28 Facts About Amy Irving


Amy Davis Irving was born on September 10,1953 and is an American actress and singer, who worked in film, stage, and television.


Amy Irving's accolades include an Obie Award, and nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award.


Amy Irving subsequently studied theater at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before making her feature film debut in Brian De Palma's Carrie, followed by a lead role in the 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury.


In 1980, Amy Irving appeared in a Broadway production of Amadeus and the film Honeysuckle Rose, receiving a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.


Amy Irving was cast in Barbra Streisand's musical epic Yentl, for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.


Amy Irving went on to appear in the original Broadway production of Broken Glass and the revival of Three Sisters.


Amy Irving subsequently appeared in the independent films Thirteen Conversations About One Thing and Adam.


Amy Irving was born on September 10,1953, in Palo Alto, California.


Amy Irving's brother is writer and director David Irving and her sister, Katie Irving, is a singer and teacher of deaf children.


Amy Irving's father was of Russian-Jewish descent, and one of Amy Irving's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Jewish.


Amy Irving was raised in her mother's faith of Christian Science, and her family observed no religious traditions.


Amy Irving spent her early life in San Francisco, California, where her father co-founded the Actor's Workshop, and where she was active in local theater as a child.


Amy Irving attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and appeared in several productions there.


Amy Irving trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


Amy Irving made her Off-Broadway debut at age 17 in And Chocolate on Her Chin.


Amy Irving's character was to sell a hamster to Stacy Keach in a crowd scene.


Amy Irving played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Los Angeles Free Shakespeare Theatre in 1975, and returned to the role at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.


Amy Irving auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, which went to Carrie Fisher.


Amy Irving then starred in the Brian DePalma-directed films Carrie as Sue Snell, and The Fury as Gillian Bellaver.


Amy Irving starred with Richard Dreyfuss in 1980 in The Competition.


Amy Irving appeared in the TV show Alias as Emily Sloane, portrayed Princess Anjuli in the big-budget miniseries epic The Far Pavilions and headlined the lavish TV production Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.


In May 2010, Amy Irving made her Opera Theatre of Saint Louis debut in the role of Desiree Armfeldt in Isaac Mizrahi's directorial debut of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.


In 2013, Amy Irving appeared in a recurring role in the cancelled Zero Hour.


Amy Irving dated American film director Steven Spielberg from 1976 to 1980.


Amy Irving then had a brief relationship with Willie Nelson, her co-star in the film Honeysuckle Rose.


Amy Irving received an estimated $100 million divorce settlement after a judge controversially vacated a prenuptial agreement that had been written on a napkin.


Amy Irving has two sons: Max Samuel, born June 13,1985; and Gabriel Davis, born May 4,1990.


Amy Irving has a daughter, Samantha, from a previous marriage with entertainment lawyer Marilyn Haft.