Ione Skye

Actor, Model
This dark-haired attractive actor began her career in juvenile parts and made the transition to more adult roles. The daughter of 1960s folk singer Donovan, Skye was raised by her mother in California and Connecticut ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1970 in Hertfordshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (48)

High School Possession 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Awkward. 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Catch My Disease 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Forever In Love 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Free 2014 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

My Father's Will 2014 (Movie)

Diana Mancini (Actor)

The Color of Evening 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Doctor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Haunt 2013 (Movie)

Emily Asher (Actor)

Babylon Revisited 2012 (Movie)

Virginia Rappe (Actor)

Haunts 2012 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Head Case 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fever Pitch 2005 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

The Lather Effect 2005 (Movie)

Zoey (Actor)

The Clinic 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Southlander 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dead Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Mascara 1999 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Dream For an Insomniac 1998 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Jump 1998 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

Charlie's Friends (Actor)

Angryman 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Young Woman (Actor)

Four Rooms 1995 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

The Size of Watermelons 1995 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Covington Cross 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Gas Food Lodging 1992 (Movie)

Trudi (Actor)

Samantha 1992 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Wayne's World 1992 (Movie)

Elyse (Actor)

It's Called the Sugar Plum 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mindwalk 1991 (Movie)

Kit Hoffman (Actor)

Carmilla 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Say Anything 1989 (Movie)

Diane Court (Actor)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

Rachel Seth-Smith (Actor)

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988 (Movie)

Denise Hunter (Actor)

Stranded 1987 (Movie)

Deirdre (Actor)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

Clarissa (Actor)

12 Hours to Live (TV Show)

Actor

Back When We Were Grownups (TV Show)

Actor

Girls in Prison (TV Show)

Actor

Guncrazy (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Mother (TV Show)

Actor

The Santa Incident (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Bed, Bath and Beyond 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Bed, Bath and Beyond 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

This dark-haired attractive actor began her career in juvenile parts and made the transition to more adult roles. The daughter of 1960s folk singer Donovan, Skye was raised by her mother in California and Connecticut. She began as a child model. Director Tim Hunter saw her in a fashion layout and cast her as Clarissa in "River's Edge" (1986). Skye went on to appear as a female friend of River Ph nix's title character in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" (1988) and gave a winning performance as high school heartthrob Diane Court in Cameron Crowe's fine, bittersweet love story, "Say Anything" (1989). She shone as the surly older daughter in Allison Anders' "Gas Food Lodging" (1992), which also co-starred her brother, actor-producer Donovan Leitch. Skye appeared as a coven member in Anders' "Strange Brew" segment of "Four Rooms" (1995) and made her directorial debut with the short comedy "Bed, Bath and Beyond" (1996), co-directed with Andrew Durham and Sofia Coppola. Skye portrayed an aspiring actress in the romantic comedy "Dream for an Insomniac" (filmed in 1996; released in 1998).

Relationships

Adam Horovitz Song

Husband
Married in 1991 Divorced in 1999

Enid Karl

Mother
Divorced from Skye's father

Linda Lawrence

Step-Mother
Had a long-term relationship and two children with Donovan Leitch

Ben Lee Song

Husband
Married Dec. 29, 2008 in an intimate Hindu ceremony at the Narayani Peedam in Vellore, India

Goldie Lee

Daughter
Born Sept. 24, 2009 father, Ben Lee

Donovan Leitch Actor

Father
Divorced from Skye's mother Born in 1968 singer of Camp Freddy and former member of Nancy Boy

Donovan Leitch Actor

Brother
Divorced from Skye's mother Born in 1968 singer of Camp Freddy and former member of Nancy Boy

Astrella Leitch

Half-Sister
Born c. 1972 daughter of Donovan Leitch and Linda Lawrence formed band Echolalia with sister Oriole

Oriole Leitch

Half-Sister
Born c. 1973 daughter of Donovan Leitch and Linda Lawrence formed band Echolalia with sister Astrella

David Netto

Companion
Had a daughter together in 2001, but never married

Kate Netto

Daughter
Born in 2001 father, David Netto

Jenny Shimizu

Companion
Reportedly dated in 1999

EDUCATION

Hollywood High School

Los Angeles , California 1987
Left to pursue acting

Milestones

2007

Had a small role in the David Fincher film "Zodiac"

2005

Played Drew Barrymore's friend in the Farrelly brother's comedy "Fever Pitch"

1998

Starred in the independent film "Dream for an Insomniac" (filmed in 1996)

1998

Starred in the independent comedy drama "Went to Coney Island on a Misson From God... Be Back by Five"

1996

Co-directed first short film, "Bed, Bath and Beyond"; collaborated with Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham

1995

Cast in Allison Anders' segment of "Four Rooms" about a coven of witches

1992

Made TV series debut in the short-lived ABC show "Covington Cross"

1992

Co-starred with brother, Donovan Leitch, in the independent "Gas Food Lodging"

1992

Appeared opposite Drew Barrymore in "Guncrazy"

1990

Had a significant role in the drama "Mindwalk," starring Sam Waterston

1989

Breakthrough role as Diane Court, opposite John Cusack, in the Cameron Crowe-directed "Say Anything"

1988

Cast as a spoiled rich girl, opposite River Phoenix, in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon"

1987

TV-movie debut in "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story" (ABC)

1986

Screen acting debut in Tim Hunter's "River's Edge"

Began modeling at age two

Raised in San Francisco, Connecticut and Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Named after the Greek goddess Ione and the Scottish island Skye, where she was conceived.

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"Sadly, that's the point where I could have really taken off, and instead I chose to kind of shut doors. I still continued to work a bit, but I was starting to fall in love with my ex-husband, Adam [Horovitz of the Beastie Boys]. I don't know if it was just destructive teenage sort of behavior, or if I just wanted to go on tour with the Beastie Boys. [laughs] So it changed my life, but I didn't really didn't take the ball." - Skye on her career decisions to Venice magazine, April 2005

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