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One of those dazzling chameleon players who never received their due, Amy Wright is still woefully unrecognized despite a superb resumé of Southern-styled film credits since the late 70s. On the other side of the coin, she has certainly made a distinct name for herself in the theater world as the embodiment of down-home eccentricity. As a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter Bridesmaid
(1978)
The Accidental Tourist
(1988)
Synecdoche, New York
Synecdoche, New York Burning House Realtor
(2008)
Breaking Away
(1979)

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 2011 Wingin' It (TV Series)
Choreographer / School Teacher
- Friday Afternoon Fever (2011) ... Choreographer
- Me Carl, You Jane-ish (2011) ... School Teacher
 2010 Please Give
Erin
 2009 Scratch... Play for Keeps (Short)
Ma
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Burning House Realtor
 2006 The Good Shepherd
Safe House Operations Officer
 2006 The Namesake
Pam
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Sister Dorothy
- Acts of Contrition (2005) ... Sister Dorothy
 2002 Undeclared (TV Series)
Debra Karp
- Parents' Weekend (2002) ... Debra Karp
 2001 Besotted
Mona
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie)
Rosie
 1999 Day and an Arabian Knight (Short)
Day
 1999 Joe the King
Mary
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Goody Gotwick
 1994 Robot in the Family
Kristina Shamir
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Carrie
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Waitress
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Margaret Stokely
 1991 Deceived
Evelyn
 1991 Hard Promises
Shelley
 1991 Final Verdict (TV Movie)
Queenie
 1990 Largo Desolato (TV Movie)
Lucy
 1990 Love Hurts
Karen Weaver
 1989 Settle the Score (TV Movie)
Becky
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Missy Mahoney
 1989 Men (TV Series)
Joyce
- The Trouble with Harvey (1989) ... Joyce
 1988 Crossing Delancey
Ricki
 1988 The Telephone
Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Dana Wendolowski
 1986 Off Beat
Mary Ellen Gruenwald
 1985 Beer
Stacy
 1983 A Fine Romance (TV Movie)
Jean
 1980 Inside Moves
Anne
 1980 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Bobba June
- Sunshine's on the Way (1980) ... Bobba June
 1980 Stardust Memories
Shelley
 1979 Heartland
Clara Jane
 1979 Wise Blood
Sabbath Lily
 1978 Girlfriends
Ceil
 1976 Not a Pretty Picture
Cindy
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(September 17, 1975 to October 12, 1975) She acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "The Glass Menagerie," at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ben Shaktman was director. See more »
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As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Deer Hunter (1978), Breaking Away (1979) and The Accidental Tourist (1988). Of those, The Deer Hunter (1978) is a winner in the category. See more »

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