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  • Amy Irving

    Born on September 10, 1953 in Palo Alto, California

awards & nominations

Traffic (2000)

Amy Irving as "Barbara Wakefield"

A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Crossing Delancey (1988)

Amy Irving as "Isabelle Grossman"

Thirty-something Isabelle "Izzy" Grossman (Amy Irving) spends her time going from her tiny, solitary West Side apartment to that of her grandmother (Reizl Bozyk) on the Lower East Side. In between, Izzy builds a glowing reputation at the swank bookstore where she works. While her grandmother plots to find her a romantic match, Izzy is courted by a married, worldly author, Anton (Jeroen Krabbe), yet can't seem to shake the down-to-earth appeal of Sam (Peter Riegert), a pickle vendor.

Golden Globe (1988) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Yentl (1983)

Amy Irving as "Hadass"

Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff) is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl (Barbra Streisand), despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

Academy Award (1983) Nominated Best Supporting Actress

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