Illeana Douglas

Actor, Screenwriter, Director
A character actress possessed of inarguable talent and non-traditional beauty, Illeana Douglas was one of the more versatile performers to emerge on film in the early 1990s. After small contributions to a few of ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1965 in Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (94)

Max Rose 2016 (Movie)

Jenny Flowers (Actor)

Modern Family 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Bloomer 2016 (Movie)

Patient (Actor)

Chasing Life 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Megashark vs. Kolossus 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Sender 2015 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Road Hard 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Welcome To Sweden 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chez Upshaw 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Otis 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Boxcar Children 2014 (Movie)

Mary (Voice)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maron 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dark Around the Stars 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Furever 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Entourage 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cape 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green 2010 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Head Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Mommy (Actor)

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Expired 2008 (Movie)

Wilma (Actor)

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fired! 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Pittsburgh 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Shark 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The List 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

Christine Jacobson (Actor)

Bondage 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Factory Girl 2006 (Movie)

Diana Vreeland (Actor)

Walk the Talk 2006 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2001, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Californians 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dummy 2003 (Movie)

Heidi Schoichet (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hollywood Unleashed 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Missing Brendan 2002 (Movie)

Julie Conroy (Actor)

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

Dr Mona Zimmer (Actor)

The New Guy 2002 (Movie)

Kiki Pierce (Actor)

16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost World 2001 (Movie)

Roberta (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Only Rock & Roll! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Elizabeth Ryder (Actor)

14th Independent Spirit Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

Brother's Keeper 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

Anita Dick (Actor)

Happy, Texas 1999 (Movie)

Ms Schaefer (Actor)

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Anna Lansky (Actor)

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

Lina Paul (Actor)

Stir of Echoes 1999 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Bella Mafia 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Larry Sanders Show 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flypaper 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Picture Perfect 1997 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

Wedding Bell Blues 1997 (Movie)

Jasmine (Actor)

Boy Crazy Girl Crazier 1996 (Movie)

Celena (Actor)

Grace of My Heart 1996 (Movie)

Denise Waverly (Actor)

Hacks 1996 (Movie)

Georgia Feckler (Actor)

Search and Destroy 1995 (Movie)

Marie Davenport (Actor)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Janice Maretto (Actor)

Grief 1994 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Woman at Book Party (Actor)

Alive 1993 (Movie)

Lilliana Methol (Actor)

Household Saints 1993 (Movie)

Evelyn Santangelo (Actor)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

Lori Davis (Actor)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

Nan (Actor)

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Paulette's Friend (Actor)

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 (Movie)

in Crowd (Voice)

Alchemy (TV Show)

Actor

Point Of Origin (TV Show)

Actor

Rough Riders (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Show)

Actor
Director (5)

Devil Talk 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Boy Crazy Girl Crazier 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Perfect Woman 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (4)

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Life Without Dick 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Everybody Just Stay Calm -- Stories in Independent Filmmaking 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (4)

Supermarket 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boy Crazy Girl Crazier 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Perfect Woman 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A character actress possessed of inarguable talent and non-traditional beauty, Illeana Douglas was one of the more versatile performers to emerge on film in the early 1990s. After small contributions to a few of director Martin Scorsese's films, including "GoodFellas" (1990), the actress grabbed the attention of audiences with her gutsy performance opposite Robert De Niro in "Cape Fear" (1991). She followed with a plethora of supporting roles, among them turns in the survival tale "Alive" (1993) and Gus Van Sant's dark satire "To Die For" (1995). As a lead, Douglas was impressive and impassioned in the music industry-set "Grace of My Heart" (1996), and later flexed her comedic muscles as the classic "hooker with a heart of gold" in the woefully underappreciated comedy series "Action" (Fox, 1999). Occasionally, she ventured behind the camera for such efforts as "Stories of Lost Souls" (2005), for which she directed the segment entitled "Supermarket." As an actress, she continually sought off-kilter indie films like the horror-comedy "Otis" (2008) and collaborated on personal projects such as the web series "Easy to Assemble" (2008- ), a fictionalized comedic version of her life, which she wrote, directed and starred in. Equally adept at eliciting either tears or laughter, at ease in a supporting role and more than capable of carrying the lead, time and again Douglas proved herself a welcome addition to any production.

Relationships

Jonathan Axelrod

Husband
born c. 1949 married on May 16, 1998 has son from previous marriage stepson of screenwriter-director George Axelrod Douglas filed for divorce on March 13, 2001

Sam Axelrod

Step-Son
born c. 1990

Gregory Douglas

Father
born in 1920 divorced from Douglas' mother

Joan Douglas

Mother
divorced from Douglas' father

Erik Douglas

Brother
wrote for newspaper in Connecticut born c. 1963

Stefan Douglas

Brother
born c. 1960 as of 1999 was enrolled as a veterinary student

Melvyn Douglas

Grandfather
born on April 5, 1901 died on August 4, 1981 won Best Supporting Actor Oscars for "Hud" (1963) and "Being There" (1979)

Helen Douglas

Step-Grandmother
died in 1980 lost her California congressional seat to Richard Nixon in a smear-filled campaign in 1950

Rosalind Hightower

Grandmother
divorced from Melvyn Douglas

Martin Scorsese Actor

Companion
Together from c. 1988-97; Scorsese directed Douglas in "New York Stories" (1989), "GoodFellas" (1990) and "Cape Fear" (1991)

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York
attended

Milestones

2002

Had co-starring role in the Off-Broadway play "Surviving Grace"

2001

Co-starred in Terry Zwigoff's "Ghost World" as Roberta, a flaky art teacher

2000

Announced to make feature directorial debut with "Sorority Rule"

1999

Played Meyer Lansky's first wife Anna in HBO movie "Lansky"

1999

Won notice for her supporting role in "Message in a Bottle"

1999

Co-starred in the short-lived Fox series "Action"

1999

Had pivotal role in the thriller "Stir of Echoes"

1998

Supported Jennifer Aniston in "Picture Perfect", playing a corporate cutthroat

1997

Portrayed Teddy Roosevelt's wife Edith in TNT's "Rough Riders"

1996

First starring feature role in Allison Anders' "Grace of My Heart"; last collaboration (to date) with Scorsese (who executive produced); picture reteamed her with Dillon, who played a character resembling Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

1995

TV acting debut, guest appearance in an episode of the NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1995

Third short project as writer-director, "Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier"; won prize at the Aspen Film Festival

1995

Garnered critical and popular attention as Matt Dillon's suspicious older sister in Gus Van Sant's "To Die For"

1994

TV debut, producing, directing, writing and hosting the documentary "Everybody Just Stay Calm--Stories in Independent Filmmaking"

1993

Played only woman in the "Alive" plane crash

1993

Wrote and directed the short film "The Perfect Woman" (debuted at the New York Film Festival and aired on Bravo cable channel)

1991

First film not directed by Scorsese, Irwin Winkler's "Guilty By Suspicion", starring De Niro; Scorsese had acting role

1991

Offered a memorable turn as a woman savagely beaten by Robert De Niro in Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear"

1989

First acting role in the Scorsese-directed segment of "New York Stories"

1988

Film debut as a screaming woman in "The Last Temptation of Christ" ; first credit with director Martin Scorsese

1987

Made uncredited film appearance as a mother in a park in "Hello Again", starring Shelley Long

1987

Acted in NYC stage production of "Dream House" at Cubiculo Theatre

Created and staged elaborate multimedia anti-pollution shows in the Old Saybrook, Connecticut, school auditorium when in the third grade

Worked for NYC-based publicist Peggy Siegal

Raised in small Connecticut town

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