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Illeana Douglas

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Illeana Douglas Biography

Illeana Douglas (born July 25, 1965) is an American actress. She was born Illeana Hesselberg, and her grandfather was the esteemed Melvyn Douglas (Melvyn Hesselberg). Illeana's mother is an Italian American , and her father is one quarter Jewish and three quarters Scottish. Douglas is well known for her performances in Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear and as singer/songwriter Denise Waverly in Alison Anders' Grace of My Heart.


Illeana Douglas Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2002 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series "Six Feet Under" (2001). Nominated
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance Message in a Bottle (1999). Nominated
2000 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical "Action" (1999). Won
1996 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress To Die For (1995). Nominated
1996 Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress To Die For (1995). Nominated

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Illeana Douglas Trivia

  • Granddaughter of Melvyn Douglas.
  • Granddaughter of Helen Gahagan.
  • Named after a deposed Romanian princess.
  • Former sister-in-law of actress Nina Axelrod.
  • Former daughter-in-law of George Axelrod and Joan Axelrod.


Illeana Douglas Photos

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    "Before Midnight” Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Kingdom Come" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    2012 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala - The World Premiere of 40th Anniversary Restoration of "Cabaret" - Arrivals

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    Peter O'Toole Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on April 30, 2011

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    2011 TCM Classic Film Festival - Day 1 - "An American in Paris" Screening - Arrivals

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    2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

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