Real Name: Elizabeth McGovern
Was Born: July 18, 1961. Evanston, Illinois, United States
Bio: Elizabeth McGovern is an Academy
Award-nominated American film and theater actress, who later became a singer
songwriter. In 1992, she married English producer and director Simon Curtis,
with whom she lives in Chiswick. London, together with their two daughters.
While studying at Juilliard, she was offered in 1980 a part in her first movie,
Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy
Hutton. It was also Robert Redford's first film as director. The movie won four
Oscars. The next year she earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting
Actress for her portrayal of the early 20th century actress Evelyn Nesbit in
the movie Ragtime...