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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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 2017 My Cricket and Me (post-production)
Lily Ramsey
 2000 Bossa Nova
Mary Ann Simpson
 1999 Blue Ridge Fall
Ellie Perkins
 1999 The Confession
Sarah Fertig
 1998 One Tough Cop
FBI Agent Jean Devlin
 1997 Deconstructing Harry
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Clara Gelber
 1996 Carried Away
Rosealee Henson
 1995 Kleptomania
Diana Allen
 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)
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Amy Irving (uncredited)
 1987 Rumpelstiltskin
 1984 Micki + Maude
Maude Salinger
 1983 Yentl
 1983 Never Say Never Again
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 1980 The Competition
Heidi Joan Schoonover
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose
Lily Ramsey
 1979 Voices
Rosemarie Lemon
 1976 Carrie
Sue Snell
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Portrayed Laura Wingfield in 'The Glass Menagerie' theater production opposite her mother Priscilla Pointer. 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 »


Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Yentl (1983). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain (1952)), Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song (1953)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King and I... See more »


Frequent appearances in movies with real-life mother Priscilla Pointer

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