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Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Showing Roots (post-production)
 2015 Swung
Dolly Adams
 2015 Woman in Gold
Judge Florence Cooper
 2015 Unexpected
 2014 Text Santa 2014 (TV Movie)
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham (segment "Downton Abbey")
 2014 Civil War: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (TV Movie)
Wallis Simpson (voice)
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Ex Wife
- The Running of the Deer (2009) ... Ex Wife
 2008-2009 Freezing (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Elizabeth
 2008 Inconceivable
Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Faith Sutton
- Harm (2007) ... Dr. Faith Sutton
 2007 Daphne (TV Movie)
Ellen Doubleday
 2006 The Truth
 2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series)
Helen Shaw
- The Song of Poland (2003) ... Helen Shaw
- Little Girl Lost (2003) ... Helen Shaw
- Sleeping Lions (2003) ... Helen Shaw
- Tough Love (2003) ... Helen Shaw
- Secrets and Lies (2003) ... Helen Shaw
 2003 Thursday the 12th (TV Movie)
Candice Hopper
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers
Mrs. Berman
 2001 Hawk (TV Movie)
Susie Hawkins
 2001 Table 12 (TV Series)
- Preserves (2001) ... Mel
 2001 The Flamingo Rising (TV Movie)
Edna Lee
 2000 Manila
 1998 The Misadventures of Margaret
Till Turner
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday
 1997 Clover (TV Movie)
Sara Kate
 1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler (TV Movie)
Celia Rayburn
 1996 Broken Glass (TV Movie)
Margaret Hyman
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Judge Loring
- Vanity (1996) ... Judge Loring (uncredited)
 1995 Broken Trust (TV Movie)
Janice Dillon
 1995 Wings of Courage
 1993 Me and Veronica
 1993 King of the Hill
 1991 Ashenden (TV Mini-Series)
Aileen Somerville
- The Hairless Mexican (1991) ... Aileen Somerville
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie)
 1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
Elena Quince
 1990 A Shock to the System
Stella Anderson
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)
Me (voice)
 1987 The Bedroom Window
 1983 Lovesick
Chloe Allen
 1980 Last Year's Model (Short)
 1979 California Fever (TV Series)
Lisa Bannister
- The Girl from Somewhere (1979) ... Lisa Bannister
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Other Works:

Portraying Jacqueline Kennedy in Martin Sherman's play "Aristo" at the Chichester Festival Theatre (UK) See more »

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1 Interview | 4 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Elizabeth Mcgovern


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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On careers other than acting: "I probably would have become a veterinarian, or I might have lived on a ranch somewhere and raised horses, or I might have become more serious about painting, or I might have worked in a Burger King."


Her band "Sadie and the Hotheads" (formed 2007) opened for Sting at the Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland (July 16th, 2013). See more »

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