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Amy Wright

Highest Rated: 100% Heartland (1979)

Lowest Rated: 11% Besotted (2001)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1950

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

This off-beat, gap-toothed blonde actress began her career in waifish, juvenile roles and later graduated to droll oddball character parts. Amy Wright was born and raised in the Midwest and worked as a schoolteacher before heading to NYC in the mid-1970s to pursue an acting career. Shortly after her arrival, Wright joined Rip Torn's Sanctuary Theater where she appeared in "Agnes and Joan." Roles in stock and regional theater followed before she garnered attention for her turn in a revival of Lanford Wilson's "The Rimers of Eldrich" in 1976. Two years later, she had the featured role of 13-year-old Shirley Tally in Wilson's acclaimed "Fifth of July," making her Broadway debut in the part in 1980. Wright continued to make stage appearances into the 90s, most notably as a devotee of psychologist Melanie Klein (played by Uta Hagen) in the Off-Broadway success "Mrs. Klein" (1995-96).

Highest rated movies

Heartland
Breaking Away
Crossing Delancey
Wise Blood
The Accidental Tourist
Miss Firecracker
Stardust Memories
Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep End Rebecca (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 80% The Next Step Live: The Movie Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Messengers Nan Parrish (Character) - 2004
60% No Score Yet Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Psychiatrist (Character) - 2002
11% No Score Yet Besotted Unknown (Character) $656 2001
No Score Yet 45% Amy and Isabelle Rosie (Character) - 2001
25% 42% Tom and Huck Aunt Polly (Character) $23.9M 1995
13% 41% The Scarlet Letter Goody Gotwick (Character) $10.4M 1995
No Score Yet 50% A Robot in the Family Kristina Shamir (Character) - 1994
25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Waitress (Character) $1.5M 1993
No Score Yet 79% To Dance With the White Dog Carrie (Character) - 1993
40% 58% Hard Promises Shelley (Character) $277.7K 1991
No Score Yet 68% Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will? Lurlene (Character) $1.2M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hurts Karen Weaver (Character) - 1990
75% 52% Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney (Character) $646.9K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Settle the Score Becky (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 45% The Telephone Honey Boxe/Irate Neighbor/Jennifer on Answering Machine (Character) $54.8K 1988
89% 78% Crossing Delancey Ricki (Character) $15.8M 1988
82% 60% The Accidental Tourist Rose Leary (Character) $30.3M 1988
No Score Yet 58% Trapped in Silence Dana Wendolowski (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 25% Off Beat Mary Ellen Gruenwald (Character) $4.1M 1986
No Score Yet 76% Inside Moves Anne (Character) - 1980
69% 78% Stardust Memories Shelley (Character) - 1980
88% 74% Wise Blood Sabbath Lily (Character) - 1979
100% 88% Heartland Clara Jane (Character) - 1979
30% 52% The Amityville Horror Jackie (Character) - 1979
95% 88% Breaking Away Nancy (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
93% 100% Undeclared Unknown (Guest Star) 2002