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Amy Irving ACTOR


Amy Irving was born on September 10th, 1953 in Palo Alto, California with the birth name Amy Davis Irving.  She was the youngest born of three children total to Jules Irving, a theater director and Priscilla Pointer, an actress.
Due to her parents professional, she was exposed to the world of entertainment from a very young age.  As a young girl she had already had the experience of performing on the stage. 
Amy's parents soon had her taking some acting training from the American Conservatory Theater and by the age of seventeen she performed in her first professional off-Broadway stage production.  Other plays she soon began to add to her resume were roles in, "Heartbreak House" (1983), "The Road to Mecca" (1988), "Broken Glass" (1994), "The Three Sisters" (1997), "The Guys" (2002), "Ghosts" (2002) and "Celadine" (2004).
Along with continuing to work as a stage actress she was also given the opportunity to break into the film and television industry.  Some of her early television roles were on, "Happy Days" (1975) and "Dynasty" (1976) starring John Forsythe, Joan Collins and Linda Evans as the main characters.  Many remember her first major break through film role in, "Carrie" (1976) also starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, William Katt, John Travolta, P.J. Soles and Priscilla Pointer, which soon followed with more significant roles in such films as, "The Fury" (1978) starring alongside Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning and Andrew Stevens, "Voices" (1979) starring with Michael Ontkean, Alex Rocco, Barry Miller and Adam Rich and "The Competition" (1980) starring with Richard Dreyfuss, Sam Wanamaker and Lee Remick.
As she progressed working in the industry she continued to earn a larger fan base and prove to Hollywood what a talented actress she really is.  Irving was seen on the big screen in the films, "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna" (1986) also starring Olivia de Havilland and Jan Niklas, Elke Sommer, Rex Harrison, Omar Sharif, Christian Bale, Susan Lucci and Claire Bloom and "Crossing Delancey" (1988) with Peter Riegert, Reizi Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbe, Sylvia Miles, Rosemary Harris and Amy Wright, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for both films.
Some of her later roles were in such films as, "Bossa Nova" (2000) with Antonio Fagundes, "Traffic" (2000) starring Michael Gouglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salma Hayek, James Brolin, Albert Finney, Miguel Ferrer and Benjamin Bratt, "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing" (2001) co-starring Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Tia Texada and Clea DuVall, "Hide and Seek" (2005) starring Robert De Niro, Famke Janssen, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Shue and Dylan Baker and "Adam" (2009) with Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne.
Along with stage and film she has added numerous television appearances to her resume such as, "Spin City", "American Masters", "Twilight Zone", "Law & Order" and her most recent roles on television in, "Alias" and "House M.D."
Irving also possesses a beautiful singing voice which she was given the chance to showcase in such films as, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Kathleen Turner and Joanna Cassidy, "Honeysuckle Rose" (1980) starring with Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Emmylou Harris, Slim Pickens and Mickey Rooney Jr., "Rumpelstiltskin" (1987) co-starring Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer and Billy Barty and "An American Tail: Feivel Goes West" (1991) starring the voices of Phillip Glasser, James Stewart, Erica Yohn, Dom DeLuise, John Cleese, Nehemiah Persoff and Jon Lovitz.
Amy Irving met director Stephen Spielberg when she was filming his horror film, "Carrie" and the couple had a relationship and soon married in 1985.  Together, the couple had one son named Max but this marriage only lasted until 1989.  Their divorce received a lot of media attention and it is rumored that she ended up receiving $100 million in a divorce settlement.  She then married another director, Bruno Barreto and they also have one son together but divorced in 2005.  Her current husband is Kenneth Bowser whom she wed in 2007.  


2010 House M.D.
2009 Adam 
2002-2005 Alias 
2005 Hide and Seek
2002 Tuck Everlasting 
2001 American Masters 
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2001 Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 
2000 Traffic 
2000 Bossa Nova 
1999 Spin City
1999 Blue Ridge Fall 
1999 The Rage: Carrie 2
1999 The Confession
1998 One Tough Cop 
1998 Stories from My Childhood
1997 Deconstructing Harry
1996 I'm Not Rappaport 
1996 Carried Away
1995 Kleptomania
1995 Call of the Wylie
1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics 
1993 Benefit of the Doubt
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
1990 A Show of Force
1989 Casualties of War
1989 Nightmare Classics
1988 Crossing Delancey
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1987 Rumpelstiltskin
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
1985 Great Performances
1984 Micki + Maude 
1984 The Far Pavilions 
1983 Yentl 
1983 Never Say Never Again 
1980 The Competition 
1980 Honeysuckle Rose
1979 Voices 
1978 The Fury 
1977 I'm a Fool
1976-1977 Once an Eagle 
1976 Carrie
1976 Panache
1976 Dynasty
1976 James Dean
1975 Happy Days
1975 Police Woman

Matinee Classics - The Fury starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, Fiona Lewis, Andrew Stevens, Carol Eve Rossen, Rutanya Alda, Joyce Easton, William Finley, Jane Lambert, Sam Lewis, J. Patrick McNamara and Alice Nunn

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