Amy Irving

Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie, and Yentl as well as acclaimed roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and has won an Obie award and the 1980 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress. She is also known for marrying director Steven Spielberg; they divorced in 1989, with Irving receiving a settlement of 100 million dollars.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Nibbelink  •  Simon Wells
CAST:  Phillip Glasser  •  James Stewart  •  Erica Yohn  •  Cathy Cavadini

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Nibbelink  •  Simon Wells
CAST:  Phillip Glasser  •  James Stewart  •  Erica Yohn  •  Cathy Cavadini

Bossa Nova (2000)

Bossa Nova is a romantic comedy that enfolds many love convergences and divergences, in today’s Rio de Janeiro. It’s in the city’s “useless landscape” that the lonely hearts of nine characters will cross destinies and they’ll discover new passions. The meeting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Antônio Fagundes  •  Alexandre Borges  •  Débora Bloch

Bossa Nova is a romantic comedy that enfolds many love convergences and divergences, in today’s Rio de Janeiro. It’s in the city’s “useless landscape” that the lonely hearts of nine characters will cross destinies and they’ll discover new passions. The meeting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Antônio Fagundes  •  Alexandre Borges  •  Débora Bloch

Carrie (1976)

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Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Crossing Delancey (1988)

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Peter Riegert  •  Reizl Bozyk  •  Jeroen Krabbé

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Micklin Silver
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Peter Riegert  •  Reizl Bozyk  •  Jeroen Krabbé

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

Hide and Seek (2005)

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Polson
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Famke Janssen  •  Elisabeth Shue

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Polson
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Famke Janssen  •  Elisabeth Shue

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

The Competition (1980)

The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Oliansky
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Amy Irving  •  Lee Remick  •  Sam Wanamaker

The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Oliansky
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Amy Irving  •  Lee Remick  •  Sam Wanamaker

The Fury (1978)

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katt Shea
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jason London  •  Amy Irving  •  J. Smith-Cameron

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katt Shea
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jason London  •  Amy Irving  •  J. Smith-Cameron

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

Micki & Maude (1984)

TV reporter Rob Salinger is married to Micki, but because she's always busy working, they hardly ever spend time together. One night at which he got stood up by Micki again, Rob meets cellist Maude and they soon get romanticly involved. When it turns out Maude is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Amy Irving  •  Ann Reinking  •  Richard Mulligan

TV reporter Rob Salinger is married to Micki, but because she's always busy working, they hardly ever spend time together. One night at which he got stood up by Micki again, Rob meets cellist Maude and they soon get romanticly involved. When it turns out Maude is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Amy Irving  •  Ann Reinking  •  Richard Mulligan

A Show of Force (1990)

In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Andy García  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Robert Duvall

In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruno Barreto
CAST:  Amy Irving  •  Andy García  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Robert Duvall

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Sprecher
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Clea DuVall  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Amy Irving

The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Sprecher
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Clea DuVall  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Amy Irving

Benefit of the Doubt (1993)

Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Heap
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Amy Irving  •  Rider Strong  •  Christopher McDonald

Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Heap
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Amy Irving  •  Rider Strong  •  Christopher McDonald

Voices (1979)

Oscar-nominee Amy Irving ("Crossing Delancy," "Carrie") stars as a deaf woman who falls in love with an aspiring rock singer, even though she is unable to hear him sing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Amy Irving  •  Alex Rocco  •  Barry Miller

Oscar-nominee Amy Irving ("Crossing Delancy," "Carrie") stars as a deaf woman who falls in love with an aspiring rock singer, even though she is unable to hear him sing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Amy Irving  •  Alex Rocco  •  Barry Miller

Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994)

James Earl Jones hosts this film based on two stories by the late Rod Serling, who wrote the stories of the original 'The Twilight Zone' (1959) series. In "The Theater," a young woman attends a movie theater only to find that her life story is being revealed on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Gary Cole  •  Amy Irving  •  Patrick Bergin

James Earl Jones hosts this film based on two stories by the late Rod Serling, who wrote the stories of the original 'The Twilight Zone' (1959) series. In "The Theater," a young woman attends a movie theater only to find that her life story is being revealed on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Markowitz
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Gary Cole  •  Amy Irving  •  Patrick Bergin

I'm a Fool (1977)

Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. Ashamed of his occupation, Andy leads Lucy to believe he's wealthy. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Amy Irving  •  Henry Fonda  •  Santiago González

Traveling from town to town during the summer of 1919, young Andy (Ron Howard) has left his Ohio home in search of adventure and romance as a horse trainer on the country fair racing circuit. Ashamed of his occupation, Andy leads Lucy to believe he's wealthy. Soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Ron Howard  •  Amy Irving  •  Henry Fonda  •  Santiago González

James Dean (1976)

A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Brooke Adams  •  Michael Brandon  •  Meg Foster

A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Brooke Adams  •  Michael Brandon  •  Meg Foster
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