Elizabeth McGovern

Elizabeth McGovern

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1961-07-18 (60 years old)

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Biography

Elizabeth Lee McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American actress and musician. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 film Ragtime. She is also known for her performance as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, in the British drama series Downton Abbey, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award. Her other films include Ordinary People (1980), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Handmaid's Tale (1990), The Wings of the Dove (1997), and The Chaperone (2018).

Personal Life

In 1992, McGovern married British film director and producer Simon Curtis; the couple have two daughters and live in Chiswick, London.

Early Life

McGovern was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Katharine Wolcott (née Watts), a high school teacher, and William Montgomery McGovern, Jr., a university professor. She is of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Her younger sister is novelist Cammie McGovern. Her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern, her maternal great-grandfathers were U.S. diplomat Ethelbert Watts and Admiral Charles P. Snyder, and her maternal great-great-grandfather was Congressman Charles P. Snyder.When McGovern was 10 years old, she relocated with her family from Illinois to Los Angeles, California, where her father accepted a teaching position at UCLA School of Law. She attended North Hollywood High School, where she began performing in school plays. After high school, she attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and studied toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama at the Juilliard School in New York City as a member of Group 12 from 1979 to 1981.

Filmography

All 80

Movies 59

TV shows 21

Self 5

Narrator 3

Writter 2

Cora Crawley
Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)

Movie
6.8
Writer
Dinosaur (2021)

Dinosaur (2021)

TV show
Helen Brown
War of the Worlds (2019)

War of the Worlds (2019)

TV show
6.55
Self
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

A Little Late with Lilly Singh (2019)

TV show
6.67
Cora Crawley
Downton Abbey (2019)

Downton Abbey (2019)

Movie
4.75
Narrator
JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes (2019)

JFK Jr. and Carolyn's Wedding: The Lost Tapes (2019)

Movie
Norma
The Chaperone (2019)

The Chaperone (2019)

Movie
Gretchen Lansing
A Name Without a Place (2019)

A Name Without a Place (2019)

Movie
Elaine Mozell
The Wife (2018)

The Wife (2018)

Movie
5.87
Karen MacCauley
The Commuter (2018)

The Commuter (2018)

Movie
5.31
Shirley
Showing Roots (2016)

Showing Roots (2016)

Movie
Narrator
The Queen At 90 (2016)

The Queen At 90 (2016)

Movie
Carolyn
Unexpected (2015)

Unexpected (2015)

Movie
6
Dolly Adams
Swung (2015)

Swung (2015)

Movie
Judge Florence-Marie Cooper
Woman in Gold (2015)

Woman in Gold (2015)

Movie
6.25
Self
Million Dollar American Princesses (2015)

Million Dollar American Princesses (2015)

TV show
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey: A Moorland Holiday (2014)

Downton Abbey: A Moorland Holiday (2014)

Movie
Narrator
Civil War: The Untold Story (2014)

Civil War: The Untold Story (2014)

TV show
Self
The Kumars (2014)

The Kumars (2014)

TV show
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey: The London Season (2013)

Downton Abbey: The London Season (2013)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Screen Goddesses (2012)

Screen Goddesses (2012)

Movie
Mrs Thatcham
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

Movie
6
Jane
Angels Crest (2011)

Angels Crest (2011)

Movie
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011)

Christmas at Downton Abbey (2011)

Movie
Voice
Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (2011)

Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters (2011)

Movie
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey (2010)

Downton Abbey (2010)

TV show
4.65
Writer
Nature Amazing Places Hawaii (2010)

Nature Amazing Places Hawaii (2010)

Movie
Marmara
Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Movie
6.81
Mrs. Lizewski
Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass (2010)

Movie
6.82
Tallulah 'Tutu' Williams
Inconceivable (2008)

Inconceivable (2008)

Movie
Elizabeth
Freezing (2008)

Freezing (2008)

TV show
Mrs Honeychurch
A Room with a View (2007)

A Room with a View (2007)

Movie
Ellen Doubleday
Daphne (2007)

Daphne (2007)

Movie
Laura Davis
Three Moons Over Milford (2006)

Three Moons Over Milford (2006)

TV show
Donna
The Truth (2006)

The Truth (2006)

Movie
Self - Guest
Big Fat Quiz (2004)

Big Fat Quiz (2004)

TV show
Helen Shaw
The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (2003)

The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (2003)

TV show
Candice Hopper
Thursday the 12th (2003)

Thursday the 12th (2003)

Movie
Mrs. Berman
Buffalo Soldiers (2002)

Buffalo Soldiers (2002)

Movie
2
Susie Hawkins
Hawkins (2001)

Hawkins (2001)

Movie
Edna Lee
The Flamingo Rising (2001)

The Flamingo Rising (2001)

Movie
Mrs. Carry Fisher
The House of Mirth (2000)

The House of Mirth (2000)

Movie
Elizabeth
Manila (2000)

Manila (2000)

Movie
Dr. Faith Sutton
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV show
6.17
Marguerite Blakeney
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

TV show
Till Turner
The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

Movie
Diane
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

Movie
Sara Kate
Clover (1997)

Clover (1997)

Movie
Susan Stringham
The Wings of the Dove (1997)

The Wings of the Dove (1997)

Movie
Celia Rayburn
The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)

The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996)

Movie
Margaret Hyman
Broken Glass (1996)

Broken Glass (1996)

Movie
Noëlle
Wings of Courage (1996)

Wings of Courage (1996)

Movie
Jessie Kent
If Not for You (1995)

If Not for You (1995)

TV show
Janice Dillon
Broken trust (1995)

Broken trust (1995)

Movie
Emily Embrey
The Favor (1994)

The Favor (1994)

Movie
6.17
Beatrice-Joanna
The Changeling (1993)

The Changeling (1993)

Movie
Fanny
Me and Veronica (1993)

Me and Veronica (1993)

Movie
Lydia
King of the Hill (1993)

King of the Hill (1993)

Movie
Tales from Hollywood (1992)

Tales from Hollywood (1992)

Movie
Aileen Somerville
Ashenden (1991)

Ashenden (1991)

TV show
Beatrice-Joanna / Helen Schwartz
Performance (1991)

Performance (1991)

TV show
Elena Quince
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

Movie
Vicki
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)

Movie
Stella Anderson
A Shock to the System (1990)

A Shock to the System (1990)

Movie
Moira
The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

Movie
Donna McCarty
Johnny Handsome (1989)

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Movie
2
Tales from the Crypt (1989)

Tales from the Crypt (1989)

TV show
6.4
Dame Celia Westholme
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)

TV show
6.24
Kristy Briggs
She's Having a Baby (1988)

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Movie
Denise
The Bedroom Window (1987)

The Bedroom Window (1987)

Movie
Mary Dalton
Native Son (1986)

Native Son (1986)

Movie
Snow White
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984)

Movie
Deborah Gelly
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Movie
5.4
Caddie Winger
Racing with the Moon (1984)

Racing with the Moon (1984)

Movie
1
Chloe Allen
Lovesick (1983)

Lovesick (1983)

Movie
1
Snow White
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

TV show
Evelyn Nesbit
Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)

Movie
7.5
Jeannine Pratt
Ordinary People (1980)

Ordinary People (1980)

Movie
6
California Fever (1979)

California Fever (1979)

TV show
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV show
8.33
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern
Elizabeth McGovern

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1961-07-18 (60 years old)

Place of birth
Evanston, United States of America

Spouse
Simon Curtis

Father
William McGovern

Mother
Katharine Wolcott Watts

Siblings
Cammie McGovern

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Chiswick, United Kingdom

Also known as
Элизабет Макговерн

Awards
Theatre World Award

Simon Curtis
Elizabeth McGovern
Simon Curtis worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
5 Movies
2 TV shows
Hugh Bonneville
Elizabeth McGovern
Hugh Bonneville worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Kevin Doyle
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Kevin Doyle worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Laura Carmichael
Elizabeth McGovern
Laura Carmichael worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Jonathan Coy
Elizabeth McGovern
Jonathan Coy worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Phyllis Logan
Elizabeth McGovern
Phyllis Logan worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Jim Carter
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Jim Carter worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Julian Fellowes
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Julian Fellowes worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Helen P. Butler
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Helen P. Butler worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 Movies
Jill Trevellick
Elizabeth McGovern
Jill Trevellick worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 Movies
Liz Trubridge
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Liz Trubridge worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Gareth Neame
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Gareth Neame worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Peter Medak
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Peter Medak worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Fifi Hart
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Fifi Hart worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Adie Allen
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Adie Allen worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Suzanne Bertish
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Suzanne Bertish worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Robert James-Collier
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Robert James-Collier worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Joanne Froggatt
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Joanne Froggatt worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Raquel Cassidy
Elizabeth McGovern
Raquel Cassidy worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Lesley Nicol
Elizabeth McGovern
Lesley Nicol worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Jim Sturgess
Elizabeth McGovern
Jim Sturgess worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Sinéad Cusack
Elizabeth McGovern
Sinéad Cusack worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ben Miles
Elizabeth McGovern
Ben Miles worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Allen Leech
Elizabeth McGovern
Allen Leech worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Matthew Goode
Elizabeth McGovern
Matthew Goode worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Andrew Havill
Elizabeth McGovern
Andrew Havill worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Kent Broadhurst
Elizabeth McGovern
Kent Broadhurst worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Penelope Wilton
Elizabeth McGovern
Penelope Wilton worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Samuel West
Elizabeth McGovern
Samuel West worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Michelle Dockery
Elizabeth McGovern
Michelle Dockery worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Fenella Woolgar
Elizabeth McGovern
Fenella Woolgar worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Sean Pertwee
Elizabeth McGovern
Sean Pertwee worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Alex Jennings
Elizabeth McGovern
Alex Jennings worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Barbara Hershey
Elizabeth McGovern
Barbara Hershey worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Carol Kane
Elizabeth McGovern
Carol Kane worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Angela Pietropinto
Elizabeth McGovern
Angela Pietropinto worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Brendan Coyle
Elizabeth McGovern
Brendan Coyle worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Samantha Bond
Elizabeth McGovern
Samantha Bond worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
James Woods
Elizabeth McGovern
James Woods worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 Movies
Julian Wadham
Elizabeth McGovern
Julian Wadham worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Beth Goddard
Elizabeth McGovern
Beth Goddard worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
3 TV shows
Wallace Shawn
Elizabeth McGovern
Wallace Shawn worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Imelda Staunton
Elizabeth McGovern
Imelda Staunton worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Maggie Smith
Elizabeth McGovern
Maggie Smith worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Danny Webb
Elizabeth McGovern
Danny Webb worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Mary Steenburgen
Elizabeth McGovern
Mary Steenburgen worked together with Elizabeth McGovern in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Elizabeth McGovern
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