Amy Irving Biography
Amy grew up in California and in the late 1960s and early 1970s she appeared in several productions in the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where she was also attending. She had additional training in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Her skill in acting landed her a role in an off-Broadway play at the age of 17.
Her most notable performances included Brian De Palmas The Fury. She played the character of Gillian Bellaver. However it was her role in Carrie which made her famous. Only few people know that she co starred with her mother on the film. Then in 1983 she appeared in Yentl. Her performance earned her the nomination an Academy Awards nomination. Then in 1988 she appeared in Susan Sandlers Crossing Delancey where she became a Golden Globe Awards nominee.
In 1997, she landed the role in Woody Allens Deconstructing Harry. That same year she joined Dudley Moore in Blake Edwards Micki + Maude. In the full length animation film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, she was the singing voice of Jessica Rabbit. She also leant her voice in the animated film An American Tail: Fievel Goes West the sequel to the hit animation film An American Tail.
In stage she appeared in The Heidi Chronicles and in The Road to Mecca. She also acted in Celedine which premiered at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. In 2006 she appeared in Marta Goes one woman play the, A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop. Amy also acted in the US premier of The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Amy was married to Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. They were married from 1985 to 1989 and divorced amiably in 1989. She got $100 million as settlement from Spielberg. She and Spielberg have a son, Max Samuel. The following year after their divorced she met and fell in love with another film director, Brazilian Bruno Barreto. She and Barreto have a son, Gabriel. She married Barretto in 1996 and divorced him in 2005. Today, Amy is busy with her two son and stage performances.