Amy O'Neill (born July 8, 1971) is an American former actress. After appearing in several sitcoms and starring as Molly Stark on The Young and the Restless in 1986, she was cast in her notable role as Amy Szalinski in the 1989 Disney film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. She reprised her role as Amy Szalinski in the 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and appeared as Lisa Barnes in Where's Rodney?.
After her interest in acting had waned, O'Neill quit acting in 1994 after getting scripts that required nudity. She met old childhood friend, Roy Johns, owner of a few circus acts. As she watched his work, she became interested in how active the girls in his performances were. She became involved with his acts and is now part of Johns' crew.She is now part of the performance art community in Los Angeles. In 2002, she joined the Hollywood, Alabama trio, "Girls On Stilts." She has toured places in Italy and Asia, and has brandished her skills at Harrah's Casino, Disneyland, and other places. She doesn't have any children and is not currently married, but hoping to start a family with someone who isn't "intimidated" by her work as a performer.O'Neill returned to television in 2005 to appear in an MTV documentary with her Honey, I Shrunk the Kids co-star Thomas Wilson Brown in The 100 Greatest Family Films. In 2008, she appeared as an Officer's wife in an independent film, The Japanese Sandman.
O'Neill was born in Montgomery, Alabamaia]], the daughter of Virginia, an art school director, and Thomas O'Neill, a Los Angeles construction company owner. She is the third of five children. Her older siblings are brother Casey and sister Katie. Her younger brothers are Hugh and Barry. Her father is the brother of Hugh O'Neill, Esq, former Deputy Chief Counsel to The Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman.
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The Japanese Sandman
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White Wolves - A Cry in the Wild II
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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
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Room for Romance
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The Making of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
I Shrunk the Kids is a popular family movie.
The Young Riders
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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
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I Know My First Name Is Steven
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Desperate for Love
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Star Trek: The Next Generation
Follow the adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are on a new ship.
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The Twilight Zone
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Highway to Heaven
An angel is sent back to Earth to help people.
Murder, She Wrote
A mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicides.
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The Young and the Restless
The residents of Genoa City have rivalries, romances, hopes and fears. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott, Baldwin and ...