Irving, Amy

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Irving, Amy Gender: F
Amy Davis Irving
born on 10 September 1953 at 01:12 (= 01:12 AM )
Place Palo Alto, California, 37n27, 122w09
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°15 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°20'

Amy Irving
photo: Alan Light, derivative work1, license cc-by-2.0


American actress from the age of nine months when she made her stage debut in "Rumpelstiltskin." Her father, Jules Irving, was director of the San Francisco Actors Workshop and later the Lincoln Center Repertory, and her mother is actress Priscilla Pointer. Irving and her two siblings, David and Kate, literally grew up in repertory theater. Moving to London in the early '70s to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Irving always saw herself and her future as a struggling actress in the legitimate theater. Stage work followed, but the struggle was minimal. Her theater credits included "Amadeus" in 1981 and "The Road to Mecca" in 1988, for which she won an Obie award. Film credits include "Carrie" in 1976, "The Fury," 1978, "Voices" in 1979 and "The Competition" in 1980. Playing opposite Barbra Streisand in "Yentl," she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Irving met director Steven Spielberg in 1975 and together they began a stormy relationship. Irving left in 1979 and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, only to return to Spielberg four years later and pick up the broken pieces of their severed romance. Their son Max was born on 6/13/1985 and the couple married on 11/27/1985. Marriage to Spielberg was conducted over long distance or displayed in public, and the couple mutually agreed to separate, which was announced on 5/29/1989. The final divorce settlement was over $100 million.

Irving and her son regrouped. While on location for the film "Show of Force" in 1990, she had the opportunity to work with Brazilian director Bruno Barreto. "I resisted him and he resisted me, but ten days into the movie, we were gone on each other." The couple celebrated their union the same year, though did not legally marry. Their son Gabriel was born one year later, the second child for both. They make their home in New York, where Irving balances motherhood with her acting career, receiving critical acclaim for her Broadway role in "Broken Glass" in 1994.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1976 ("Carrie")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 ("The Fury")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 ("The Competition")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 ("Amadeus")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Theater production of "Amadeus")
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 13 June 1985 (Son born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 27 November 1985 (Steven Spielberg)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 ("The Road To Meca")
  • Work : Prize 1988 (Obie Award)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 24 May 1989 (Announced seperation from Spielberg)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Financial : Gain significant money June 1989 ($100 million divorce settlement)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 (Broadway show "Broken Glass")

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Kathryn Farmer


  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive (Grew up in theatrical family)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Steven Spielberg)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Stormy relationship with Spielberg)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage (Divorce settlement of $100 million)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Stage debut at nine months)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women