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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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Born:
Jul 18, 1961 In Evanston, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the movie Ordinary People 1980-09-19
Latest Project:
Series War of the Worlds 2019-10-28
Known For

Elizabeth McGovern Movies Filmography

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
Movie
The Chaperone
Norma 2018-09-23
Movie
The Wife
Elaine Mozell 2018-08-02
Movie
The Commuter
Karen MacCauley 2018-01-11
Movie
Showing Roots
Shirley 2016-04-23
Movie
Unexpected
Carolyn 2015-07-24
Movie
Swung
Dolly Adams 2015-06-19
Movie
Woman in Gold
Judge Florence-Marie Cooper 2015-03-20
Movie
Screen Goddesses
Narrator 2012-12-22
Movie
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Mrs. Thatcham 2012-12-07
Movie
Angels Crest
Jane 2011-12-30
Movie
Kick-Ass
Mrs. Lizewski 2010-03-22
Series
Downton Abbey
Cora Crawley 2010-09-26
Movie
Clash of the Titans
Marmara 2010-04-01
Movie
Inconceivable
Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams 2008-06-18
Series
Freezing
2008-02-20
Movie
A Room with a View
Mrs Honeychurch 2007-11-04
Movie
Daphne
Ellen Doubleday 2007-06-30
Series
The Graham Norton Show
Herself 2007-02-22
Series
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire
2003-09-24
Movie
Thursday the 12th
Candice Hopper 2003-04-06
Movie
Buffalo Soldiers
Mrs. Berman 2002-10-31
Movie
The Flamingo Rising
Edna Lee 2001-02-04
Movie
The House of Mirth
Mrs. Carry Fisher 2000-09-23
Movie
Manila
Elizabeth 2000-06-29
Series
The Scarlet Pimpernel
1999-01-24
Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie
The Misadventures of Margaret
Till Turner 1998-12-23
Movie
Twice Upon a Yesterday
Diane 1998-11-27
Movie
Clover
Sara Kate 1997-09-10
Movie
The Wings of the Dove
Susan Stringham 1997-09-04
Movie
Broken Glass
Margaret Hyman 1996-10-19
Movie
Wings of Courage
Noƫlle Guillaumet 1996-09-18
Movie
Broken trust
1995-08-06
Movie
The Favor
Emily 1994-04-29
Movie
Me and Veronica
Fanny 1993-09-24
Movie
King of the Hill
Lydia 1993-08-20
Movie
Tales from Hollywood
1992-10-18
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
Movie
Johnny Handsome
Donna McCarty 1989-09-12
Series
Tales from the Crypt
Unknown 1989-06-10
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
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White 1984-07-16
Movie
Once Upon a Time in America
Deborah Gelly 1984-05-23
Movie
Racing with the Moon
Caddie Winger 1984-03-23
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