Amy Wright

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Amy Wright
Alma materBeloit College
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active1976–2011
(m. 1989; died 2019)

Amy Wright is an American actress and former model. She has appeared in such films as The Deer Hunter, Breaking Away, The Accidental Tourist, Hard Promises, Crossing Delancey, and Miss Firecracker. She is the widow of actor Rip Torn.

Early years[edit]

Born in Chicago, Wright is a graduate of Beloit College.[1]


Wright acted in summer-stock productions in Rockford, Illinois, before going to New York, where she studied acting with Uta Hagen.[1] She starred with Eric Schweig in The Scarlet Letter and Tom and Huck (both made in 1995). She produced a Netflix series called The Next Step.[citation needed]

Wright starred in the original production of Breakfast with Les and Bess as Shelby.[2] Wright also appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Fifth of July and Noises Off.[3] Wright currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Wright was married to actor Rip Torn from 1989 until his death in 2019, and the couple had two daughters, Katie and Claire Torn.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Not a Pretty Picture Cindy
1978 Girlfriends Ceil
1978 The Deer Hunter Bridesmaid
1979 Breaking Away Nancy
1979 The Amityville Horror Jackie
1979 Heartland Clara Jane
1979 Wise Blood Sabbath Lily
1980 Stardust Memories Shelley
1980 Inside Moves Anne
1985 Beer Stacy
1986 Off Beat Mary Ellen Gruenwald
1988 The Telephone Honey Boxe / Various
1988 Crossing Delancey Ricki
1988 The Accidental Tourist Rose Leary [5]
1989 Miss Firecracker Missy Mahoney
1990 Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? Lurlene Turnover
1990 Love Hurts Karen Weaver
1991 Hard Promises Shelly
1991 Deceived Evelyn
1993 Where the Rivers Flow North Loose Woman
1993 Josh and S.A.M. Waitress
1994 Robot in the Family Kristina Shamir
1995 The Scarlet Letter Goody Gotwick
1995 Tom and Huck Aunt Polly
1999 Joe the King Mary
1999 Day and an Arabian Knight Day Short film
2001 Besotted Mona
2002 Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control Psychiatrist
2004 Messengers Nan Parrish
2006 The Namesake Pam
2006 The Good Shepherd Safe House Operations Officer
2008 Synecdoche, New York Burning House Realtor
2009 Scratch... Play for Keeps Ma Short film
2010 Please Give Erin


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Special Treat Bobba June "Sunshine's on the Way"
1983 A Fine Romance Jean TV film
1986 Trapped in Silence Dana Wendolowski TV film
1989 Men Joyce "The Trouble with Harvey"
1989 Settle the Score Becky TV film
1991 In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Karen TV film
1991 Final Verdict Queenie TV film
1991 Lethal Innocence Margaret Stokely TV film
1993 To Dance with the White Dog Carrie TV film
2001 Amy & Isabelle Rosie TV film
2002 Undeclared Debra Karp "Parents' Weekend"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Sister Dorothy "Acts of Contrition"
2011 Wingin' It Choreographer / School Teacher "Me Carl, You Jane-ish", "Friday Afternoon Fever"


  1. ^ a b Garfield, Kim (June 29, 1980). "Amy Wright went from shyness to chasing after an evangelist". Asbury Park-Press. New Jersey, Asbury Park. p. 157. Retrieved October 24, 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Amy Wright". Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Amy Wright – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB".
  4. ^ HB Studio Faculty Page
  5. ^ "The Accidental Tourist". January 6, 1989. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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