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Place of Birth Evanston, Illinois, USA
Birthday 1961-07-18

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Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor. In 1980, while studying at Juilliard, McGovern was offered a part in her first film, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy Hutton. The following year she completed her education as an actress at the American Conservatory Theatre and at The Juilliard School, and began to appear in plays, first Off-Broadway and later in famous theaters. In 1981, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the film Ragtime. In 1984, she starred in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America as Robert De Niro's romantic interest, Deborah Gelly. In 1989, she played Mickey Rourke's girlfriend in Johnny Handsome, directed by Walter Hill, and the same year she appeared as a rebellious lesbian in Volker Schlöndorff's thriller The Handmaid's Tale.

Acting

2018The Wife
2018The Commuter as Karen MacCauley
2016Showing Roots as Shirley
2015Unexpected as Carolyn
2015Swung as Dolly Adams
2015Woman in Gold as Judge Florence-Marie Cooper
2012Screen Goddesses as Narrator
2012Cheerful Weather for the Wedding as Mrs. Thatcham
2011Angels Crest as Jane
2011Christmas at Downton Abbey as Cora Crawley
2010Clash of the Titans as Marmara
2010Kick-Ass as Mrs. Lizewski
2009Appointment with Death as Dame Celia Westholme
2008Inconceivable as Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
2007A Room with a View as Mrs Honeychurch
2007Daphne as Ellen Doubleday
2006The Truth as Donna
2001Buffalo Soldiers as Mrs. Berman
2001The Flamingo Rising as Edna Lee
2000The House of Mirth as Mrs. Carry Fisher
2000Manila as Elizabeth
1998The Misadventures of Margaret as Till Turner
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as Diane
1997The Wings of the Dove as Susan Stringham
1997Clover as Sara Kate
1996The Summer of Ben Tyler as Celia Rayburn
1996Broken Glass as Margaret Hyman
1996Wings of Courage as Noëlle Guillaumet
1995Broken trust
1994The Favor as Emily
1993The Changeling as Beatrice-Joanna
1993The Changeling as De Flores
1993Me and Veronica as Fanny
1993King of the Hill as Lydia
1992Tales from Hollywood
1990Women and Men: Stories of Seduction as Vicki
1990A Shock to the System as Stella Anderson
1990The Handmaid's Tale as Moira
1990Tune in Tomorrow... as Elena Quince
1989Johnny Handsome as Donna McCarty
1988She's Having a Baby as Kristen 'Kristy' Briggs
1987The Bedroom Window as Denise
1986Native Son as Mary Dalton
1984Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White
1984Once Upon a Time in America as Deborah Gelly
1984Racing with the Moon as Caddie Winger
1983Lovesick as Chloe Allen
1981Ragtime as Evelyn Nesbit
1980Ordinary People as Jeannine Pratt
The Chaperone as Norma


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