Ali MacGraw

Actor, Model, Editorial assistant
A dark-haired, somber-looking former model, Ali MacGraw gained instant screen stardom as the archetypal 'Jewish American Princess' in "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969). The following year, she earned a Best Actress Oscar ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1938 in Pound Ridge, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Split Estate 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Glam 1998 (Movie)

Lynn Travers (Actor)

Wildlife Encounters in Alaska 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Causes 1994 (Movie)

Fran Jakes (Actor)

Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Esquire: About Men, For Women 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Dynasty 1980 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Tell Me What You Want 1980 (Movie)

Bones Burton (Actor)

Players 1979 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

Convoy 1978 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

The Getaway 1971 (Movie)

Carol McCoy (Actor)

Love Story 1970 (Movie)

Jenny Cavilleri (Actor)

Goodbye, Columbus 1969 (Movie)

Brenda Patimkin (Actor)

A Lovely Way to Die 1968 (Movie)

Melody (Actor)

China Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (TV Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons (TV Show)

Actor

Survive the Savage Sea (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A dark-haired, somber-looking former model, Ali MacGraw gained instant screen stardom as the archetypal 'Jewish American Princess' in "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969). The following year, she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination as the doomed collegiate heroine of the saccharine but extremely popular "Love Story" (1970). At the time, she was married to Paramount executive Robert Evans who developed several projects for her, including "The Great Gatsby". MacGraw, however, created tabloid headlines when she left Evans for Steve McQueen, her co-star in Sam Peckinpah's "The Getaway" (1972). After her 1973 marriage to McQueen, MacGraw's screen appearances tapered off until the couple divorced in 1978. Although she had some limitations as an actress, she was effective in the comic role of Alan King's mistress in "Just Tell Me What You Want" (1980). For much of the 80s, MacGraw found employment on the small screen, but was often cast in roles that demanded more than her abilities could deliver. She seemed miscast as the Jewish daughter-in-law of Robert Mitchum in the mammoth ABC miniseries "War and Remembrance" (1983) and was equally wrong as the sophisticated Lady Ashley Mitchell for the 1984-85 season of "Dynasty" (ABC). After publishing her memoirs in 1991, MacGraw concentrated on a career as a designer, appearing in the occasional project like her son Josh Evans' first feature "Glam" (1997).

Relationships

Robert Evans Producer

Husband
Divorced June 7, 1973 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of "The Getaway" (1972)

Josh Evans Actor

Child
Born on January 16, 1971 father, Robert Evans

Robin Hoen

Husband
married in 1961 divorced in 1962 attended Harvard while she was at Wellesley

Steve McQueen Actor

Husband
Became involved during the filming of "The Getaway" (1972) Married 1973 Filed for divorce in November 1977 Divorced 1978

Ron Meyer Actor

Companion
Involved c. 1987

Peter Weller Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

Wellesley College

Wellesley , Massachusetts 1960

Milestones

2006

Made her Broadway debut in "Festen," also starring Larry Bryggman, Michael Hayden and Julianna Margulies

2001

Appeared in "Glam", a film co-written, produced and directed by her son Josh Evans

1996

Hosted the Travel Channel special "Wildlife Adventures in Alaska"

1992

Starred in the ABC miniseries "Survive the Savage Sea"

1984

Played Lady Ashley Mitchell for a season on the long-running ABC primetime soap opera, "Dynasty"; character was one of the victims of the Moldavian massacre cliffhanger

1983

Co-starred as Natalie Jastrow in the ABC miniseries "The Winds of War"

1980

Played the mistress of Alan King in Sidney Lumet's "Just Tell Me What You Want"

1972

Starred in "The Getaway" opposite Steve McQueen

1969

Breakthrough film, "Love Story"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actress

1968

First leading role in films, "Goodbye, Columbus"

1968

Film debut, "A Lovely Way to Die" (bit part)

Worked as a model, then became an assistant to HARPER'S BAZAAR editor Diana Vreeland, assistant to fashion photograher Mel Sokolsky and editorial assistant at the magazine

TV endorser of Victoria Jackson skin care products

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