Date of Birth : Sep 10th 1953
American actress, known for her films Crossing Delancey, The Fury, Carrie and her Oscar-nominated role in Yentl.
Irving was born in Palo Alto, California, the daughter of film and stage director Jules Irving (née Jules Israel) and actress Priscilla Pointer. Irving’s brother is writer/director David Irving (not the British holocaust denier of the same name), and her sister is singer Katie Irving. Irving is of Jewish descent on her father’s side and has Welsh and Cherokee ancestry on her mother’s. She was raised in Christian Science.
In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Irving attended the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where she appeared in a number of their productions. She also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art,and made her off-Broadway debut when she was seventeen.
Irving’s stage work includes The Heidi Chronicles, The Road to Mecca, Celadine, a world premiere at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ and, more recently, the 2006 one-woman play, A Safe Harbor for Elizabet