Date of Birth : Jul 18th 1961
American film and theater actress, who later became a singer songwriter. In 1992, she married English producer and director Simon Curtis. They and their two daughters, Matilda Lee,16 and Grace Wilkie,11 live in Chiswick, London. In 1980, while studying at Juilliard, she was offered a part in her first movie, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy Hutton. It was also Robert Redford’s first film as director. The movie won four Oscars. The next year she earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the early 20th century actress Evelyn Nesbit in the movie Ragtime.
The following year she completed her education as an actress at the American Conservatory Theatre and at The Juilliard School, and began to act in theater plays, first off-Broadway and later in famous theaters.