|Date of Birth||10 September 1953 , Palo Alto, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Amy Davis Irving|
|Height||5' 4" (1.63 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Born in Palo Alto, California, Amy was the youngest of three children and was the daughter of influential theatrical director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Amy was brought up in the world of theater, she was put on the 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 LAMDA. 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), "The Road to Mecca" (1988), "Broken Glass" (1994), "The Three Sisters" (1997), "The Guys" (2002), "Ghosts" (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, The Fury (1978), also directed by De Palma, Voices (1979) and The Competition (1980). Later, in 1983, she gave a fine performance as "Hadass", in Barbra Streisand's Yentl (1983), and won an Oscar nomination for her great work in that successful film. Two of her best opportunities arrived in the late 80s, when she played "Anna Anderson" in Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) and "Isabelle Grossman" in the romantic comedy, Crossing Delancey (1988); she received a Golden Globe nomination for each movie.
Amy was married to director Steven Spielberg from 1985 to 1989 and she has a son with him, Max Spielberg. And, in 1990, after her divorce, she met Brazilian director Bruno Barreto while they were working on A Show of Force (1990). They wed a few years later and they have a son (Gabriel). In 1997, Irving made a guest appearance on Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997) and, in 1999, she came back in the sequel of Carrie (1976), The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999).
Unfortunately, her film opportunities were supposedly narrowed in the 90s. However, in the year 2000, she surprised the whole world again when she performed as "Mary Ann Simpson", a very funny and sensual, at the same time, English teacher in the film, Bossa Nova (2000). She managed to capture this peculiar character very well. After this romantic comedy, Amy had a great opportunity, playing "Barbara Wakefield", Michael Douglas' wife in Traffic (2000), the film was a huge success and she won an Actor Award, shared with the rest of the cast. Then, this beautiful and talented actress continued working in remarkable films such as Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), with her Carrie (1976) co-star, Sissy Spacek, in the Walt Disney production, Tuck Everlasting (2002) and in the horror film, Hide and Seek (2005), along with Robert De Niro. Recently, she had an important part as "Emily Sloane" in the very-known show, Alias (2001).
In addition to her talents as an actress, she is a great dancer and also showed off her vocal talents, singing in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Rumpelstiltskin (1987) and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991).
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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. Daughter of actress Priscilla Pointer and acclaimed theater/TV director and producer Jules Irving, Amy grew up in San Fransisco and began acting in her father's theater at a very young age. Developing a passion for drama and acting when in school, Irving attended the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (L.A.M.A.D.A.) and graduated in the mid-1970s.
Within six months of returning to the United States, Amy got a co-starring roles in one of the most popular, recognized and appreciated horror film classics of all time, Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), also starring Sissy Spacek and a young John Travolta, playing regretful "Sue Snell". During this time, Irving made numerous appearances on television in guest roles on prime-time television and high-rated TV mini-series and movies. In 1978, Amy re-teamed with Brian De Palma in his follow-up horror film, The Fury (1978). This time, Amy was given more screen-time and a more difficult role to play. Despite not being as highly- regarded as Carrie (1976), the film was still a box office hit. Follow up films included three romantic music-orientated pictures, she played a deaf woman-in-love in Voices (1979), a groupie in Honeysuckle Rose (1980) and a talented pianist in The Competition (1980). All three films were moderate box office successes.
In the 1980s, Amy found much success on film, television and on stage. She was nominated for an academy award in the beautiful Yentl (1983) and was the lead in the following two popular box-office hits, Micki + Maude (1984) and Crossing Delancey (1988). She was also the lead in two lavish television productions, The Far Pavilions (1984) and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986). In 1981, Irving made her on-Broadway debut, replacing Jane Seymour in the role of "Constanze Webber" in the hit, "Amadeus", from 1981 to the show's end in 1983. In 1984, she worked with Rex Harrison in the acclaimed "Heatbreak House" and, in 1988, worked off-Broadway but won an Obie award in the successful "The Road to Mecca". The 1980s also saw her on and off high profile relationship with Steven Spielberg, the two later married, had a child and a very publicized divorce ending in Irving receiving a very respectable $100 million.
The 1990s saw her film opportunities slim, she married Brazilian director Bruno Barreto and had a second child. However, she managed to work with Woody Allen in Deconstructing Harry (1997) and Carried Away (1996) with her husband at the time. Other roles on screen were rather unnotable independent films or flops, such as an unnecessary sequel to her classic debut, The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), which however did bring a cinema audience. She did notable roles on Broadway in "Broken Glass" in 1994 and "Three Sisters" in 1997.
The beginning of a new millennium saw her get into accomplished screen work again in the big hit, Traffic (2000), the independent feature, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Disney's Tuck Everlasting (2002) and the thriller, Hide and Seek (2005). These days, she continues to work on films and television but will always remain loyal to her beloved theater, which she believes is her first passion. In 2007, Irving lives in the U.S. preparing for her new film, titled "The Hanji Box", which will be a Korean and US production.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Gale-Harvest
|Kenneth Bowser||(1 November 2007 - present)|
|Bruno Barreto||(27 September 1996 - 29 January 2005) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Steven Spielberg||(27 November 1985 - 2 February 1989) (divorced) (1 child)|