Illeana Douglas

Biography

Date of Birth 25 July 1965, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA Birth Name Illeana Hesselberg Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m) Illeana Douglas is an Emmy award-nominated American actress. Acting since she was a child in Connecticut from the age of 10, Douglas studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She is known for her part in Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear (1991), her role as singer/songwriter Denise Waverly in Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart (1996), and her roles in To Die For (1995) and Ghost World (2001). On TV, Douglas appeared briefly as Garry Shandling's love interest on The Larry Sanders Show, starred in the series Action (1999) with Jay Mohr, guest starred on both Seinfeld and Frasier and has played a public defender on several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 and 2003. She appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed HBO TV-series Six Feet Under, both of which earned Emmy nominations for Guest Actress in a Drama. In 2006 she starred in the Lifetime TV Movie Not Like Everyone Else. In 2007 Douglas was added to the cast of Ugly Betty, where she plays Sheila, an editor for MODE magazine. At the Walt Disney World Resort in the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, Douglas plays Aerosmith's manager in the preshow video for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction. She later appeared in an Aerosmith music video as Liv Tyler's mother. Douglas has tried her hand at writing and directing, with a comedy short The Perfect Woman (1993), the documentary Everybody Just Stay Calm--Stories in Independent Filmmaking (1994), and the satire Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (1995); and she has been the producer for several projects including Illeanarama, a collection of her short films for the Sundance Channel.

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Birth Name

Illeana Hesselberg

Birth Place

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Birth Date

7/25/1961
Known For
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She's Funny That Way

Judy

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The Next Best Thing

Elizabeth Ryder

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Dummy

Heidi

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Grace of My Heart

Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton

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Otis

Kate Lawson

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Mega Shark vs. Kolossus

Dr. Alison Gray

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Happy, Texas

Doreen Schaefer

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Action - The Complete Series

Wendy Ward (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

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The Californians

Olive Ransom

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The Boxcar Children

Mary (voice)

Starring In
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Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed

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Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness

Self

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Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi

Self

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Time Warp Vol 3: Comedy & Camp

Self

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Herself

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Unleashed

Monty

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The Late Bloomer

Linda

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Return to Sender

Judy

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Mega Shark vs. Kolossus

Dr. Alison Gray

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Road Hard

Kim Madsen

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She's Funny That Way

Judy

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The Boxcar Children

Mary (voice)

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The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh

Self

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Sister

Aunt Connie

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A Country Christmas

Susan Satcher

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Furever

Narrator (voice)

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The Green

Trish

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April Showers

Sally

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Otis

Kate Lawson

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The Year Of Getting To Know Us

Christine Jacobson

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Walk the Talk

Jill (as Illeana Douglass)

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Factory Girl

Diana Vreeland

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Fired!

Herself

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Pittsburgh

Herself

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Stories of Lost Souls

Herself (segment "Supermarket") (archive footage)

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Alchemy

KJ

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The Californians

Olive Ransom

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Surviving Eden

Cameo

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Dummy

Heidi

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The Kiss

Joyce Rothman

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Adventures Of Pluto Nash, The

Dr. Mona Zimmer

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The New Guy

Kiki Pierce

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Point of Origin

Kate

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Dinner for Five - Season 1

Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

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Ghost World

Roberta

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The Next Best Thing

Elizabeth Ryder

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Stir of Echoes

Lisa Weil

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Message in a Bottle

Lina Paul

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Happy, Texas

Doreen Schaefer

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Action - The Complete Series

Wendy Ward (13 episodes, 1999-2000)

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Lansky

Anna Lansky

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Picture Perfect

Darcy O'Neil

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Flypaper

Laura

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Sink or Swim

Georgia Feckler

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Bella Mafia

Teresa Scorpio Luciano

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Pitch

Herself

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Rita Pascoe

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Rough Riders

Edith Roosevelt

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Grace of My Heart

Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton

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To Die For

Janice Maretto

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Search and Destroy

Marie Davenport

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Quiz Show

Woman at Book Party

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Grief

Leslie

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Alive

Lilliana Methol

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Household Saints

Evelyn Santangelo

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Cape Fear 1991

Lori Davis

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Jungle Fever

Angie's Neighbor (scenes deleted)

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Guilty by Suspicion

Nan, Zanuck's Secretary

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Goodfellas

Rosie

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New York Stories

Paulette's Friend (segment "Life Lessons")

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The Last Temptation of Christ

Crowd Member (voice)

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Hello Again

Mother in Park

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