Elizabeth McGovern

18 Jul 1961


Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor.
In 1980, while studying at Juilliard, McGovern was offered a part in her first film, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy Hutton.
The following year she completed her education as an actress at the American Conservatory Theatre and at The Juilliard School, and began to appear in plays, first Off-Broadway and later in famous theaters.
In 1981, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the film Ragtime.
In 1984, she starred in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America as Robert De Niro's romantic interest, Deborah Gelly. In 1989, she played Mickey Rourke's girlfriend in Johnny Handsome, directed by Walter Hill, and the same year she appeared as a rebellious lesbian in Volker Schlöndorff's thriller The Handmaid's Tale.


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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Wife
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Elaine Mozell)
(movie, 2018)
···The Commuter
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Karen MacCauley)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Carolyn)
(movie, 2015)
···Woman in Gold
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Judge Florence-Marie Cooper)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Thatcham)
(movie, 2010)
6.8Clash of the Titans
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Marmara)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Lizewski)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Biography
Role: Actor (as Ellen Doubleday)
(movie, 2006)
···The Truth
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Donna)
(movie, 2001)
···Buffalo Soldiers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Berman)
(movie, 2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Susie Hawkins)
(movie, 2001)
···The Flamingo Rising
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Edna Lee)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Diane)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Till Turner)
(movie, 1997)
···The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Susan Stringham)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sara Kate)
(movie, 1996)
···The Summer of Ben Tyler
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Celia Rayburn)
(movie, 1995)
···Broken Trust
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Janice Dillon)
(movie, 1994)
···The Favor
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Emily)
(movie, 1993)
···King of the Hill
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lydia)
(movie, 1993)
···Me and Veronica
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Fanny)
(movie, 1990)
···A Shock to the System
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stella Anderson)
(movie, 1990)
···The Handmaid's Tale
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Moira)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vicki)
(movie, 1989)
···Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Donna McCarty)
(movie, 1988)
···She's Having a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kristy Briggs)
(movie, 1987)
···The Bedroom Window
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Denise)
(movie, 1986)
···Native Son
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mary Dalton)
(movie, 1984)
···Once Upon a Time in America
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Deborah Gelly)
(movie, 1984)
···Racing with the Moon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Caddie Winger)
(movie, 1983)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Chloe Allen)
(movie, 1981)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Nesbit)
(movie, 1980)
···Ordinary People
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jeannine Pratt)