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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. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her mother's ancestry includes English, Scots-Irish, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Phyllis Barsetto
- Innocents (2015) ... Phyllis Barsetto
 2013 Zero Hour (TV Series)
Melanie Lynch / Lynch
- Spring (2013) ... Melanie Lynch
- Ratchet (2013) ... Melanie Lynch
- Hands (2013) ... Melanie Lynch
- Escapement (2013) ... Melanie Lynch
- Balance (2013) ... Melanie Lynch
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series)
Alice Tanner
- Unwritten (2010) ... Alice Tanner
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Voice of Novels
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams (2001) ... Voice of Novels
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rebecca Ramsey
- Repression (2001) ... Rebecca Ramsey
 2000 Bossa Nova
Mary Ann Simpson
 1999 Spin City (TV Series)
Lindsay Shaw
- The Great Debate (1999) ... Lindsay Shaw
 1999 Blue Ridge Fall
Ellie Perkins
 1999 The Confession
Sarah Fertig
 1998 One Tough Cop
FBI Agent Jean Devlin
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Clara Gelber
 1996 Carried Away
Rosealee Henson
 1995 Call of the Wylie (Short)
 1995 Kleptomania
Diana Allen
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie)
James' Fiancee (segment "The Theater")
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
Karen Braswell
 1990 A Show of Force
Kate Melendez
 1989 Casualties of War
Voice of girl on the train (uncredited)
 1987 Rumpelstiltskin
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Ellie Dunn
 1984 Micki + Maude
Maude Salinger
 1983 Yentl
 1983 Never Say Never Again
Female Computer Eye Scan Voice (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1980 The Competition
Heidi Joan Schoonover
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Lily Ramsey
 1979 Voices
Rosemarie Lemon
 1977 I'm a Fool (TV Movie)
 1976-1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
- Part 7 (1977) ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
- Part 6 (1977) ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
- Part 5 (1976) ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
- Part 4 (1976) ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
- Part 3 (1976) ... Emily Pawlfrey Massengale
 1976 Carrie
Sue Snell
 1976 Panache (TV Movie)
 1976 Dynasty (TV Movie)
Amanda Blackwood
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
Norma Jean
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
- Tell It to the Marines (1975) ... Olivia
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
June Hummel
- The Hit (1975) ... June Hummel
 1975 The Rookies (TV Series)
Cindy Mullins
- Reading, Writing and Angel Dust (1975) ... Cindy Mullins
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Headlined the lead role in 'The Heidi Chronicles' at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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2 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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During my marriage to Steven, I felt like a politician's wife. There were certain things expected of me that definitely weren't me. One of my problems is that I'm very honest and direct. You pay a price for that. But then I behaved myself and I paid a price too. See more »


Attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan, New York City. See more »


Frequent appearances in movies with real-life mother Priscilla Pointer

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