in the play ‘The Road to Mecca.’

Personal Life

From 1976 to 1980, Amy Irving dated film director Steven Spielberg. She then had a brief love relationship with actor Willie Nelson.

Irving and Spielberg then got back together and married in 1985. However, they finally divorced in 1989.

In the year 1990, the actress got romantically involved with Brazilian director Bruno Barreto. The couple got married in 1996 and parted ways in 2005. After this, Irving married documentary filmmaker Kenneth Bowser Jr. in 2007.

She has two sons, Max Samuel and Gabriel Davis, with Spielberg and Barreto respectively.

Trivia

Amy Irving is the niece of actor Richard Irving.

She studied at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan.

She has acted with her real-life mother in seven films: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Honeysuckle Rose,’ ‘The Competition,’ ‘Micki + Maude,’ ‘Rumpelstiltskin,’ ‘A Show of Force’ and ‘Carried Away.’

Irving is one of the two artistes who hold the distinction of receiving an Oscar nomination as well as a Razzie Award nomination for the same performance.

She was the winner of the ‘Worst Supporting Actress’ at the 1981 annual Razzie Awards for her flick ‘Honeysuckle Rose.’

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Amy Irving biography timelines

  • // 10th Sep 1953
    Amy Irving was born as Amy Davis Irving on 10 September 1953, in Palo Alto, California. She is the daughter of veteran actress, Priscilla Pointer, and director, Jules Irving. She has a sister, Katie, who is a singer and teacher of hearing-impaired children. She also has a brother, David, who is a writer as well as a director.
  • // 1960 To 1970
    During the 1960s and the 1970s, Amy Irving performed in several stage productions. At the age of 17, she made her off-Broadway debut.
  • // 1975
    In 1975, she made her debut on television with a guest role in the drama ‘The Rookies’. The same year, she appeared in an episode each of ‘Police Woman’ and ‘Happy Days.’
  • // 1976 To 1977
    In 1976 and 1977, Amy Irving played the role of Emily Pawlfrey Massengale in the series ‘Once an Eagle’. The series was about the careers of two military men who were active in both the World War I and the World War II.
  • // 1976 To 1980
    From 1976 to 1980, Amy Irving dated film director Steven Spielberg. She then had a brief love relationship with actor Willie Nelson.
  • // 1981
    She was the winner of the ‘Worst Supporting Actress’ at the 1981 annual Razzie Awards for her flick ‘Honeysuckle Rose.’
  • // 1985 To 1989
    Irving and Spielberg then got back together and married in 1985. However, they finally divorced in 1989.
  • // 1986 To 1988
    After this, she played a role in the drama series ‘The Far Pavilions’. In 1986, she played Anna Anderson in the television movie ‘Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna’. The American beauty was then cast in the off-Broadway play ‘The Road to Mecca’ in 1988. Two years later, she did the movie ‘A Show of Force’.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, the actress portrayed the character of Isabelle Grossman in the flick ‘Crossing Delancey’. The movie, which was directed by Joan Micklin Silver, proved to be a moderate success and earned Irving a Golden Globe nomination.
  • // 1990
    In the late 1990s, the actress guest-starred in a handful of TV shows including ‘Spin City’ and ‘American Masters’. During this time she also got featured in the films ‘The Confession’, ‘Blue Ridge Fall’, ‘Traffic’ and ‘Thirteen Conversations about One Thing’.
  • // 1991 To 1997
    From 1991 to 1997, she worked in numerous movies, such as ‘Benefit of the Doubt’, ‘Kleptomania’, ‘Carried Away’, ‘I'm Not Rappaport’ and ‘Deconstructing Harry’. During this time, Irving also became a part of the plays ‘Broken Glass’ and ‘Three Sisters’.
  • // 1998
    In the year 1998, she had a voice role in an episode of the drama ‘Stories from My Childhood’. She also appeared as FBI Agent Jean Devlin in the flick ‘One Tough Cop’ the same year.

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    Amy Irving's childrens is Gabriel Barreto, Max Spielberg

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