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Elizabeth McGovern
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This fresh-faced actress made an impressive screen debut as a teenager who reaches out to troubled youth Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People (1980). Stardom seemed to be in the offing, and she earned an Oscar nomination the following year as the notorious Victorian-era trollop Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (1981), then was paired with Dudley Moore in the romantic comedy Lovesick (1983) and Sean Penn in Racing With the Moon (1984), and had a plum part in Sergio Leone's sprawling Once Upon a Time in America (also 1984). But none of these were smash hits, to say the least, and McGovern's growing fondness for "interesting" parts and films-rather than mainstream success-steered her in a different direction than might have been anticipated. Aside from The Bedroom Window (1987) and She's Having a Baby (1988), McGovern has eschewed conventional Hollywood offerings to work on stage, and pursue offbeat film projects, often in supporting roles. She was a scenestealer in The Handmaid's Tale (1990) and had a showy part as a prostitute in King of the Hill (1993). There's no telling what may yet lay in store for this talented actress.

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1986:Native Son 1989:EB> (cameo); 1990: A Shock to the System 1993:Me and Veronica 1994: The Favor (filmed in 1991).

Elizabeth McGovern stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Lovesick 1983 With Peter Loge? DVD *** 1/2
Racing With the Moon 1984 I Don't Remember ***
The Bedroom Window 1987 With Jessica ** 1/2
She's Having a Baby 1988 With Jessica ** 1/2
The Handmaid's Tale 1990 With Jessica ** 1/2
A Shock to the System 1990 With Jessica at Showcase Orange Digital ****
Kick-Ass 2010 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Clash of the Titans 2010 Family Digital **
Women in Gold 2015 Suzy Digital *** 1/2