Amy Irving
American actor
Amy Irving
Amy Davis Irving is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie, and Yentl as well as roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and has won an Obie award. She is also known for marrying director Steven Spielberg; they divorced in 1989 after four years of marriage, with Irving receiving a settlement of 100 million dollars.
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10 Common Prenup Pitfalls
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Signing a prenuptial agreement can be emotionally challenging, but finding out your prenuptial agreement is invalid (if you ever decide to untie the knot) will be than just emotionally challenging. It may prove to be financially challenging as well. Many people, including celebrities and other high net worth individuals, have had their prenuptial agreements invalidated due to simple mistakes. Here's a list of the 10 most common mistakes made by couples when executing a prenuptial agreement: 1) No Independent Legal Representation - Both parties must have independent and separate attorneys. Each attorney will make sure his/her client fully understands the prenuptial agreement and the signing is done voluntarily. One of the most famous divorces involving the invalidation of a prenuptial agreement is that of Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving. They did have a prenuptial agreement, but it was written on a napkin. Yes, a napkin! What was Steven Spielberg thinking? Furthermore, neither party ha ...
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Tim Cummings' Passage to <em>The Normal Heart</em>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Those who detect a thaw in the cold war between the New York and Los Angeles theatre worlds must be smoking something: just because Larry Kramer's Normal Heart has returned to Los Angeles after 16 years does not mean that the Coasts are viewing each other with any less suspicion. The tiny but much-lauded Fountain Theatre in L.A. is hosting, and New York-born and -bred Tim Cummings tackles the explosive lead character, Ned Weeks -- a thinly disguised fictional incarnation of the activist playwright, whose outrage fueled the emergence of the gay rights movement. I caught up with Cummings in between rehearsals at the Fountain and, although he belongs to that rare breed of actor who convincingly plays heroes and villains, sad-sacks and kings, romantic leads and slow-witted fishmongers, he exuded apprehension and awe at the immensity of this role. Earlier this year, Cummings stormed the stage at Disney Hall in the role of larger-than-life Ballets Russes genius Serge Diaghilev, backed b ...
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Camila Gibran: Reaching for the Moon: Bishop, Barreto and the Art of Losing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I have walked and sat by the ponds In Central Park. I have ridden cars in the beautiful Brazilian landscape. I have left my country. I have lost my mind. I have listened to beautiful, passionate English words and have fired up Portuguese ones. I have lived in a place where government decisions have changed its people's concept of freedom and in a time where society still struggles, on a grand scale, to accept who we or our neighbors love and choose to be with. I have had a Brazilian-American love relationship. But none of it: the places, the languages, the struggles, the feelings, the relationship, not even in my glorifying minds eye, have the inviting beautiful images or the haunting powerful poetic words of Reaching for the Moon, the new movie by director Bruno Barreto (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands.) Barreto's film, Reaching for the Moon, takes us on a fifteen year journey through a pivotal time in politics (the 1950's - 1960's), within two countries, in two languages ...
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Babs Takes The Plunge
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Barbra Streisand may have turned 71 this past week but she outshone much younger stars at last night's Vanity Fair-Bloomberg post-White House Correspondents Dinner party. The iconic singer wore a dramatically low-cut black dress and embellished the look with a beautiful, green pendant necklace. Hand in hand with husband actor James Brolin, Streisand looked absolutely gorgeous as she chatted up Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter and designer Donna Karan. Last Monday, just two days shy of her 71st birthday, the diva received the 40th annual Charlie Chaplin Award at the Film Society of Lincoln Center gala in New York. "Ever since I can remember," Streisand said as she took the stage, "people have been calling me bossy and opinionated. Maybe that's because I am. Three cheers for bossy women!" Babs' longtime friends Bill and Hillary Clinton, Michael Douglas, Catherine Deneuve, Amy Irving, Blythe Danner, George Segal, Ben Stiller, Pierce Brosnan and Kris Kristofferson were a ...
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Liz Smith: She's Still Here -- Beautiful, 'Bossy' Barbra -- the Legend Is Lavished With Well-Deserved Praise at the Lincoln Center Film Society
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Well, in my limited experience, I'd have to say -- that was the best-girl-on-girl action of my life!" • This was actress Amy Irving, referring to her "love scene," kissing Barbra Streisand in"Yentl -- you know, the one where Barbra is forced to masquerade as a male Yeshiva student, so as to further the education denied to women of her time. This choice bit of info came the other night onstage at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, where Barbra was feted by famous colleagues and friends, before receiving (from President Clinton) the Chaplin Award for her extraordinary career on film as an actress, singer, director producer. (The latter two, one might say, she's been in training for all her life! Even before movies came knocking.) I've been to these big events over the years and admired Anne Tannenbaum for turning them into money-makers for film history. (This year she raised over $2 million.) I've seen Elizabeth Taylor, Woody Allen, Meryl Streep, Claudette Colbert ...
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Millionaire's Wife Gets Prenup Thrown Out
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
In a rare move, a Brooklyn appellate court has decided that a prenuptial agreement between a Long Island woman and her millionaire husband will be thrown out, the New York Post first reported. "It's virtually unheard of," Dennis D'Antonio, the attorney for Elizabeth Petrakis, told The Huffington Post. "To a large degree, this has upset the heretofore common thinking that prenups were not subject to challenge. ... Now there's precendent for vacating a prenup. It's a big deal." According to D'Antonio, three months before the couple's 1998 wedding, Peter Petrakis presented his bride with a prenup stipulating that all assets acquired during their marriage would remain his in the event of the divorce. Elizabeth Petrakis was guaranteed $25,000 for every year the couple was married. When she refused to sign the prenup -- and still hadn't done so four days before the wedding -- Peter Petrakis is said to have promised that he would tear up the agreement after the two had chi ...
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Peggy Siegal: Remembering Lois Smith
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In 1977, for the entire year I sent my resume to Lois Smith, the actress, begging and hounding for a job. Finally, the actress called me up and said I sounded like a lovely young lady but I have been writing to the wrong Lois Smith. She gave me the other Lois Smith's phone number. I called Lois, co-owner of Pickwick Public Relations and told her the story. Lois was so charmed by my perseverance that she instantly hired me. She was my mentor and greatly influenced me with her kindness. She taught me everything I know about actors, directors, the art of promoting films. She knew better than anyone how to coach reluctant actors into doing interesting and insightful interviews. Lois was best friends with every film critic and sort of "held their hands" as she presented her beloved clients to them. She gave the filmmakers all the praise and love they so deserved. Talent adored her. In the summer of 1982 at Pickwick, after I helped on the release campaign of Steven Spie ...
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Basehor-Linwood volleyball improves to 3-0 in league play
The Chieftain - over 4 years
When Basehor-Linwood volleyball coach Amy Irvin chose to field three freshmen on this year’s varsity roster, she figured one of two things would happen.
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Bobcats replace memory of winless weekend with two victories Tuesday
The Chieftain - over 4 years
Basehor-Linwood volleyball coach Amy Irvin called Saturday’s season-opening 0-5 stretch in the Frontier League tournament “eye opening” for her squad, which features three freshmen. On Tuesday, in taking two of three at a quad meet in Bonner Springs, the Bobcats (2-6) barely blinked.
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Confirmed: Julianne Moore to Play the Mother of Carrie
Dread Central - almost 5 years
More great news coming in for the upcoming remake of Carrie! Everyone's favorite revenge-driven teenager finally has someone to look up to. And then nail to the nearest doorway via sharp implements! Read on! Deadline reports that MGM and Screen Gems have closed a deal with Julianne Moore to play the iconic Margaret White in Carrie, the remake that is being directed by Kimberly Peirce. In other news, the studio has also set Gabriella Wilde for the the role of Sue Snell, the role originated by Amy Irving. Look for Kimberly Peirce's take on Carrie to be in theatres on March 15, 2013. In the story shy high school student Carrie White (Chloe Moretz) is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Moore) and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. Sissy Spacek played the ...
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Barbra Streisand Movies: Grading The Star's Hollywood Career
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
One thing's for sure: The frosting on her birthday cake will be like buttah. As Barbra Streisand turns 70 on Tuesday, you'd think her reputation would be secure. She's conquered every medium, she's one of only a dozen or so members of the EGOT club (people who've won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), and she's one of the most popular and best-selling singers of all time. Still, despite her two Oscars, her Hollywood career has never gotten its due. In part, that's because, in 44 years of screen acting, she's made just 18 movies. Young audiences who know her only as Ben Stiller's exuberant mother from the "Fockers" movies can't be blamed for not knowing that she was once a groundbreaking dramatic and comic star, a reliably funny and sexy leading lady, a pioneering jill-of-all-trades filmmaker, or a celebrated (and reviled) movie diva. She's made just six movies in the last 30 years, often allowing six to eight years to lapse between screen appearances. (At least she has another mov ...
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Theater Listings: Sept. 16 — 22
NYTimes - over 5 years
Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and ticket information: nytimes.com/theater . Previews And Openings ‘After.’ (in previews; opens on Wednesday) Following its success last season with Samuel D. Hunter’s
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Hartford Stage's "Motherhood Out Loud" Heads Off-Broadway Minus Amy Irving - Hartford Courant (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Amy Irving won&#39;t be part of the show as she was in Hartford but James Lecesne and Randy Graff are still with the production. New to the show since Hartford is Mary Bacon and Saidah Arrika Ekulona The show was previously produced at rthe Geffin
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Sigourney Weaver & Tom Wopat - Broadway.com
Google News - over 5 years
It originally played as a workshop production with Bill Murray and Weaver, and its initial year-long run featured notable performers including Susan Sarandon, Anthony LaPaglia, Tim Robbins, Marlo Thomas, Stephen Lang, Amy Irving, Bill Irwin,
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Ten Years Later, 'The Guys' Will Return to Commemorate 9/11 - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Susan Sarandon, Anthony LaPaglia, Tim Robbins, Marlo Thomas, Stephen Lang, Amy Irving, Bill Irwin, Swoosie Kurtz and Dan Lauria were also featured in the roles. Ms. Weaver and Mr. LaPaglia starred in a film version in 2003. “The Guys” has been produced
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Movie Classics – Carrie (1976) - Stuff Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Amoral queen bitch Chris Hargenson (Nancy Allen) spearheads the revenge plot and ropes in her dim-witted boyfriend – the lion-maned John Travolta – but is countered by nice-girl Sue-Snell (Amy Irving) who pursuades her football star boyfriend Tommy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Amy Irving
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    In 2013, Irving appeared in a recurring role in the cancelled Zero Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Irving currently resides in New York City. Irving received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Yentl, Golden Globe nominations for her performances in the films Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna and Crossing Delancey, and an Obie Award for her stage performance in The Road to Mecca. Irving holds the distinction of being one of only two people to be nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie Award for the same performance. Irving was nominated for both Best and Worst Supporting Actress for her work in Yentl. Only James Coco achieved the same feat for his work in Only When I Laugh. She was the winner of the category Worst Supporting Actress at the first annual Razzie Awards in 1981 for her film Honeysuckle Rose, beating actresses including Betsy Palmer for Friday the 13th and Elizabeth Ashley for Windows.
  • 2010
    Age 56
    In October 2010 Irving guest-starred in "Unwritten," the third episode of the seventh season, of the Fox series, House M.D..
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    In May 2010 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.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    In 2009 she played the title role in Saint Joan, in an audio version by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    Irving's last Broadway appearance was in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia at New York's Lincoln Center during its 2006–07 season.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 47
    More recently Irving appeared in the films Traffic (2000), Tuck Everlasting (2002), Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002) and an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Irving's stage work includes on-Broadway shows such as Amadeus (replacing Jane Seymour due to pregnancy) at the Broadhurst Theatre for nine months, Heartbreak House with Rex Harrison at the Circle in the Square Theatre, Broken Glass at the Booth Theatre and Three Sisters with Jeanne Tripplehorn and Lili Taylor at the Roundabout Theatre. Additional off-Broadway credits include: The Heidi Chronicles, The Road to Mecca, The Vagina Monologues in both London and New York, The Glass Menagerie with her mother, Celadine, a world premiere at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ and the 2006 one-woman play A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop, by Marta Góes, which was a Primary Stages production at the 59E59 Theaters. In 1994, Irving and Anthony Hopkins hosted the 48th Tony Awards at the Gershwin Theatre, New York.
  • 1997
    Age 43
    In 1997 she appeared in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry.
    More Details Hide Details Irving also 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 36
    In 1990 she became romantically and professionally involved with Brazilian film director Bruno Barreto; they were married in 1996 and divorced in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details She has two sons, Max Samuel (with Spielberg) (born June 13, 1985), and Gabriel Davis (with Barreto) (born May 4, 1990). She is married to Kenneth Bowser, Jr., 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.
  • 1985
    Age 31
    The breakup with Spielberg cost her the role of Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he had offered 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 after a judge controversially vacated a prenuptial agreement that had been written on a napkin.
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  • 1984
    Age 30
    In 1984 she co-starred in Micki + Maude, In 1988 she was in Susan Sandler's Crossing Delancey (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination).
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she also gave another singing performance in the live-action/animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, providing the singing voice for Jessica Rabbit.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 29
    In 1983 she featured in Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl,for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
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  • 1980
    Age 26
    Also in 1980 she appeared in Honeysuckle Rose which also marked her on-screen singing debut.
    More Details Hide Details Both her and Dyan Cannon's characters were country-and-western singers, and both actresses did their own singing in the film.
    She starred with Richard Dreyfuss in 1980 in The Competition.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her other film appearances include Carrie (1976), The Fury (1978), Micki & Maude (1984), Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986) and Traffic (2000). Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. Her father was film and stage director Jules Irving (born Jules Israel) and her mother is actress Priscilla Pointer. Her brother is writer/director David Irving (not the British author of the same name) and her sister is singer/teacher of deaf children Katie Irving. Irving's father was Jewish, as was one of Irving's maternal great-great-grandfathers. Irving was raised in Christian Science, and her family observed no religious traditions. Irving attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and appeared in several productions there. She also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and made her off-Broadway debut at age 17 in And Chocolate on Her Chin. She is a graduate of the Professional Children's School, in Manhattan, New York.
  • 1976
    Age 22
    Irving dated American film director Steven Spielberg from 1976 to 1980.
    More Details Hide Details She then had a brief relationship with Willie Nelson, her co-star in the film Honeysuckle Rose.
  • 1975
    Age 21
    She 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 (1982-1983).
    More Details Hide Details Irving auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, which went to Carrie Fisher. She then starred in the Brian DePalma-directed films The Fury as Gillian Bellaver, and Carrie as Sue Snell (her mother was also in Carrie). In 1999 she reprised her role as Sue Snell in "The Rage: Carrie 2".
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 11
    She had a walk-on role in the 1965-66 Broadway show The Country Wife at age 12.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was to sell a hamster to Stacy Keach in a crowd scene. The play was directed by family friend Robert Symonds, the owner/operator of Lincoln Center, and who would become her stepfather after her father died and her mother remarried. Within six months of returning to Los Angeles from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in the mid-1970s, Irving was cast in a major motion picture and was working on various TV projects such as guest spots in Police Woman, Happy Days, and a lead role in the mini-series epic Once an Eagle opposite veterans Sam Elliott and Glenn Ford, and a young Melanie Griffith.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on September 10, 1953.
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