Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern

  • Born on
    • July 18th, 1961
Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American film, television, and theater actor. In 1980, while studying at Juilliard, McGovern was offered a part in her first film, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy Hutton. The following year she completed her education as an actress at the American Conservatory Theatre and at The Juilliard School, and began to appear in plays, first Off-Broadway and later in famous theaters. In 1981, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the film Ragtime. In 1984, she starred in Sergio Leone's gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America as Robert De Niro's romantic interest, Deborah Gelly. In 1989, she played Mickey Rourke's girlfriend in Johnny Handsome, directed by Walter Hill, and the same year she appeared as a rebellious lesbian in Volker Schlöndorff's thriller The Handmaid's Tale.

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Acting (37 Credits)

2022Downton Abbey 2 as Cora Crawley
2019Downton Abbey as Cora Crawley
2019War of the Worlds (2019) as Helen Brown
2018The Chaperone as Norma
2018The Commuter as Karen MacCauley
2017The Wife as Elaine Mozell
2015Swung as Dolly Adams
2015Unexpected as Carolyn
2015Woman in Gold as Judge Florence-Marie Cooper
2015Downton Abbey: Christmas Special 2015 as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
2012Cheerful Weather for the Wedding as Mrs. Thatcham
2011Angels Crest as JaneWatch Free
2010Clash of the Titans as Marmara
2010Kick-Ass as Mrs. Lizewski
2010Downton Abbey as Cora Crawley
2007A Room with a View as Mrs Honeychurch
2001Buffalo Soldiers as Mrs. BermanWatch Free
2000The House of Mirth as Mrs. Carry Fisher
1999The Scarlet Pimpernel as Marguerite Blakeney
1998The Misadventures of Margaret as Till Turner
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as DianeWatch Free
1997The Wings of the Dove as Susan Stringham
1995Wings of Courage as Noëlle Guillaumet
1994The Favor as Emily
1993King of the Hill as Lydia
1990A Shock to the System as Stella Anderson
1990The Handmaid's Tale as Moira
1990Tune in Tomorrow... as Elena Quince
1989Johnny Handsome as Donna McCarty
1988She's Having a Baby as Kristy Briggs
1987The Bedroom Window as Denise
1986Native Son as Mary Dalton
1984Once Upon a Time in America as Deborah Gelly
1984Racing with the Moon as Caddie Winger
1983Lovesick as Chloe Allen
1981Ragtime as Evelyn Nesbit
1980Ordinary People as Jeannine Pratt


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