Elizabeth McGovern

American Actress Elizabeth McGovern

Career Timeline

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.

Birth Date
Age 58
Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Actor
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 The Chaperone Norma Actor 0.00
2018 The Commuter France, United Kingdom, United States Karen MacCauley Actor 0.00
2018 The Wife Sweden, United Kingdom, United States Elaine Mozell Actor 0.00
2000 The House of Mirth United Kingdom, France, Germany, United States Mrs. Carry Fisher Actor 0.00
1997 The Wings of the Dove United Kingdom Susan Stringham Actor 0.00
1993 King of the Hill United States Lydia Actor 0.00
1984 Once Upon a Time in America United States, Italy Deborah Gelly Actor 0.00
1981 Ragtime United States Evelyn Nesbit Actor 0.00
1980 Ordinary People United States Jeannine Pratt Actor 0.00

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