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Illeana Douglas is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 25 july 1965 at Massachusetts (USA)

Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas
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Birth name Illeana Hesselberg
Nationality USA
Birth 25 july 1965 (54 years) at Massachusetts (USA)

Illeana Hesselberg, most commonly known as Illeana Douglas, (born July 25, 1965) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer. Douglas has had a long-ranging diverse career as a character actor with a specialty in comedy. Notable works include work in a 2001 episode of Six Feet Under – for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and won the Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series award from OFTA, the Online Film & Television Association – and her work in the TV series Action opposite Jay Mohr – for which she won a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. She can currently be seen on Turner Classic Movies where she hosts broadcasted specials focused on unheralded women directors from film history.

Biography

From 1989 until 1997, Douglas was the companion of director Martin Scorsese. On 16 May 1998, she married producer and writer Jonathan Axelrod, the stepson of producer George Axelrod; they divorced in 2001. Douglas said that the period after her divorce was difficult both emotionally and financially, and that she relocated from living in Los Angeles to the New York area, where she took classes at her former school, the Neighborhood Playhouse, and worked in theater. She also began writing and directing.

Douglas is a vegetarian. She was named after a deposed Romanian princess, Princess Illeana.

Best films

Message in a Bottle (1999)
(Actress)
Ghost World (2001)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Illeana Douglas (56 films)

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Actress

Max Rose
Max Rose (2016)

Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Dean Stockwell, Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Illeana Douglas
Roles Jenny Flowers
Rating62% 3.146493.146493.146493.146493.14649
Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) is an aging jazz pianist who learns that his wife of 50 years may have been unfaithful to him.
The Late Bloomer
Directed by Kevin Pollak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about virginity
Actors Johnny Simmons, J. K. Simmons, Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, Maria Bello, Beck Bennett
Roles Linda
Rating52% 2.6040052.6040052.6040052.6040052.604005
Dr. Peter Newmans, a sex therapist, goes through puberty in three weeks at the age of 27, after a benign tumor inside his brain is treated.
She's Funny That Way, 1h33
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Actors Brie Larson, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Judy
Rating60% 3.0484953.0484953.0484953.0484953.048495
The film centers on a call girl/escort-turned-Broadway-thespian Isabella/Izzy/Glowstick (Imogen Poots) and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life”.
Road Hard
Road Hard (2015)
, 1h38
Directed by Adam Carolla
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Larry Miller, David Alan Grier, Mindy Robinson, David Koechner, Diane Farr, Vanessa Branch
Roles Kim Madsen
Rating61% 3.0516053.0516053.0516053.0516053.051605
Years after his movie and sitcom career has run dry, Bruce Madsen is reduced to headlining one dingy comedy club after another, spending his nights in budget hotel rooms, and flying coach while his former fans sit in first class. He has only one question: What the hell happened? Amidst trying to revitalize his career, rekindle his love life, and put his daughter through college, Bruce knows one thing for sure - he must get off the road - hard. Road Hard is the story of that journey.
Return to Sender, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films
Actors Rosamund Pike, Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Rumer Glenn Willis, Camryn Manheim, Scout Taylor-Compton
Roles Judy
Rating51% 2.552072.552072.552072.552072.55207
Miranda Wells, a nurse living in a small town, has a nice life. She is about to become a surgical nurse and is buying a new house. She's single and one of her friends sets her up on a blind date with a man named Kevin. On the day of the date, while she's still getting ready, Miranda hears someone outside on the porch. She opens the door and finds, who she assumes is Kevin standing there, and invites him in. She offers him some lemonade and goes into her bedroom to finish dressing. While she is changing, he notices packing boxes in the house and asks her if she is moving. She replies that she is, and when she comes out of her room she sees he is blocking the door. She starts to feel uneasy and asks him to leave and come back later for their date. He refuses, but she insists that he leave so she can finish getting ready. He walks to the door and locks it. He then attacks and rapes her. Later he is seen running away from the house as someone else comes to the door and knocks. The door is ajar and the man, the real Kevin, comes in calling out for Miranda. He finds her in the kitchen and calls the police. Miranda is next seen in the hospital, beaten, and having a rape kit and photos taken by the police. The police ask if she had ever seen the man before, and she says that, actually, she had. They quickly go and arrest the rapist, William Finn.
The Boxcar Children, 1h26
Directed by Mark Dippé
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Illeana Douglas, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, Joey King, Martin Sheen, J. K. Simmons
Roles Mary (voice)
Rating65% 3.2996553.2996553.2996553.2996553.299655
For a detailed plot see The Boxcar Children
A Country Christmas, 1h31
Origin USA
Themes Christmas films
Actors Joey Lauren Adams, William Shockley, Abraham Benrubi, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Stockham, Caitlin Carmichael
Roles Susan Satcher
Rating60% 3.0039353.0039353.0039353.0039353.003935
Le père Noël perd ses pouvoirs magiques après qu'un Sénateur mène une campagne contre lui. Il ne peut donc pas remplir son rôle le soir de Noël... Deux enfants, Miley et Zach, vont l'accueillir dans leur grange et lui venir en aide afin de sauver la fête.
The Green
The Green (2011)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Julia Ormond, Karen Young, Bill Sage
Roles Trish
Rating64% 3.2460453.2460453.2460453.2460453.246045
Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's high school students accuses him of 'inappropriate conduct', and the town rushes to judgment.
April Showers, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about school violence
Actors Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Illeana Douglas, Ellen Woglom, Tom Arnold, Janel Parrish
Roles Sally
Rating58% 2.9481052.9481052.9481052.9481052.948105
In the aftermath of a school shooting, several survivors have evacuated to the elementary school to wait for more survivors to arrive. A senior named Sean Ryan calls his friend Vicki at a coffee shop, who tells him that the shooter is Ben Harris, a friend of Sean's. Sean is left speechless.
Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kerry Washington, Evan Ross, Shannyn Sossamon, Brandon Routh, Lara Flynn Boyle, RZA
Roles Mommy
Rating61% 3.050973.050973.050973.050973.05097
The film intertwines several unsettling stories of people in a Manhattan neighborhood ravaged by crack cocaine.
Otis
Otis (2008)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Bostin Christopher, Ashley Johnson, Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollak, Jere Burns
Roles Kate Lawson
Rating59% 2.9989252.9989252.9989252.9989252.998925
In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, beautiful young Riley Lawson goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are contacted by her kidnapper, insufferable FBI Special Agent Hotchkiss takes charge of the case. But, from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis Broth, Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. Fed up with the inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate, and Riley's brother, Reed decide to take matters – and justice – into their own hands.
The Year of Getting to Know Us, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Arnold, Sharon Stone, Jimmy Fallon, Lucy Liu, Chase Ellison, Illeana Douglas
Roles Christine Jacobson
Rating48% 2.4110552.4110552.4110552.4110552.411055
Christopher Rocket is a man loyal to his work but unable to fulfill his girlfriend Anne or anything else in his personal life. He came back to his homeland after his estranged father Tom Rocket suffers a stroke. Jane Rocket, his mother, is a central figure in his dysfunctional past.
Expired
Expired (2007)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas, Terence Bernie Hines, Rolando Molina
Roles Wilma
Rating61% 3.0518453.0518453.0518453.0518453.051845
Claire, a mild-mannered parking attendant, lives in a small flat with her mother who is recovering from a recent stroke. In the opening sequence she patrols the Los Angeles streets and stumbles into an old flame, who introduces Claire to his wife and ill-behaved daughter. Reeling from the chance encounter, she steps out onto the street and is hit by a passing vehicle.