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Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall was seen in Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady and will soon be seen in Space Cadet and Twilight of the Ice Nymphs. Her other upcoming projects include Talos the Mummy, directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Jason Scott Lee.

Discovered by Robert Altman while she was attending college in Houston, Texas, Duvall made her film debut in Altman's Brewster McCloud and went on to work with the director on six other films, including McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Thieves Like Us, Nashville, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Three Women (for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the L.A. Film Critics Award) and as Olive Oyl in Popeye.

She made an indelible impression opposite Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and had cameo roles in Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits. Her other feature credits include Roxanne, written by and starring Steve Martin and directed by Fred Schepisi.

Duvall also served as creator and executive producer of five award-winning family television series, including Faerie Tale Theatre and Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends. She was also recently seen in the Showtime movie Alone, opposite Hume Cronyn.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Shelley Duvall Facts

BirthdayJuly 7, 1949 (72)
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Shelley Duvall compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Annie Hall
The Shining
Faerie Tale Theatre
Bernice Bobs Her Hair
Time Bandits
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