Elizabeth McGovern Biography

Birthday: 1961-07-18
Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Mini Biography Daug
Wiki Biography: Daughter of a law professor at Northwestern University, she moved with her family to Los Angeles when he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). She began acting in school plays at North Hollywood High, graduated from The Oakwood School and then continued her stage training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the drama division of The Juilliard School in New York. Following a pleasant screen debut in Robert Redford's Oscar-winning Ordinary People (1980), McGovern gave a great performance as Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (1981) for which she earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress. She has continued performing on stage between film assignments rather than concentrate on being a film star.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
If Not for You Jessie Kent 1995 Comedy
The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. Helen Shaw 2003 - 2003
Three Moons Over Milford Laura Davis 2005 Comedy
Downton Abbey Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham 2012 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Freezing 0000
Ordinary People Jeannine Pratt 1980 0
Ragtime Evelyn Nesbit 1982 Drama
Once Upon a Time in America Deborah Gelly 1984 0
Racing with the Moon Caddie Winger 1984 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Bedroom Window 1987 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Johnny Handsome Donna McCarty 1989 Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Shock to the System 1990 Comedy, 0, 0, Game Show
The Handmaid's Tale Moira 1990
King of the Hill Lydia 1993 Drama, History
Me and Veronica Fanny 1993 Comedy, Drama
The Favor Emily Embrey 1994 Comedy, Romance
Wings of Courage 1996 Adventure, Romance
Buffalo Soldiers 1997 0, 0
The Wings of the Dove Susan 'Susie' Stringham 1997 0
Twice Upon a Yesterday Diane 1998 0, Biography
The Misadventures of Margaret Till Turner 1998 Comedy, Romance
Manila Elizabeth 2000 Drama
The House of Mirth Mrs. Carry Fisher 2000 Romance, Drama
The Flamingo Rising 2001 Drama
The Truth Donna 2006 Comedy
Kick-Ass 2010 Comedy, 0
Angels Crest Jane 2011
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Mrs. Thatcham 2012 Comedy, Drama
Lovesick 2014 0
Swung Dolly Adams 2015 Biography
Unexpected Carolyn 2015 Comedy, Drama
Native Son Mary Dalton 2019