Amy Wright

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Amy Wright
Born (1950-04-15) April 15, 1950 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Rip Torn (1989–present)
Children Katie

Amy Wright (born April 15, 1950 in Chicago) is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in such films as The Deer Hunter, Breaking Away, The Amityville Horror, Heartland, Wise Blood, Stardust Memories, The Accidental Tourist, Hard Promises, Crossing Delancey and Miss Firecracker.

Wright is married to actor Rip Torn and the couple have two daughters. Wright is a graduate of the University of Chicago Laboratory School and Beloit College. She also starred with Eric Schweig in The Scarlet Letter and Tom and Huck (both made in 1995).[1]

She starred in the original production of Breakfast with Les and Bess as Shelby.[2]

Wright currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Not a Pretty Picture Cindy
1978 Girlfriends Ceil
1978 Deer Hunter, TheThe Deer Hunter Bridesmaid
1979 Breaking Away Nancy
1979 Amityville Horror, TheThe Amityville Horror Jackie
1979 Heartland Clara Jane
1979 Wise Blood Sabbath Lily
1980 Stardust Memories Shelley
1980 Inside Moves Anne
1985 Beer Stacy
1986 Off Beat Mary Ellen Gruenwald
1988 Telephone, TheThe Telephone Honey Boxe / Various
1988 Crossing Delancey Ricki
1988 Accidental Tourist, TheThe Accidental Tourist Rose Leary
1989 Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney
1990 Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? Lurlene
1990 Love Hurts Karen Weaver
1991 Hard Promises Shelly
1991 Deceived Evelyn
1993 Where the River Flows North Loose Woman
1993 Josh and S.A.M. Waitress
1994 Robot in the Family Kristina Shamir
1995 Scarlet Letter, TheThe Scarlet Letter Goody Gotwick
1995 Tom and Huck Aunt Polly
1999 Joe the King Mary
1999 Day and an Arabian Knight Day Short film
2001 Besotted Mona
2002 Winning Girls Through Mind Control Psychiatrist
2004 Messengers Nan Parrish
2006 Namesake, TheThe Namesake Pam
2006 Good Shepherd, TheThe Good Shepherd Safe House Operations Officer
2008 Synecdoche, New York Burning House Realtor
2009 Scratch... Play for Keeps Ma Short film
2010 Please Give Erin


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Special Treat Bobba June "Sunshine's on the Way"
1983 Fine Romance, AA Fine Romance Jean TV film
1986 Trapped in Silence Dana Wendolowski TV film
1989 Men Joyce "The Trouble with Harvey"
1989 Settle the Score Becky TV film
1991 In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Karen TV film
1991 Final Verdict Queenie TV film
1991 Lethal Innocence Margaret Stokely TV film
1993 To Dance with the White Dog Carrie TV film
2001 Amy & Isabelle Rosie TV film
2002 Undeclared Debra Karp "Parents' Weekend"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sister Dorothy "Acts of Contrition"
2011 Wingin' It Choreographer / School Teacher "Me Carl, You Jane-ish", "Friday Afternoon Fever"


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