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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Claim to Fame
Rachael in Blade Runner (1982)
Actor/Actress, Other Crew, Director
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Internationally acclaimed star of Screen, Television and Stage Sean Young has starred in over three dozen feature films, including such box office hits as BLADE RUNNER, NO WAY OUT, ACE VENTURA PET DETECTIVE, COUSINS, WALL STREET AND DUNE. She has been fortunate to have worked with several of the most accomplished directors in the industry including Robert Altman, Harold Becker, Roger Donaldson, James Ivory, David Lynch, Gary Marshall, Ismail Merchant, Carl Reiner, Ivan Reitman, Ridley Scott, Tom Shadyak, Joel Shumacher, Oliver Stone and Gus Van Sant.
Her body of work has established her versatility and exhibited her chameleon capability in her leading roles: from an other-worldly replicant in BLADE RUNNER opposite Harrison Ford, to the lusty mistress in NO WAY OUT with Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman, to Michael Douglas` trophy wife in WALL STREET, to the gracious wronged-woman in COUSINS with Ted Danson, to the ass-kicking, military helicopter pilot trading barbs with Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones in FIREBIRDS, to playing twin sisters in A KISS BEFORE DYING with Matt Dillon.
Sean`s comedic skills were highlighted in FATAL INSTINCT, under the direction of Carl Reiner with Armand Assante, as well as THE PROPRIETOR which she starred with the incredible Jeanne Moreau. She played a woman seeking a husband in F. Scott Fitzgerald`s “Under the Biltmore Clock” for American Playhouse, and the teenage movie star in “Tender Is The Night”, with Mary Steenburgen and Peter Strauss.
“....the most successful acting turn is by Young, who gives a full-bodied, fully-felt performance as Christine but never allows anything to spill over the edges. Her self-containment here is impressive!... Sean Young has found herself as an actress, rediscovering her is, again, one of the definite pleasures of this little movie.” - Joe Baltake (Sacramento Bee 1/19/04) THE AMATI GIRLS (Jan 19, 2001), ensemble cast includes, Cloris Leachman, Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Lee Grant. Paul Sorvino, and Mark Harmon for Triple Axel Productions/Tricor Entertainment (Sean was awarded the Scarlett Award for her performance Marco Island Film Festival, and Best Actress Award – The Sarasota film Festival) SUGAR AND SPACE (Jan 2nd 2001 - #5 on Box Office weekend) directed by Francine McDougall,produced by Oscar winner Wendy Finerman (FOREST GUMP) uncovers Sean as Mena Suvari`s mother for New Line Pictures. POOR WHITE TRASH, in which she stars as a white trash mother, Linda Bronco, who becomes a burglar to accumulate money for a college education for her teenage son (winner “Best Acres” Cleveland Film Festival is currently available on DVD).
No stranger to television, she has starred in such highly rated and significantly acclaimed Movie of the Week`s as the award-winning legal drama,: “Witness to The Execution”, “Blue Ice”, with Michael Caine, and the mini-series “Blood and Orchids” with Kris Kristofferson. She also starred in CBS`s “Everything to Gain”,one of its highest-rated Movie of the Weeks.
She has an intensive dance background and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, which served her during her critically acclaimed performance in “Stardust” with Toni Tenille and Hinton Battle, a musical review of songwriter Mitchell Parish. She performed with Gregory Hines at a special benefit for the American Tap Dance Orchestra where she sits on the Board at their New York City headquarters.
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Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States (Transferred)
Full Name at Birth
Mary Sean Young
Mary Sean Young (born November 20, 1959) is an American actress. She is best known for her performances in films from the 1980s such as Blade Runner (1982), Dune (1984), No Way Out (1987), Wall Street (1987) and Cousins (1989).
Rio Kelly (son), Quinn Lee (son)
Interlochen Center For The Arts, Interlochen, Michigan, United States
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Aqua Talent Agency, Coolwaters Productions, Gregg Edwards Management
www.nndb.com/people/580/000023511/, maryseanyoung.com/, www.facebook.com/mary.s.young.39, maryseanyoung.com/
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==Sean Young== Actress - ===Date of Birth=== 20 November 1959, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
===Birth Name=== Mary Sean Young
===Height=== 5' 8" (1.73 m)
===Mini Bio (1)===
===Mary Sean Young=== was born on November 20, 1959 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of [[Lee Guthrie]] (née [[Mary Lee Kane]]), an Emmy-nominated producer, screenwriter, public relations executive, and journalist, and [[Donald Young, Jr.]], an [[Emmy award]] winning television news producer and journalist. She has Irish, English, and Swiss-German ancestry. She grew up with an older brother [[Donald Young III]] and a sister [[Cathleen Young]] in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Cleveland Heights High School, and then transferred to and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. A trained dancer, she studied at the School of American Ballet in New York City, and did some modeling. Sean Young began a promising film career by acting in a Merchant-Ivory film Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) for Academy Award nominated director James Ivory, She followed that up in the comedy hit film Stripes (1981) for [[Academy Award]] nominated producer-director Ivan Reitman. Soon, important directors were casting her in their films, such as Garry Marshall in [[Young Doctors in Love]] (1982), [[Academy Award]] nominee David Lynch in [[Dune]] (1984), and Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott in [[Blade Runner]] (1982) in what is her most respected film. 1987 was a big year for her, since she appeared in two big movies. Academy Award winner Oliver Stone cast her in the hit film Wall Street (1987) but she clashed openly with him and with co-star Charlie Sheen and her role was drastically cut. However, her other hit film No Way Out (1987), which involved a famous steamy scene in the backseat of a limousine with Kevin Costner, gave her star status. She was at the height of her fame, which led to her being cast as Vicky Vale in Batman (1989). She had an accident while she was training for the film. As a result, she lost the role to Kim Basinger for what turned out to be the biggest hit of 1989. Young's loss didn't stop there. In 1988, she made a flop film with James Woods titled The Boost (1988). Woods accused her of exotic harassment, including leaving a disfigured doll outside his home and leaving scary phone calls to his then-fiancée. Young denied an affair with him or of harassing him, since she was in a long relationship with actor/singer Robert Lujan, whom she had met on a TV mini-series in 1985. They settled out of court, but the bad publicity hurt her career very deeply while Woods remained unscathed. Hollywood producers now saw her as unstable and a loose cannon and stopped considering her for big movies. She was dropped from Dick Tracy (1990) in favor of Glenne Headly. The "Batman" franchise decided to make a sequel to the 1989 blockbuster with Batman Returns (1992), but the producers wouldn't see Young for the role of Catwoman, She was outraged and went on national television, dressed up as Catwoman, and complained about how the producers should have had the courtesy to see her especially since she had been part of the original cast of the first Batman movie before her accident had her being replaced. This stunt, too, turned into a public relations mess, and the role of Catwoman went to Michelle Pfeiffer. Young put on a brave face and gamely moved on to do comedies Fatal Instinct (1993) for director Carl Reiner, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), the latter's box office success made Jim Carrey a star, who immediately landed the role of the Riddler in the Batman sequel. The film also raised Courteney Cox's profile, since she soon landed the hit TV show "Friends" which made her a household name. Sean thought the film's success would benefit her as well, especially since Academy Award-nominated directors such as Gus Van Sant and Ismail Merchant cast her in their films. However, these films weren't hits, and Hollywood kept giving her lackluster roles in mediocre films. Heartbroken, she married Lujan and moved to Arizona, where she had two sons, but they divorced in 2002. She suffered other losses as well, bearing the painful deaths of her father (in 1995) and her mother (in 2012). There were some bizarre incidents along the way: her heckling a winner at the Director's Guild of America Award show in 2008, her arrest at the 2012 Academy Award after-party when she slapped a security guard. She went to rehab for her alcohol problem and also appeared on the reality show "Celebrity Rehab". Since then, she has mellowed, because she had reconciled with her ex-husband and her children are now grown. She branched out to do stage work, including the Los Angeles production of "Stardust" and the Northport production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" for which she received a good review from the "New York Times." In her 50s, she is keeping busy, by acting in several projects and trying to start a directing career.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tak
===Robert Lujan=== (2011 - present)
===Robert Lujan=== (24 November 1990 - 29 April 2002) (divorced) (2 children)
===Trade Mark (2)===
===Deep husky voice===
Was cast as Vicky Vale in Tim Burton's version of Batman (1989) but was replaced with Kim Basinger after an injury sustained riding a horse.
Has played a female alter ego of a man (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)) and a man surgically altered into a woman (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)).
Graduated from Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Auditioned for the role of Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which went to Karen Allen.
Unsuccessfully pursued the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992), which went to Michelle Pfeiffer.
Model Eugenia Silva appeared in her role in a Blade Runner (1982)-themed photo shoot in the March 1998 issue of Vogue Italia, photographed by Steven Meisel.
Dressed up as Catwoman and attempted to confront Tim Burton and Michael Keaton on the Warner Bros. property, in Batman Returns (1992), to get that role.
Was originally cast as Blythe Hunter in Wicked Wicked Games (2006), but due to apparent clashes with producers, was replaced by Tatum O'Neal.
Her sister is Cathleen Young.
Voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation center on January 28, 2008 to deal with her longtime alcoholism.
Was originally cast as Tess Trueheart in Dick Tracy (1990), but was replaced after several days filming by Glenne Headly.
Allegedly accused of harassing and stalking James Woods after their relationship ended.
Born at 10:46 AM (CST).
Filmed scenes for two Woody Allen films: Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), in which she would have paired up with Woody's character at the end of the film) and Alice (1990), playing one of Mia Farrow's wealthy friends), but was cut from both.
The Boost (1988) co-star James Woods and his then fiancée filed a $2 million suit for harassment in 1988 against Young, alleging that, for instance, Young left a disfigured doll on his doorstep and trampled the couple's expensive flower bed. The case was settled out of court in 1989.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Rio Kelly Lujan (aka Rio Lujan). Child's father is her husband (now 2nd husband), Robert Lujan.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Quinn Lee Lujan (aka Quinn Lujan) on January 26, 1998. Child's father is her husband (now 2nd husband), Robert Lujan.
She met her husband Robert Lujan in 1985 on the TV miniseries "Blood and Orchids". Their five year relationship culminated in their 1990 wedding. They had two sons before divorcing in 2002. They reconciled a year later and, after a few years, remarried in 2011.
She has Irish, English, and Swiss-German ancestry.
Was replaced by Kim Bassinger in Batman (1989).
===Personal Quotes (20)===
[on the Bible] It's a great little book.
[on wearing a blond wig in Fatal Instinct (1993)] Being a blond makes you very ruthless, insane and self-centered.
All right, I'm young, I'm beautiful - but you don't have to hate me.
[Talking about Harrison Ford during the filming of Blade Runner (1982)] Harry [Ford], he was never happy on that film. The only time he was happy was when they told him it was over.
[on Warren Beatty] I was basically sexually harassed by him. This kind of thing wasn't news to anybody. What was news was I blew the whistle on it. I talked about it...and boy oh boy! He didn't like that. There is one rule in Hollywood you don't break, you don't tell the truth about people in the press. And I broke that rule, and I paid a very, very big price.
There were a lot of rumors spread about me. Of course, I didn't show up to defend myself, so my absence helped create even more.
I'm a comeback waiting to happen. No one deserves it more than I do.
You can act as nice as you can 100% of the time, and it will still not make everybody say nice things about you.
I've been forced to deal with my character assassination.
If you're hit with a lawsuit that's untrue and the reasons you're hit with it aren't clear to you, there's a very big inclination on people's part to want to take responsibility for it - that this must be happening because I'm a terrible person, I did something, and I'm getting repaid for it.
Work is good when people are responsible, and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there. They're there to build a resume.
I never hurt anybody in this business, ever.
I'm just into having fun, because I went through some bad years that really depressed me and made me angry.
The city of angels? It's the city of devils. The city of smiling cobras.
I don't particularly think marriage is a sane thing.
I have a lot of supporters.
I don't really like doing interviews.
I don't want to do any more movies where I look at it and go, 'Oh, God, gross.'
If somebody says to me, 'Oh, you're gonna get married and you'll never be attracted to anybody else again,' I'm like, right, sure. It's just not practical to me on an emotional level. Just because I'm married, I'm not dead.
Because of the incredible reputation I have, people find me exciting to watch on film.
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