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  • Crimson Peak

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  • Girlfriends

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  • Synecdoche, New York

  • Inside Moves

  • Crossing Delancey

  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

  • Hard Promises

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Amy Wright Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Choreography
  • Born: Apr 15, 1950
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

A specialist in still-waters-run-deep roles, the deceptively placid-looking Amy Wright is a graduate of Beloit College. After graduation, Wright worked as a drama instructor, then appeared in regional theater before establishing herself at New York's Circle Repertory. She made her off-Broadway debut in Strindberg's The Stronger, then took Broadway by storm in 1980 in a role especially written for her by Lanford Wilson in The Fifth of July. In films from 1975, Wright has been nothing short of brilliant as Sabbath Lily Hawks in [[Feature~V54929~Wise Blood~wiseblood]] (1979), creepy groupie Shelley in Woody Allen's [[Feature~V46653~Stardust Memories~stardustmemories]] (1980), William Hurt's uptight sister, Rose, in [[Feature~V689~The Accidental Tourist~theaccidentaltourist]] (1988), and strident beauty contestant Missy Mahoney in [[Feature~V32874~Miss Firecracker~missfirecracker]] (1989). Making the transition to middle-aged character roles with élan, she has also been seen as Goody Gotwick in Demi Moore's remake of [[Feature~V135465~The Scarlet Letter~thescarletletter]] (1995). Amy Wright is the mother of two children by her longtime companion, actor [[Performer~P114388~Rip Torn~riptorn]]. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi