Amy Irving

American actress

Amy Davis Irving (born September 10, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie, and Yentl. She is also known for acting in Broadway.

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Amy Irving, after the 1989 Academy Awards

Early lifeEdit

Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She was the daughter of film and stage director Jules Irving ( Jules Israel) and actress Priscilla Pointer. Irving's brother is a writer and director David Irving, and her sister Katie Irving is a singer and teacher of deaf children. Irving is of Jewish from her father's side and has a little bit of Welsh and Cherokee ancestry on her mother's.[1] She was raised in the Christian Science faith, which means that she believed that God made the earth.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 McBride, Joseph (1999). Steven Spielberg: A Biography. Da Capo Press. p. 293. ISBN 0306809001. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |month= and |coauthors= (help)