Elizabeth McGovern

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Evanston, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/18/1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Elizabeth McGovern Fast Facts:
  • Her mother was an English teacher and her father was a law professor at UCLA.
  • Studied with acting teacher Jared Sakren.
  • Was a student at Juilliard when she accepted the role of Jeannine Pratt in Robert Redford's Ordinary People (1980), her feature-film debut.
  • Dated and was briefly engaged to Sean Penn after meeting him on the set of Racing With the Moon (1984).
  • Lives in London.
  • Dabbles in music as the singer-songwriter of the acoustic band Sadie and the Hotheads.
  • Elizabeth McGovern Relationships:
  • Simon Curtis - Husband
  • Bill McGovern - Father
  • Katie McGovern - Mother
  • Grace Curtis - Daughter
  • William McGovern - Brother
  • Katharine McGovern - Sister
  • Matilda Curtis - Daughter
  • Rob Reiner - Ex-significant Other
  • Sean Penn - Ex-fiancé
  • Elizabeth McGovern Awards:
  • 1982 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Juilliard School, New York, NY

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