Sean Young

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Initially touted as one of Hollywood's most promising starlets, actress Sean Young experienced a precipitous fall from grace within a decade of making her film debut. A former model and dancer, Young made an early ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1959 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts Never Sleep 2014 (Movie)

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Haunted Echoes 2014 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

In The Shadow of the Cobra 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kickback 2014 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

Mockingbird Don't Sing 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Moscow Days, L.A. Nights 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Man Is A Loser 2014 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

The Black Dove 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Came Back 2014 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Jug Face 2013 (Movie)

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Rehab with Dr. Drew 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Skating with the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Tree Hill 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Home for the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Living the Dream 2006 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Confessions of an Action Star 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reno 911! 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Killer Within 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boston Public 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

James Patterson's First to Die 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingpin 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Control 2001 (Movie)

Dr Daryl Sheleigh (Actor)

Sugar & Spice 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Hill (Actor)

The Amati Girls 2001 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Tyrel Palmer (Actor)

Poor White Trash 2000 (Movie)

Linda Bronco (Actor)

Men 1998 (Movie)

Stella James (Actor)

Motel Blue 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Out of Control 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Invader 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Rebel Run 1997 (Movie)

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The Proprietor 1996 (Movie)

Virginia Kelly (Actor)

Dr. Jekyll and MS. Hyde 1995 (Movie)

Helen Hyde (Actor)

Mirage 1995 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Actor)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Marie Barth (Actor)

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

Actor

Dame Edna's Hollywood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

Lola Cain (Actor)

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 1993 (Movie)

Twinkle (Actor)

Seven Deadly Sins: An MTV News Special Report 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Ice 1992 (Movie)

Stacy Mansdorf (Actor)

Forever 1992 (Movie)

Angelica (Actor)

Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

Dana Greenway (Actor)

Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

The Sketch Artist 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Kiss Before Dying 1991 (Movie)

Ellen/Dorothy Carlsson (Actor)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

Billie Lee Guthrie (Actor)

Cousins 1989 (Movie)

Tish (Actor)

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boost 1988 (Movie)

Linda Brown (Actor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

Susan Atwell (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Kate Gekko (Actor)

Arena Brains 1986 (Movie)

Artist at Party (Actor)

Blood & Orchids 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Tender Is The Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby: The Secret of the Lost Legend 1985 (Movie)

Susan Matthews-Loomis (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Chani (Actor)

Blade Runner 1982 (Movie)

Rachael (Actor)

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Dr Stephanie Brody (Actor)

Stripes 1981 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 (Movie)

Ariadne Charlton (Actor)

A Job to Kill For (TV Show)

Actor

Evil Has a Face (TV Show)

Actor

Exception to the Rule (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Show)

Actor

Model by Day (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Cutting (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced by a Thief (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Biltmore Clock (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Execution (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Initially touted as one of Hollywood's most promising starlets, actress Sean Young experienced a precipitous fall from grace within a decade of making her film debut. A former model and dancer, Young made an early splash in popular films like the Bill Murray comedy "Stripes" (1981) and the futuristic noir "Blade Runner" (1982), opposite Harrison Ford. Although not every project would yield a hit - director David Lynch's big-budget sci-fi flop "Dune" (1984) being the most notorious - high-profile movies like the Kevin Costner thriller "No Way Out" (1987) indicated a career on the rise. Things began to change with repeated rumors of personality clashes between the actress and her co-workers, including a well-reported battle with her "Wall Street" (1987) director, Oliver Stone. Rumors turned to outright scandal after James Woods, Young's co-star in the cocaine drama "The Boost" (1988), filed a lawsuit against Young, claiming she had stalked him after he rebuffed her advances. Less ominous, although equally embarrassing, was Young's ill-conceived ploy to win the role of Catwoman by dressing up as the latex-clad villain and storming the set of director Tim Burton's "Batman Returns" (1992). An unflattering role in the Jim Carrey slapstick comedy "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" (1994) marked one of Young's increasingly rare movie appearances over the decades that followed. A later career - consisting mostly of television and direct-to-DVD efforts - was less prolific than Young's widely reported stints in rehab and run-ins with the law, all of which sadly overshadowed her earlier leading lady promise.

Relationships

Lee Guthrie Co-Producer

Mother
Born c. 1936 Died July 19, 2012

Robert Lujan Co-Producer

Husband
Met on set of TV-movie "Blood and Orchids" (CBS, 1986) Married Nov. 24, 1990 Divorced April 29, 2002

Quinn Lujan

Son
Born Jan. 26, 1998; father, Robert Lujan

Rio Lujan

Son
Born Nov. 2, 1994; father, Robert Lujan

James Woods Actor

Companion
Had brief relationship during and after filming of "The Boost" (1988)

Cathleen Young Actor

Sister
Wrote teleplay of "Everything to Gain" (CBS, 1996), starring her sister

Donald Young

Father
Died in 1995 at age 63

Don Young

Brother

EDUCATION

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen , Michigan 1978

School of American Ballet

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Landed a role on the CBS soap opera "The Young And The Restless"

2005

Originally slated to appear in "Wicked Wicked Games" (MyNetwork); replaced by Tatum O'Neal after reports surfaced that Young was difficult and demanding during filming of promotional spots

2000

Appeared in the film "Poor White Trash," directed by Michael Addis

1997

Played a woman who found herself pregnant with alien baby in the HBO movie "The Invader"

1996

Appeared in another Merchant-Ivory production "The Proprietor"

1995

Was outrageously wicked as Helen Hyde in "Dr. Jeckyl and Ms. Hyde"

1994

Cast in Tom Shadyac's wacky comedy "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," starring Jim Carrey

1992

Made musical stage debut in "Stardust" at the Wilshire Theater in Beverly Hills (May)

1992

First vocal performance in film, "Love Crimes"

1991

Formed Shonderosa Productions

1990

Hired to play Tess Trueheart in "Dick Tracy"; fired by Warren Beatty after only a few days

1989

Played Ted Danson's wife in "Cousins"

1989

Originally cast as Vicky Vale for Tim Burton's "Batman"; Young was thrown from a horse filming a scene and her injury forced her to withdrawal and was replaced by Kim Basinger

1987

Cast in "Wall Street" as the wife of Michael Douglas' character; role was significantly reduced due to clashes with director Oliver Stone and her co-stars

1987

Co-starred with Kevin Costner in "No Way Out"

1985

TV-movie debut in "Under the Biltmore Clock" (for "American Playhouse" on PBS)

1982

Breakthrough film role, the replicant in Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner"

1981

Appeared in the Ivan Reitman comedy "Stripes" opposite Bill Murray and Harold Ramis

1980

Film acting debut in the Merchant-Ivory production "Jane Austen in Manhattan"

1978

Moved to New York

Raised in Ohio

Bonus Trivia

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"We laugh sometimes about this heavy-duty reputation that I have. Because when you get down to what any actress really is, if she's any good, she's insecure. Look, creatively I have to be on fire. I don't want to be medicated. And I tell ya, in acting, I feel I haven't done anything close to what I'm capable of yet. It's my social ability that often falls short. I've had difficulty socially." – Young quoted in Esquire, Nov. 1991

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Young voluntarily admitted herself to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism in Jan. 2008. The news followed a reported outburst (Young drunkenly heckled at director Julian Schnabel) at the Directors Guild of America Awards event a few days earlier.

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Young was arrested and booked for battery on Feb. 26, 2012. The actress allegedly slapped a security guard after she was refused entry to the Academy Awards Governors Ball. The L.A. City Attorney's office declined to file charges against Young due to insufficient evidence.

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