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|Alma mater|| University of Chicago Laboratory School |
Rip Torn (m. 1989)
Amy Wright (born April 15, 1950) is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in such films as The Deer Hunter , Breaking Away , The Amityville Horror , Heartland , Wise Blood , Stardust Memories , The Accidental Tourist , Hard Promises , Crossing Delancey and Miss Firecracker .
The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of steelworkers whose lives were changed forever after they fought in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are played by Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage, with John Cazale, Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza playing supporting roles. The story takes place in Clairton, Pennsylvania, a small working class town on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh, and in Vietnam.
Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film produced and directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich. It follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. The film stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley, and Robyn Douglass.
The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film based on Jay Anson's book of the same name (1977). Directed by Stuart Rosenberg, it features James Brolin and Margot Kidder as a young couple who purchase a home haunted by combative supernatural forces. The story is based on the alleged experiences of the Lutz family who bought a new home in Amityville, New York where a mass murder had been committed the year before. It is the first film based on the Amityville horror.
Since 1989, Wright has been married to actor Rip Torn, the widower of Geraldine Page; and the couple have two daughters, Katie and Claire Torn. Wright is a graduate of the University of Chicago Laboratory School and Beloit College. She also starred with Eric Schweig in The Scarlet Letter and Tom and Huck (both made in 1995).
Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.
Geraldine Sue Page was an American actress. She earned acclaim for her work on Broadway as well as in major Hollywood films and television productions, garnering an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, one BAFTA Award, and four nominations for the Tony Award.
Beloit College is a private liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin. Founded in 1846, while the state of Wisconsin was still a territory, it is the oldest continuously operated college in the state. It is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and has an enrollment of roughly 1,402 undergraduate students.
Wright starred in the original production of Breakfast with Les and Bess as Shelby.
Breakfast with Les and Bess was an off-Broadway play written by Lee Kalcheim that originally premiered at Hudson Guild Theatre in October 1982 before transferring to Lamb's Theatre in May 1983.
Wright currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.
The HB Studio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering professional training in the performing arts through classes, workshops, free lectures, theater productions, theater rentals, a theater artist residency program, as well as full-time study through their International Student Program and Uta Hagen Institute.
|1976||Not a Pretty Picture||Cindy|
|1978||The Deer Hunter||Bridesmaid|
|1979||The Amityville Horror||Jackie|
|1979||Wise Blood||Sabbath Lily|
|1986||Off Beat||Mary Ellen Gruenwald|
|1988||The Telephone||Honey Boxe / Various|
|1988||The Accidental Tourist||Rose Leary|
|1989||Miss Firecracker||Missy Mahoney|
|1990||Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?||Lurlene Turnover|
|1990||Love Hurts||Karen Weaver|
|1993||Where the River Flows North||Loose Woman|
|1993||Josh and S.A.M.||Waitress|
|1994||Robot in the Family||Kristina Shamir|
|1995||The Scarlet Letter||Goody Gotwick|
|1995||Tom and Huck||Aunt Polly|
|1999||Joe the King||Mary|
|1999||Day and an Arabian Knight||Day||Short film|
|2002||Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control||Psychiatrist|
|2006||The Good Shepherd||Safe House Operations Officer|
|2008||Synecdoche, New York||Burning House Realtor|
|2009||Scratch... Play for Keeps||Ma||Short film|
|1980||Special Treat||Bobba June||"Sunshine's on the Way"|
|1983||A Fine Romance||Jean||TV film|
|1986||Trapped in Silence||Dana Wendolowski||TV film|
|1989||Men||Joyce||"The Trouble with Harvey"|
|1989||Settle the Score||Becky||TV film|
|1991||In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas||Karen||TV film|
|1991||Final Verdict||Queenie||TV film|
|1991||Lethal Innocence||Margaret Stokely||TV film|
|1993||To Dance with the White Dog||Carrie||TV film|
|2001||Amy & Isabelle||Rosie||TV film|
|2002||Undeclared||Debra Karp||"Parents' Weekend"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sister Dorothy||"Acts of Contrition"|
|2011||Wingin' It||Choreographer / School Teacher||"Me Carl, You Jane-ish", "Friday Afternoon Fever"|
Carolyn Laurie Kane is an American actress and comedian. She became known in the 1970s in films such as Hester Street and Annie Hall. She appeared on the television series Taxi in the early 1980s, as Simka Gravas, the wife of Latka, the character played by Andy Kaufman, winning two Emmy Awards for her work. She has played the character of Madame Morrible in the musical Wicked, both in regional productions and on Broadway from 2005 to 2014. From 2015 to 2019, she was a main cast member on the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, in which she plays Lillian Kaushtupper.
Martin Patterson Hingle was an American character actor who appeared in hundreds of television shows and feature films. His first film was On the Waterfront in 1954. He often played tough authority figures. Hingle was a close friend of Clint Eastwood and appeared in the Eastwood films Hang 'em High, The Gauntlet, and Sudden Impact.
Andrea Donna de Matteo is an American actress, known for her roles as Angie Bolen on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Joey Tribbiani's sister Gina on the NBC sitcom Joey, Wendy Case on FX series Sons of Anarchy, and Adriana La Cerva on the HBO drama series The Sopranos, a role for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She played Det. Tess Nazario in NBC's Shades of Blue.
Amy Davis Irving is an American actress of film, stage, and television. Her accolades include an Obie Award, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Academy Award nomination.
Mercedes J. Ruehl is an American theater, television, and film actor. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for The Fisher King, and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1991 for Lost in Yonkers. She also received Tony Award nominations for The Shadow Box (1995) and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (2002). Her other film appearances include Big (1988), Married to the Mob (1988), Lost in Yonkers (1993), and Last Action Hero (1993).
Helen Gallagher is an American actress, dancer, and singer.
Melissa Fumero is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live.
Louise Lasser is an American actress, television writer and performing arts teacher and director. She is known for her portrayal of the title character on the soap opera satire Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. She was married to Woody Allen and appeared in several of his early films. She is also a life member of The Actors Studio and studied with both Sanford Meisner and Robert X. Modica.
Kathryn Harrold is an American counselor and retired film actress, best known for her female leading roles in films The Hunter (1980), Modern Romance (1981), The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981), Yes, Giorgio (1982), and Raw Deal (1986). She also had leading roles in horror films Nightwing (1979) and The Sender (1982).
The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and scored by John Williams. The film's screenplay was adapted by Kasdan and Frank Galati from the novel of the same name by Anne Tyler.
Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Mark Blum is an American actor in movies, on television, and on the stage.
Amy Louise Jackson is a British actress and model known for her work in Indian films. She began her modelling career at the age of 16, and went on to win the Miss Teen World competition in 2009. Subsequently, director A. L. Vijay cast her as the leading lady of the Tamil-language period drama Madrasapattinam (2010). Jackson continues to act in Indian films of all languages, including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films, with some of her notable roles including Ekk Deewana Tha (2012), Singh Is Bliing (2015) and 2.0 (2018). She is also known for playing the role of Imra Ardeen / Saturn Girl on the third season of The CW's superhero series, Supergirl.
"Brokenhearted" is a song by American pop duo Karmin. It was released as the lead single from their debut EP, Hello (2012). It was written by band members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Emily Wright, Henry Walter, John Hill and Richard Head, and produced by Benny Blanco, Cirkut and Emily Wright. The song is about a woman who begs her lover not to "leave [her] broken hearted tonight." The single debuted at number 84 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at number 16 on the chart in its twelfth week. Internationally, the single was a huge success, peaking within the top ten of the charts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Melissa Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American rapper, singer, flautist, and songwriter. She is a founding member of indie hip hop groups The Chalice, Grrrl Prty, The Clerb, Ellypseas, and Absynthe. Her debut album, Lizzobangers, was released in 2013. In 2015, she released her second album, Big Grrrl Small World.
Elizabeth Wright Ingraham was an American architect and educator. A granddaughter of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, she studied under his tutelage at his Taliesin studio at age 15. She later established an architect's practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Gordon Ingraham, which adhered to Wright's architectural styles. In 1970 she formed her own architectural firm, Elizabeth Wright Ingraham and Associates, which she led until her retirement in 2007. She is credited with the design of approximately 150 buildings in Colorado Springs and other western locales. She also founded and directed the Wright-Ingraham Institute, which invites students and visiting faculty to conferences and workshops on environmental issues. She was posthumously inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2014.
Letitia Michelle Wright is a Guyanese-born British actress. Beginning her professional career in 2011, she has played roles in several British TV series, including Top Boy, Coming Up, Chasing Shadows, Humans, the Doctor Who episode "Face the Raven" and the Black Mirror episode "Black Museum"; for the latter she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
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