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Amy Wright is a Actor American born on 15 april 1950 at Chicago (USA)

Amy Wright

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Nationality USA
Birth 15 april 1950 (70 years) at Chicago (USA)

Amy Wright (born April 15, 1950 in Chicago) is an American actress. 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.

Wright is married to actor Rip Torn and the couple have two daughters. 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).

She starred in the original production of Breakfast with Les and Bess as Shelby.

Wright currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.

Best films

The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Inside Moves (1980)

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Filmography of Amy Wright (30 films)

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Please Give, 1h30
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Amanda Peet, Rebecca Hall, Thomas Ian Nicholas
Roles Erin
Rating65% 3.2976953.2976953.2976953.2976953.297695
Kate (Keener) and Alex (Platt) are a couple living in a New York City apartment with their teenage daughter, Abby (Sarah Steele). Kate and Alex own a furniture store specializing in used modern furniture, which they buy at estate sales. They have bought the apartment adjacent to theirs, but its occupant, the elderly and cranky Andra (Guilbert), will stay in it until she dies. Andra has two granddaughters, the dutiful and generous Rebecca (Hall), a breast cancer radiology technician, and the cynical, sharp-tongued Mary (Peet), a cosmetologist.
Synecdoche, New York, 2h4
Directed by Charlie Kaufman, Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson
Roles Burning House Realtor
Rating75% 3.799853.799853.799853.799853.79985
Theater director Caden Cotard finds his life unraveling. Suffering from numerous physical ailments and growing increasingly alienated from his wife, Adele, an artist, he hits bottom when Adele leaves him for a new life in Berlin, taking their four-year-old daughter, Olive, with her.
The Good Shepherd, 2h47
Directed by Robert De Niro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup
Rating66% 3.34893.34893.34893.34893.3489
A photograph and an audio recording on reel-to-reel tape are dropped off anonymously at the home of Edward Wilson (Matt Damon), a senior CIA officer, after the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba fails due to an undisclosed leak. While riding to work on the bus, Edward is approached by a young boy who asks if Edward has change for a dollar. Upon arriving at work, Edward's assistant checks the serial number of the dollar against a long list of serial numbers assigned to various code names and confirms that Edward has been given a dollar from "Cardinal". The story then flashes back to 1939.
The Namesake, 3h44
Directed by Mira Nair
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson, Jacinda Barrett, Sebastian Roché
Rating74% 3.7475053.7475053.7475053.7475053.747505
The Namesake depicts the struggles of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli (Irrfan Khan and Tabu), two first-generation immigrants from West Bengal, India to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol (Kal Penn) and Sonia (Sahira Nair). The film takes place primarily in Kolkata, India; New York City; and various New York state suburbs.
Joe the King
Directed by Frank Whaley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about children
Actors Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer, Karen Young, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Austin Pendleton
Roles Mary
Rating66% 3.346373.346373.346373.346373.34637
14-year-old Joe Henry (Noah Fleiss) has spent his life in an abusive household. His father Bob (Val Kilmer) is a raging violent alcoholic, while his mother, Theresa (Karen Young) feels too stressed to pay attention to him and lives in fear of getting caught in the path of her husband's wrath. His brother, about a year older, is normal and friendly, but offers no affirmative guidance. He mostly ignores Joe as he doesn't want the association of Joe's natural uncoolness ruining his attempts to get into the "in" crowd. Joe is taunted by his classmates, and hassled by creditors about his father's mounting bills. To make matters worse, one night Bob goes off the deep end and smashes all of Theresa's records. In response to economic pressure, Joe takes a full-time job after school, leaving him tired and even less able to keep up with class work. Far worse, he becomes a petty thief to raise the money to pay Bob's bills and replace her records. He even does an insider job—robbing the diner where he works illegally.
The Scarlet Letter, 2h15
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Prosky, Roy Dotrice
Roles Goody Gotwick
Rating53% 2.654162.654162.654162.654162.65416
It is 1667 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and an uneasy truce exists between local Puritans and their neighbours, the Algonquian. Chief Metacomet (Eric Schweig) succeeds his father Massasoit as head of the latter just as a new colonist, Hester Prynne (Demi Moore) arrives overseas from England. As Hester waits for her husband - who is due to follow shortly after - she falls for a young minister, Arthur Dimmesdale (Gary Oldman). When it emerges that Roger Prynne has likely been killed by Native Americans, they become inseparable lovers.
Tom and Huck, 1h37
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Charles Rocket, Amy Wright, Michael McShane
Roles Aunt Polly
Rating55% 2.7501852.7501852.7501852.7501852.750185
The film opens with Injun Joe (Eric Schweig) accepting a job position from Doctor Jonas Robinson (William Newman). Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is seen running away from home. He and his friends ride down the Mississippi River on a raft, but hit a sharp rock, which throws Tom into the water. His friends find him washed up on the shore, and Tom finds it was Huck Finn (Brad Renfro) who carried him to safety. Huck learns of an unusual way to remove warts - by taking a dead cat to the graveyard at night. There they witness Injun Joe and Muff Potter (Mike McShane), the town drunk, digging up the grave of Vic "One-Eyed" Murrell for Doctor Robinson. A treasure map is discovered and when Doc tries to betray the two men, Injun Joe murders him with Muff's knife.
Josh and S.A.M., 1h38
Directed by Billy Weber
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss, Martha Plimpton, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Allen, Chris Penn
Roles Serveuse
Rating58% 2.90162.90162.90162.90162.9016
The film is a road-trip themed dark comedy about two young brothers who run away from home due to emotional conflict over the divorce of their parents. Jacob Tierney plays older brother Josh who unintentionally brainwashes his younger brother Sam (Noah Fleiss) making him believe that he was a genetically designed child warrior. Josh says that Sam is actually an acronym, and that he is a "Strategically Altered Mutant" that was designed by the government to fight in a secret war in Africa. After a series of various suspicious coincidences in Josh's lies, Sam eventually believes that he is a S.A.M.
Where the Rivers Flow North, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Michael J. Fox, Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Treat Williams, Mark Margolis, John Rothman
Roles la femme perdue
Rating66% 3.344023.344023.344023.344023.34402
En 1927, dans le Vermont, un immense barrage est construit. Noël Lord, un homme qui travaille le bois et l’huile de cèdre ne veut pas céder ses terres qui vont être inondées. La société responsable de la construction du barrage décide de lui offrir davantage d'argent mais Noël refuse. Un marché est conclu lorsque Noël se voit offrir un poste de ranger, dans un nouveau parc. Mais sa compagne indienne aurait préféré acheter un moulin dans l'Oregon...
Hard Promises, 1h35
Directed by Martin Davidson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sissy Spacek, William Petersen, Brian Kerwin, Mare Winningham, Ann Wedgeworth, Jeff Perry
Roles Shelley
Rating56% 2.8074852.8074852.8074852.8074852.807485
A man who doesn't like stable work environments has been away for too many years when he finds out his wife has divorced him and is planning to remarry. He comes home to confront her, trying to convince her not to get married, aided by their daughter, who loves him despite his wandering ways. The couple finds out they still have feelings for each other but must decide how best to handle the contradiction of their lifestyles.
Deceived (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Damian Harris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Beatrice Straight, Robin Bartlett, Jan Rubes, George R. Robertson
Roles Evelyn
Rating61% 3.098293.098293.098293.098293.09829
Adrienne Saunders (Hawn) is happily married to her art dealer husband, Jack (Heard). They have a daughter named Mary (Peldon). Adrienne hears from a friend that she thought she saw Jack in town when he claimed to be on an out of town business trip. Adrienne confronts him, but he denies being in town, and their lives continue. Soon after a museum curator is mysteriously murdered, and a relic that Jack bought for the museum is revealed to be a fake. Jack is placed under suspicion, and then Adrienne receives word from the police that Jack perished in a car accident. In trying to wrap up Jack's affairs, Adrienne begins to suspect that her husband had switched identities with a high school classmate, Frank Sullivan. When she sees a high school yearbook picture of her husband attributed to Sullivan, she is convinced.
Love Hurts
Love Hurts (1990)
, 1h50
Directed by Bud Yorkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Jeff Daniels, Judith Ivey, Cloris Leachman, John Mahoney, Cynthia Sikes, Amy Wright
Roles Karen Weaver
Rating56% 2.82032.82032.82032.82032.8203
Paul Weaver (Jeff Daniels) is accustomed to playing around on his wife Nancy (Cynthia Sikes) from his baseball-playing days. When divorce papers are filed against him, Paul decides to travel to Pennsylvania and attend his sister's wedding. But Nancy and his two children are both there, making the situation uncomfortable for everyone.
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will?, 1h35
Directed by Jack Fisk
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Beau Bridges, Beverly D'Angelo, Tess Harper, Judge Reinhold, Molly McClure, Amy Wright
Roles Lurlene
Rating57% 2.8549452.8549452.8549452.8549452.854945
Buford Turnover (Bert Remsen) is suffering from advanced dementia, and it's only a matter of time before he dies. Told by Buford's mother-in-law Loyce (Molly McClure) ('Mama Wheelis' to her grandchildren) that their father is dying, his four adult children arrive at the family's homestead to spend time with their father during his last days. It's a mixed bag of personalities: Lurlene (Amy Wright), the eldest sister, a minister's wife who rarely visits the rest of the family; Sara Lee (Tess Harper), the spinsterish middle sister who cares for her father with the help of her grandmother; Orville (Beau Bridges), the greedy, abusive brother, and his wife, Marlene (Patrika Darbo); and the youngest sibling Evalita (Beverly D'Angelo), the six-times married aspiring country singer, who brings her hippie boyfriend Harmony (Judge Reinhold).
Miss Firecracker, 1h42
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, Scott Glenn, Veanne Cox
Roles Missy Mahoney
Rating60% 3.000913.000913.000913.000913.00091
Carnelle (Holly Hunter) enters the Miss Firecracker beauty pageant which her hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi stages every Fourth of July, hoping to emulate her cousin Elain's (Mary Steenburgen) win some years previous. Carnelle was taken in as a waif by her genteel cousins after the death of her mother and grows up promiscuous, brash, unfeminine and lacking in grace. Few expect she can win, her closest friends and relatives think she is heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful. When her other cousin, the eccentric sociopath Delmount (Tim Robbins) decides to sell the house they both live in to make money, Carnelle becomes even more determined to win, viewing it as a way to escape her small town existence. Elain returns to the town to give a speech at the pageant after a breakup with her husband. Carnelle insists Elain let her wear the red dress in which she won the contest, thinking that will guarantee her success. Elain delays giving Carnelle the dress and makes excuses as to why she cannot have it, while pretending to be supportive. Carnelle surprisingly gets on the shortlist for the pageant when one of the other contestants pulls out. Without a red dress she breaks into a locked room in the house previously occupied by a sick relative and takes an old dress to wear. She comes last at the final and is frustrated by her failure. Back at the house she discovers Elain had brought the dress with her all along and had been lying to her. She confronts Elain about this, realizing the pageant is not the most important thing after all, then leaves the house and goes to the town observatory and watches the pageant fireworks display.