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Amy Wright

Highest Rated:   100% Where the Rivers Flow North (1994)
Lowest Rated:   11% Besotted (2001)
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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
69% Synecdoche, New York
  • Burning House Realtor
$3M 2008
87% 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
14% 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
14% Josh and S.A.M.
  • Waitress
1993
No Score Yet Hard Promises
  • Shelley
1992
38% 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
70% Miss Firecracker
  • Missy Mahoney
1989
79% The Accidental Tourist
  • Rose
1988
No Score Yet The Telephone
  • Honey Boxe / Irate Neighbor / Jennifer on Answering Machine
1988
90% 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
72% Stardust Memories
  • Shelley
1980
89% Wise Blood
  • Sabbath Lily
1979
100% Heartland
  • Clara
1979
94% Breaking Away
  • Nancy
1979
27% 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

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