Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas

Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Birthday: Jul 25, 1965

Birthplace: Not Available

Saucer-eyed actress Illeana Douglas has been regularly appearing in major films since 1987, when she debuted in the Shelley Long comedy Hello Again. The granddaughter of actor Melvyn Douglas and actress-turned-Congresswoman Helen Gahagan, Douglas was born July 25, 1965, in Massachusetts.After her film debut, the actress worked for years in relative obscurity, at one point dubbing a chilling scream for The Last Temptation of Christ. She frequently appeared in other Martin Scorsese films, most notably Goodfellas (1990) and 1991's Cape Fear. Her collaboration with the director also took place offscreen, as the two dated for years.Following roles in a number of films, including Household Saints (1993) and Quiz Show (1994), Douglas was cast in Gus Van Sant's 1995 To Die For. She won some measure of recognition and critical praise for her role as Nicole Kidman's sarcastic sister-in-law, and the following year landed the lead in Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart. Although Douglas was again praised for her work -- here portraying a Carole King-like singer/songwriter -- the film did poorly among critics and at the box office.The actress went on to do a number of made-for-TV films, including the satirical Weapons of Mass Distraction in 1997. In 1999 she had a full plate, doing both television work (appearing as a prostitute on the Fox series Action) and more film work. She appeared with Kevin Costner in Message in a Bottle before going on to make the independent film Happy, Texas, the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon, and Can't Stop Dancing, a comedy in which she acted alongside Margaret Cho and Janeane Garofalo.She had a fine turn in the well-reviewed indie Ghost World, and a small turn in the infamous turkey The Adventures of Pluto Nash. She had major roles in Dummy and Factory Girl, and in 2007 she joined the cast of the hit ABC series Ugly Betty. In addition to her acting career, she has directed, written, and starred in a number of shorts and web series.


Highest Rated Movies



75% Unleashed Monty 2017
20% The Late Bloomer Actor 2016
37% Max Rose Jenny Flowers $56.9K 2016
44% She's Funny That Way Judy 2015
14% Return to Sender Judy 2015
50% Road Hard Kim Madsen 2015
No Score Yet Mega Shark vs. Kolossus Gray 2015
No Score Yet All Stars Actor 2014
No Score Yet Furever Actor 2014
No Score Yet Sister Aunt Connie 2014
No Score Yet It's Dark Here Actor 2013
No Score Yet Dark Around the Stars Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Country Christmas Susan Satcher 2013
No Score Yet 4 Wedding Planners Miriam Wolf 2011
No Score Yet The Green Trish 2011
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Mommy 2009
No Score Yet April Showers Sally Reidman 2009
59% Expired Wilma 2008
No Score Yet Osso Bucco Megan 2008
No Score Yet The Year of Getting to Know Us Christine 2008
No Score Yet Otis Kate Lawson 2008
20% Factory Girl Diana Vreeland $1.6M 2007
No Score Yet The List Donna 2007
No Score Yet Not Like Everyone Else Toni Blackbear 2006
No Score Yet The Bondage Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Californians Olive Ransom 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Herself 2006
No Score Yet Alchemy K.J. Lange 2005
No Score Yet Missing Brendan Julie Conroy 2003
No Score Yet The Kiss Joyce Rothman 2003
71% Dummy Heidi 2003
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Dr. Zimmer $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet Point of Origin Kate 2002
No Score Yet Point of Origin (In the Heat of Fire) Actor 2002
7% The New Guy Kiki Pierce $29M 2002
92% Ghost World Roberta Allsworth $4.7M 2001
19% The Next Best Thing Elizabeth Ryder 2000
81% Happy, Texas Ms. Schaefer 1999
67% Stir of Echoes Lisa 1999
32% Message in a Bottle Lina Paul 1999
40% Lansky Anna Lansky 1998
No Score Yet Bella Mafia Teresa 1997
No Score Yet Sink or Swim Georgia Feckler 1997
48% Picture Perfect Darcy 1997
No Score Yet Rough Riders Edith Roosevelt 1997
87% Chasing Amy Angry Woman 1997
No Score Yet Flypaper Laura 1997
No Score Yet Weapons of Mass Distraction Rita Pascoe 1997
No Score Yet Pitch Actor 1997
40% Wedding Bell Blues Jasmine 1996
75% Grace of My Heart Edna Buxton/Denise Waverly 1996
88% To Die For Janice Maretto 1995
33% Search and Destroy Marie $0.4M 1995
No Score Yet Grief Leslie 1994
96% Quiz Show Woman At Book Party 1994
59% Alive Lilliana Methol 1993
50% Household Saints Evelyn Santangelo 1993
73% Cape Fear Lori Davis 1991
65% Guilty by Suspicion Nan 1991
96% GoodFellas Rosie 1990
75% New York Stories Paulette's Friend $10.8M 1989
80% The Last Temptation of Christ Crowd Member 1988
11% Hello Again Woman in Park 1987


100% Action
82% Goliath
Rita 2019
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Chopped
Appearing 2017
86% Modern Family
Janet 2016
75% Chasing Life
Dominic's Mother 2015
79% Welcome to Sweden
Nancy 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Ruby Banks 2013
72% Drop Dead Diva
Dr. Khrisna Reza 2013
Linda 2011
41% The Cape
Netta 2011
66% Entourage
Marci 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2008
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
Guest 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Bev Tomkins 2008
97% Ugly Betty
Sheila 2007
52% Shark
Gloria Dent 2006
83% Six Feet Under
Angela 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Gina Bernardo 2003
94% Frasier
Guest Eileen Daly 2001
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
Rachel 2001
93% Action
Wendy Ward 2000
88% Seinfeld
Loretta 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
Herself 1998
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Gina Doolen 1995


Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton says: Mother, I can't sing in a dress that doesn't fit.

Mrs. Buxton says: The dress suits the occasion. It's you that doesn't fit.

Woman At Book Party says: Now there's a face for radio.