Shelley Duvall

Highest Rated: 97% Annie Hall (1977)
Lowest Rated: 15% Suburban Commando (1991)
Birthday: Jul 7, 1949
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Wide-eyed, toothy, pencil-thin leading lady Shelley Duvall is the daughter of prominent Houston attorney Robert Duvall (not to be confused with Robert Duvall, the actor). While attending a party in 1970, Duvall was spotted by director Robert Altman, who cast her as a Superdome tour guide in his Texas-filmed Brewster McCloud (1970). She went on to play eccentric secondary roles in Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) and Nashville (1975), and co-starred opposite another Altman "regular," Keith Carradine, in Thieves Like Us (1974). She earned the Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a garrulous, self-involved senior-citizen-center worker in 3 Women (1977), then wrapped up the Altman phase of her career as Olive Oyl (a role she was surely born to play) in Popeye (1980). Of her non-Altman film assignments, her best included Kubrick's The Shining (1980) -- in which she was cast against type as the only thoroughly normal person in the picture -- and Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977); she was also perfection-plus as the protagonist in the made-for-PBS adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976). From 1982 onward, Duvall cut down on her acting appearances, concentrating instead on her behind-the-scenes responsibilities as producer of such superlative Showtime Cable Network projects as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre (1982-1987), Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends (1985-1988), and Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories (1992). These and other star-studded, family oriented endeavors have been assembled by one or all of Duvall's three production companies: Amarillo Productions, Platypus Productions, and Think! Entertainment. Shelley Duvall has also functioned as executive producer of the 1989 TV remake of Dinner at Eight, and has served on the board of governors of the National Association of Cable Programming.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Guy Maddin: Waiting For Twilight Actor 2011
22% Manna From Heaven Detective Dubrinski $0.2M 2002
86% Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Actor 2001
No Score Yet Jingle Bells Actor 1999
17% Russell Mulcahy's Tale of the Mummy Edith Butros 1999
No Score Yet The 4th Floor Martha Stewart 1999
No Score Yet Alone Estelle 1998
No Score Yet Boltneck Mrs. Stein 1998
31% Home Fries Mrs. Jackson 1998
17% Casper Meets Wendy Gabby 1998
67% Twilight of the Ice Nymphs Amelia Glahn 1998
No Score Yet Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework Mrs. Fink 1997
21% RocketMan Mrs. Randall 1997
No Score Yet Changing Habits Sister Agatha 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
45% The Portrait of a Lady Countess Gemini 1996
59% The Underneath Nurse 1995
No Score Yet Frankenweenie Susan Frankenstein 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
No Score Yet Frogs! Annie 1992
No Score Yet Backfield in Motion Executive Producer 1991
15% Suburban Commando Jenny Wilcox 1991
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Little Bo Peep 1990
No Score Yet Frog Actor 1989
89% Roxanne Dixie 1987
No Score Yet The Snow Queen Actor 1985
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre Actor 1983
No Score Yet Booker Laura 1983
89% Time Bandits Pansy 1981
59% Popeye Olive Oyl 1980
86% The Shining Wendy Torrance 1980
97% Annie Hall Pam 1977
96% 3 Women Millie Lammoreaux 1977
No Score Yet Bernice Bobs Her Hair Bernice 1976
83% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Mrs. Cleveland 1976
93% Nashville L.A. Joan 1975
89% Thieves Like Us Keechie 1974
88% McCabe & Mrs. Miller Ida Coyle 1971
84% Brewster McCloud Suzanne 1971


No Score Yet The Hughleys
  • 1999
94% Frasier
Voice of Caroline
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
  • 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Host
  • 1977