July 7, 1949
71 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
58 kg | 128 lbs
6.5 US | 37 EU
Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, on July 7, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Shelley Duvall first started performing in high school theater productions.
She made her big screen debut in black comedy film Brewster McCloud (1970) in role as Suzanne Davis.
She got her television debut in CBS detective series Cannon (1973) in episode "The Seventh Grave", in role as Liz Christie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Millie Lammoreaux in avant-garde drama movie 3 Women (1977) directed by Robert Altman.
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for her role as Millie Lammoreaux in avant-garde drama movie 3 Women (1977).
She played Wendy Torrance in psychological horror film The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Roxanne (1987) romantic comedy opposite Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah and Rick Rossovich
Thieves Like Us (1974) crime with Keith Carradine, John Schuck and Louise Fletcher
Popeye (1980) musical comedy opposite Robin Williams and Paul L. Smith
Home Fries (1998) comedy drama with Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson and Jake Busey
Suburban Commando (1991) science fiction comedy opposite Hulk Hogan and Christopher Lloyd
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976) historical drama with Bud Cort and Veronica Cartwright
Time Bandits (1981) fantasy adventure with Sean Connery, John Cleese and Ralph Richardson
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) musical family opposite Cyndi Lauper, Little Richard and Bobby Brown
Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997) fantasy romance with Alice Krige and Frank Gorshin
The 4th Floor (2000) mystery horror thriller opposite Juliette Lewis, William Hurt and Austin Pendleton
Casper Meets Wendy (1998) fantasy family comedy with Hilary Duff and George Hamilton
Big Monster on Campus (2000) comedy horror opposite Matthew Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds and Christine Lakin
Manna from Heaven (2002) comedy with Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman and Louise Fletcher
She created and hosted folklore anthology television series Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1987) for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program.
She created and hosted live-action fairytale fantasy anthology television series Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987) for which she won the Peabody Award.
Graduated from Waltrip High School, in 1967.
She majored in nutrition and diet therapy, from the South Texas Junior College.
Has three younger brothers: Scott, Shane and Stewart.
Inducted into the Home Video Hall of Fame in 1985.
Fan of actor Sean Connery.
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2020.
She retired from acting in 2002.
She created and produced horror anthology television series Nightmare Classics (1989).
Lives in Blanco, Texas.
She was married to Bernard Sampson (1970-1977).
She dated Dan Gilroy (1990), Stanley Wilson (1980-1986), Ringo Starr (1978-1980), Patrick Reynolds (1977), Paul Simon (1976-1979) and Dan Gilroy (1990).