Faye Dunaway

Actor, Waitress
An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway was an enormously popular actress in films and television during the 1960s and into the 1970s ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1941 in Bascom, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (128)

Cut Off 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ghosts Never Sleep 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man of Faith 2014 (Movie)

Mae West (Actor)

Rain 2014 (Movie)

Isabel (Actor)

The Calling (Indie) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Say It in Russian 2009 (Movie)

Jacqueline de Rossy (Actor)

La Rabbia 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gene Generation 2008 (Movie)

Josephine Hayden (Actor)

Flick 2007 (Movie)

Lieutenant McKenzie (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cougar Club 2006 (Movie)

Edith Birnbaum (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Starlet 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blind Horizon 2004 (Movie)

Miss K (Actor)

Jennifer's Shadow 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alias 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

Lt. Governor (Actor)

Last Goodbye 2003 (Movie)

Sean Winston (Actor)

The Biographer 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Changing Hearts 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Soul Food 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rules of Attraction 2002 (Movie)

Mrs. Denton (Actor)

Academy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Thailand: Jewel of the Orient 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

Kitty Olchin (Actor)

Love Lies Bleeding 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

Leila (Actor)

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc 1999 (Movie)

Yolande of Aragon (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Albino Alligator 1997 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Avonlea 1989 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Drunks 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In Praise of Older Women 1997 (Movie)

The Countess (Actor)

Rebecca 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The People Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Dubrow (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chamber 1996 (Movie)

Lee Bowen (Actor)

Arizona Dream 1995 (Movie)

Elaine Stalker (Actor)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

Marilyn Mickler (Actor)

Inside the Dream Factory 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo: It's All in the Game 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

It Had to Be You 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Temp 1993 (Movie)

Charlene Towne (Actor)

Double Edge 1992 (Movie)

Faye Milano (Actor)

Scorchers 1991 (Movie)

Thais (Actor)

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Voice of the Planet 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

The 11th Annual ACE Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Handmaid's Tale 1990 (Movie)

Serena Joy (Actor)

The Two Jakes 1990 (Movie)

of Evelyn Mulwray (Voice)

Wait Until Spring, Bandini 1990 (Movie)

Mrs Effie Hildegarde (Actor)

Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, As Long As It's Love 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Colber (Actor)

Helmut Newton: Frames From the Edge 1989 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Burning Secret 1988 (Movie)

Sonya Tuchman (Actor)

La Partita 1988 (Movie)

The Countess (Actor)

Midnight Crossing 1988 (Movie)

Helen Barton (Actor)

Barfly 1987 (Movie)

Wanda Wilcox (Actor)

Casanova 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Thirteen at Dinner" 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Columbus 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Ordeal By Innocence 1985 (Movie)

Rachel Argyle (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Selena (Actor)

The Wicked Lady 1982 (Movie)

Lady Barbara Skelton (Actor)

Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

Joan Crawford (Actor)

First Deadly Sin 1979 (Movie)

Barbara Delaney (Actor)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Arthur Miller on Home Ground 1978 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

Laura Mars (Actor)

Network 1976 (Movie)

Diana Christensen (Actor)

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

Denise Kreisler (Actor)

After the Fall 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Days of the Condor 1975 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

Evelyn Mulwray (Actor)

The Four Musketeers 1974 (Movie)

Milady (Actor)

Oklahoma Crude 1973 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

The Towering Inferno 1973 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1972 (Movie)

Milady (Actor)

Doc 1971 (Movie)

Kate Elder (Actor)

La Maison Sous les Arbres 1970 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Little Big Man 1970 (Movie)

Mrs Pendrake (Actor)

Puzzle of a Downfall Child 1970 (Movie)

Lou Andreas Sand (Actor)

A Place For Lovers 1969 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

The Arrangement 1969 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

The Extraordinary Seaman 1968 (Movie)

Jennifer Winslow (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

Vicky Anderson (Actor)

Bonnie and Clyde 1967 (Movie)

Bonnie Parker (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Lou McDowell (Actor)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

21 and a Wake-Up (Movie)

(Actor)

A Family Divided (TV Show)

Actor

A Family Thanksgiving (TV Show)

Actor

A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

Actor

Anonymous Rex (TV Show)

Actor

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Madam (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Sassy Tree (TV Show)

Actor

Ellis Island (TV Show)

Actor

Evita Peron (TV Show)

Actor

Gia (TV Show)

Actor

Hogan's Goat (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

Silhouette (TV Show)

Actor

The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight of the Golds (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Bird (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Flick 2007 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Other (1)

Festival in Cannes 2002 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway was an enormously popular actress in films and television during the 1960s and into the 1970s, starring in several films which defined what many would come to call Hollywood's "second Golden Age. " During her tenure at the top of the box office, she was a more than capable match for some of the biggest male stars of the period, including Steve McQueen in "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968), Warren Beatty in "Bonnie and Clyde," (1967), Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown" (1974) and Robert Redford in "Three Days of the Condor" (1975). An overwrought turn as Joan Crawford in the disastrous biopic "Mommie Dearest" (1980) effectively derailed her career - but, at the same time, made her a bit of a camp favorite in the gay community - though she was given infrequent opportunities to display her talents in films and television throughout the late 1980s and 1990s.

Relationships

Lenny Bruce

Companion

John Dunaway

Father
separated from Dunaway's mother c. 1958 died in 1985

Mac Dunaway

Brother
younger

Jim Hartshorn

Step-Father
married Dunaway's mother in 1967

Marcello Mastroianni Actor

Companion
together between 1968 and 1970

Terry O'Neill

Husband
met at the 1977 Academy Awards ceremony O'Neill took a now famous shot of Dunaway on the morning after the ceremony had two children from first marriage married Dunaway in July 1983 divorced in 1987

Liam O'Neill

Son
born in 1980 father, Terry O'Neill

Jerry Schatzberg Actor

Companion

Jerry Schatzberger

Companion
together from 1966 until 1968

Grace Smith

Mother
separated from Dunaway's father c. 1958

Peter Wolf

Husband
member of rock/R&B group The J Geils Band married on August 7, 1974 divorced

Harris Yulin Actor

Companion
together for two years (1970-72)

EDUCATION

University of Florida

Gainesville , Florida
attended on teaching scholarship; transferred to Boston University

attended schools in Utah and Germany

4chool of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts 1962

Leon High School

Tallahassee , Florida 1958

Milestones

2002

Cameoed as herself in director Henry Jaglom's "Festival in Cannes"

2002

Appeared in writer-director Roger Avary's adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' novel "The Rules of Attraction" starring James Van Der Beek and Shannyn Sossamon

2000

Co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron on "The Yards"

1999

Appeared as Yolanda of Aragon in director Luc Besson's Joan of Arc epic "The Messenger"

1999

Cameoed in the remake of her 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair"

1997

Appeared in Kevin Spacey's directorial debut "Albino Alligator"

1996

Cast alongside Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell in the film adaptation of author John Grisham's "The Chamber"

1996

Appeared as Maria Callas in national tour of Terrence McNally's stage play "Master Class"; became embroiled in a lawsuit over the film rights to the play

1996

Received star number 2074 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October)

1994

Sued Andrew Lloyd Webber over his claims that she could not sing or act the part of Norma Desmond in the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard"; suit settled out of court for an undisclosed sum

1993

Made TV series debut in the sitcom, "It Had to Be You" (CBS), opposite Robert Urich

1989

Starred in and produced well-received TV-movie "Cold Sassy Tree" (TNT)

1987

Won praise for her performance opposite Mickey Rourke in "Barfly"

1987

Returned to the USA after her divorce (date approximate)

1986

London stage debut, "Circe and Bravo"

1983

Moved to London

1982

Made last Broadway appearance to date in the short-lived "The Curse of an Aching Heart"

1981

Played Joan Crawford in the camp classic "Mommie Dearest"

1976

Won Best Actress Oscar for her turn as a ruthless TV executive in Sidney Lumet's "Network"

1976

Played 1920s evangelist Aimee Semple MacPherson in the NBC TV-movie "The Disappearance of Aimee"

1974

Co-starred with Jack Nicholson in Roman Polanski's noir drama "Chinatown"; earned second Best Actress Oscar nomination

1974

Starred in the TV adaptation of "After the Fall" (NBC)

1972

Starred as Blanche du Bois in the 25th anniversary production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in L.A.

1972

Played the Duchess of Windsor in the TV-movie "The Woman I Love" (ABC)

1970

Reprised stage role in PBS production of "Hogan's Goat"

1970

Starred in the Los Angeles stage version of Harold Pinter's "Old Times"

1967

First screen role in "The Happening"; film, however, was released after "Hurry Sundown"

1967

Breakthrough screen role, as Bonnie Parker in "Bonnie and Clyde"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actress

1966

Made TV acting debut in episode of "The Trials of O'Brien" (CBS)

1965

First New York stage success in "Hogan's Goat" at the American Place Theater

1964

Was understudy in ANTA production of Arthur Miller's "After the Fall"

1962

Joined American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA); made Broadway debut in "A Man for All Seasons"

Raised in Florida

Turned down a Fulbright scholarship (to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) for a role in the Broadway show "A Man For All Seasons"

Born prematurely

Bonus Trivia

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On her reputation as a control freak: "That's the hardest thing to change. Not in terms of manipulating other people, just in terms of wanting everything to be as good as it can be. Now if something's not goiong in the direction I think it should, I try to sit back and enjoy the ride . . . I'm always preceived as this urbane, cold, sophisticaed woman, and I'm really none of that." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in USA TODAY, November 7, 1995

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"Let's say 'Bonnie and Clyde' was the first big role I connected with in a big way . . . the closest thing to me, a frustrated Southern girl wanting to break out. I knew her backwards." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, October 8, 1993

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"I think I'm a product of the American Dream. My mother came from a very poor farming family, and she wanted my brother and me to achieve. In fact, we're the only two people in our family who are professional people now. My brother's a lawyer in Washington and I'm an actress. I think it's because of my mother, because she kept encouraging us to do our best and to fight, not just to take things as they come. I got straight As. But sometimes overachievers and people who get straight As miss the trip, miss the process." --Faye Dunaway, quoted in FAME, April 1990

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"I longed to do great work, and since you must be famous to get those opportunities, I wanted to be famous. You do, of course get caught up in the whole star thing . . . but I've had that time in my life and I'm glad it's behind me. It's hard to be young because you don't know who you are and must constantly search for to find yourself. Time has helped me there, and I feel more clear and calm now." --Dunaway quoted in LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 18, 1997

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"The whole era when I was busy being a big movie star was terribly disconcerting. I was cared for and cosseted, and yet I was totally dependent. I didn't know where the cornflakes were kept. I didn't know how to turn on the washing machine. That might sound very chic, but I'm telling you: When you don't know how your own life works, you get disconnected." --Faye Dunaway quoted in ESQUIRE, August 1999

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"I guess it's that I'm really vulberable. I had hoped the Crawford film would be the window into a tortured soul, but it was made it camp, and I think, for better or for worse, people do think that you're like your roles. So I'd like people to know that I have a really strong vulnerability and a great passion and, I would hope , a generosity in like."-Dunaway on what she would like people to know about her. Interview November 2002

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