Amy Wright

Amy Wright

  • Highest Rated: 100% Where the Rivers Flow North (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Besotted (2001)
  • Birthday: Apr 15, 1950
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A specialist in still-waters-run-deep roles, the deceptively placid-looking Amy Wright is a graduate of Beloit College. After graduation, Wright worked as a drama instructor, then appeared in regional theater before establishing herself at New York's Circle Repertory. She made her off-Broadway debut in Strindberg's The Stronger, then took Broadway by storm in 1980 in a role especially written for her by Lanford Wilson in The Fifth of July. In films from 1975, Wright has been nothing short of brilliant as Sabbath Lily Hawks in Wise Blood (1979), creepy groupie Shelley in Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980), William Hurt's uptight sister, Rose, in The Accidental Tourist (1988), and strident beauty contestant Missy Mahoney in Miss Firecracker (1989). Making the transition to middle-aged character roles with élan, she has also been seen as Goody Gotwick in Demi Moore's remake of The Scarlet Letter (1995). Amy Wright is the mother of two children by her longtime companion, actor Rip Torn.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

68% Synecdoche, New York Burning House Realtor $3.1M 2008
86% The Namesake Pam $13.5M 2006
60% Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Actor 2002
11% Besotted Mona the Herbalist 2001
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents: Amy & Isabelle Rosie 2001
67% Joe the King Mary 1999
No Score Yet Messengers Actor 1999
25% Tom and Huck Aunt Polly 1995
13% The Scarlet Letter Goody Gotwick 1995
No Score Yet Robot In The Family Actor 1994
100% Where the Rivers Flow North Loose Woman 1994
No Score Yet To Dance with the White Dog Carrie 1993
25% Josh and S.A.M. Waitress 1993
No Score Yet Hard Promises Shelley 1992
39% Deceived Evelyn Wade 1991
No Score Yet Final Verdict Queenie 1991
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Actor 1991
No Score Yet Love Hurts Karen 1990
No Score Yet Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will? Lurlene 1990
75% Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney 1989
81% The Accidental Tourist Rose 1988
No Score Yet The Telephone Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine 1988
88% Crossing Delancey Ricki 1988
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence Dana Wendolowski 1986
No Score Yet Off Beat Mary Ellen Gruenwald 1986
No Score Yet Beer Stacy 1985
No Score Yet Inside Moves Anne 1982
No Score Yet Sunshine's on the Way Actor 1981
68% Stardust Memories Shelley 1980
86% Wise Blood Sabbath Lily 1979
100% Heartland Clara 1979
94% Breaking Away Nancy 1979
28% The Amityville Horror Jackie 1979
94% The Deer Hunter Bridesmaid 1978
100% Girlfriends Ceil 1978
No Score Yet Not a Pretty Picture Actor 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Sister Dorothy
  • 2005

QUOTES FROM Amy Wright CHARACTERS

Sabbath Lily Hawks
Now take off ya hat and gimme the beast.
Jackie
(yelling at Amy; crying) - Why didn't you open the door? Why didn't you answer me?
Jackie
(yelling at Amy; crying) Why didn't you open the door? Why didn't you answer me?
Kathleen Lutz
(yells at Amy) - Why didn't you unlock the door? You heard Jackie knocking.
Kathleen Lutz
(yells at Amy) Why didn't you unlock the door? You heard Jackie knocking.
Amy
Jody wouldn't let me.
George Lutz
Jody? Who's Jody?
Amy
She's my friend. She comes to play with me.
George Lutz
Jesus Christ! What the hell are we standing here listening to?
Jackie
(locked in the closet) - Amy, open the door. I'm in the closet. Open the door. Amy, I mean it! Come to the door! Open it! For Christ's sake! Open the door! Amy, open the door! For Christ's sake, open the door!
Jackie
(locked in the closet) Amy, open the door. I'm in the closet. Open the door. Amy, I mean it! Come to the door! Open it! For Christ's sake! Open the door! Amy, open the door! For Christ's sake, open the door!
Jackie
It's time for bed, Amy. I gotta give you an aspirin.
Amy
I don't want go to bed. I want play with Jody.