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Elizabeth McGovern

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.

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Jul 18, 1961 In Evanston, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series War of the Worlds 2019-10-28
Known For
Poster of JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes
Poster of Screen Goddesses
Poster of Clover
Poster of The Summer of Ben Tyler
Movie The Chaperone Norma 2019-03-29
Series War of the Worlds Helen Brown 2019-10-28
Movie JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes Staring 2019-06-17
Movie Downton Abbey Cora Crawley 2019-09-12
Series A Little Late with Lilly Singh Herself 2019-09-16
Movie The Commuter Karen MacCauley 2018-01-11
Movie The Wife Elaine Mozell 2018-08-02
Movie Showing Roots Shirley 2016-04-23
Movie Unexpected Carolyn 2015-07-24
Movie Woman in Gold Judge Florence-Marie Cooper 2015-03-20
Movie Swung Dolly Adams 2015-06-19
Movie Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Mrs. Thatcham 2012-12-07
Movie Screen Goddesses Narrator 2012-12-22
Movie Angels Crest Jane 2011-12-30
Movie Clash of the Titans Marmara 2010-03-31
Movie Kick-Ass Mrs. Lizewski 2010-03-22
Series Downton Abbey Cora Crawley 2010-09-26
Series Freezing 2008-02-20
Movie Inconceivable Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams 2008-06-18
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Movie Daphne Ellen Doubleday 2007-06-30
Movie A Room with a View Mrs Honeychurch 2007-11-04
Movie The Truth Donna 2006-01-13
Series Three Moons Over Milford 2006-08-06
Movie Thursday the 12th Candice Hopper 2003-04-06
Series The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire 2003-09-24
Movie Buffalo Soldiers Mrs. Berman 2002-10-31
Movie The Flamingo Rising Edna Lee 2001-02-04
Movie Manila Elizabeth 2000-06-29
Movie The House of Mirth Mrs. Carry Fisher 2000-09-23
Series The Scarlet Pimpernel Marguerite Blakeney 1999-01-24
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Diane 1998-11-27
Movie The Misadventures of Margaret Till Turner 1998-12-23
Movie Clover Sara Kate 1997-09-10
Movie The Wings of the Dove Susan Stringham 1997-09-04
Movie Wings of Courage Noƫlle Guillaumet 1996-09-18
Movie The Summer of Ben Tyler Celia Rayburn 1996-12-15
Movie Broken Glass Margaret Hyman 1996-10-19
Movie Broken trust 1995-08-06
Series If Not for You 1995-09-18
Movie The Favor Emily 1994-04-29
Movie King of the Hill Lydia 1993-08-20
Movie Me and Veronica Fanny 1993-09-24
Movie The Changeling Beatrice-Joanna 1993-12-11
Movie Tales from Hollywood 1992-10-18
Series Ashenden Aileen Somerville 1991-11-17
Movie The Handmaid's Tale Moira 1990-02-15
Movie A Shock to the System Stella Anderson 1990-03-23
Movie Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Vicki 1990-04-02
Movie Tune in Tomorrow... Elena Quince 1990-10-26
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series Agatha Christie's Poirot Dame Celia Westholme 1989-01-08
Movie Johnny Handsome Donna McCarty 1989-09-12
Movie She's Having a Baby Kristy Briggs 1988-02-05
Movie The Bedroom Window Denise 1987-01-16
Movie Native Son Mary Dalton 1986-12-24
Movie Racing with the Moon Caddie Winger 1984-03-23
Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White 1984-07-16
Movie Once Upon a Time in America Deborah Gelly 1984-05-23
Movie Lovesick Chloe Allen 1983-02-18
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Snow White 1982-09-11
Movie Ragtime Evelyn Nesbit 1981-11-20
Movie Ordinary People Jeannine Pratt 1980-09-19
Series California Fever Unknown 1979-09-25
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24