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Palo Alto, California USA
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Carrie, Yentl, Crossing Delancey
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Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie and her Oscar- and Razzie nominated role in Yentl as well as acclaimed roles on Broadway and off-Broadway. Irving was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of film and stage director Jules Irving (né Jules Israel) and actress Priscilla Pointer. Irving`s brother is writer/director David Irving (not the British holocaust denier of the same name), and her sister is singer/teacher of deaf children Katie Irving. Irving is of Jewish descent on her father`s side and has Welsh and Cherokee ancestry on her mother`s. She was raised in Christian Science.
In the late `60s and early `70s, Irving attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco where she appeared in a number of their productions. She also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,and made her off-Broadway debut when she was seventeen, in a production titled `And Chocolate on Her Chin`. She is a graduate of the prestigious Professional Children`s School, situated in Manhattan, New York.
Irving dated American film director Steven Spielberg from 1976 to 1989. She then dated Willie Nelson, her co-star in the film Honeysuckle Rose which soon fizzled out. The break up with Spielberg cost her the role of Marion Ravenwood in the huge hit Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he was offering to her at the time but they soon got back together and finally married from 1985 to 1989; upon their divorce she received an estimated $100 million settlement. In 1990 she became romantically and professionally involved with the Brazilian film director Bruno Barreto; they were married in 1996 and divorced in 2005. She has two sons, Max Samuel (with Spielberg) (born 13 June, 1985), and Gabriel Davis (with Barreto) (born May 4, 1990). She currently is in a relationship with Kenneth Bowser, a documentary film maker, most notable for making Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock `N` Roll Generation Saved Hollywood, an adaptation of a book by Peter Biskind.
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Amy Davis Irving
Jules Irving (director)
Priscilla Pointer (actress)
David Irving (director)
Max Spielberg (son), Gabriel Barreto (son)
Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Yentl (1983) and for the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Crossing Delancey (1988).She made her Broadway debut in Amadeus in 1980 and went on to receive an Obie Award for the 1988 Off-Broadway production of The Road to Mecca. Her other film appearances include Carrie (1976), The Fury (1978), Micki & Maude (1984), Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) and Traffic (2000).
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1975–present, 1975–present (screen) 1955-present (stage)
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