Amy Wright

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Amy Wright
Born (1950-04-15) April 15, 1950 (age 68)
Alma mater University of Chicago Laboratory School
Beloit College
OccupationActress, model
Years active1976–present
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 .

<i>The Deer Hunter</i> 1978 American war drama film directed by Michael Cimino

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<i>Breaking Away</i> 1979 film by Peter Yates

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<i>The Amityville Horror</i> (1979 film) 1979 American supernatural horror film directed by Stuart Rosenberg

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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). [1]

Rip Torn American actor

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Beloit College Liberal Arts College in Beloit, Wisconsin

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. [2]

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. [3]

HB Studio performing arts school in Greenwich Village, 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 Girlfriends Ceil
1978 The Deer Hunter Bridesmaid
1979 Breaking Away Nancy
1979 The Amityville Horror Jackie
1979 Heartland Clara Jane
1979 Wise Blood Sabbath Lily
1980 Stardust Memories Shelley
1980 Inside Moves Anne
1985 Beer Stacy
1986 Off Beat Mary Ellen Gruenwald
1988The TelephoneHoney Boxe / Various
1988 Crossing Delancey Ricki
1988 The Accidental Tourist Rose Leary [4]
1989 Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney
1990 Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? Lurlene Turnover
1990 Love Hurts Karen Weaver
1991 Hard Promises Shelly
1991 Deceived Evelyn
1993Where the River Flows NorthLoose Woman
1993 Josh and S.A.M. Waitress
1994Robot in the FamilyKristina Shamir
1995 The Scarlet Letter Goody Gotwick
1995 Tom and Huck Aunt Polly
1999 Joe the King Mary
1999Day and an Arabian KnightDayShort film
2002 Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Psychiatrist
2004MessengersNan Parrish
2006 The Namesake Pam
2006 The Good Shepherd Safe House Operations Officer
2008 Synecdoche, New York Burning House Realtor
2009Scratch... Play for KeepsMaShort film
2010 Please Give Erin


1980 Special Treat Bobba June"Sunshine's on the Way"
1983A Fine RomanceJeanTV film
1986 Trapped in Silence Dana WendolowskiTV film
1989 Men Joyce"The Trouble with Harvey"
1989Settle the ScoreBeckyTV film
1991In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the DakotasKarenTV film
1991 Final Verdict QueenieTV film
1991Lethal InnocenceMargaret StokelyTV film
1993 To Dance with the White Dog CarrieTV film
2001Amy & IsabelleRosieTV 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"

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  2. "Amy Wright". Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. HB Studio Faculty Page
  4. "The Accidental Tourist". January 6, 1989. Retrieved February 3, 2019.