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ILLEANA DOUGLAS has been able to bridge a career of independent and studio films, including her remarkable performance as singer/songwriter Denise Waverly in Allison Anders' highly acclaimed musical drama, Grace of My Heart, which she also helped produce. That performance earned her a London Film Critics Award nomination.

Her other acclaimed roles include her breakthrough performance in Gus Van Sant's satirical To Die For; her memorable and gripping role in Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear; and the cult classic, screw ball tragedy, Search & Destroy, directed by famed artist David Salle (another project Douglas helped develop).

Working with directors such as Robert Redford, Kevin Smith, Nancy Savoca, Frank Marshall, Irwin Winkler, John Milius, Glen Gordon Caron, Melanie Mayron, and Lois Mandoki, Douglas's additional film credits include Picture Perfect, Quiz Show, Good Fellas, Alive, Wedding Bell Blues and Grief.

Most recently, Douglas starred opposite Stephen Rea in the independent comedy Hacks, and opposite Kevin Costner in Warner Brothers' Message in a Bottle. In addition to Stir of Echoes, she will next be seen starring in the Miramax comedy Happy Texas, opposite William H. Macy, Jeremy Northam, and Steve Zahn.

Douglas is also currently developing two feature films to produce and star in: The Lost Army and Life Without Dick.

Douglas has also written, produced and directed three short films: The Perfect Woman, which won Best Short Film at the Aspen Shorts Festival and was nominated for a Cable Ace Award, Boy Crazy. Girl Crazier, and Everybody Just Stay Calm, an hour-long comedic documentary about the trials and tribulations of independent filmmaking. All three films play regularly on the cable television channels Bravo and the Independent Film Channel.

Douglas is also a television veteran. She is next slated to star this fall opposite Jay Mohr in the Fox comedy "Action", which will air at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. Previously, she guest-starred as Garry Shandling's girlfriend on the final season of "The Larry Sanders Show", and in the highly rated CBS miniseries, "Bella" Mafia, with Vanessa Redgrave and Nastassja Kinski. She also starred in Larry Gelbart's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" for HBO, and the TNT epic, "Rough Riders." Douglas is also fondly remembered as the odd character Carrot Girl on "Seinfeld."

Douglas realized at a young age that she wanted to pursue a career in the arts. Inspired by her grandparents, screen legend Melvyn Douglas and Helen Gahagan Douglas (famous for her controversial 1950 Senate campaign against Richard M. Nixon), Douglas studied acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in New York before launching her professional career.


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