She is 5'8½" tall.
Illeana appears as Aerosmith's manager in the pre-attraction show, The Rockin' Roller Coaster, at Walt Disney World.
In 2002, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series at Emmy Awards for Six Feet Under.
At the Independent Spirit Awards, Illeana walked onstage in bondage gear. She then conducted a sing-a-long tribute to dark masochist comedy.
Her role in To Die For in 1995 led to over 20 TV and movie projects.
In 2006, Illeana starred in the Lifetime TV movie Not Like Everyone Else.
She developed her talents by having small roles in Martin Scorsese films.
Working for a publicist in New York led to her first movie role in 1988.
As a teenager, Illeana acted in plays and did standup comedy.
Illeana studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Illeana trained from 1981-1983 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.
Illeana directed and starred in The Perfect Woman in 1993. This film won Best Short Film at the Aspen Festival.
She is the granddaughter of Melvyn Douglas.
She has been in two movies with
Illeana: When I do a character, I try to base it on someone I have met or an experience I've had.
Illeana: There's too much insecurity on studio sets, with all the people standing around, whispering.
Illeana: There are embarrassing pictures of me from high school. I don't know what kind of look I was trying to achieve.
Illeana: The best situation is where they cast you and then they trust you.
Illeana: The Adventures of Pluto Nash, by the time it came out, it was completely different from what we had signed up for. I don't know what happened.
Illeana: It's nice to see a movie where people are actually succeeding.
Illeana: It used to be much easier for me to flit between a studio and an independent film, but now it depends a lot more on the director.
Illeana: It is nice to do an independent film that can be a commercial hit. I think comedies do really well. I wish more independent films were comedies.
Illeana: I've done a few studio films in the last few years where I feel like I've done good work, and then I only end up in two scenes. That's been very disappointing.
illeana: I'm a huge poster collector.
Illeana: I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May. I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
Illana: I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I'd dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period.
Illeana: I want to bring back some sketch comedy. I did work with a group called Manhattan Punch Line with Oliver Platt in the early '80s.
Illeana: I want to be an animated character. I'm also doing more writing and directing.
Illeana: I often take clothes from my mom's closet, because she was a Simplicity pattern model in the 1950s and loves clothes. She's also a total pack rat.
Illeana: I met Patricia Neal, John Houseman. But I loved my grandfather because he was this kind, talented man.
Illeana: I loved the idea of the Nerd as Hero, which Ghost World also had.
Illeana: I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
Illeana: I love anything to dowith ventriloquism and magic.
Illeana: I like the idea of capturing people who aren't there to save the world.
Illeana: I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies.
Illeana: I enjoy doing independent films more, only because there's more freedom. There's not as many cooks tampering with what you are trying to do.
Illeana:I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
Illeana: God only knows what else is on the web about me.
Illeana: Women don't want to be listened to. They only want to be agreed with.