Elizabeth McGovern

Actress / Singer-songwriter / Composer / Television Actress / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 07/18/1961 (60) | Evanston, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American actress and musician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. She is also known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Her other films include Ordinary People (1980), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), The Wings of the Dove (1997), and The Chaperone (2018). ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Elizabeth McGovern

Theatre World Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Elizabeth McGovern as Actress(52)

as Cora Crawley2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era
as Norma2019 The Chaperone
as Cora Crawley2019 Downton Abbey
as Karen MacCauley2018 The Commuter
as Elaine Mozell2018 The Wife
as Shirley2016 Showing Roots
as Carolyn2015 Unexpected
as Dolly Adams2015 Swung
as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham2015 Downton Abbey: Christmas Special 2015
as Judge Florence-Marie Cooper2015 Woman in Gold
as Narrator2012 Screen Goddesses
as Jane2011 Angels Crest
as Mrs. Lizewski2010 Kick-Ass
as Marmara2010 Clash of the Titans
as Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams2008 Inconceivable
as Mrs Honeychurch2007 A Room with a View
as Ellen Doubleday2007 Daphne
as Donna2006 The Truth
as Candice Hopper2003 Thursday the 12th
as Mrs. Berman2002 Buffalo Soldiers
as Edna Lee2001 The Flamingo Rising
as Mrs. Carry Fisher2000 The House of Mirth
as Elizabeth2000 Manila
as Sara Kate1997 Clover
as Susan Stringham1997 The Wings of the Dove
as Celia Rayburn1996 The Summer of Ben Tyler
as Noëlle Guillaumet1996 Wings of Courage
as Margaret Hyman1996 Broken Glass
as Emily1994 The Favor
as Beatrice-Joanna1993 The Changeling
as Lydia1993 King of the Hill
as Fanny1993 Me and Veronica
as Moira1990 The Handmaid's Tale
as Elena Quince1990 Tune in Tomorrow...
as Stella Anderson1990 A Shock to the System
as Donna McCarty1989 Johnny Handsome
as Kristy Briggs1988 She's Having a Baby
as Denise1987 The Bedroom Window
as Mary Dalton1986 Native Son
as Deborah Gelly1984 Once Upon a Time in America
as Caddie Winger1984 Racing with the Moon
as Chloe Allen1983 Lovesick
as Evelyn Nesbit1981 Ragtime
as Jeannine Pratt1980 Ordinary People

TV Shows/Series with Elizabeth McGovern as Actress(17)

as Helen Brown2019 War of the Worlds
as Cora Crawley2010 Downton Abbey
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Marguerite Blakeney1999 The Scarlet Pimpernel
as Dr. Faith Sutton1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Beatrice-Joanna1991 Performance
as Dame Celia Westholme1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot
as Snow White1982 Faerie Tale Theatre

Movies with Elizabeth McGovern as Crew(2)

Production/Producer2019 The Chaperone
Writing/Writer2010 Nature Amazing Places Hawaii

Additional Information

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Born: Tuesday, 07/18 1961 (July) in Evanston, Illinois (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 60 years + 193 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Juilliard School, Oakwood School, Los Angeles
Spouses (current/former): Simon Curtis
Siblings: Cammie McGovern
Father: William McGovern
Mother: Katharine Wolcott Watts
Other names for Elizabeth McGovern (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Элизабет Макговерн"
Elizabeth McGovern frequently works together with these people:
Hugh Bonneville (9x, Actor)
Simon Curtis (9x, Crew)
Julian Fellowes (8x, Actor)
Shelley Duvall (6x, Actress)
Thomas Huhn (6x, Crew)
Eric Idle (5x, Actor)
Jill Abbinanti (5x, Crew)
Warren Leight (5x, Crew)
Brianna Yellen (5x, Crew)
Bernadette Peters (4x, Actress)
Julie Martin (4x, Crew)
Peter Blauner (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1191, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/24/2022