Amy's father, Jules Irving, was an acting teacher.
Amy appeared in the movie Yentl (in 1983). Amy played Hadass, alongside Barbara Streisand, who was Yentl, the Jewish girl.
Amy played quite complicated roles: Deaf woman in the movie Voices (1979) and a Concert Pianist in the movie The Competition (1980).
Amy has blue eyes.
Amy Irving was listed as one of the 12 "Promising New Actress" of 1979 by John Willis' Screen World magazine.
Amy is well known for her role as Sue Snell in Brian De Palma's movie Carrie, in 1976.
Amy's first satge performance was in 1974, in Rumpelstiltskin, at the Actor's Workshop, San Francisco.
Amy is a step mother to Helena Barreto, born 1977, the daughter of Bruno Barreto from previous marriage.
Amy attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England, from 1972 to 1975.
Between 1971-1972, Amy attended the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, California.
Amy attended the High School of Music and Art, New York, New York.
Amy participated in the first two seasons of Alias, as Emily Sloane, the wife of Arvin Sloane. After her character was killed, she also appeared once as a guest.
Amy is 5' 4" (1.63 m).
Amy is completely against cosmetic surgeries.
Amy was dubbing the singing parts of Jessica Rabbit in the famous 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, alongside Kathleen Turner, who was the speaking voice.
Amy's mother, Priscilla Pointer, co-starred as her mother in 3 movies: Carried Away (in 1996), Carrie (in 1976) and Honeysuckle Rose (in 1980).
Amy's parents are Priscilla Pointer and Jules Irving. She has a brother, David Irving, who is a famous TV director by himself, and a sister, Katie Irving.
Amy was married to the Brazilian director Bruno Barreto, from 1996 to 2005. They are divorced and also have one child, named Gabriel.
Amy was married to Steven Spielberg from November 27, 1985, to 1989. They had one child, called Max.