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  • Ali MacGraw

    Born on April 1, 1939 in Pound Ridge, New York

awards & nominations

Love Story (1970)

Ali MacGraw as "Jennifer Cavalleri"

When wealthy Harvard University law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O'Neal) meets Jenny Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw), a middle-class girl who is studying music at Radcliffe College, it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of Oliver's father (Ray Milland), the young couple marry. Oliver finds a job at a legal firm in New York City, but their happy life comes crashing down when it's discovered that Jenny has a terminal illness. Together, they try to cope with the situation as best they can.

Academy Award (1970) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1970) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Ali MacGraw as "Brenda Patimkin"

Neil Klugman (Richard Benjamin), a young librarian in New Jersey, has eyes for Brenda Patimkin (Ali MacGraw), a beautiful Radcliffe student. Although they are both Jewish, Brenda's family is much wealthier and more conservative than Neil's. As there relationship matures, their differing cultural backgrounds cause Brenda's mother (Nan Martin) to have trepidations about the couple. As their disparate ideas about sex and birth control come to the fore, their feelings for each other are tested.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1969) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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