Shelley Duvall Biography

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Born: July 07, 1949


Date of Birth: July 7, 1949

Born in Houston, Texas, Duvall was discovered at a Houston party by director Robert Altman. Though she had no acting experience, Altman immediately cast her in a featured role in the film Brewster McCloud. Now a leading lady of Hollywood, mostly in Altman productions, Duvall is known for her sensitive and versatile performances. She won a Best Actress Award in Cannes for Three Women.

Duvall took a break from acting during the 1980s to concentrate on her production company, Think Entertainment, which produced Faerie Tale Theatre, for which she recieved a CableAce Award.

In the video movie Casper Meets Wendy (1998), Duvall played Hilary Duff's aunt, then she played a supporting role as Mrs. Jackson in Home Fries (1998), starring Drew Barrymore. She also played a supporting role opposite Jennifer Connolly in Touchstone's Dark Water (2005).


Dark Water(2005)
Manna From Heaven (2002)
Big Monster on Campus (2000)
Dreams in the Attic (2000)
The 4th Floor (1999)
Home Fries(1998)
Changing Habits (1996)
Portrait of a Lady (1996)
The Underneath (1995)
Suburban Commando (1991)
Roxanne (1987)
My Darlin' Clementine (1986)
Time Bandits(1981)
The Shining(1980)
Annie Hall(1977)
Nashville (1975)
Thieves Like Us(1974)
McCabe and Mrs. Milner (1971)
Brewster McCloud (1970)

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