Elizabeth McGovern



Place of birth:

Evanston, Illinois, USA:


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.


The Commuter (2018)
Karen MacCauley
The Wife (2017)
Showing Roots (2016)
Unexpected (2015)
Swung (2015)
Dolly Adams
Woman in Gold (2015)
Judge Florence-Marie Cooper
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Mrs. Thatcham
Angels Crest (2011)
Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011)
Cora Crawley
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Kick-Ass (2010)
Mrs. Lizewski
Appointment with Death (2009)
Dame Celia Westholme
Inconceivable (2008)
Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
A Room with a View (2007)
Mrs Honeychurch
Daphne (2007)
Ellen Doubleday
The Truth (2006)
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Mrs. Berman
The Flamingo Rising (2001)
Edna Lee
The House of Mirth (2000)
Mrs. Carry Fisher
Manila (2000)
The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)
Till Turner
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Susan Stringham
Clover (1997)
Sara Kate
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)
Celia Rayburn
Broken Glass (1996)
Margaret Hyman
Wings of Courage (1996)
Noëlle Guillaumet
Broken trust (1995)
The Favor (1994)
The Changeling (1993)
The Changeling (1993)
De Flores
Me and Veronica (1993)
King of the Hill (1993)
Tales from Hollywood (1992)
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
A Shock to the System (1990)
Stella Anderson
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
Elena Quince
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Donna McCarty
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Kristen 'Kristy' Briggs
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Native Son (1986)
Mary Dalton
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984)
Snow White
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Deborah Gelly
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Caddie Winger
Lovesick (1983)
Chloe Allen
Ragtime (1981)
Evelyn Nesbit
Ordinary People (1980)
Jeannine Pratt
The Chaperone ()