Skye at Hollywood Life Magazine's 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards, December 9, 2007
|Born||Ione Skye Leitch
September 4, 1970
Hampstead, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Adam Horovitz (m. 1992–99) (divorced)
Ben Lee (m. 2008)
Ione Skye Lee (//; née Ione Skye Leitch, September 4, 1970) is a British-American actress who became a teen idol after the 1989 movie Say Anything.... In 2006, VH1 placed her at number 84 on its "100 Greatest Teen Stars" list.
Skye was born Ione Skye Leitch in Hampstead, London, England, the daughter of folk singer/songwriter Donovan and model Enid Karl (née Stulberger). Her father is Scottish and her mother is an American from a Jewish family. Her second name comes from the Isle of Skye. She is the younger sister of Camp Freddy singer Donovan Leitch, who was married to former model Kirsty Hume. Skye was brought up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Connecticut. She attended Immaculate Heart High School and Hollywood High School for the Performing Arts in 1987.
Skye made her film debut in River's Edge in 1986, and played the title character in The Rachel Papers (1989). She played Diane Court in the 1989 film Say Anything... In 1992, she played the role of Eleanor Grey on the short-lived TV show Covington Cross and a supporting role in the Stephen La Rocque film Samantha. She also had a small but well-received part in the 2007 David Fincher film Zodiac, and appeared in the music video for the Harvey Danger song "Sad Sweetheart Of The Rodeo."
In a rare interview with mondo-video.com in December 2010, Skye admitted to not paying perfect attention to her career arc over the years, saying she "never struck when the iron was hot" when it came to going after big Hollywood roles in her 20s.
For a few years in the 1980s, Skye had a relationship with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis's 2004 book Scar Tissue contains a nude photo of the couple. Skye was 18 when the picture was taken.
Skye had a relationship with furniture designer David Netto and they had a daughter, Kate, in December 2001. The family, Skye's home in Hollywood, and Netto's apartment in New York City were featured in the February 2003 issue of Vogue magazine. The two were engaged during their on-again, off-again bi-coastal relationship. Eventually they broke up.
In 2008, Skye became engaged to musician Ben Lee. On December 29, 2008, Skye and Lee were married in a Hindu wedding ceremony in India. They have a daughter, Goldie Priya Lee, who was born September 24, 2009.
|1988||Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, AA Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon||Denise Hunter|
|1989||Say Anything...||Diane Court|
|1989||Rachel Papers, TheThe Rachel Papers||Rachel Noyce|
|1992||Gas Food Lodging||Trudi|
|1994||Cityscrapes: Los Angeles||Young Woman|
|1994||Color of Evening, TheThe Color of Evening||Halys Smith|
|1994||Girls in Prison||Carol Madison|
|1995||Four Rooms||Eva||Segment: "The Missing Ingredient"|
|1996||Dream for an Insomniac||Frankie|
|1997||One Night Stand||Jenny|
|1998||Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five||Gabby|
|1999||But I'm a Cheerleader||Kelly|
|2000||Good Doctor, TheThe Good Doctor||Nadia Wickham||Short film|
|2000||Men Make Women Crazy Theory|
|2000||Size of Watermelons, TheThe Size of Watermelons||Maggie|
|2001||Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician||Miss Highrise|
|2001||Chicken Night||Mama||Short film|
|2003||Spin, Shoot & Run||Jolynn|
|2005||Bad Girls Behind Bars|
|2006||Lather Effect, TheThe Lather Effect||Zoey|
|2007||Zodiac||Kathleen Johns (uncredited)|
|2009||Secret Promise, AA Secret Promise||Diana Mancini|
|2013||Return to Babylon||Virginia Rappe|
|1987||Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story||Pauline Bonaparte||TV miniseries|
|1989||Nightmare Classics||Marie||Episode: "Camilla"|
|1991||General Motors Playwrights Theater, TheThe General Motors Playwrights Theater||Joanna Dibble||Episode: "It's Called the Sugar Plum"|
|1992||Covington Cross||Eleanor Grey||13 episodes|
|1994||Girls in Prison||Carol Madison||TV movie|
|1997||Perfect Mother, TheThe Perfect Mother||Kathryn M. Podaras||TV movie|
|1998||Tower of the Firstborn||Diane Shannon||TV movie|
|2000||Fearing Mind, TheThe Fearing Mind||Irene||Episode: "Gentleman Caller"|
|2002||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Melina Kroner||Episode: "Night Route"|
|2003||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Madeleine Wey||Episode: "Visions"|
|2004||Clinic, TheThe Clinic||Emma Matthews||TV movie|
|2004||Back When We Were Grownups||Minerva 'Min' Foo||TV movie|
|2005||Life As We Know It||Food Stand Woman||Episode: "Papa Wheelie"|
|2005–2013||Arrested Development||Mrs. Veal||2 episodes|
|2006||12 Hours to Live||Megan Saunders||TV movie|
|2008||Private Practice||Monica||Episode: "Know When to Fold"|
|2010||Santa Incident, TheThe Santa Incident||Joanna||TV movie|
- "Ione Skye Biography (1970?-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
...born September 4, 1970 (some sources cite 1971), in London (some sources cite Hertfordshire), England; raised in Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA, and Connecticut
- According to the British Birth Index, she was born in 1970.
- 100 Greatest Teen Stars
- "mondo-video.com". mondo-video.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- Yoo, Noah. "Against Me! Share New "333" Video Starring "Orange Is the New Black"'s Natasha Lyonne: Watch | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
- How wild child Ione Skye found love with Madonna's lesbian pal Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), May 15, 1999
- Anya Leon. "Ben Lee, Ione Skye Welcome a Daughter - Babies, Ben Lee, Ione Skye". People magazine. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
- "A Tale of Two Cities," by Plum Sykes, Vogue, February 2003, page 275.
- "Lee needs guru's OK to wed". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-01-15.
- A Wedding in India for Actress Ione Skye People.com, January 11, 2009
- Josh Greenberg (2009-09-28). "Ione Skye and Ben Lee Say Baby!". E! Online. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- "Ione Skye Paintings: Gallery".