Published on August 17, 2011 by Amy
Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress, known for her roles in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie, and Yentl as well as acclaimed roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway. She has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and has won an Obie award. She is also known for marrying director Steven Spielberg; they divorced in 1989, with Irving receiving a settlement of 100 million dollars.
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Irving was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of film and stage director Jules Irving (né Jules Israel) and actress Priscilla Pointer. Irving’s brother is writer/director David Irving (not the British author of the same name) and her sister is singer/teacher of deaf children Katie Irving. Irving is of Jewish descent on her father’s side and has Welsh and Cherokee ancestry on her mother’s. She was raised in the Christian Science faith.
Birth Name: Amy Davis Irving
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, USA
Date of Birth: September 10, 1953
Ethnicity: Jewish, Welsh, Cherokee