Illeana Douglas Biography (1965-)

Original name, Illeana Hesselberg; born July 25, 1965, in Quincy, MA; daughter of Gregory and Joan Douglas; granddaughter of Melvyn Douglas (an actor); stepgrandaughter of Helen Gahagan Douglas (an actress, singer, and politician);married Jonathan Axelrod (a television producer), May 16, 1998 (divorced, March 13, 2001). Addresses: Agent: Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
July 25, 1965
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Mother in park, Hello Again, Buena Vista, 1987
  • Voice in crowd, The Last Temptation of Christ, Universal, 1988
  • Paulette's friend, "Life Lessons," New York Stories, Buena Vista,1989
  • Rosie, Goodfellas (also known as GoodFellas), Warner Bros.,1990
  • Nan, Guilty by Suspicion (also known as La liste noire), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Lori Davis, Cape Fear, Universal, 1991
  • (Scenes deleted) Angie's neighbor, Jungle Fever, 1991
  • Lilliana Methol, Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of theAndes), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Leslie, Grief, Strand Releasing, 1993
  • Evelyn Santangelo, Household Saints, Fine Line Features, 1993
  • The Perfect Woman (short), 1993
  • Elizabeth, woman at book party, Quiz Show, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Celena, Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (short), 1995
  • Marie Davenport, Search and Destroy (also known as The Four Rules), October Films, 1995
  • Janice Maretto, To Die For, Columbia, 1995
  • Laurel, Judgement, 1995
  • Jasmine, Wedding Bell Blues, Curb Entertainment, 1996
  • Edna Buxton/Denise Waverly, Grace of My Heart, Gramercy Pictures,1996
  • Darcy O'Neil, Picture Perfect, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Georgia Feckler, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink or Swim), Shoreline Entertainment, 1997
  • Laura, Flypaper, Trimark, 1997
  • Herself, Pitch (documentary), The Asylum, 1997
  • Julia Bullock, The Thin Pink Line, 1998
  • Lina Paul, Message in a Bottle, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Anita Dick, Can't Stop Dancing, 1999
  • Lisa Weil, Stir of Echoes, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Ms. Schaefer, Happy, Texas, Miramax, 1999
  • Elizabeth Ryder, The Next Best Thing, Paramount, 2000
  • Roberta Allsworth, Ghost World, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • Heidi, Dummy, Artisan Entertainment, 2002
  • Kiki Pierce, The New Guy, Columbia, 2002
  • Dr. Mona Zimmer, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Herself, Making of "Ghost World" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Joyce Rothman, The Kiss, 2003
  • Julie Conroy, Missing Brendan, 2003
  • Cameo, Surviving Eden, 2004
  • Herself, Supermarket (short), Illeanarama, 2004
  • Donna, I'm Perfect, 2005
  • Olive Ransom, The Californians, Fabrication Films, 2005
  • Elaine Edwards, Bondage, Eccentric Cattle Entertainment, 2006
  • Jill, Walk the Talk, 2006
  • Expired, 2006
  • Film Work
  • Director, The Perfect Woman (short), 1993
  • Director, Everybody Just Stay Calm, 1994
  • Director, Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (short), 1995
  • Executive producer, Life Without Dick, TriStar, 2001
  • Producer and director, Devil Talk (short), 2003
  • Producer and director, Supermarket (short), Illeanarama, 2004
  • Director, Sorority Rule, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wendy Ward, Action, Fox, 1999
  • Herself, Illeanarama, Oxygen, 2005
  • Miniseries
  • Teresa Luciano, Bella Mafia, CBS, 1997
  • Edith Roosevelt, Rough Riders (also known as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders), TNT, 1997
  • Movies
  • Rita Pascoe, Weapons of Mass Distraction, HBO, 1997
  • Anna Lansky, Lansky, HBO, 1999
  • Kate, Point of Origin (also known as In the Heat of the Fire), 2002
  • K. J., Alchemy, ABC Family, 2005
  • Specials
  • Host, Everybody Just Stay Calm--Stories in Independent Filmmaking,Independent Film Channel, 1994
  • Presenter, The 14th Independent Spirit Awards (also known as The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards), Independent Film Channel, 1998
  • Politically Incorrect After Party Presented by Pepsi, ABC, 1999
  • Host and narrator, It's Only Rock & Roll! ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Narrator and host, Flops 101: Lessons from the Biz, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Celia Thompson, The Coven, Lifetime, 2004
  • Herself, Illeanarama, Oxygen, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Gina Doolen, "Autofocus," Homicide: Life on the Street (also knownas Homicide), NBC, 1995
  • Martha, "Sister," The Single Guy, NBC, 1995
  • Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1996
  • Loretta, "The Strongbox," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • Herself, "Just the Perfect Blendship," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Herself, "Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Ginny, "Dating the Teacher," Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1999
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999
  • The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Mad TV, Fox, 1999
  • Host, The List, VH1, 1999
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001
  • Kenny's wife, "Hungry Heart," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Rachel Murray, "Drew and the Activist: Parts 1 & 2," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001
  • Dr. Helen Mead, "A Change Will Do You Good," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001
  • Angela, "The New Person," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001
  • Hollywood Unleashed, Animal Planet, 2001
  • Herself, "The Perfect Pitch," Brilliant But Cancelled, Trio, 2002
  • Gina Bernardo, "Juvenile," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002
  • Gina Bernardo, "Resilience," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit),NBC, 2002
  • Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2002, 2003
  • Gina Bernardo, "Tortured," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003
  • (Uncredited) Angela, "Time Flies," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005
  • Angela, "Hold My Hand," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Illeanarama, Oxygen, 2005
  • Specials
  • Executive producer and director, Everybody Just Stay Calm--Stories inIndependent Filmmaking, Independent Film Channel, 1994
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Ileanarama, Oxygen, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Lynn, "Dream House," New Works 1987, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Alice, The Moment When, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 2000
  • Kate Griswald, Surviving Grace, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Mrs. Shinn, Music Man, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
  • Also appeared in As Sure As You Live, Black Eagles, and Takes on Women.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Perfect Woman (short), 1993
  • Boy Crazy, Girl Crazier (short), 1995
  • Supermarket (short), Illeanarama, 2004
  • Television Specials
  • Everybody Just Stay Calm--Stories in Independent Filmmaking, Independent Film Channel, 1994
  • Television Pilots
  • Illeanarama, Oxygen, 2005
  • Television Episodes
  • Illeanarama, Oxygen, 2005

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Premiere, Volume 8, 1994, pp. 37-38

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