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Aileen Quinn is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 28 june 1971 at Yardley (USA)

Aileen Quinn

Aileen Quinn
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Birth name Aileen Marie Quinn
Nationality USA
Birth 28 june 1971 (52 years) at Yardley (USA)
Awards Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film

Aileen Marie Quinn (born June 28, 1971) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for having played the title role in the film Annie (1982).


Quinn was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania in 1971. She graduated from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey. Quinn was introduced to show business by her mother, Helenann, who was a TV, Radio, and Stage Singer/Actress when Quinn was young. Quinn begged to audition for a part in a local community theater production of Annie Get Your Gun and won a part. She then did a few additional shows in community theater, which then led to getting an agent, a small role in the film Paternity, and commercial work in NYC. She began to appear in a string of television commercials including “Northern Bathroom Tissue”. While in NYC, she auditioned, and landed the role of the “swing orphan” (understudy to all of the orphans except Molly and Annie) in the Broadway production of Annie. After almost a year of a grueling audition process, and up against over 8,000 other competitors, Quinn received the title role in the 1982 film version, directed by John Huston. Annie earned Quinn two Golden Globe nominations and a win for “Best Actress” from the Youth In Film Awards.

While under contract for several years with Columbia Pictures to make other Annie sequels which never materialized, Quinn continued to perform lead roles in regional theater in such shows as The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Bye, Bye Birdie (Kim), Annie (Annie), Shenandoah (Jenny), and A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (Harpo). She also lent her voice to two animated cartoon specials which aired on National TV, The Charmkins and The Wizard of Oz. In addition to her Annie film album, which went double platinum, Quinn recorded a solo album titled Bobby’s Girl. Soon after, Quinn starred as Princess Zora in the classic fairy tale, The Frog Prince, which was released on videocassette and aired on the Disney Channel several times.

At the age of 18, Quinn decided to take some time off from acting and pursue higher education. She attended Drew University in Madison, NJ, and graduated with honors in 1994. She was a language major with a minor in political science, and is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, a Spanish honor society, as she is fluent in Spanish. She spent six months with a family in Chile as part of an exchange program, and considers it one of her life’s most rewarding experiences.

After graduation from Drew, Quinn once again took to the stage. In 1994, she appeared as “Bet” in Oliver at Papermill Playhouse. She then toured the United States for over five years with 3 Broadway national tours: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), Peter Pan (Tootles/Jane) and Saturday Night Fever (Annette). Her quest to study Shakespeare led her to London, where she appeared in As You Like It and Twelfth Night at LAMDA. Off-Broadway productions include Dreamstuff (Princess), Creature (Elizabeth) and Yiddle With A Fiddle (Yiddle). Regional theater credits up to the present include The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Molly), That Was Then (World Premiere Play-April Gregory), and Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Grandmother (her Daughter).

Most recently, Quinn has appeared in a few small roles in independent films between 2006-2010, and just returned from portraying “Lily” in Annie at Theatre Aspen. Currently, she has been writing some original material for her L.A.-based Rockabilly band, “The Leapin' Lizards”, of which she is the lead singer.

Quinn also hosted Generation Gap, an interactive sitcom used to teach kids how to resolve conflicts. It was written and directed by filmmaker Edna Harris and aired on PBS in 2004. Quinn played a minor role in the 2009 film Multiple Sarcasms, starring Timothy Hutton and Mira Sorvino. Quinn is an adjunct theater professor at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. (Monmouth University is coincidentally the same site of the film version of Annie, in which Quinn performed as the title character.) She was awarded an honorary degree from Monmouth University in 2009.

Quinn was also a Spanish, drama, and dance teacher at Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Filmography of Aileen Quinn (9 films)

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Multiple Sarcasms, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon, Mario Van Peebles
Roles School Secretary
Rating47% 2.370692.370692.370692.370692.37069
Gabriel (Timothy Hutton) is a man who, on the surface, has a perfect life: successful career as an architect, a beautiful wife, and a devoted young daughter. However, he realizes that he is not really happy. He decides to write a play about the sorry state of his life. After being fired from his job, he gets a pushy literary agent friend to represent him and starts writing. Eventually, his life does change.
Flubber (1997)
, 1h33
Directed by Les Mayfield
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Jodi Benson, Clancy Brown
Roles the voice of Weebette
Rating53% 2.6540852.6540852.6540852.6540852.654085
Professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) of Medfield College is developing a new energy source, in an attempt to raise enough money to save the college from closure. His preoccupation with his research distracts him from his fiancée, the college president Sara Jean Reynolds (Marcia Gay Harden). He has missed two weddings because of that preoccupation, much to Sara's anger. On the day of the third attempted wedding, Philip is approached by his former partner Wilson Croft (Christopher McDonald), who has profited from ideas he has stolen from the chemist and now desires to steal Sara from Philip and make her his wife, which he declares directly to Philip. Before he can make it to the wedding, his latest experiment shows fast development, forcing him to miss another wedding. The resulting substance created from the experiment is a green goo that increases in speed as it bounces and proves to be difficult to control, wreaking havoc on the neighborhood before the professor finally manages to capture it. Weebo (voiced by Jodi Benson), Philip's hovering robot assistant, classifies the substance as "flying rubber", leading Philip to christen it as "Flubber".
Matilda (1996)
, 1h38
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Amanda and Caitlin Fein, Pam Ferris, Aileen Quinn, Mara Wilson
Rating70% 3.5018353.5018353.5018353.5018353.501835
Matilda Wormwood is a child prodigy with a bright personality, but her parents, Harry and Zinnia (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman), neglect and mistreat her. At age four, she discovers the local library and walks there every day to read while her father is at work, her mother playing bingo and her older brother, Michael (Brian Levinson), is at school.
Annie (1982)
, 2h6
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder
Roles Annie
Rating65% 3.2993153.2993153.2993153.2993153.299315
In 1933, during The Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City. One night, Annie comforts one of the youngest orphans by singing to her (“Maybe”). The orphanage's cruel and alcoholic supervisor Agatha Hannigan hears the singing, and punishes the orphans by making them clean up the orphanage ("It's the Hard Knock Life"). Later while trying to flee in a laundry truck, Annie rescues a dog being tormented by a group of boys. She names him Sandy after convincing a dogcatcher that he is hers (“Dumb Dog”), and the pair is escorted back to the orphanage. Soon after, Miss Hannigan discovers Sandy and threatens to send him to the sausage factory (“Sandy”). However, Grace Farrell, a secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives, saying that he wants an orphan to stay at his mansion for a week to help his image. Despite Hannigan's objections, Grace picks Annie and allows Sandy to accompany her.
The Wizard of Oz, 1h18
Directed by Fumihiko Takayama
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mari Okamoto, Ichirō Nagai, Masashi Amenomori, Jōji Yanami, Naoki Tatsuta, Taeko Nakanishi
Roles Dorothy Gale
Rating65% 3.288483.288483.288483.288483.28848
Alors que son oncle et sa tante sont partis pour la ville, la jeune Dorothée est emportée avec sa maison par un puissant cyclone. A son réveil, elle découvre qu'elle est arrivée dans un étrange pays du nom d'Oz...
The Charmkins
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ben Vereen, Aileen Quinn, Sally Struthers, Ivy Austin, Bob Kaliban, Christopher Murney
Roles Brown-Eyed Susan (voice)
Rating65% 3.293423.293423.293423.293423.29342
This script must be run from the command line


Big Time Movie, 1h8
Directed by Savage Steve Holland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Kendall Schmidt, James David Maslow Burge, Carlos Roberto Pena Jr, Logan Henderson, Ciara Bravo, Stephen Kramer Glickman
Rating62% 3.145193.145193.145193.145193.14519
The film starts after the intro of the cast and crew when Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan are on their plane ride to London, their first stop for their tour. It is also so happens that Gustavo, Kelly, Katie, and Mrs. Knight come with them aboard on the ride. Still on the plane for a long time, Carlos meanwhile has a dream about Big Time Rush being secret spy agents, saving the world from a white-coloured suit tuxedo guy, and also including rescuing a Princess from a Castle and a lot more things that Carlos dreams about. Carlos ends up waking up and explaining to Kendall, James, and Logan about his spy dream, and the boys don't seem to believe in the dream.
The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, Tim Curry, Jodi Benson, Jodi Carlisle, Michael Peter Balzary
Rating56% 2.806212.806212.806212.806212.80621
The film begins with 12-year-old Eliza Thornberry playing with a family of cheetahs in East Africa, where her parents Nigel and Marianne Thornberry work as roving wildlife photographers for a television nature show. Eliza has the magical ability to talk and communicate with wild animals. Eliza also rides on the back of a female elephant named Phaedra throughout the jungle. The cheetah mother, Akela, has left Eliza in charge of her cubs; however, Eliza strays beyond the security of the area, and one of the cheetah cubs, Tally, is kidnapped by poachers. Eliza's persistent efforts to rescue the cub lead her British grandmother Cordelia, who is visiting them, to send her off to an English boarding school, fearing that Eliza is constantly endangering herself in Africa and will be much safer in England much to Debbie's dismay that Eliza had to go instead of her. Darwin, Eliza's "pet" chimpanzee, smuggles himself into her luggage and travels to school with her. After a chaotic food fight at a dinner Darwin attends, he is discovered and gets Eliza in trouble. The headmistress tells Eliza that her grandmother will be disappointed in her. Eliza is still guilt ridden for causing Tally to be taken away by poachers.