Shelley Duvall

Actress + Television Producer
Born Jul 7, 1949

Shelley Alexis Duvall is an American actress, best known for her acting roles in the films Thieves Like Us, 3 Women, The Shining and Popeye. She began her career in the 1970s films of Robert Altman, followed by roles in films by Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton. She is also an Emmy-nominated producer, responsible for Faerie Tale Theatre and other kid-friendly programming.… Read More

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1949 Birth Shelley Alexis Duvall was born on July 7, 1949 in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Bobbie Ruth Crawford and Robert Richardson "Bobby" Duvall (1919–1995), a lawyer (not to be confused with actor Robert Duvall). … Read More


1970 21 Years Old Duvall was married to artist Bernard Sampson between 1970 and 1974; the couple divorced as Duvall's acting career accelerated. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977, Duvall starred as Mildred "Millie" Lammoreaux in Altman's 3 Women.


1982 33 Years Old …  In 1982, Duvall narrated, hosted and was executive producer of the children's television program Faerie Tale Theatre. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, she created Tall Tales & Legends, another one-hour anthology series for Showtime, which featured adaptations of American folk tales. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old In 1988, Duvall founded a new production company called Think Entertainment to develop programs and television movies for cable channels. … Read More


1991 42 Years Old In 1991, Duvall portrayed Jenny Wilcox, wife of Charlie Wilcox (Christopher Lloyd) in the Hulk Hogan action-adventure film Suburban Commando. … Read More
1993 44 Years Old Duvall produced a fifth series for Showtime, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, before selling Think Entertainment in 1993 and retiring as a producer. … Read More
1996 47 Years Old She appeared as the vain, over-friendly, but harmless Countess Gemini - sister to the calculating Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich) - in Jane Campion's 1996 adaptation of the Henry James novel The Portrait of a Lady. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998, she played Drew Barrymore's mother in the comedy Home Fries and Hilary Duff's aunt in the direct-to-video children's film Casper Meets Wendy. … Read More


2002 53 Years Old Her most recent acting appearance was a small role in the 2002 independent film Manna from Heaven.
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