Amy Wright

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

CREDIT
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
73% Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney 1989
80% The Accidental Tourist Rose 1988
No Score Yet The Telephone Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine 1988
91% 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
69% Stardust Memories Shelley 1980
86% Wise Blood Sabbath Lily 1979
100% Heartland Clara 1979
94% Breaking Away Nancy 1979
29% 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

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

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